I'm dedicated to providing new comic artists (or any artists for that matter) with the best information available. Whether you're a seasoned professional or brand new at this, you're bound to find some information here that's more than useful in your comic/art creating quest! So if you need image editing software, fonts, or even a host for your web comics; you can find the information here. I've marked the programs and resources listed below with my wings of approval for my top choices.

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Image Editing Software
3D Modeling Software
Web Comic Hosting
Comic Fonts
Art References
 

Image Editing Software


    • The GIMP: Free WARNING: This program comes bundled with adware if installed on a Windows PC! Checking off the extra installs will not prevent the adware from being installed. The best option if you want GIMP or their related products is to use it through a Linux system. If not it is highly recommended you choose another program. This is from my own personal experience. Probably the number one used photoshop alternative. It's a desktop program with layers, filters, and more.
 
    • GIMPShop: Chrissy's Pick Free WARNING: This program comes bundled with adware if installed on a Windows PC! Checking off the extra installs will not prevent the adware from being installed. The best option if you want GIMP or their related profucts is to use it through a Linux system. If not it is highly recommended you choose another program. This is from my own personal experience. This version is still one of my picks, despite the bundled adware, because it is a good program. I am using it on a Linux operating system and it came installed clean with no Adware. A version of the GIMP with a graphical user interface that's close to that of Photoshop for easier transition!
 
    • Paint.net: Free A desktop photo editor that has layers, filters, and more.
 
    • Pixia: Free This originally Japanese program mainly focuses on Anime/Manga but can do a lot more. It's translated from English and has layers, masks, and more.
 
    • Artweaver: Free Artweaver is very simple and includes layers and filters.
 
    • MyPaint: Free MyPaint is open-source software with layers.
 
    • FireAlpaca: Free FireAlpaca is another free editor with the ability to use layers.
 
    • Inkscape: Free Free vector imaging software! Great for producing clean line art.
 
    • Photoshop Express: Free Photoshop's free online photo editing software. Unfortunately, it does not have layers.
 
    • Photofiltre: Free This one is a desktop program with no layers.
 

3D Modeling Software


    • Google SketchUp: Chrissy's Pick Free Most likely one of the best things Google has going for it right now. Google SketchUp is a free 3D modeling program. With a vast library of models in the 3D Warehouse and a ton of plug in Ruby Scripts, this one is a must. The easy modeled settings make great background art for comics.
 
    • Blender: Chrissy's Pick Free Blender is a powerful 3D tool that rivals any professional high dollar 3D Software. A must for anyone who's serious about 3D modeling.
 
    • DAZ 3D: Free Daz Studio Pro is free to use and there are free tutorials through their 3D University.
 
    • Wings 3D: Free Wings is an easy to use 3D Modeling program with UV Mapping, Lights, and more
 
    • 3D Crafter: Free 3D Crafter is a smooth looking modeling an animation tool. It is compatable with many file types from other 3D software.
 

Web Comic Hosting


    • The Duck (AKA: Drunk Duck): Chrissy's Pick Free The Duck is an online web comics community, with free web comic hosting, tutorials, forums, user store and more.
 
    • Smack Jeeves: Chrissy's PickFree I seriously think they got the name from "Ask Jeeves" ... but that's my opinion. :D They offer a Premium service and web hosting packages as well as the free hosting.
 
    • Comic Genesis: Free Comic Genesis is Keenspot's free web hosting site. They offer unlimited hosting and several other features.
 
    • ComicFury: Free They are an advertizement free Web Comic Host with an easy to use interface for people who find themselves technologically challenged.
 
    • Comic Dish: Free Another, web comic hosting site with a simple interface that's ad free..
 

Comic Fonts


    • Font Squirrel: Chrissy's Pick Free Font Squirrel has a large number of free for commercial use fonts available for use. Including 21 fonts that are intended for comics; both for web and publishing. The link provided takes you directly to the comic section.
 
    • 1001fonts: 1001fonts has an entire section of free for commercial use fonts. Make sure that if you use fonts from them that you keep track of which ones you can use for profit or commercial use since not all the fonts on the site are available for commercial use. For your convenience we linked right to the free for commercial use section.
 
    • Blambot: Blambot has some awesome fonts, designed by a pro from the comic lettering field, that you can use if you follow the terms of the license agreement on their site.
 

Art References


    • Posemaniacs: Chrissy's Pick Free Posemaniacs has a dynamic setup. You select one of the thousands of 3D poses and rotate the pose for just the right angle! The models are all skinned, showing the bare muscles underneath, so if you're sensitive, it might not be for you. But, they have single figure poses as well as group poses.
 
    • Photo Reference for Comic Artists: This website has tons of great poses of super hero quality! Unfortunately, they have few free smaple images. You'll have to pay for the rest.