Printable Comic Strip Layouts
Print comic strip templates and choose from 34 comic layouts that vary from equally sized panels with up to 20 panels to varied sized panels. The files are created by Donna Young of donnayoung.org, home to thousands of high quality printable files.
A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or to form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions.1
Books: Expressions and action in comic strips are represented or implied with lines and shapes. The budding cartoonist should learn how to create action and expression with lines and shapes and to practice these skills several times a week. Comic drawing books might offer a guide for making expressive lines and shapes and there are many comic drawing books to choose from. One that we found especially good is "Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels". If you would rather use curriculum, Alpha Omega Press has at least four units [ 1, 3, 4, & 7 ] that teach some elements of cartooning. If you purchased only one, get Unit 7 Comics.
Page Contents, The Templates
Below is a printable with many blank circles on which a child can practice drawing facial expressions.
Printable Cartoon panels
Typically the cartoonist will draw his own panels as needed, but for the budding cartoonist, some pre-drawn cartoon templates might be just the thing he needs to get started.
Classic - Comic Strip Templates
The printable comic panel pages in this group feature 1/4 inch gutters with equally sized panels. The outside margins should be around 1/2 inch but your printed results could be a little different.
Arch Top - Comic Strip Templates
2013 - DY - "Arch Top" is a set of printable comic strip templates that feature an open top. The open top may be used for anything that the artist decides and some examples are:
- The story title
- A dramatic opening
- Distant or close-up background imagery
Under the open top is an arched panel. The arched panel is either full width or divided and can be used as normal panels or to continue a dramatic effect that might have been started in the open top.
The panels on the "Arch Top" comic strip templates vary.
Comic Strip Templates - Set One
These comic panels print with thin black lines and with a narrow space between the panels. If you need more space between the panels look at my other sets. In this set, the paper may be turned in any direction because there is no true top-side.
2008 Comic Strip Layouts
The 2008 set of printable comic panels print with thicker black lines [than set one]. In addition to having heavy lines, there is a decent space between the panels. Once could indicate background in this space or write brief story-line captions below the panels.
1 Quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Strip