Phatcomics process – Part 1

So how do I make my comics ? I get asked this a lot. There is so much info online about the process of comic making and production, is there any need for me to add to the pile?

Probably not.

But if one piece of info helps to bring someone into comics, helps someone get round a tricky problem then it’s gotta be worth it.

To start this I will talk about my set – up. The first part is the digital set – up. As you can see from the photo, it’s a basic set – up. My computer is a terribly out of date iMac from 2007, i’m waiting for it to finally give up. It’s certainly wheezing it’s way to the finish line. Attached to this is an Epson A4 scanner, Epson A3 printer and a Cintiq 22hd. If you are in two minds about switching to drawing on tablet.

Don’t be.

It’s awesome.

So software, Manga studio 5, And a bunch of ancient Adobe software.

I love digital, and it’s great to work in a time where this no longer talking point, are you trad or digital.


This not to say that I don’t work with analogue tools, as I do. This will be featured in the part two.

But the point is that no on has ever said to me that they didn’t like my comics because they were drawn on a computer, it isn’t even a consideration.

So, I hope to go into more depth once I’ve completed the studio walk round.


Until then,




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