As all Cloudscape members know, creating comics can be incredibly complicated and it is frequently difficult to know what steps need to be taken. This page features a wide variety of resources to help aspiring artists in all stages of the comic making process. The resources include various tutorials developed by Cloudscape members, information on various books and websites that can be consulted for further assistance, and various companies that are eager to look at material from new writers and artists.
General Tips and Tutorials
How To Make A Comic – A 175+ page guide covering all topics relating to making comics, including outlining, script writing, page layout, inking, colouring, lettering, marketing, printing, distribution and more!
Writing / Scripts
Comic Book Script Archive – A massive list of comic scripts from industry professionals to use as reference.
Pitching to Publishers
Jason Thibault has created a fantastic list of the guidelines and submission processes for major and minor comic publishing houses.
Local Comic Courses
ANATOMY REFERENCES FOR ARTISTS – a Pinterest page collecting large amounts of reference images of human anatomy
ANATOMICAL REFERENCE FOR THE ARTIST – a Tumblr page containing many images of examples of human anatomy
360 HUMAN SCANS – a reference dump of 360 degree 3D scans of various body types
INSPIRATION GRID – an online collection of design, art, illustration, typography, photography, architecture, fashion and more.
ARTISTS INSPIRE ARTISTS – another collection of top-notch art to inspire.
ART PROMPTS – a prompt generator made just for artists.
50 WATTS – an extensive gallery of bizarre book covers and designs from all corners of the globe. A bizarre selection of intense imagery.
SHOW ME YOUR BOOTHS – a Flickr account of booths made for craft fairs, conventions, festivals, etc… and can be a great source of inspiration for designing your own booth.
EPHEMERAL STUDIES – a wide variety of strange and striking images.