Online Comic Maker

Super Easy to Use • Fast to Create and Share • No Drawing Required

One Amazing Comic Creator

Multiple Editions for Your Comic Creation Needs

Comics in Education

Create comics with Storyboard That in your Classroom

Encourage reluctant readers or reluctant writers to get more involved in their schoolwork by making a comic strip online!

Comics in Business

Create comics with Storyboard That in your Business!!!

Boost morale and get the point across with some comic relief. Creating your own custom comic strip can strengthen collaboration!

Comics in Life

Create comics for fun!

Using our comic book maker online, you can create a comic book, graphic novel, or comic strip for a blog, social media, or printing!

Comics in Education!

Education Edition Starting at Just

Educational Comics are great for critical thinking skills

Students create their own comic to show they understand a process or concept:

  • Reinforce reading comprehension
  • Enhance understanding of complex literary topics like conflict and irony
  • Address differentiated learning types
  • Develop creative writing skills
  • Reinforce understanding through the retelling of a historical event

Find more examples of why Comics are Great in education!

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For Your Business or Team!

Business / Team Edition Starting at Just

Work doesn't have to be a stressful place. Comic relief can help boost morale and get the point across.

  • Comic relief in difficult situations
  • Work environment process with pictures
  • Motivational pictures to drive innovation
  • PSA or positive thoughts for your employees to enjoy
  • Workplace safety, health, and injury prevention comics

Strengthen collaboration by having your team create a comic together. Find more great examples why Comics are Great for your company!

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Create daily comics for work online

Comics for Personal Use

Personal Edition Starting at just

Create comics online for creative expression

We love posting and sending funny things to our friends and to the world. Making your own comic is easy and fun with Storyboard That.

  • Your Blog or Website
  • Presentations
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Comic Book
  • Graphic Novel

Start Creating your comic strip, comic book, or graphic novel today.

What are Comics?

A comic is defined as one picture or a sequence of pictures created for amusement and showing a narrative. There are a wide range of ideas of a comic. So much so that it is hard to get a definitive answer to that question. Let's break things down into essential pieces:

What You Find in a Comic

  • One image or a sequence of images, usually drawn by hand or digitally
  • A story or message in one or more panels
  • Use of speech bubbles, captions, and onomatopoeia
  • Purpose of brief humor or a short narrative

Here at Storyboard That, we love comics! Comics are fun. They are a form of expression that are easy to make and easy to understand. The visual aspect makes a big difference in shared understanding and communication.

comic definition and make your own comics

Love Comics?

Create superhero comics or graphic novels

We also love comics at Storyboard That. Our storyboard or comic creator is perfect for the classic 1, 3, or 6 cell comic strip with our drag and drop features. You can make your own comic strip just like you might remember from the Sunday funnies.

Comics have been around for a long time. Storytelling with pictures can be seen throughout history. Evidence points to ancient Rome with the example of Trajan's Column, Hieroglyphs in Egypt, and other examples of side-by-side pictures seen throughout ancient times. Translations of the Bible were depicted with pictures instead of words due to illiteracy!

The history of comics is very different based on what country you want to focus on. One thing that boosted the rise in comics is the advent of the printing press. After images could be added easily, mass media allowed comics to flourish with the ability to have regular spacing between words, speech bubbles, and then finally publishing of weekly comics. Many say Ally Sloper's Half Holiday as the first comic published with a recurring character.

From there, comic strips and comic books entered the mass media market with classics including Adventures of Tintin, The Dandy, and The Beano.

Today, comics are now super simple to create even if you are not an artist!

Comics are Great For

Some of Our Favorite Reasons to Create Comics

Education Comics

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Studies
  • Character Education
  • Retell a Historical Event
  • Explain a Process/Concept in STEM (and beyond)
  • Artistic Expression
  • Creative Writing
  • Literary Satire
  • Learning About Your Family Tree
  • Sequence of Events
  • PSAs
  • Classroom Decorations
  • Graphic Novel Pages

Business Comics

  • Non-threatening PSA
  • Ice-breaker
  • Presentation Starter/Finisher
  • Addressing HR Issues
  • Team Building Activity
  • Explaining a Process
  • Commercial or Ad Creation
  • Addressing Company Cultural Issues
  • Newsletters
  • Safety Cartoon Comic
  • Instructions for Your Customers
Digital storytelling with our comic maker

How To Make a Comic Strip

How to make a comic strip

With Storyboard That’s online comic strip maker, it is so easy to create a comic online!

Follow the simple instructions below:

  • Click on the “Create a Storyboard” button to get to the creator.
  • Give your comic a name!
  • Use the comic generator to choose a layout. To do this, click on the “layout” button in the right hand menu. This is where you can add and delete cells, and add titles and descriptions if you would like.
  • Find the perfect scenes for the setting of your comic; all of our scenes are customizable! Simply drag the scene into the cell, and edit as you wish. Look for the "Edit Scene" button on the menu!
  • Find and customize characters. We have TONS to choose from!
  • Choose from our thousands of items to add to your scenes.
  • Add dialogue and thought bubbles by clicking on the “speech bubbles” categories. We have all kinds of styles to choose from.
  • Add text to your titles and descriptions if you so desire.
  • Save your work to share with others!

These instructions are also available in greater detail and with images on our How to Make a Comic Strip page!

Some of the coolest ideas to share your work made by the comic book maker include: making a greeting card, a slideshow, printing out and hanging around the classroom, posting to social media, and making a comic book!

Frequently Asked Questions about The Comic Maker

Why make comic strips?

Comic strips are a fun and engaging way for students to show what they know, and they are excellent visual tools. Our comic strip maker for students allows students to use characters, images, scenes, and speech bubbles to tell a story. When they make a comic rather than typing or writing out a summary or essay, students hardly feel like they are working!

Can I make a comic book online?

Yes, you can! Storyboard That makes it simple to create comic strips and make your own comic book! Check out our images, scenes, characters, and so much more today!

What is a graphic novel maker?

A graphic novel is often synonymous with a comic strip or comic book. Our comic maker online makes it simple to create a comic or a graphic novel from scratch! Check out our graphic novel templates and comic strip templates to help you get started!