I'm beginning to really hate CA's servers today...damn STICKY command ate my intro post...
For the record: This is a thread for posting links and such that might be helpful to anyone interested in doing comics or panels. A lot of people attempting doing a comic for the first time often feel overwhelmed by getting started, so anything you run across that you think might be useful, post it here. Make sure the site you're linking to doesn't say that you AREN'T permitted to link to it.
No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary
Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
This website has some good fonts for use in digital comics. You have to pay for some, but you can find plenty of decent free ones. http://www.blambot.com/
I've found the following books very helpful:
Understanding Comics By: Scott McCloud -this Book is great. It goes through most every aspect of comics, with a particular focus on their philosophy.
Perspective For Comic Book Artists By: David Chelsea -This book walks a person through a nice tutorial on perspective. Examples are everywhere, as the book is written as a comic. I suppose it's not exclusively relevant to sequential art and comics, but I found it useful since I picked it up when I was just learning to draw.
Finally, I can't leave without posting a link to a Bill Watterson Interview. He really believed in comics as an art form, and all his interviews show this philosophy peppered with references to technique. In the following interview he mentions his technique and briefly discusses layout. http://ignatz.brinkster.net/cintro.html
Well, that's all I can think of off the top of my head. Pending time and art quality (I'm very much a beginner), hopefully I'll be a regular in these competitions from now on.
What little I know of drawing, I've learned almost entirely through this site. Thanks everyone!
i guess that this would be a better place to post this. I created a high resolution digital comic template complete with trim marks and guides. Here's a preview. Download the high res version in the attachment below.