6 Great Gift Ideas for Comic Book Creators

Happy Holidays! Tis the season for good cheer and sharing. For those of you who like to give and/or receive gifts, we have a few recommendations for the comic book creators on your list.

Share the gift of creativity to a friend, a valuable creative partner, or just for yourself. We reached out to the community on our message boards for suggestions. And, wow, did the community have suggestions!

Here’s the message board where you can see the complete list, including several links to great holiday gift ideas. You can find many of these gifts at your local comic shop.

And here are…

6 Great Gift Ideas for Comic Book Creators

1. Software

Tools to create and facilitate the creation of comic books came up frequently. That makes sense, as many comic book creators are moving to digital tools.
Suggestions:

  • Scrivener (for writers)
  • Procreate
  • MS Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite

 

2. Books

We had lots and lots of book suggestion. (Hey, we’re book people!) Some of these will be available at your local comic shop, so be sure to check there first.

 

3. Classes

We only had one class mentioned, but it was a really great suggestion. There are lots of amazing online courses now.

 

4. Art Supplies

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Markers
  • Sketchpads
  • Comic art boards

 

5. Hardware

  • Digital tablet (iPad, Android, Wacom)
  • Printer
  • Art table
  • Comfortable chair

6. Subscriptions

Comixology https://www.comixology.com/

Marvel Unlimited https://www.marvel.com/unlimited

DC Universe Infinite: https://www.dcuniverseinfinite.com/premium

 

And, of course, never forget the good old trusty gift card. When in doubt, gift cards are always a hit!

 

Thank you to our contributors:

Andres Briano

Israel Rodriguez

A. A. Rubin

Phillip Pace

Maryams Muhammad

Andy Seabert

Rob AnderSin

 

And, of course, happy holidays. May all of your holiday wishes come true!

1 Comment

  1. On the subject of software; if you’re gonna make comics, I strongly suggest checking out Clipstudio (formerly Mangastudio). Great program, much more versatile (I’ve found) than Procreate, and specifically oriented towards comics, unlike Photoshop. I recently learned that it’s what Todd McFarlane is using these days for Spawn.
    Just my two cents.

    Sincerely,
    Philip Pace. 😉

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