The web is dark and full of crap information… but don’t let that stop you. I sometimes come across great resources for making webcomics and they’re just screaming to be bookmarked.
For my benefit and yours, I’ll be compiling them into this neat little library of advice, guides, and tutorials sourced from all over the web. Hopefully they’ll be of good use to you too.
Note: This list is by no means complete and will be populated whenever I come across new material. Stay tuned!
- “So You Want To ______” — A large compilation of advice for writers across genres from, TvTropes.org.
- How to Write a Comic Book Script — Advice on comic book scriptwriting, outlining, format, and more, by Disney character designer, Chris Oatley.
- Comic Script Basics — A guide by Nate Piekos (owner of Blambot.com)
- How to Draw Fight Scenes with Koizu — Mike Koizumi imparts some great composition advice for drawing fight scenes to cut down on erasures.
- Notes on Facial Expressions from Lackadaisy Cats — Tracy J. Butler, creator of Lackadaisy Cats, shares her notes on how she draws facial expressions.
- A Cropping Guide by DigitalCameraWorld — Learn how to crop your panels without butchering your art in the process.
- 12 Questions to Get You Started With World Building — Try award winning children’s book author Kate Messner’s style of creating stories by first designing the world they’ll live in.
- A Few Notes on Inking by Michael Cho — Michael Cho shared a three-page handout for newbies to illustration on “spotting blacks”.
- Finding Comic Fonts and Typefaces — Find out where you can get (free) comic fonts and typefaces for your comics at Nate Piekos’ website, Blambot.com.
- What’s the Difference Between Leading, Kerning and Tracking? — Learn how to tell these three apart for designing your logo, sound effects, or your comic book covers.