Making Vertical Comics

I recently started sharing Anubis: Dog of Death on Line Webtoon, an internet comic portal.

We got a lot of praise, but there was one thing they wanted us to change about the comic.

They wanted us to make it vertical.

The idea would be that we could space the comic out by separating and enlarging the individual panels, so that it would fit Webtoon’s scrolling format, and so that people could appreciate the details more.

I asked John if he would be willing to start drawing the pages like that instead of in the traditional print-page format, but he felt that we would lose the dynamic composition we had.

So instead, I decided to make a Webtoons edit of each page John draws, and post both versions to Line Webtoon.

You can see those vertical pages by clicking this link!

I have also started a seperate comic on Line Webcomic for bonus and behind-the-scenes content for ‘Anubis: Dog of Death’ that we are calling Anubis Doodles.

You can see that by clicking this link!

I have also tried to post these comics to another internet comic portal called Tapas, but have seen much less success there so far.

Check out Anubis: Dog of Death and Anubis Doodles on Tapas!

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  1. I just started following the comics on both Tapas and Line Webtoon. I like your solution so far, but I donโ€™t fully understand why they arenโ€™t satisfied with just the single-page format post-style. I understand they want readers to be able to use the scrolling format, and itโ€™s geared more for reading comics on a phone. But I have also seen a few comics where the entire page is posted, like you have at the end of each one. I imagine it would be a bit confusing to people at first. But still, it looks great, and I canโ€™t wait to read more. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Great, thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

      I sort of get it.
      There were some details in the art even I didn’t spot until I did the edit.
      You get a more focused look at each part, and it helps with pacing.

      1. Oh, for sure. And it would be unfair to people to create a completely different experience for people primarily using Line Webtoon and/or Tapas from other means. Like I said, I enjoyed what you posted so far. Keep up the great work!

      1. Iโ€™m trying to call Vince my eldest daughter to do a course of animation because she is drawing and writing all day comics style and some of the characters are very peculiar.any tips?

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