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The tools that I use when I want to start a webtoon are Clip Studio Paint and a default text editing app that comes with my computer or with my phone.
How I Write my Webtoon Script:
The majority of my webtoon script is done all on my phone with the default text/note app that comes with my phone.
If you’re looking for an app that has features specific to Comic scripts then I recommend Celtx.
They have options within the Comic Script format to designate whethere a characters, or panel change and pages/scene change tab all with one simple click.
They make screen writing and comic script writing so much easier (and they have a free option which is always a plus for me!)
How I Make my Webtoon Comic
I do the majority of my webtoon comics all within Clip Studio Paint EX for the desktop version.
My webtoon page format is usually created at 1600 x 2400 and when I export it or save it I usually will resize it down to 800px and then sometimes manually crop it so that the height is less than 1280 because LINE Webtoon upload format is 800 px 1280.
You can also use a website that’s called croppy to help crop your files for LINE webtoon and Tapas!
They also have an app version for those of you that draw they’re comics on their tablets but I don’t care for apps that require a subscriptions…I’m a cheap humble beans….
Now Clip Studio Paint does have a bit of a learning curve but I do have some tutorials on my TikTok and on my Youtube Page where I answer different questions about 3D backgrounds, default inking tools I use, Panel layouts and so on and so forth~ (I sound fancy there hee~hee~)
What font do I use for my webtoon?
The webtoon font I use is called Wild Word Roman, it’s one of my favorite fonts to use for dialogue ballon~
Clip Studio paint does come with it’s own fonts but I like to use ones that I downloaded from online that has a more rounded simplistic look.
I was asked this really good question in my comments down below and I wanted to update this blog post to include this but the way that I import my new fonts to use in Clip Studio Paint is to download and install the fonts onto my computer first and then clip studio paint will pull from the font library within my computer and I can use the fonts that way~
My Quick What I use to Create My Webtoon Run-Down list~
Since the majority of my webtoon is done digitally here is quick list of all of the digital things aspiring webtoon artist will need to start a webtoon.
- Digital Drawing Tools:
- My budget friendly recommendations for tablets: Most hand held smart phone can be used as a drawing tablet so all you’d need is a stylus and one of my favs to use for my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone is the Adonit Stylus Brand.
- What I use but they’re not budget friendly: I use the iPad pro and Apple Pen for drawing on my Mobile Tablet. For my Display Tablet I use the Wacom Cintiq 24HD. I’ve used this almost non-stop for 10 years and it’s still working like new so it’s a big investment but totally worth it if you plan on working on your webtoon a lot!
- Digital Art Program (You can use either art apps for mobile devices or Art Programs for the computer.)
- My budget friendly recommendations for Art Apps: It would definitely be the Medibang Paint app! They have both an art app and a desktop version and a library of free comic material and assets that you can use as well!
- What I also use but they’re less budget friendly: Clip Studio paint EX for the desktop is my current go to comic art program. They have a large library of 3D assets to help me with framing my characters in my panels and for creating backgrounds or different art textured art brushes. There is a little bit of a learning curve but I share my webtoon format process on my youtube page to help be a resource for others to follow along.
- Online Publishing Platform: The platforms that I publish my webtoon on is LINE Webtoon Canva section and Tapas. You can find out more about how webtoon artist make money on LINE Webtoon’s and Tapas through their ad revenue program.
Now if you’re a traditional aspiring webtoon artist you can also start a webtoon as well. You’re supplies list will just consist mostly of traditional supplies instead of digital supplies but that’s about the only difference.
What should you do next?
If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment down below and I’d be happy to answer them!
As always don’t forget make sure above all else you’re prioritizing your happiness and enjoying your comic journey!
I’ve also published 4 Comic books and as of 2020 I’m currently working on my 5th published book! If you’d like to learn how to publish a Comic book in 3 steps then check out my blog post How to Publish a Comic book.