13 Best How to Create Comics

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling How to Create Comics in 2020


My Own Mega Comic Book: 100 blank 6-panel pages

My Own Mega Comic Book: 100 blank 6-panel pages
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Touchstone

The Art of Comic Book Writing: The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art Stories

The Art of Comic Book Writing: The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art Stories
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Watson-Guptill

How to Draw Comics

How to Draw Comics
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • CHICAGO REVIEW

How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels

How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • FANTAGRAPHICS

Stan Lee's How to Write Comics: From the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man

Stan Lee's How to Write Comics: From the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Watson-Guptill

Blank Comic Book: 120 pages, 7 panel, White Paper, Draw your own Comics

Blank Comic Book: 120 pages, 7 panel, White Paper, Draw your own Comics
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Harper Perennial

The Blank Comic Book Panelbook - Staggered, 7"x10", 127 Pages

The Blank Comic Book Panelbook - Staggered, 7
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • The Blank Comic Book Panelbook Staggered 7 x10 127 Pages

How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them

How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them

How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels

Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • HarperCollins Publishers

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Watson-Guptill

How to Draw Images of Photographs W/ DrawCast the Free IPhone App

DrawCast is a free IPad / IPhone app that allows you to a variety of things. One in particular I show how to do in my article is make a contour sketch by tracing images of photographs and then paint it utilizing the layer function of the app

Are you bad at drawing? Do you wish you knew how to draw more realistically? Well, I have found a great way for you take images of photographs and turn them into digital art. I have been using the free iPhone app, DrawCast to:

Images of Photographs to make art

With DrawCast, we can use images of photographs to make old techniques new. I used to take an art lesson where students would trace their hand under a piece of plastic with wet erase markers. They would trace the edges onto a piece of paper as a contour drawing. Another trick is this lesson plan to convert 3D models to 2D line drawings. Now with the free DrawCast, you can shoot or download a photo and trace the edges on the iPad / iPhone app instead. No more lost marker caps!


How to draw with Layers

Being an art teacher for a few years, I have dealt with a variety of student artists. Some know how to draw, some try, and many others give up before starting. By taking an image of a photograph (the background), a student can learn form and value better as they trace it on the foreground layer. This will create a contour sketch, so they can color the midground underneath it.


IPhone App to make Art


One of the best things about the iPad / iPhone App is that it is free. A lot of other iPhone Apps to make art charge you for additional colors or tools. DrawCast allows you to blend brush strokes, mix colors, work with layers and adjust transparency. Finally, you can export your work to a variety of social media. Check out my DrawCast art that I made - more so than any other iPhone App. If you want to use this tool, check out my more detailed instructions in my How to draw images of photographs w/ DrawCast the free iPhone app two part YouTube tutorial or my PDF of instructions.


References

Images of Photographs - Get your students to become better digital citizens and only use Public Domain pictures, such as from The Library of Congress.


How to draw - Instructables has an excellent collection of "How to Draw" tutorials from a variety of subject matter.

IPhone App - "Digitally Edit Photos on an iPod" is an older Yahoo Voices article I wrote, but most of the apps I still use on the devices in my class.


DrawCast - The official iTunes site link to download the free iPad / iPhone app

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