Quick Guide: How To Start Your Comic Book

If you’re unsure how to create your own comic book, here’s a quick guide that will help you.

This quick guide is a summary on how you can complete a comic book:

1. Start With The Characters

First, you decide on what type of story you want to tell, then start looking at the most popular characters in your genre or sub-genre. You may also want to search online to see what other people have said about famous comic book characters.

Start with the most basic and famous characters, then find something that will be a good fit for that character of your comic book series.

Keep in mind to avoid taking the comic books’ characters too seriously. If you take them too seriously, the comic may turn out to be a parody of the book itself, rather than an original story. This will also make the comic uninteresting to read, and will not be worth reading.

Readers are looking for something new, something that isn’t familiar to them, something they don’t know and can’t relate to, making your story more interesting.

2. Choose A Genre

Once you have picked out the most popular characters, start looking at what type of story you want to tell, or choose your genre. Once you have the starting point decided upon, you can start thinking of a word, a plot, and the main characters and their problems and conflict.

3. Set A Timeline

Once you have a story ready, write it down, so it’s easier for you to remember. Figure out who will be your main characters, how will the information be told, how long it’ll take to complete, and if there are going to be sub-plots or other parts of the story. Then you can write the first few issues or chapters.

Write each issue as you would like it to go, and don’t wait until you have completed the series to begin writing each issue. When you start, you may feel like you’re in a hurry, but if you write each issue at a time, you’ll soon be able to write it like a real story without going off tangent or having to do a lot of rewriting.

4. Get Ideas From Various Media

You can learn how to write a storyline and start and get the plot going by listening to some audiobooks or movies about it. You can find these on DVDs, CDs, or just about anywhere. You can even buy software that can walk you through the entire process for you.

With such, it will tell you what you need to do to get the first issue going.

You can also read comic books so you can get more inspiration. Reading different genres will help you form a unique idea on how to make an exciting storyline.

5. Don’t Forget The Villain

Last but not least is to use your imagination to create a villain for your story. Or make some of the conflicts that can be solved by your characters’ skills. Your reader will enjoy this part of the story because you have given them something to look forward to.


With this guide, you can start drawing your comic books. As you start, keep in mind that it’s going to take some time, but once you have everything down, you’ll be able to write and draw a new comic book quickly. If you find that you have to put in a lot of work before you get the story or plot written down, you can always hire a writer to help you out.

To become successful as a beginner is to start. You’ll get better as you read more comics, but it’s up to you to find the best starting point for your own story. The more you get used to it, the easier it will become.