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How to Make Your Own Comic Books Online for Free


There are dozens, if not hundreds, of free tools for making comics online. Here is a guide to using some of the best ones out there. These sites are fun, easy to use, and allow you to share your comics with others.

Make Beliefs Comix

Try Make Beliefs Comix by clicking the link listed below. It is an easy-to-use site, and includes a selection of ready-made characters with several expressions each, allowing you to make good-looking comics whether or not you can draw.

Select a character and expression. Click on a character from the Characters list to select it. Then edit the expression on the character's face by clicking the Emotions arrow.

Insert the character into the comic. Click on the character in the menu window to put it in the frame..

Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you have selected all the characters you want in frame 1.

Add dialogue or thoughts to the comic. Click on the balloon labeled "Thought balloons" or "Talk balloons." Then click on the image that pops up in the menu window. Finally, type in the dialogue you want.

Work on another frame. Click on the frame you want to edit.

Try Strip Creator at the website listed below. It allows you to use characters from several popular web comics such as Diesel Sweeties and Penny Arcade in your comic strips, making it a dream come true for any fan of web funnies.

Try Mai'Nada comics at the website listed below. It allows you to draw out your own comics line by line and share them with people.

Make a Captain Underpants comic at the website listed below. The Captain Underpants comic creator is great for any young aspiring writers in your life.

Strip Creator

Try Strip Creator by clicking the link listed below. This site allows you to use characters from several popular web comics, such as Diesel Sweeties and Penny Arcade, in your comic strips, making it a dream come true for any fan of web funnies.

Select your characters. First select the comic from the Category list. Then select the individual image you want from the Character list.

Add some dialogue. Type the words you want each character to say into the Dialog box.

Add narration. Type your narration into the Narration box. It will appear with a yellow background at the top of the screen.

Captain Underpants

Make a Captain Underpants comic by clicking the link listed below. The Captain Underpants comic creator is great for any young aspiring writers in your life.

Click the start button.

Follow the instructions that pop up. They will guide you, step by step, through the creation of your own Captain Underpants comic.

About the Author

Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has over five years experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.