Comic-making resources

Here are a bunch of places to get things you need and learn about making comics. Questions? Hit me up anytime via social media or email rick@overwater.ca Dead links? Let me know!

 

 BASICS OF WRITING AND SCRIPTING

http://channel101.wikia.com/wiki/Story_Structure_101:_Super_Basic_Shit

https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/downloads/story-circle-template/

Glossary of comic terms: http://www.balloontales.com/articles/glossary/index.html

Sample scripts from brand-name writers (also has a downloadable template):

http://www.comicsexperience.com/scripts/

Fred VanLente script templates: http://www.fredvanlente.com/comix.html

Strongly consider purchasing: Drawing Words and Writing Pictures by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden. Everything you’ll ever need to know is in here. Their website is also full of resources: http://dw-wp.com

Also: Stan Lee’s How to Write Comics

 GETTING IT ILLUSTRATED

Local community orgs like Panel One (Alberta). “Drink and Draws.” Social media, Facebook

http://www.remindblog.com/2010/05/20/finding-comic-artists/

http://www.davescheidt.com/blog/2015/5/28/my-experience-with-the-finding-comic-colloborators

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/06/24/10-rules-for-hiring-indie-comics-artists/

Panel One (Albertan comic creator organization): http://panelone.ca

Facebook:

Connecting Comic Book Writers and Artists –https://www.facebook.com/groups/Connecting.Comic.Book.Writers.and.Artists/

Comic book writers,artists,animators, and film makers. Worldwide —Comic book writers,artists,animators, and film makers. Worldwide.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/107148826036210/

Artist Alley Network Canada – https://www.facebook.com/groups/AANCanada/

LETTERING

Handy tips: http://www.balloontales.com/index.html

BlamBot Articles (lettering tips and much more): http://www.blambot.com

Jim Campbell’s lettering guide: http://clintflickerlettering.blogspot.com/

Consider buying (the best guide IMO): Comic Book Lettering the Comic Craft Way: by Richard Starkings

ONLINE COURSES:

http://www.comicsexperience.com/

https://www.udemy.com/topic/comic-book-drawing/