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Debbie Keller
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Illustrator Panels for a Comic Book Project

Digital Asset Published 7/27/11 Last updated on 5/16/18
Here is an Illustrator file with six different artboards. Each artboard has a different layout that can be used when creating a comic book. Rearrange, duplicate or delete the artboards to customize the comic book to fit the story that is being told. I have added a CS4 specific file of the comic book panels. I have also added a speech bubble library. This file can be added to your Symbol Library or it can be opened using the Other Library option on the Symbol Library panel menu.
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Janet Chafey

Posted on 10/15/18 10:57:47 PM Permalink

Thank you!​

Manuela Taboada

Posted on 10/5/18 2:25:22 PM Permalink

​This is an excellent resource! thanks for sharing!

Joanne Hall

Posted on 9/30/18 3:15:53 AM Permalink

Thank you!!!​

Oliver Faulkner

Posted on 9/29/18 6:47:59 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing!​

Autumn Carpenter

Posted on 9/27/18 3:55:58 PM Permalink

​Thank you! As someone who is new to illustrator and is a beginner cartoonist this is a big help!! You are awesome!

Rose Duggan

Posted on 2/17/18 5:00:56 AM Permalink

​Love your resource! Thanks Debbie!

Freddy Torres Vega

Posted on 2/15/18 9:40:07 PM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing this resource!

Robert Bourgeois

Posted on 2/11/18 12:50:49 AM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing this resource!

Debbie Keller

Posted on 2/9/18 2:12:46 PM Permalink

​The speech bubbles are in the Symbols panel.

anna vitiello

Posted on 2/9/18 2:54:21 AM Permalink

The speech bubble resource is blank?

Henrique Zaagman

Posted on 2/9/18 10:21:26 AM Permalink

Debbie Keller

Posted on 2/9/18 2:13:56 PM Permalink

They can be found in the Symbols panel. They are meant to be used as a symbol and dragged where needed. ​Load this document into your existing comic book that is being drawn via the Library > Other Library.

Diane Wilikofsky

Posted on 2/7/18 3:52:10 PM Permalink

​I just downloaded the speech bubble resource and the page is blank.

Henrique Zaagman

Posted on 2/9/18 10:21:20 AM Permalink

Debbie Keller

Posted on 2/9/18 2:14:23 PM Permalink

They can be found in the Symbols panel. They are meant to be used as a symbol and dragged where needed. Load this document into your existing comic book that is being drawn via the Library > Other Library.

Beth Hay

Posted on 2/6/18 12:43:07 PM Permalink

Thanks, Debbie.​

Kathryn Arnold

Posted on 2/6/18 2:14:54 AM Permalink

​Thank you, Debbie!

elizabeth cappello

Posted on 1/30/18 6:44:25 PM Permalink

​Hi, great video. I see an empty file for speechbubbles.ai. Can you check this? Also in the video I see that you brought in speech bubbles from a symbols library. How is that? Thank so much!

Henrique Zaagman

Posted on 2/3/18 12:53:02 PM Permalink

Did you find the speechbubbles yet?

Henrique Zaagman

Posted on 2/3/18 12:59:21 PM Permalink

Debbie Keller

Posted on 2/9/18 2:14:52 PM Permalink

They can be found in the Symbols panel. They are meant to be used as a symbol and dragged where needed.

Load this library into your existing comic book that is being drawn via the Library > Other Library.

Diane Wilikofsky

Posted on 1/30/18 2:03:57 AM Permalink

​Thank you for the resources!

Petra Sabert

Posted on 1/29/18 12:54:57 PM Permalink

Meinen allerbesten Dank hierfür.

P. Michael Quinn

Posted on 1/28/18 9:21:44 PM Permalink

​Thanks for these templates, especially the speech bubbles! You are kind to share these (and I see you are kinder to have converted them on request for CS4).

Debbie Keller

Posted on 2/9/18 2:15:16 PM Permalink

​You are welcome!

Rochelle Chisolm

Posted on 1/28/18 8:53:48 PM Permalink

Thank you so much for the resources.

Héctor Adolfo Bernal Sandoval

Posted on 1/28/18 3:39:14 PM Permalink

​Thanks, for the material

Gracias por el material

Tony Fling

Posted on 1/26/18 7:34:19 PM Permalink

​Thank You!

Steve Morey

Posted on 1/25/18 5:03:52 PM Permalink

​Thank you so much.

Mario Tafoya

Posted on 1/24/18 11:46:32 PM Permalink

​Thank you

Rich Sigfrit

Posted on 1/22/18 4:17:31 PM Permalink

​Thank you very much for a great resource!

Debbie Keller

Posted on 10/7/11 12:40:14 PM Permalink

There are many excellent Pen tool exercises on the Internet. Google Illustrator Pen Practice. They are PDF files so you don't have to worry about the students copying the shape, they have to use the Pen tool. It talks them through corner and smooth anchor points and shows them exactly where to click to get the write curve.

I am taking the students comic book covers and printing them on iron-on transfers and making t-shirts. The student will get extra-credit for wearing the t-shirt to school and it's a way to advertise the class for future students.

Marquis McClean

Posted on 10/7/11 12:28:51 PM Permalink

Awesome... thanks so much.. this is a great lesson. Im currently introducing illustrator and planing to have my students create a comic as a major project. We just started learning the pen tool.

Debbie Keller

Posted on 10/6/11 7:00:23 PM Permalink

Sure! I have uploaded that file for you. I have also added a Symbol Library called speechbubbles.

Marquis McClean

Posted on 10/6/11 10:59:25 AM Permalink

can you create this in cs4 or lower... I lost 5 of the artboards...

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