Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Submitted on
May 6, 2013
Image Size
1.6 MB


142,581 (3 today)
10,996 (who?)
795 (1 today)
How I Draw Comics by Zombiesmile How I Draw Comics by Zombiesmile
[update 9/9/13] Due to constant theft, I've been forced to add watermarks.

Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about tips and tricks to comic making on Tumblr (main:, comic project:… and here as well, so I decided to answer some questions this way. :3

Since I didn't exactly explain toning, here's a useful insight into how other professionals do it:…
Here's a video tutorials for Manga Studio:…
I myself am currently mostly copy-pasting high resolution screentones. (no resizing!)

Drawing a 156 page manga usually takes me about 8-12 months. (covers and promo illustrations included)

Other general tips to get started:
•Have fun and draw what you enjoy, not what others might want to see! (pressure from others kills motivation)
•Start with small project and try finishing them!
•Don't worry about it not being perfect. It's inevitable that the first few pages will look dumb if you look back.
•You will get better the more you draw.

As always, please do not repost this on any website without my written consent (especially 9gag or Funnyjunk, etc).
Thanks to everyone who keeps an eye out for me and my work!♥ ^ 3^

Add a Comment:
fanaticshadowstar Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
you helpd alot :D (Big Grin) La la la la Meow :3 
Layneon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow I was just starting to look for advice on how to make a comic and I found it here thankyou !!
Kakashilover98 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing this! 

Lately I've had trouble making comics, and because of this tutorial I finally figured out why! Thank you so much for this!! :D

This is going to my favorites!
gorroazul Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, thanks for sharing this!!
ryan1147 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mercy-kun Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
This is great! <3
SayaMiyagi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for this!
OriginalRecipePaper Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
yesyesyesyesyesyesyeeesssss I can finally make Colour Crimes! Danke!
Deco-kun Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is nice! Thanks for sharing! For me though Linework isn't so much relaxing since I fix everything at that point. Hmm but it would be great to have that step being relaxing, I may need to start working better with my sketching apparently.
Thanks again for sharing! ^^
JaxAugust Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome! I do the same thing too! Writing out ideas in a notebook ((or whatever blank paper lingers on my table, lol!)) and then I start typing it on MS Word. I also ask my younger bro and friends how the flow of my story is ((but sometimes I keep it to myself =P))

I draw on paper first, too! The same reason as you: It feels more natural~ :iconwhistleplz:

I'm still figuring how the other tools work on SAI, I'm more familiar with Photoshop and the transform tools are my saviors!! XDD

And thank you for the rest of the tips! :iconepictackleglompplz:
Add a Comment: