If you’re a parent with a little one who loves making comics but you don’t have the budget to buy all the supplies?
Or maybe you’re a beginner comic artist trying to get comfortable with the process, but you’re intimidated by the idea of creating comics on the computer?
(I know these are a lot of or maybe’s but I want to help share that there are alternatives for so many beginner artist who may have a lot of fears when it comes to starting their comic journey with no experience.)
Don’t worry, because with so many beginner friendly tools and resources available online right now it helps to tear down the barrier of entry so that more people of every level can start their comic creation journey and that doesn’t require you to have to download a whole new complicated digital art program!
Here is a quick list of websites offer a ton of useful features, like pre-made templates, characters, backgrounds, and objects, that make it easy to create comics even if you can’t draw.
Just a fair warning that some of these sites are VERY dated is built more for kids or those who are absolute beginners and don’t have any experience with constructing a comic and want to use something online instead of downloading and using a digital art software.
Sites like Strip Creator and the others listed above and can help beginner comic artists create comics without any knowledge of digital art or drawing and it can all be used online.
Now a less dated online platform that you can use to make some comic strips online for fun or to build your experience is with Canva! (I was shocked when I found out this information too!)
And if you do have your own artwork, you can easily upload it and use it in your comics too. This is especially handy for people who want to create webtoons but don’t have any drawing skills – you can use the pre-made elements to put together your own comics.
Once you have all the elements you need, you can start creating your comic strip. Canva Comic Strip Creator makes it super easy to do this – just drag and drop the different elements onto the canvas, and you can resize and reposition them as needed. You can also add text bubbles and captions to add dialogue and narration to your comic. When you’re happy with your strip, you can save it and share it with others. Canva Comic Strip Creator lets you share your comics on social media, or you can download them and print them out if you want a physical copy.
Here are also a list of not so dated Comic Strip Making platforms that you can use as well:
If you’re into romance webtoon comics, you should definitely check out my published romance webtoon comic books Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me!
So, to sum up, online comic creating sites like I mentioned above make it really easy and fun for beginner comic artists to get their feet wet and pick up a possible new hobby and maybe possible turn it into a career like I did. So if you want to try your hand at creating comics but don’t know how to draw on the computer and you don’t want to download any programs, give these websites a shot and see what you can create!