Character Creation Exercise

For some writers, creating fictional characters is the toughest part of making stories. With so many variables to fill in, anyone can get confused pretty quickly. This exercise distills many of those variables down to just a few powerful ones.

You'll have your character fleshed out within minutes!

A Comics Creation Tutorial

This is 12+ pages of some really great insight into what makes a comic book. The structure, the look, and the conventions of using sequential pictures to tell a story.

This is a must have to get the most out of this Kit.

Manga Conventions

Consider this a cheat sheet where you've got most of the commonly used Manga Conventions on one sheet.

There are many more than these but this is a great start!

Plot Line Exercise

Get to the meat of your story. You can even create more than one plot line, each one connected to the other.

You'll have the action all fleshed out within minutes!

The Story Web Exercise

This exercise is designed to get to the heart of what kind of story you'd like to write. It's as simple as circling the types that interest you then connecting them together with lines. It creates a visual web of your story!

Pretty slick..

Thumbnail Sheet

Sometimes you want to know exactly what you're going to draw on each page of your comic. This sheet puts all 24 pages on a single page. Now you dont have to flip through a booklet to get the details you need! Faster and faster!

We love it.

The Timing Wheel

Find out exactly where your hour goes. Then you can create a plan that will have you knocking out pages like crazy!

This graphic is supported by years of testing!

Tips and Tricks

A page full of the tips and tricks we've gathered over the last 5 years of making comics really fast.

You don't have to do all of them but even if you just do 10 you'll be in a much better position of success!

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The 24 Hour Comic Survival Guide - 2014 Edition

Currently in Draft

We have a sneek peek, preview version going to the printers for this years San Diego Comic-Con. We are planning to do a limited run of only 50 copies. We'll raffle off 10 signed copies! Look for us in Room 18 at 5:15pm on Friday July 25th.

Version 3.6.2

Survival Guide v.3.6

Version 3.5

Survival Guide v.3.5

Download 3.5

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Size: 4 Megs
Release Date: October 20, 2012

This time we offer a PDF to view and download much faster. Why didn't we think of this before? Because it was your feedback that put us on the right track. Thanks! Contact Us.

Version 3.1

Survival Guide v.3.1

Download 3.1

Size: 7.9 Megs
Release Date: September 4, 2011

We made some adjustments to the layout and optimized this version for Duplex Printing. This means the kit comes out doubled-sided. You have a clean layout, nice text, and a revised credits section. We are always improving our kit. Contact Us.

Version 3.0

Survival Guide v.3.0

Download 3.0

Size: 7.7 Megs
Release Date: August 1, 2011

This is our very first kit, ever. We keep it available here for archival purposes. We've come a long way since then. If you have any stories about the first time you used this kit, drop us a line. Contact Us.