In the days of cold, hard newsprint, only people who could draw were successful comic book authors. In some cases this resulted in comics with some really nice pictures, but weren’t that funny. Fortunately, the internet has taught us not to accept an inferior, but more flexible, comic art form.
Comic book lovers who want fun but don’t care about beautiful drawing can have their stripes, those who want artistry have theirs, and even those with very specific tastes can find something to suit them.
The best part about these developments is that they allow you, regardless of their artistic talent or from comedian, create your own comic strip. Depending on your goals, you can use any of these four sites to help you do that.
MakeBeliefsComix.com is a fairly easy to use comic book maker for kids, but there are enough options for adults to get a point across. Users can choose from 25 characters to fill a two, three or four panel comic.
The predefined options that make the site so easy to use can also be slightly limiting. Your personalized comics will have a nice generic look. There are only four different expressions for each character. The good thing about this is that you can finish a perfectly respectable online comic in about 10 minutes.
The creator, Bill Zimmerman, is the author of numerous books, including Make Beliefs: A gift for your imagination . “I hope that by giving you a choice of characters with different moods and the ability to write words and thoughts for them,” he writes on the site, “you can tap into your creativity and explore new possibilities. ”
This is the comic book creation site for artists.
The site allows for as much customization as possible without having to create from scratch. Instead of just choosing the color of a character’s shirt, for example, there are options to adjust the shirt’s collar, shape, sleeves, and size. Instead of relying on predefined poses and emotions for each character, users can click and drag their limbs into new postures and customize eyes, ears, nose, and hairstyles.
It is also convenient to add images from Flickr or Google images.
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ToonDoo strikes the right balance between creative versatility and usability, ensuring bottom-up results. While there is still a huge library of characters and items to use in your comic book, there are also tools for creating your own keys. The TraitR tool lets you create custom characters, and DoodleR lets you paint freely. If you want to use your own photos or another image in your comic, you can manipulate it using the ImagineR photo tool.
Unlike other comic book creation sites, there is an option to save your project while you are creating so that you can come back to it later. When you’ve finished a handful of ToonDoos, you can compile a book. It’s easy to embed individual designs into a website or share them on networks, and you can purchase print-quality images of your favorites.
The stoic characters of the Strip Generators lend themselves to sarcastic comment. There aren’t a lot of opportunities to create a personal style – you have to work with what the site gives you – but that doesn’t mean you can’t be creative. The community-themed galleries attest to this.
A unique ability is the adjustable frames. If you want a specific cell to be a little wider or longer, you can just drag the wall. Another characteristic feature is the personal library. When you adjust an image to look perfect, you can save it for later use.