Making comics is not just about learning how to draw, it’s about storytelling. This page is designed to make the process easier for you, by providing some Free Online Tools for Comic Creators.
For your convenience, I’ve put the comics templates up in two formats: Letter and A4. Choose whatever your printer prefers!
Comic book templates
Unsure of the standard format for making comic book pages? Tired of measuring out borders and bleeds? With these comics templates, you no longer have to! Just right click and save to your computer, open in Photoshop, Manga Studios or Illustrator – or just print out and start drawing!
Check out the .jpg examples here. Below you can find the high quality .pdf files.
Below are PDF templates for both the US comics format and European graphic novel format. Take your pick!
A helpful tool when designing your comic book characters, is a style guide or design template.
I”ve put up a male and a female version, making it quick and easy for your to concentrate on the design rather than anatomy. Please note that people are not ALL the same size, so you may have to vary a bit in your rendering of the characters in your book.
Use the templates as a quick guide to design clothes, hairstyle etc. These templates are also available in both letter format and A4 format.
Excellent for small, quick corrections. Dries fast and covers most inks.
Want to know what tools I use personally? Watch this video!
One-sheets for freelance artists:
As told in this article on Muddy Colors, artists Lauren Panepinto and Marc Sheff are putting together a book for freelance artists called Make Art Work, “a guide that gives artists the most specific information in the simplest language possible”. They held an Art Business Bootcamp at Spectrum Live and some pretty valuable info came out of that, as these two one-sheets will tell.
“There’s not one absolute rule that works for everyone, but these one sheets present a good place to start, and a general consensus on a lot of the questions that we Art Directors hear repeated from con, to con, to panel, to email, etc.”
I agree completely! And hereby present you with the two PDF’s: