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ARCHIVED - Create Your Own Comics!
A Guide to Web Resources

Have you ever dreamed about creating your own comic book or comic strip? Getting information about comics and the creative process has never been easier. The World Wide Web is invaluable for finding resources relating to the creation of comics. The following websites provide a wealth of information and tools that will be helpful to aspiring comic artists and writers.

Once you have visited some of these sites, you will be ready to start drawing and writing your very own comics!

If you do end up publishing your own comic book, don't forget about Library and Archives Canada's many programs for Canadian publishers.

Selected Links for Comics Creators

Art S'cool: How to Draw Comics
http://learningedge.sympatico.ca/id/detour/ac/as/aslesson1.html
This is a series of useful lessons relating to the creation of comic art.

AtelierBD.com
www.atelierbd.com/
This online school shows how to tell stories with pictures.
(French language)

Blambot Comic Fonts and Lettering
www.blambot.com/
You can find some free tools for creating comics here.

Comic Strip WebQuest
www.plainfield.k12.in.us/hschool/webq/webq62/
This site links to basic resources helpful in creating a comic strip.

Comics Lettering Links
http://hans.presto.tripod.com/links005.html
This is BLAM Design's list of links to sites devoted to the art of comic-book lettering.

Glossary
www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/9925/glossary.html
This is a useful guide to comic-book terminology.

Creating Comics
http://members.shaw.ca/creatingcomics/
Dave Law maintains this excellent guide to Web resources for comics creators.

Dandy Don's Online College of Cartoon Knowledge!
www.megatonman.com/cartoon/cart.html
Artist Don Simpson offers this impressive on-line workshop on cartooning basics.

Drawing Cartoons Theme Page
www.cln.org/themes_index.html
This is a list of more useful links for the aspiring cartoonist.

Free Tools
www.raggedclaws.com/freetools/category11.shtml
This is Ragged Claws Multimedia's list of freely available comics-related tools.

How-To Guides
www.sp.uconn.edu/~epk93002/ComicsScholarship/howto.html
This is a listing of some of the many how-to guides currently available in the comics field.

Ka-Boom! The Dictionary of Champions
www.geocities.com/Athens/Marathon/5150/dictionary/
Ever wonder what "AAAAAAAAGHHHH" means? This amusing guide to the language of comics will help.

Make Your Own Captain Underpants Comic
www.scholastic.ca/captainunderpants/comic.htm
On this page, Scholastic helps you create an on-line comic strip.
(English language)

Patent Place Strip Creator
www.patentplace.com/
This is another site devoted to the creation of on-line comics.
(English language)

Scott McDaniel's Drawing Comics
www.scottmcdaniel.net/
A professional artist provides this useful introduction to comic art.

The Sevloid Resource List for Cartoonists
www.sev.com.au/toonzone/toonguide/links.asp
Some useful links relating to cartooning and comic art can be found here.

So You Wanna Be a Comic Book Artist?
www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/comics/comics4.html
This is a basic guide to creating and publishing a comic book.

Tools for Comics Creators
www.hoboes.com/Comics/Creators/
These are helpful links to numerous sites offering information for comics creators.

Writing for Comic Books
www.williamsullivanadvertising.com/joeedkin/writing01a.html
Joe Edkin created this guide to comic-book writing.



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