Prepare Your Comic, Manga or Graphic Novel For Print

Geoffrey Jacobs, Drawing Expert

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16 Videos (52m)
    • Introduction

    • Overview of the comic/manga production process

    • How large should I draw my pages?

    • Printer's marks

    • What you need to know about page count

    • Resolution explained

    • Bitmaps vs. Vectors

    • Colour modes

    • Questions to ask yourself before going to print

    • Binding options

    • Creating impositions for saddle stitch

    • ISBN's and barcodes

    • Sending your files to print

    • Paper weight & paper finish

    • Proofs

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Have you ever wanted to make your own manga, graphic novel or comic?

Most aspiring creators focus on the art or the story, and forget about the printing process. But understanding the printing process is crucial!

This course breaks the printing process down into easy, bite-sized chunks. In less than one hour you will learn everything you need to make your comic or manga look awesome in print. You will learn everything from color set up to binding options and everything in between. Enrol today!

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

I finally understand what a vector vs. bitmap is. Such a minor detail, but it's just an example of how detailed and fantastic this class is for anyone who is semi-new and needing help of working on a comic.
Jessi Bailey

Coffee Lover, Biologist, Artist, Blogger, Youtuber

This was so helpful, it answered so many questions I had about sending my work to get printed. Very valuable information!
Rebecca Smith

Concept Art & Graphic Design

This is just what I was looking for! Useful information for printing any kind of digital art. I always had a filling that everybody around me had this knowledge but nobody wanted to share. After taking this class I am sure I will be more confident when my next work will go to print. Thank you very much for this tutorial.
Tina Podbregar

Designer & project manager





Geoffrey Jacobs

Drawing Expert

 Hi, my name is Geoff and I'm a professional illustrator.

From a young age I have had a passion for drawing, inspired by cartoons, comics and the animal world. I taught myself to draw, and now I want to teach you!

Whether you want to draw for fun, or professionally, I want your drawing experience to be as easy as possible. I do this by pointing out simple observations that most students miss, and by sharing lessons from my 27 years of drawing experience.

I'll give you tips I learned when studying a Bachelor of Design at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia and knowledge I gained while working professionally in animation and illustration.