Resources

Here’s a pretty exhaustive list of tools and resources that I use on a regular basis. Along with a whole load of really useful ways to learn and improve. I hope it helps!

Digital Creation

Hardware

  • Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 UKUS
  • Wacom Keyboard UKUS
  • Vertical Ergonomic Mouse UKUS
  • Sennheiser Momentum 2 (Over Ear) UKUS

Software

  • Adobe Photoshop CC UKUS
  • Clip Studio Paint Pro (formerly Manga Studio EX) UKUS
  • Celtx Website

Traditional Creation

  • Pentel Graphgear 500 Mechanical Pencil UKUS
  • Windsor & Newton Extra Smooth Bristol Board* UK US
  • Copic Set B Ciao Markers UKUS
  • Manga Paper UKUS
  • Stationary (rulers, etc.)

*The absolute gold standard of paper…I never thought I’d be a fanboy for paper…

Tutorials

Online

Books

  • Burne Hogarth UKUS
  • Scott McCloud UKUS

These two are the heavyweights of anatomy and comic book storytelling respectively.

Legal

  • The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators: A Legal Toolkit for Comic Book Artists and Writers UKUS

This may seem like an odd thing to include but I can’t recommend this book enough. If you’re looking to publish a comic book, you need this book. Just make sure to actually lawyer up too.

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