Hooked on Comics

Introduction

manga drawing of girlEverything a comics fan could want, from online comics and trivia, to drawing tutorials, career advice and more.

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Before You Choose a Visual Art Career
Do you have what it takes to make art for a living?
 
Breaking into Anime
Find out how to get a career in anime, as an artist or even as a voice-actor!
 
Comic Book Resources
Daily comic book news, previews, reviews, commentary and message boards with links to comic book publishers.
 
COMICCON.com
Attend a virtual Comic Con! Find out about the latest releases, and communicate with other fans.
 
Comics.com
Missed your daily comic strip in today's paper? Read it online here.
 
Drawing Cartoons, Comics, Manga and Anime
Check out this list of sites about comics, and learn how to draw action poses using action figures, get a list of upcoming comics conventions, plot a comic book page, and more.
 
Free Online Comic Books
The Collins Compendium of Free Comic Books is a list of links to over 300 comics and manga available online.
 
IGN Comics
Comic book news, reviews and forums.
 
Manga Tutorials
Learn about perspective, shading, paneling, writing and more!
 
Marvel Comics Villains Trivia
How much do you know about the enemies of Spider-Man, the Hulk and the X-Men? Take this quiz and find out!
 
SoYouWanna Be a Comic Book Artist?
Find out how to prepare a portfolio, meet comic book editors, self-publish and more.
 
Superhero Hype
News about superhero-related TV, movies, and comics.
 
Superhero Quiz
Which superhero are you?
 
Superhero Universe
Get the latest superhero news, post fan fiction, and upload fan art and superhero wallpaper to the site's gallery.
 
The Master List
Find a comic book store near you.
 
Top 6 Top Comic Book Auction Sites
Use these sites to buy and sell comics.  
Books
Cosplay : Catgirls and Other Critters
Gerry Poulos
Create your own anime costume.
 
Fullmetal Alchemist Profiles 1
If you're a Fullmetal Alchemist fan, you'll enjoy this collection of character biographies and story backgrounds.
 
How to Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons
Hikaru Hiyashi
One of a large series of manga drawing guides.
 
Manga : Sixty Years of Japanese Comics
Paul Gravett
Filled with full-color pictures and excerpts, this is a great overview of manga's history.
 
Shonen Jump
The American version of the most popular manga magazine in Japan features excerpts from the latest manga.
 
The Art of Comic-Book Inking
Gary Martin
Learn how to contour, feather and crosshatch like the pros.
 
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl
Barry Lyga
Fanboy and Goth Girl bond over a mutual love of comics, and a mutual hatred of high school.
 
The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics
Mark Chiarello
Uses DC Comics characters to explain and illustrate the basics of lettering and coloring.
 
The Plain Janes
Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg
The Plain Janes are a secret club who liven up their town with art. This is one of a few great titles from Minx, a new, quirky imprint for girls from DC Comics.
 
Writing for Animation, Comics and Games
Christy Marx
The author, who has worked on X-Men Revolution and Lord of the Rings, outlines how to create professionally-formatted scripts for these formats.