Comic book printing is expensive, so you want to make sure you get a good result. Understanding RGB and CMYK color profiles is a first important step, and is something you should know before you attempt to print your comic book. What exactly are RGB and CMYK? RGB refers to red, green, and blue and […]
Comic Book Publishing Basics
Want to publish a comic book that readers love? It starts with the basics. The foundation of a good comic book includes storytelling, technique, production values and promotion.
How are comic books made? This is one of the most common question I hear. The easiest way for me to describe the production of most comics is to liken it to an assembly line. Granted, there’s a lot more artistry involved in comic books than cars, but much like a car is manufactured by […]
Seasoned comic book illustrator Bob McLeod shares his top ten rules for drawing comics. Break them at your peril!
Who is the target audience for your comics? If you don’t know, and you’re planning on selling your comics, then it’s time to figure out the answer to that question. When there is an eager group of readers that is ready and waiting for the kind of comic book you create, it’s much easier to […]
Tales of the Incredible Conduit is an unusual comic book, and that’s by choice. The artwork is prepared differently than for most standard comic books. I use pencil, charcoal, ink washes and airbrush to give the pages a more ‘painted’ look than most comic book art has. The approach to storytelling is out of the […]
We’ve talked about this before, but it can’t be mentioned enough: if you want to learn to illustrate comic books, don’t just learn how to draw comics, learn how to draw! Turn off your computer and grab some paper and pencils. Computers and drawing tablets are useful tools for comic book illustration, but just as […]