Webcomic Resources

Webcartooning
Demon drawn by Zoey J, age 5
Illustration by Zoey J, age 6

News Sites
Fleen – Perhaps the longest-lived and most trusted voice in webcomics. Outlived Comixpedia/Comixtalk, Websnark, and The Webcomic List. Gary Tyrrell has been consistently keeping everyone up with the industry movers and shakers since 2005.


Open Source Art Software
Krita – Simple and elegant art software for beautiful painting and line art. A great alternative to Clip Studio (Previously Manga Studio).

GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program, it may have a bit of a learning curve the first time you use it but has a wide range of usage. A great for making animated GIFs and pixel art. Great alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

Inkscape – Vector art and drafting program. Great for SVG, logos, and icons. A great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.


Art Supplies
Dick Blick – Art supplier with some of the best prices around. Constantly running seasonal sales and promotions, often offering far better rates than common resellers like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and even Amazon!

Stock Image & Reference
Senshistock – People

Shutterstock – Scenery

Pinterest – Character Design


Fonts
Calligraphr – Custom create a handwritten font!

Blambot – The end all location for comic lettering, effects, and custom fonts.

Font Squirrel – Free web-friendly fonts and generator. Use with Calligraphr to add your handwritten font to your website with pre-generated CSS!


Web Assets
Iconmonstr – Generate custom social media and iconography!

Favicon.ico – Favicon image converter and generator!

TinyPNG – image compression and optimization!

Croppy – Vertical comic cropping tool for sites like Webtoon & Tapas!


Web Hosting
We recommend avoiding large shared stock owned companies such as EIG (Blue Host, Host Gator, etc.) and GoDaddy. Though the introductory prices are often excellent, they tend to suffer in service and support.

A2 Hosting – For high quality shared hosting, VPS, and Dedicated Servers. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer who is not afraid of getting your hands dirty with a bit of code or WordPress this is a full-featured option with excellent speeds. Free SSL, cPanel migrations, and 30-day backups.


Webcomic Hosting
WEBTOON – Seems to be the current most well-known place for mainstream comics. Extra emphasis on long-form vertical comics, but they support a wide range of excellent creators.

Tapas – A major contender for webcomic host. Similar to Webtoon in scope and friendly free mobile apps.

Comic Fury – Longstanding webcomic host, advertisement free.

The Duck Webcomics (Previous Drunk Duck) – One of the classic webcomic community and hosting companies.

SmackJeeves – Another longstanding community. Known for long-form comics.


Webcomic Collectives
Comicadia – A webcomic collective that aims at improving the webcomic scene through developing tools for its community and supporting the creators of its fine works. Comicadia puts creators first.

Hiveworks – A webcomic and graphic novel publisher. Formed with creators and readers in mind, all comics are free to read with pages posted every day.

SpiderForest – a casual not-for-profit collective of quality, free-to-read webcomics, owned and run by volunteer comic creators.


Podcasts
Creator Talks:


AIPT Comics:


Pondo’s Playground:


Comic Lab:


Webcomic Alliance:


Webcomics Reviews And Interviews:


Polytechnicast:


Hamsteak:

  • Episode 45: All Post Carriers Deserve A Big Sword
  • Episode 44: The Homestuck Is Constant, We Just Get Older
  • Episode 43: Time To Go In The Hole
  • Episode 42: It's Been One Sweep
  • Hewwo?
  • Episode 41: An Easter Ham Buffet

He found a formula for drawing comic rabbits:
This formula for drawing comic rabbits paid.
Till in the end he could not change the tragic habits
This formula for drawing comic rabbits made.

Epitaph on an Unfortunate Artist
– Robert Graves

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