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Comic template kit 1 by elfkin Comic template kit 1 by elfkin
I have, for a long time, been slowly creating my own printable templates for certain comic book boards.

And I figured, having finished the three main important ones, I'd compile them into a set and share them. This set of three templates consists of:

(1) 11x17 inch blue-line full bleed comic page template
(2) 11x17 inch blue-line full bleed comic cover template
(3) 8.5x11 inch blue-line comic layout template

You'll need to print the comic page and comic cover files onto 11x17 inch plate finish bristol, or whatever boards you do your comics on. The layout sheet template can be printed on any white paper you want to do your page layout planning on.

The files in this kit will enable you to print all the stuff you need to create a comic. The measurements and printed margins are industry standard in their aspect ratio and the non-photo blue was compared to my pro boards and the colors were spot on most varieties.

Now, a caveat on colors... These boards print a perfect non-photo blue on MY PRINTER. Every printer differs a little in how it reads colors though, and you may need to adjust the file's colors slightly to suit your printer. When creating them, I used the accepted hexadecimal color code for perfect non-photo blue--A4DDED. Your printer's mileage with this may vary.

I hope this is helpful. Please don't post these files to share anywhere else. Though please feel free to link back to here. And Enjoy! Comic creation is a joy, and I hope these help people more easily and affordably create. And if you have any questions about using these templates, just ask!

FYI, I use a wide format Epson printer to create the 11x17 boards. This kind of printer has a full bleed function (which means it prints to the edge of the board without that inconvenient border) I just load the 11x17 bristol stock in and go. If it turns out that your wide format printer does NOT print to the edge, then you may need to open the files in an editor (such as photoshop) and trim the outer negative space just a bit. Then they'll print just perfect, even on a wide format printer that doesn't have full bleed capability.
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:iconmoucomics:
moucomics Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this! ;)
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:iconmoucomics:
moucomics Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this! ;)
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:icondaledriven:
daledriven Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!  Thanks!
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:iconmatadorstudio:
Matadorstudio Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks dude this is much needed 
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:iconlisica596:
lisica596 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
This is awesome! Thanks!
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:iconawgie:
awgie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
sweet ! thanks :D
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:iconrodrigodiazaravena:
RodrigoDiazAravena Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thank you very much. It's a great job and are very helpful.Clap 
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:iconpandailustra:
PandaIlustra Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for share bro! Have a nice weekend!
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:iconmauricioaraujo:
mauricioaraujo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Thanks for sharing. :D
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:iconapoklepz:
Apoklepz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your effort put into making this and sharing it.

Very helpful indeed. ;) (Wink)
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:iconapodacas:
apodacas Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Thank you for sharing. Just what I needed.
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:iconzander2bit:
zander2bit Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Love the templates. Very inspiring!
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:iconapplemacgrandpa:
applemacgrandpa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
very helpful templates, thanks for sharing.
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:iconegiova:
egiova Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, very useful. Time saver with no doubt!
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:iconnonereal:
nonereal Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I hope to add this to my manga studio 5ex but mainly to see if I can learn to create a comic book...by myself...a childhood dream.
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:iconlord-crios:
Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, thanks a lot
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:icon13jak:
13Jak Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
this is great. i really appreciate it. thank you.
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:iconcloudlakes:
cloudlakes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  These templates are such a help!!!!!
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:iconkittenxaos:
KittenXaos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
I love you.
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:iconroots-t:
Roots-T Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
excellent, thanks.
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:iconalem3:
alem3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Excellent is really what I was looking for, good post friend, that you be a cordial greetiI am a dummy! 
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:icondragonbrushstudio:
DragonBrushStudio Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing this.

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:iconamartires:
amartires Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Thanks a lot for these awesome templates!
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:icondehya502:
dehya502 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thank you ^^
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:iconsealotsgirl:
sealotsgirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
thanks I've been looking all over for this!
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:icondogkaster:
dogkaster Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thanks very much for this!
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:iconkn0mad:
KN0MAD Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Amazing, Thank you so much!
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:iconabsentwhite:
AbsentWhite Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconpapcryplz: Thanks for the templates! ... but what if the printer one has doesn't print 11x17...?
(I'm not a pro or anything so it should be alright to shrink it to a 8.5x11in paper xD?)
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm sure you can print this on 8.5x11 paper, but if you're going to do that, just open up photoshop and create a new file that is 6.8x10.5 inches and make a nonphoto blue border on the file, then print. It's what this one reduces to for letter size paper and you wouldn't have to fuss with the shrunken bleed and trim margins that are no longer in scale.

If you want it on stock that is 11x17, but lack a printer that can do it...what you CAN do is put the file on a disk, then get some 2 ply 11x17 bristol (plate finish is my favorite) and then go to the local printer and have them print the templates onto the bristol for you.
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Shungie Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome thank you for posting this! :D!
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are very, very welcome!
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:icontentacletartestudios:
TentacleTarteStudios Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for posting this! I haven't used it yet, I'm about to experiment ;)
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'd love to see what your experiments yield. Have fun!
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:iconauroraart:
AuroraArt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful, elfkin! Thank you! ^^
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:iconbillracz:
billracz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
These are great thank you for putting all that time in making them.
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are so welcome! I hope they help!
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:iconsommiel:
sommiel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
thanks i appreciate this
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are SO very welcome. I hope it makes your creative process smoother
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ChibiBug Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
These are amazing! Is the layout page for planning out the individual pages?
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
And thank you SO much!
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
It actually enables you to layout 4 pages at a time. I have a seperate page that I may be uploading to DA that is a single page layout sheet. The advantage there is a bigger work area to layout your page concepts.
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:iconchibibug:
ChibiBug Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome! What are the three sets of little notches along each of the sides of the page templates? Are those for spacing panels?
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
yep, those are for using to break the page at points for panels. You don't have to use them, they're just there in case you need them.
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TorruellasArts Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
O.O thank u soooooooooo much! great file to punt on to use!
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are very WELCOME! Have fun with them!
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:iconcjtrunk:
cjtrunk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thanks for this! It's going to be very useful.
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are very welcome. I hope it serves your project well!
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:iconwolfstar04:
WolfStar04 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I tryed to download my come can't reconize the RAR file.... Wouldn't it make it easyer if it was a ZIP file?
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:iconelfkin:
elfkin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I use WinRar, a comparable software to Winzip and prefer to compress into .rar format. .rar files are very common and so there are several decompilers out there that will open them. You can get a copy of WinRar too. Just google it. It's very easy to use.
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:iconcjtrunk:
cjtrunk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
You can use stuffit expander. It's a freebie program and it'll open rars and other types of files for you. It's simple to use. Once downloaded. You just drop the file over the icon and it opens it.
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