Are you a beginner digital artist looking to start creating webtoon comics but you don’t want strictly post your comic on free publishing platforms like Webtoon Canva or Tapas? One option you can do that I currently do is that I publish my webcomics on my own website and mirror them on other free publishing platforms.
The reason why I do this is to help safe-guard my work for if the platform disappears (it has happened before with me with past webcomic platforms that closed down) so having my own website gives me more control and can avoid me losing all connection to my audience if the platform closes down.
But how do you create a webcomic website?
One option is to use the image gallery feature within WordPress, a content management system or CMS. WordPress is a great option for creating a self-hosted website, but it can be overwhelming for beginners. If that’s the case, beginner-friendly options like Squarespace or Wix may be more suitable.
Another option if you are using WordPress is to use comic-specific plugins or themes like Comic Easle or Comic Press. However, many of these options are outdated and not mobile-friendly. One theme that I recently found that is up-to-date and mobile-friendly is Toocheke. They also have a migration tutorial for those who are familiar with Comic Easle or Comic Press and want to switch to a more mobile-friendly theme.
One thing to keep in mind when choosing a theme or platform is how responsive it is. Some themes, like Toocheke, switch between a Webtoon vertical scrolling format or a Webcomic horizontal format depending on the screen size.
If you have more questions about creating a webcomic website, feel free to leave a comment below. And for a more in-depth guide on how to make, publish, and monetize a webtoon comic for beginners, download my free ebook!
But before you go, make sure to check out Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me! – a wholesome, fake marriage trope, AMBW manga webtoon that is sure to keep you entertained.