comic books

This is for comic lovers to discuss well..... anything. I currently am trying to get a job with marvel to be an artist for them. so feel free to post pictures of your art or you in your captain America feety pajamas whatever her are some of pieces of art I made (freehand). sorry about side ways art!!

Posted by slimguy379 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Web comics

This may be the stupidests fourm ever, but i need to know what comics are out there.

Posted by Mr.Roboto 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Slender man Comics

Hey guys! So you've probably heard of the Sender Man, recently became famous on the internet, but hes been out a while (infact, hes behind you) So me and my friends started to make a Slender Man comic series, some will be realistic-ly drawn, some hand drawn and then the most common one, MS paint drawn (But now like the badly animated Memes though ;)) Were non profit and so we have problems building an audience, so if you interested check out our Facebook page ( alot of work went into writing them and if you liked them then like our page please. Also for the record I got permission off Mikeasaurus before writing this

Posted by Cyclone1764 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Buy old paper like antique comic books?

Hi guys, I wanted to do a project which consists of replicas of old comic books. Someone can tell me where I can buy those fine old leaves that appear in the first editions of the hulk batman superman etc .. For example i attach an image. Or how to recreate them? Suggestions. Thanks for your help.

Asked by ToNogueira1986 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

What is the best comic?

What is the best comic?

Posted by ferrari484 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Comic strip writing

Hello, this is my first post. I'm looking to draw a sarcastic comic strip and am looking for tips for writing it. I have character ideas and a plot but having the catchy writing will help

Posted by Gagreg 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How can one join large pictures together into one file? Answered

I'm trying to start a comic strip. I've drawn each cell and scanned them. I've been trying to put them together on MS PAINT, but I'm having trouble. There doesn't seam to be anyway to zoom out, just reducing to size of the images, which reduces the quality. Any ideas?

Asked by NunchakuMan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Some other how-to guides

I just figured I'd share. Here is one about inventions! one about making stuff:'t you love the Internet?

Posted by rachel 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Instructables mentioned in Tree Lobsters! today

I read a few webcomics here and there.  One of my favorites is Tree Lobsters!, a four panel comic about arboreal crustaceans with a scientific and skeptical bent.   I was pleased this morning after I read today's comic, when I tapped the "Secret Message" button at the bottom of the page and found a brief but amusing reference to the site we all know and love.

Posted by depotdevoid 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

What are the dimensions of a four box comic strip on a computer? Answered

Asked by wilcurt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Very Funny Comic

Here is a hilarious comic I found at http://xkcd.comThey make (I guess you'd call it geeky) comics. This one is called nerd sniping. Have a look.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Uses for old comics? Answered

So, I've got a small collection of comics I don't need any more. They're nothing special; most of them were from free comic book day. Anybody got any neat ideas for using them to decorate or something (anything other than a collage)?

Asked by NunchakuMan 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How do you delete a digital comic in the digital comics app on psp?

 I only have a 1gb memory stick. I have four digital comics but only two downloaded. I cant figure out how to delete the comics from my memory stick but not my download list on psn. I want to read the other two comics.

Asked by TOCO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

rate my comics

Hey, i made a few comics because i was bored, tell me what ya think (yup, stick figures(i was bored, not an artist)) sorry about small size, it was much bigger when i made them

Posted by w00ty32 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I Love xkcd from NoamR on Vimeo.

Posted by ll.13 9 years ago

Sweet robot idea in xkcd!

There are plans for a sweet robot in yesterday's xkcd. I don't know why the links not working, but here's the address. think they can build it?

Posted by musicalbee2003 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Have you done your part? (Mainly for UK readers)

It's Red Nose Day.Have you done your part?Comic interlude: You know it's important. Here's how to donate:1. Donate at or click on the Donate sign above2. Call the Red Nose Day donation line on 03457 9109103. Pop into a Post Office or building society and pay into the Red Nose Day account4. Send a cheque or postal order, made payable to Red Nose Day 2009, to Ernst & Young, PO Box 51543, London SE1 2UG5. Pay in any fundraising money at on, change a life in the here-and-now, instead of the by-and-by.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Led Mini Beamer Overhead Projection As Cheap Wacom Cintiq Alternative?

Hello there! My last english lesson is over ten years ago, so exuse me for my mistakes.  I come from germany and i love to make comics. I juse a wacom bamboo fun for this. But my dream is ( and surely not me alone) to have a wacom cinitq. But its very expensive. To much for me.  I watched the interesting video from roryok,  who find a way with a screen panel via Wii Remote, but it seems very complicated. So i asked me: Is there an easer way for this. So i had an idea about a pen tablet overhead projection with via mini beamer. Take a look to this quickly made scribble : grafiktablett-overhead-projektion/ The most Mini Beamer have an projection space between 15 cm to 1,5 cm . (5.91 to 59.06 inch) . The smallest unit is exatly the widh of an bamboo fun, but is the resolution enough to paint of it in a dark room?  Do you mean that could work and maybe have anybody a minbeamer and an pen tablet for a test? I hope you can help me. For me there is no way to test it. By the way...I have also created a comic painter optimized analog panel ruler. Perhaps that is something for another theme. You can find it on my satire blog under: panel-ruler Best regards sgtroxx

Posted by sgtrox 6 years ago

Can someone help me appraise the value of this comic? It is a Superboy comic. I have no idea what it's worth. Answered

Like I said above, it is a Superboy comic, and apparently the first one, made by DC. It was published in Feb. '94. Below are some photos of it. I don't know much about comics, so help is greatly appreciated. If anyone needs more information I will gladly oblige.

Asked by nickodemus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Can someone make~

The "Hobbes" from calvin and hobbes comics? :D

Posted by WhyHello 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How can i turn comic book pages into a wallpaper for my room? Answered

Hey guys, i have this spiderman comic that my brother got me for christmas and it happens to be all in french. I cannot read french but still love the comics (hence why he got it for me.) So i had the idea of turning the pages from the comic book into a wallpaper for my room. The general idea was i would cut each page out of the comic book, stick it to my wall one next to the other and then if possible put some sort of covering over the top to protect the pages. this would mean that bumps and such actions would not harm the wallpaper. Any ideas on how i should stick these pages on as well as cover them all? I have been told i could stick them onto card and then paste that onto the wall but still i dont think that would be as easy.? 

Asked by Wozzaman 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

I'm making a comic for school on a midsummer nights dream, any suggestions? Answered

I am doing the part where the mechanicals are discussing the play.

Asked by furrysalamander 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Stan Lee art tribute full of great images

There's a pretty awesome show going on at Gallery1988: LA right now with artists applying their own visual styles to characters from the Stan Lee universe. There is some amazing stuff here and the gallery's own link has tons of images to scan through.Check it out here.See also i am 8-bit.via BoingBoing

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

XKCD tries its hand at circuit design

The comic is at Who wants to build it first?

Posted by yoyology 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how to make a manga? Answered

A japenese comic

Asked by Ringo11233 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I would like to request an iron man costume instructable. somebody should at least find out how to make the mask

Posted by wolfmanthe 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how do I fake a color offset print of a 1940's pulp comic book with today's laser digital printers and bond paper?

I need to print a comic book image in the same style and paper as the comic books of the 1940s...but real offset printing will only print hundreds or thousands of copies - and I just need 4 or 5. I have thought about printing digitally on modern bond paper and then aging the paper with tea, but I dont know if that will work. If anyone's done this before and wouldnt mind sharing their experiment results with me, I'd be very grateful! :) thanks! Javier

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Comic Con came to Reno

Using my Dark-Energy stick, I raised my iPhone over the curtain to film the Trek Captain just in time to capture my family doing a selfie with Kirk while security was busy trying to prevent me from shooting over the curtains. Whaat a Rush.... ! ! !

Posted by iceng 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

What shading techniques are used in the funnies?

If you open up the newspaper to the comics section, and the strip is in black and white, you will most likely see a bunch of dots used to shade the strip. For some time I have been trying to find out information about these dots, and have so far learned that they might be called Benday dots, or as I recently learned from a FoxTrot book (Camp FoxTrot), self-adhesive shading film. If anyone knows anything about this, I would like to know (if possible) three things, what are they, how do you use them, and where can you buy them? Thanks Instructables community, because I know if someone has an answer, it would be you guys. Thanks! -Splazem

Asked by splazem 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How can I make Spawn's cloak? Can anyone help? Answered

I really want to make Spawn's cloak, but i don't have any design ideas! Can somebody help? Somebody who read Spawn comics more than me?

Asked by w1l50n1404 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Who's ready?

 Anyway, anyone read the comics? Looking forward for this, here's a cool preview. :)      

Posted by mg0930mg 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Kick Ass DVD + A Sequel In The Works

Some people may have seen or read the highhly anticipated series of Kick Ass. ( As I started typing this, the commercial came on. :) I personally read the comics and loved them. Mark Millar is a wonderful comic book writer, and he keeps his movies pretty true to the comics. That being said, Kick Ass, was mostly on point. The comics were a bit different, and Red Mist was a bit nerdier in the movie. Overall, I loved the comics, and movie. Check them out. The big news, Mark Millar has announced that there will be a sequel to the movie called Kick Ass 2:Balls To the Wall. Not only is he making this movie, he also announced, he will write a second series! He also suggested that Kick Ass was always going to be a Trilogy. SPOILERS: I have read in several places, the second movie, and comic book series, will revolve around the concept what if real people became super-villains. Mark Millar said that Red-Mist will become what Joker is to Batman. However, Red Mist will be a sidekick to a bigger villain. (He is contemplating on calling the evil team the MF'ers or the wonderful C word that hit girl said.) He went on to say that the third part will be a 10 years later, kind of thing.

Posted by mg0930mg 8 years ago

John Green poster: "Make Gifts for People"

I don't benefit financially from this at all but thought that some makers might like the sentiment in this web comic. If you like it, then there is a nicely formatted one for sale here. I think it might be nice to have that up in my workshop.

Posted by zieak 5 years ago

A Shrine to All Things Jay & Silent Bob

Another highlight of my trip to the great state of New Jersey: a visit to "The Secret Stash," a store dedicated to Kevin Smith, writer and director of movies such as Chasing Amy, Clerks, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and a comic book writer. Smith was born in New Jersey and many of his movies are set there.The store is in Red Bank, Smith's home town and just a few miles off of the Garden State Parkway. There is just about everything from his movies and comics in merchandised form, from bobbleheads to the coat that Silent Bob wears. The store also has a huge collection of comics. Plus, they had no problem with taking pictures in the store--which means all of you who are not able to make the trek out to the fabulous Garden State can still catch a glimpse of the memorabilia.As Mel Brooks says in Spaceballs: Merchandising--where the real money from the movies is made.

Posted by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


XKCD, anyone?!I'm sorry, I'm just addicted to that webcomic. I generally stay up until 12 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays just to get to read the new comic as soon as it comes out.How obsessed are you guys? (/ girls)

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

HTML Image Grabber?

I wish to be able to scrape an image from a webcomic with a html script so I can view the image offline at a later date or so I can view the webcomic when the site is blocked on a comic such as XKCD.

Asked by willywoozle 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Great Revelation

Have you ever randomly stumbled across something (book, painting, comic, etc.) perfectly tailored for you? Something so perfectly fitting, that for a few fleeting seconds, the universe and all of its mysteries were laid bare before you.

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

getting into cos play

Looking to get involved in Cos Play but always hear about events after the fact and never in time to scheduke or build something. I'm in Ontario Canada what events should I look out for.

Posted by buffy.irwin.7 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

how to open port 6112

Now that i have my computer up n running i lost the ability to host. some guy on the game told me to open port 6112. how would i go about doin that? (some random comic)

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how would i go about building a Batman suit?

I just wanna know how I could build a custom looking Batman suit.With movable helmet,leather cape,and a really cool chest piece.

Asked by [Mr.Random] 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I noticed the absence of cartoons on Instructables, (other than robot) post your cartoons, comics, doodles and art here! Attached are two of mine, simplified and vectorised using inkscape. Edit: Unvectorised image of pants added. Two new cartoons added, Arabian and Howdy Pardner KSM

Posted by kiwi_soccer_maniac 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

TRON: Legacy. How would I be able to set-up a battery-run LED Strip system in my NY Comic Con costume? Answered

Alright, so I'm going to NY Comic-Con with a loose adaptation of Jeff Bridges' (Kevin Flynn) outfit from the movie Tron: Legacy. I chose this outfit because, as far as lighting is concerned, it seems like the second-easiest costume to make. Pictures will be provided below. Now, my confusion. Because EL wire would be a bit too dim (and expensive) for the effect I want, I've decided on the LED strip approach. I found this reel of 3528 SMD LED Strip that is both cheap and very bright, but after looking around the interwebz about battery power, I am thoroughly confused. For about (at most) 12 feet of this wire, what would I need to set-up a system where the LED would last for most of the day? I probably would wear it for 3 of the 4 days of NYCC, so I suppose the battery(ies) should be rechargeable (or if not, cheap enough to buy in bulk). I'm a college student, so I'm on bit of a budget if you couldn't tell already lol. Thank you in advance. I hope to hear from you guys soon!

Asked by jamesdavis86 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

This is why Makers do what we do

David Malki, who draws the Wondermark online comic, has been doing a series of DIY-themed strips for the past two weeks.  The last one, with Maker's mottos, is a great presentation of why we do what we do.

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Boston Zine Fair

Zines! Comics! Arts! Crafts! The Boston Zine Fair is a weekend-long event with the aim of bringing together zinesters, artists, small presses and other producers of independent media. The conference includes two full days of tabling and numerous hands-on workshops and discussion panels which give us the opportunity to learn new skills to use in our own creative enterprises, as well as to explore the importance of independent media in a corporate-owned world. The Boston Zine Fair is free and open to the public. In previous years the Boston Zine Fair (formerly known as Beantown Zinetown) has drawn hundreds of both local and national publishers, and has been a great way to build community and just enjoy each other's company.\Workshops:Saturday, September 2011:30-1 Binding Techniques, Zines and Resistance2-3:30 Anarchist Publishing, How to Run a Distro3:30-5:00 Zines as an Eductional ToolSunday, September 2111:30-1 Comic jam/Zine making, Crafts2-3:30 Future of Zines Panel3:30-5 Comics and Education/Organizing WHEN: September 20-21, 2008 - 10am-6pm WHERE: Art Institute of Boston, 601 Newbury Street (near Kenmore Square), Boston, MA, 02215 directions ADMISSION: Free!

Posted by noahw 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

The President Of the United States Is a Ninja

This morning I awoke to find Our president strewn about the news in a rather comical way: He had nearly been assassinated by shoes (joke) and I took some video using the technique from my recent instructable and converted it into a gif if you are going to use this on anything please make sure I'm mentioned, it's just common courtesy XD

Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

More patches up for grabs!

For no particular reason, I have created a set of patches based on the web comics Questionable Content and XKCD. Do you want one? Then tell me why you deserve one... Hiccup Update: I can't send patches until the image upload thingie is fixed (I only uploaded the picture of Pintsize when I wrote this).  Sorry.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

New Howtoons Site!

You may have seen some of the awesome Howtoons comics up on Instructables; you may even have added a project to the Beta Howtoons group. Howtoons is the brainchild of our own Saul Griffith of Squid Labs, artist Nick Dragotta, and Joost Benson.We're happy to let you know that the official Howtoons site is now up- check daily for projects and updates. The first Howtoons book will be coming out in November.

Posted by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

[Question about diffusing light] ... Making a Tron costume. How can I diffuse the LED lights to look more smooth? Answered

Alright, so I'm making a Tron Legacy outfit for NY Comic Con in a few days. It's a spin-off of Kevin Flynn's black robe, which is basically a robe with a light on the borders of it. Pic below. Now, for many reasons, I'm using LED strips instead of EL wire. The problem is that the LEDs are so bright that each individual light shines clearly through the white shower curtain that I'm using. Do you guys know of any really good ways to diffuse this light so that it looks smoother? When I lift the curtain higher from the strip, maybe about an inch, it becomes more diffused. But since I will be sewing this to my garment, I'm not 100% sure how to keep the shower curtain higher above the LEDs at all times. Any enlightenment would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by jamesdavis86 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Jewelry - Salvaged Barbie Doll Parts

This is one of the more unique re-purposed jewelry ideas that I have seen.  At first I thought the faces and body parts were photos or maybe paintings.   However, the interesting and comical compositions are created using Barbie parts! The Plastic Body Series designed by Margaux Lange is a jewelry line that combines salvaged Barbie doll parts with sterling silver and pigmented resins. You actually HAVE to check out this link; I am so amused by this!

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hey, how're you doing? I need some help. My Halloween costume I'm making needs a structure that is either self stabilizing, or can roll. I know how to make it roll, but it would be amazing if it could stabilize.  I'm going to be holding the structure with one hand, so I need one side heavier than the other, but I'm not sure what materials to use that are effective and cheap. Please help! Thanks! (PICTURES in order: Abigail Original picture, Abigail Issue #1 of comic series, Quick Sketch of the costume)

Posted by RoadkillJoe667 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago