Comic Book Design

Pre-requisite Reading

Principles of Animation

Story Boarding

Typography

Tutorials

How to Create Your Own Comic

The 8-step guide to creating and publishing your own comic book

How to Make a Great Comic

50 Insane Comic-Book Style Photoshop Effects and Cartoon Filters

Resources

Comic Book Layout Page

Project

Comic Book Design Project

Comic Book Design Rubric

InkScape

Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format.

InkScape.org

InkScape Text Tutorials

InkScape Video

InkScape Books and Manuals

InkScape - Tracing Tutorial

Pixton

Pixton.com

This is the comic strip creation website for artists. The site allows for as much customization as possible without the need to build from scratch. Instead of just choosing the color of a character's shirt, for instance, there are options to adjust the collar, shape, sleeves, and size of the shirt. Instead of relying on preset poses and emotions for each character, users are able to click and drag character limbs into new postures and can customize eyes, ears, noses and hairstyles.