Drawing for Graphic Novels – 06 – Bonus Level

Websites, Portfolios, Social Networks!

My website www.mattboyce.com uses:

http://wordpress.com/ As a content management system

http://www.premiumpixels.com/wordpress-themes/ It uses a theme from PremiumPixels ( Gridlocked ) they have free themes.

and is hosted on

http://www.blackfoot.co.uk/

If you are hosting comics you can also use Webcomic a plugin for wordpress to manage your comics!

http://wordpress.org/plugins/webcomic/

Other website Content management systems for artists

http://www.indexhibit.org/

Portfolio Sites

http://cargocollective.com/

https://www.tumblr.com/

http://www.deviantart.com/

http://www.behance.net/

http://dunked.com/

Social Networking/Blogging/Micro Blogging

https://www.tumblr.com/

https://twitter.com/

http://instagram.com/

Webcomic Publishing

http://tapastic.com/

http://www.inkd.me/

http://www.smackjeeves.com/

Example of a Webcomic hosted on Smackjeeves “Tresspasses” by Maura Manninen

http://trespasses.smackjeeves.com/

Comixology submit – Comic buying/reading app for Android/iPad, you can submit your comics to be sold.

http://support.comixology.com/customer/portal/topics/350423-comixology-submit

 Print on demand

http://www.lulu.com/publish/bulk-printing/

Mary Deadly by Danny Noble http://www.lulu.com/shop/danny-noble/mary-deadly/paperback/product-21349321.html

Getting Your stuff out there!
my first zine
I used to make this fanzine when I was 12 with my friends on the school photocopier

Resources and Guides for making your own Comics!

World Comics Finland

World Comics Finland

Cartoonist Conspiracy guide making mini comics!

Cartoonist Conspiracy

Jesse Acosta – Build your own mini comic

Jesse Acosta – Mini Comics

Mini Comics Day resources

MIni Comics Day

Kickstarter – Crowd sourcing

Kickstarter

Conventions to sell your Comics at! (or just to go to!). 

Comica – Comiket – London

 

MCM – Comic Con – London

 

Thought Bubble Leeds

 

East London Comic Art festival – London

 

BD Comics & Passion – London

 

Alternative Press Festival – London

 

ICE – International Comic Expo – Birmingham

A list of more coventions in the UK can be found here http://www.comicconventions.co.uk/comicconventions/

 If you wanted to get a little more advanced – Desk Top Publishing /Image Editing/Digital Painting software 

Adobe Indesign/Photoshop Training at Citylit
City Lit – Indesign Course City Lit – Photoshop Course
Scribus – Open source DTP Software (like Indesign but free).
Scribus
Gimp – Open Source Image editing software ( Like Photoshop but free ).
Gimp – Image Editing
Krita – Open source image editing & Digital Painting software ( Like Photoshop/Painter – FREE )
Krita – Digital Painting
My Paint – Open source Digital Painting software ( Like Painter & Sketchbook Pro – FREE )
My Paint – Digital Painting

 

Drawing Stylus

Huion
I love this thing, and its really cheap!
Huion H610 Frenden – Huion H610 review More info on drawing tablets

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