If you're thinking about creating your own web comic, I've found these three books useful reading.
to Make Web Comics
by Scott Kurtz and Peter Straub
For years young, creative men and women have dreamed about making a
living from their comic strips. But until recently their only avenue
of success was through a syndicate or publisher. Now more and more cartoonists
are doing it on their own and self-publishing their comic strips on the
web. With the right amount of work, knowledge, and luck, so, too, can
you. Scott Kurtz and Kristopher Straub offer their advice on how to create
compelling characters, develop a solid comic strip, build a website,
forge a community, and start earning money from your Webcomic without
having to sell your soul.
Written by the Eisner award winning cartoonist
behind "PVP", Scott Kurtz, "PvP" received 1.3 Million
unique page views in Q1 2007 and averages 150k-200k hits per day.
Tools and Techniques for Digital Cartooning
by Steven Withrow and
"Webcomics" is an introduction to one of today's fastest
growing and most exciting areas of publishing - online comics, created
digitally and distributed on the Internet. Combining profiles of well-known
webcomics creators with detailed workthroughs that reveal the nuts
and bolts of every aspect of comic creation and presentation, this
book is a "must-have" for anyone interested in where comics
are headed in the 21st century.
2.0: An Insider's Guide to Writing, Drawing and Promoting Your Own Webcomics
Teaches readers how to develop a concept for a webcomic,
draw it, and publish it on the Internet. The book also shows them how
to promote their finished webcomic and earn money from it. Webcomics
2.0 explores the two methods of webcomic creation: traditional paper-and-pencil
art that is scanned and manipulated on a computer, and digital art that
is created entirely on the computer.
It covers three popular types of
webcomics-adventure, humor and manga, and reveals the tools, software
and resources that will help both authors and writers get started in