Useful comic creation tutorials and free online resources...

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Useful comic creation tutorials and free online resources...

Postby Droakir » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:48 pm

There are a lot of useful resources scattered around the internet that could be useful to 7000bc members and other people interested in writing, art, and comic creation. I think it would be good to begin compiling a "master list" of resources organized by topic that people can refer to. Post new tutorial links in the replies below and we can add them to the list here. Also let us know if any of the links stop working.

Drawing

Portrait-Artist.org - An art resource site that has been around for over a decade. Tutorials in realistic human anatomy and related topics.

Character Design
Pinterest's Character Design Reference Pages - Animation/Character design reference sheet examples hosted on Pinterest.

Typography, Fonts, Layout and Design

Butterick's Practical Typography - A free online ebook covering many of the general aspects of the art of typography. Want a sample? Check out his "Typography in ten minutes" chapter to get a taste of what the book is like.
Blambot - Free and paid comic book fonts and other resources. Many fonts available royalty-free to independent comic creators.
Original Art Dimensions (Blambot) - A simple guide to ruling bristol board for traditional comics.
Hand Lettering Comics by Nate Piekos (Blambot) - A guide to the tools and techniques used in hand-lettering comics.
Successful Logo Design by Nate Piekos (Blambot) - Comments on good logo design techniques.
Comic Book Grammar & Tradition by Nate Piekos (Blambot) - A general guide to lettering, word balloons and sound effects in comics.

Writing and Comics-related Blogs and Podcasts

Writing Excuses - A writing podcast hosted by prominent names such as Brandon Sanderson and Howard Tayler.
Decompressed - Workblog and podcast focused on comic creation.
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Re: Useful comic creation tutorials and free online resource

Postby John Myers » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:30 pm

Decompressed: http://gillen.cream.org/wordpress_html/category/decompressed/

Kieron Gillen's workblog and podcast, it focuses heavily on the fiddly, crafty bits of comic creation. Writer/artist interaction, different script styles, the finer points of plotting and character arcs, aggressively nerdy topics like that.

I have found it to be incredibly helpful.
http://www.typodmary,com
Twitter: @JohnTypodMary
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Re: Useful comic creation tutorials and free online resource

Postby Droakir » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:35 am

Thanks for the suggestion, John! Keep the resources coming and I'll continue to add them to the list!
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Re: Useful comic creation tutorials and free online resource

Postby Godzilla » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:56 pm

There this one pinterest account which has tons of oodles of character references (Currently 19,000+) The boards are also really well organized

http://pinterest.com/characterdesigh/
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Re: Useful comic creation tutorials and free online resource

Postby Droakir » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:04 am

Thanks, Rosie! That looks like a really good resource! I've added it to the list. Don't forget to keep suggesting other online resources!
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