Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Downloadable Comic Book Art Boards!

Stop what you're doing and draw your own comics right now!

With a simple TWO DOLLAR ($2.00) download, you can have a large variety of art templates to sit down and begin drawing your book. There are art board templates for comics, comic strips, templates sized for books. All tested and researched, a lot used by me on books I've self-published.

Each art board comes as an EPS, PSD and PNG file!

Here are a few examples of the books drawn using these fine templates. (These are Amazon Associates links)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

How To Make Comics: Industry Standard Comic Book Paper Size!

How to make comics:

Paper Size, and the annoyance of store-bought selections

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The 2018 UPDATE! Hello fellow comic artists!

Image Comics Paper

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The best guides to draw your own comic books!

The best guides to draw your own comic books! 

Comic book art boards for Clip Studio, Photoshop, also available as EPS and PNG! Download them or use in your favorite digital art program!

I’m a guy who likes to draw comics and needed a damned reliable comic book art template. I'm also a mild-mannered (depending on who you ask) graphic designer by day who has designed and maintained hundreds of templates. So who better to make one?

In my pack, right now you will find at least ten different templates for various types and sizes of comics. These have been thoroughly researched and tweaked and researched some more, and used in books and placed in templates for companies like Ka-Blam. Being able to have templates that are a standard size and can be printed were priority number one.

I achieved that here and want to make sure anyone and everyone can get them. In this pack you get your standard US comic book templates, both single and double page spreads (Double page spread specs are the hardest to find out there, my templates fit great in printer templates), Half page “web comics” that are nothing more than the US template cut in half. You get that as a standard and double page. DC and Marvel use this format for their digital comics.

You’re going to get a comic strip template, both daily and Sunday, as well as a square comic if you want to make a comic for Instagram. The pack also includes two Manga templates, both single and double page. This one took longest to research, there are a ton of different sizes out there, but this is the one, the one that fits damn near everything.

That’s what you get for two bucks. Many US comic book art templates, comic strips, manga templates and there are more in the works for regular books, coming soon. AND, every existing customer gets FREE updates any time I add a template. Two bucks gets you everything, even future templates.

So, if you’re drawing comics, you’re new to comics, these templates are what you need. Download them and print them out, use them on the computer. Each template is saved as Clip Studio (Manga Studio), Photoshop, EPS, and PNG.

These templates are available from my store

Friday, April 14, 2017

My new book! I Don't Want to Poop on the Potty: A potty training story for adults.

Have you bought yourself a copy of my new book yet? It's available on Amazon for your Kindle or in print. Or, get the print book and you'll get a free Kindle version.

This potty training story is mostly based on real life events. The names and shapes and hairstyles of people involved have been changed to protect their identities.

Click this handy link if you'd like to see the other books I have available on Amazon.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

FOR SALE! How to draw comics!: Comic Book-Size Art Templates for $2.00!

Drawing your own comic? Need to know what paper size to use? Need some pre-designed templates that have set "safe" areas and bleed areas? Comic book page sizes that have been researched and compared to Marvel, Image, and DC comic book art boards? You need these templates, and they only cost two bucks!

Download my US comic book templates for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Clip Studio/Manga Studio EX5!

$2.00 sold digitally through PayHip.

This set includes TEN comic book and comic strip templates!.

1. Single Page
2. Double Page Spread
3. Web Comic* Single Page
4. Web Comic* Double Page Spread
5. Comic Strip
6. Square Comic - Single Page (Making an Instagram comic? use this template!)
7. Square Comic - Double Page
8. Sunday Comic Strip
9. Manga Single Page
10. Manga Double Page

Also included are Adobe Indesign templates for US comic pages and manga pages**.

These templates line up nicely with examples I’ve researched from all of the major, and major indie publishers.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How to Make Comics: Pencils, Inks, Colors and Letters.

Yet another in a fine series of how comics are made here at Stately Stupendo-Dog Manor!

Hope you enjoy. This is more of a showcase of how we make comic books here instead a true how-to article. But it's darn interesting, at least for the inks and colors. Nick and Fooksie do a FAN-TASTIC job on this stuff, I'm glad they have fun and like to help out in making fun comics!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

How To Make Comics: Industry Standard Comic Book Paper Size!

How to make comics:

Paper Size, and the annoyance of store-bought selections

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2017 UPDATE! Hello fellow comic artists!

Not a whole lot has changed since this article was written. I still go into Michaels, or AC Moore, or Hobby Lobby and they sell the same types of paper with the same inconsistent borders. So I got fed up with it all and used made my own. I researched every comic book art board I could find, Marvel, DC, Image, everything from the Silver Age to now, and created some good comic book art board templates that work great.

These boards are available for two bucks ($2.00) at this link - everything digital on my website it sold through Payhip - and come as files that are ready to either load into your favorite drawing, art or page layout program, or print out and commence drawing.

I use these comic art templates every day, and I hope anyone who stops by this article and is as frustrated as I am, and was, at the inconsistencies of buying art boards at the store, will find them useful.

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If you go to the local art supply store, such as Michael's (the only one around me) you can now, for the first time in aspiring-comic-book-creating history, buy pre-lined comic art boards! But, from my extensive research on that topic that spans decades, the choices might not be as professional as presented.

Over on the Image Comics message boards, Erik Larsen has posted this as the standard image size:

Image Comics Paper

From everything I've ever read, this look about right. It's an 11x17 tabloid-sized page with a 10x15 image area and a roughly 8.875x13.5 image area. Seems pretty cut and dry, right? Sure.