Budget software and tutorials for webcomic creation
March 25, 2013 7:57 AM Subscribe
Asking for my wife - she's working on creating a webcomic using her new Wacom tablet and needs recommendations for affordable drawing/image-manipulation software as well as tutorials in their use.
posted by tdismukes to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Right now she has Sketchbook Express, which came with the tablet, and also a copy of GIMP on her computer. She's been watching tutorials by Scott McCloud showing how he works with Adobe Illustrator, but we don't have hundreds of dollars in the budget for that.
What she's looking for are inexpensive (< $100) tools for drawing and coloring the comic and laying out panels and word-balloons and such in an efficient manner. Professionals like McCloud seem to use layers a lot for an effective workflow, so she's trying to get a handle on that aspect of the process.
Any recommendations for webcomic-specific tutorials in the use of these budget tools will be gratefully accepted as well.
Any additional bits of advice for a new webcomic artist are also welcome. She does have copies of McCloud's Making Comics and Kurtz, et al's How to Make Webcomics already, but additional resources are always good.