Are you a digital artist looking to start creating webtoon comics? You’re in the right place! As a webtoon creator with over 5+ published comic books, I’ve received many questions about my process and the tools I use. I’ve compiled all of this information in my “How to Start a Webtoon” ebook, but for now, let’s delve into some key aspects of creating a webtoon for print.
One important thing to note is that webtoons are digital, vertical scrolling comics made up of multiple image files, typically around 800px by 1280px (or 10′ by 17′ in inches, similar to traditional comic book format). However, it’s not necessary to draw at this exact size. I personally found that drawing in a larger canvas size (around 2480px x 1748px) was more beneficial for me, as it prevented my images from appearing blurry when converted to print.
When it comes to webtoon page format, I like to have a lower number of panels per page to avoid a cramped appearance. In terms of software, I use Clip Studio Paint Ex on my desktop computer, but Krita is a great free alternative with a built-in image slicer for easy panel creation.
For publishing my comic book for free, I use Ingramspark and Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) because there are no set-up fees with KDP and Ingramspark does provide coupon codes to cover the set-up fee too. Print on Demand companies like Ingramspark and Amazon KDP are great because you don’t have to keep an inventory of your books. They’re printed and shipped out by them, leaving you free to focus on creating comics!
Want more tips and tricks for creating and printing your webtoon? Download my ebook “How to Start a Webtoon” and discover the ins and outs of monetizing your comic. And if you’re looking for a wholesome, fake marriage trope AMBW manga webtoon to read, be sure to check out my webtoon series “Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me!”