Websites for Creators #3 – Creating Comics with Tim van de Vall


Today’s site  is Creating Comics with Tim van de Vall. Tim is the creator of the digitalcomic, The Adventures of Chartwell.

The site not only showcases some of Tim’s great work, but is a fantastic resource for comic book creators of all skill levels. It features tutorials covering a range of topics, recommendations for equipment and software you may need, as well as drawing tips. He also has some free resources and downloads for you to use as well.

I can’t recommend this site enough! Check it out at


Websites for Creators #2 –

From the people behind Sketch Magazine, Blue Line Pro, Comic Related and Skystorm Studios comes,,  a great resource for comic creators. You’ll find info about Sketch Magazine and their excellent Sketch Podcast, hosted by Bill Nichols, John Wilson and Robert Hickey.  The site also provides curated videos, tutorials and other interesting posts on comics creation as a whole.

Check out Bill Nichols’ Comics Mentor  posts while your there. He offers practical advice on the comics profession as well as words of encouragement for those trying to make their own comics.

All in all Sketch is a great resource for anyone looking for information on creating comics!

Websites for Creators – Paper Wings

The main purpose of this blog is to talk about comics. As a writer and artist, I’m always on the lookout for great resources for creators.  So I thought focusing on some of my favorite websites for creators might make a good series for this blog.

I recently became aware of the site called Paper Wings. This site focuses almost completely on comic book creation. They mainly do this through their podcast, hosted by Lora Innes and Chris Oatley. There are also articles on how to navigate the business side of comics as well as posts concerning writing, art, and lettering. They also have a few great interviews on the podcast (I really enjoyed the one with Justin Copeland).

I’m still working my way though the articles and podcast episodes, but I really like what I’m reading and hearing so far.

I think this is a great site for not just comic creators but for freelancers trying to make it in any creative field.

Check the site out here: