“Ian journeys with a mysterious girl named Lydiah to rescue his grandmother Annette from the terrorizing organization called Darasu.”

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Story

Energy Wielders by Isaac surprised and impressed me with the story. I had not expected such a well thought out plot that shows some great prospects for further development.

great use of backstory to motivate a character

Isacc has a nice introduction to the protagonist by slowly building up to who or what he is as the story progresses. It is clear straight away the type of personality the character has, and it is easy to either love, or hate him.

The same can be said for the villain. It is very clear from the beginning who the antagonist is, and the protagonist has ample motivation to want to stop them. However, Isaac introduced skepticism about one of the characters, allowing for a more exciting plot line, opening the possibility for a second antagonist that may act as a powerful plot twist later down the road.

clear plot direction and motivation

Overall, I was very impressed with the story, with unique concepts that help Energy Wielders stand out as a comic to keep your eye on as it continues to grow.

Writing

There are a few spelling and grammar mistakes here and there in Energy Wielder’s script, but overall I was very impressed with the writing. Conversations flow smoothly from one character to the next, and it is easy to understand what is happening.

There are a few instances where it would be better to show, and not tell. Try not to rely on the script so heavily, and try to describe what is happening more with action than written explanation. Trust that your audience can understand what you are trying to say without the use of words. If you are unsure at any point, get someone to read that episode. Can they understand what is going on without all the explanation? If it isn’t clear, either add more panels to break it up more through action, or you can use more script to explain the parts that aren’t clear without it.

nice sequence and paneling

Other than that, I was very happy with the writing. Well done!


Art

Isaac’s talents lie more heavily in writing than they do in art. However, he is obviously a diligent learner, and follows the foundations of art very carefully. The area that needs the most improvement is movement in the backgrounds and characters. I found there were many instances where the background felt stiff, or the characters looked rigid. Don’t be afraid to loosen up the lines in the horizon. Nothing is ever perfectly straight. Add a stray branch, leaf, or blade of grass. Symmetry is not something that happens very often in nature (aside from living creatures). However, you do want to keep the page balanced. Make sure one side of your page is not more detailed than another -you need to even it out somewhere, just not with symmetry.

stiff

Most of your panels were close shots of the characters with minimal background. You aren’t alone in this area. So many artists dread or hate drawing backgrounds that they make them nearly nonexistent. Take a risk and explore backgrounds more. You can get really creative with backgrounds, adding in little Easter eggs too!

lack of background

I enjoyed the structure and layout of Energy Wielders, I think that it was well planned and each panel flows well into the next. However, don’t be afraid to break a panel wall to smash through another in order to make those action scenes more exciting.

nice movement

Conclusion

Overall, I was very impressed with Energy Wielders by Isaac. I think it has a lot of potential to become something truly fantastic. This is a comic that I suggest you keep your eye on as it continues to grow and develop into something more. I look forward to seeing where Isaac takes it in the future.


If you want to read Energy Wielders by Isaac, you can check it out on Tapastic!