Mashable: 4 free sites for creating your own comics

Mashable: 4 free sites for creating your own comics. “In the days of cold, hard newsprint, only people who could draw were successful comic strip authors. In some cases, this resulted in comic strips that had very nice pictures, but weren’t all that funny (cough, Blondie). Thankfully, the internet has taught us not to accept an inferior form of comic artistry, but a more flexible one.”

Hongkiat: 7 Sites to Create Your Own Comics Online

Hongkiat: 7 Sites to Create Your Own Comics Online. “These days every one who wants to is able to create their own comic stories online. With just a few simple clicks, you too can create you own characters that bring a comic strip to life. If you want to, you can even draw your own original characters. Featured below is a collection of 10 awesome online tools to create your own comics.”

The Daily Dot: How to (legally) read your favorite comics online for free

The Daily Dot: How to (legally) read your favorite comics online for free. “We’re living in a golden age of digital comics, with the market providing a myriad of options when it comes to reading your favorite books online. The downside is, most of these options cost money. For people looking for free comics, there are two options, piracy or compromise. Plenty of sites offer pirated scans of today’s top books for free, but the sites listed below are 100-percent illegal. What’s a cash-strapped fan to do? Fret not, here are the best legal ways to read free comics online, from mainstream classics to indie favorites.”

MakeUseOf: 9 of the Best Ways to Read Comics Online for Free

MakeUseOf: 9 of the Best Ways to Read Comics Online for Free. “The recent string of successful Marvel and DC movies coupled with an increase in the availability of digital comics has helped fuel the revival of the comic book industry. Unfortunately, going down to the local comic shop to pick up your favorites can be expensive. Single issues can cost $3 or more, and that adds up fast. Thankfully, you can save some money by using these sites to read comics online for free. No matter what kind of comics you’re into, you should find them on one of these sites.”

Students’ Superpower: Bringing LGBTQ Comic Books To Light (University of Washington)

University of Washington: Students’ Superpower: Bringing LGBTQ Comic Books To Light. “‘Representation matters. It’s a cliché, but it’s definitely true,’ said Le Button. Button and Aydin Kwan, both Information School Master of Library and Information Science students, have combined their academic knowledge with their personal interests in LGBTQ representation and comic books for their Capstone project. Together, they have created a database and website that will help readers, librarians and booksellers discover comics that tell a wide range of LGBTQ stories.”

Otaku No Culture: Remembering the Golden Oldies with Digital Archive Websites

Otaku No Culture: Remembering the Golden Oldies with Digital Archive Websites. “In the search for great comic books from the yesteryear, most aficionados will have to hit auctions and estate sales to find what they want. Titles from the Platinum Age (1897 – 1938) to the Golden Age (1939-1950), introduced the era of the superhero to more than just one generation of readers, but purchasing these comics now is near impossible. Unless you are rich, forget it. Thankfully, not everyone is out to make an investment with an Action Comics #1 so they can wind up having a million dollar nest egg to retire on sixty-five years later. There are digital archivists actively looking to preserve this bit of the past for readers preferring online content.”