Strathmore Comic Book Supplies

Strathmore Sequential Comic Book Paper and Board for Cartoonists and Comic Book Artists

For Storyboard artist and fine draftsmanship. Non Reproducible Blue Lines outline the cells that create the story layout.

Strathmore® fine art bristols and illustration boards have been the choice among sequential art professionals and award winning illustrators for years. Strathmore is now offering those best selling bristols to consumers in convenient formats to fit the application. We are also introducing a new bristol surface and a new illustration board for wet media. The comic, cartoon and graphic novel industry is growing – picture your stories on Strathmore.

200 Series Strathmore Bristol

comic art paper

An economical, smooth bristol weight board printed with non-reproducible blue lines for comic and Manga applications.
Printed surfaces for inner pages are available in sheets or pads. Printed cover surfaces available in 12 sheet packs. Acid free.


300 Series Strathmore Bristol

comic art paper

Bristol weight board offered in two surfaces and three sizes. Smooth is ideal for both traditional and specialty pen and ink tools.
Vellum is recommended for pencil, charcoal, sketching sticks, airbrush and is acceptable to pen and ink. Both surfaces work well with specialty pens and markers. Acid free.


500 Series Strathmore Bristol

cartoon art paper

Plate Surface has an ultra-smooth finish that is unsurpassed for detail work using traditional pen and ink tools, specialty pens, specialty markers and airbrush.

Semi-smooth, our newest surface, is slightly textured. It is suited for pen and ink tools, pencil along with specialty pens and markers.

Vellum Surface has a toothy finish that is excellent for graphite pencil, colored pencil, sketching sticks and specialty pens and markers. It is also very good for charcoal, pen and ink, airbrush and light washes. Not recommended for traditional watercolor techniques.

100% cotton. Acid free.

 Products (Total Items: 17)

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Strathmore Comic Paper 300 Series 5X17 Smooth Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Bristol weight board offered in two surfaces and three sizes.

Smooth is ideal for both traditional and specialty pen and ink tools.

(Item Number SM3425)

ON SALE: $3.95sale item

Strathmore Comic Paper 200 Series 12 Sheet Packs 11X17

200 Series Strathmore Bristol

An economical, smooth bristol weight board printed with non-reproducible blue lines for comic and Manga applications.
Printed surfaces for inner pages are available in sheets or pads.

(Item Number SM26621)

ON SALE: $5.68sale item

500 Series Illustration Board For Wet Media 15X22 Heavyweight Board

500 Series Illustration Board for Wet Media


This professional quality board was designed to accept all illustration media.
It has a strong durable vellum finish for traditional drawing techniques.

(Item Number SM24025)

ON SALE: $6.48sale item

Strathmore Comic Paper 300 Series Pads 12X12 Smooth Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Bristol weight board offered in two surfaces and three sizes.

Smooth is ideal for both traditional and specialty pen and ink tools.

(Item Number SM34212)

ON SALE: $6.25sale item

Strathmore Comic Paper 300 Series Pads 12X12 Vellum Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Bristol weight board offered in two surfaces and three sizes.

Smooth is ideal for both traditional and specialty pen and ink tools.

(Item Number SM342112)

ON SALE: $6.25sale item

Strathmore Comic Paper 300 Series Pads 11X17 Vellum Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Bristol weight board offered in two surfaces and three sizes.

Smooth is ideal for both traditional and specialty pen and ink tools.

(Item Number SM342117)

ON SALE: $8.00sale item

Strathmore Comic Paper 300 Series Pads 11X17 Smooth Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Bristol weight board offered in two surfaces and three sizes.

Smooth is ideal for both traditional and specialty pen and ink tools.

(Item Number SM34217)

ON SALE: $8.00sale item

Strathmore Comic Paper 300 Series Packs 11X17 Smooth Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Bristol weight board offered in two surfaces and three sizes.

Smooth is ideal for both traditional and specialty pen and ink tools.

(Item Number SM3461)

ON SALE: $8.15sale item

Strathmore Comic Paper 300 Series 11X17 Vellum Surface 24 Sheet Pack

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Bristol weight board offered in two surfaces and three sizes.

Smooth is ideal for both traditional and specialty pen and ink tools.

(Item Number SM34611)

ON SALE: $8.15sale item

Strathmore Comic Paper 200 Series 24 Sheet Packs 11X17

200 Series Strathmore Bristol

An economical, smooth bristol weight board printed with non-reproducible blue lines for comic and Manga applications.
Printed surfaces for inner pages are available in sheets or pads.

(Item Number SM26611)

ON SALE: $8.65sale item

Strathmore Comic Paper 200 Series Tape Bound Pad 11X17 24 Shts

200 Series Strathmore Bristol

An economical, smooth bristol weight board printed with non-reproducible blue lines for comic and Manga applications.
Printed surfaces for inner pages are available in sheets or pads.

(Item Number SM25611)

ON SALE: $9.00sale item

500 Series Illustration Board For Wet Media 22X30 Heavyweight Board

500 Series Illustration Board for Wet Media


This professional quality board was designed to accept all illustration media.
It has a strong durable vellum finish for traditional drawing techniques.

(Item Number SM24030)

ON SALE: $9.00sale item

500 Series Strathmore Comic Paper Packs 11X17 2-Ply Vellum Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Plate Surface has an ultra-smooth finish that is unsurpassed for detail work using traditional pen and ink tools, specialty pens, specialty markers and airbrush.

Semi-smooth, our newest surface, is slightly textured.

(Item Number SM23662)

ON SALE: $20.75sale item

500 Series Strathmore Comic Paper 11X17 2-Ply Vellum Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Plate Surface has an ultra-smooth finish that is unsurpassed for detail work using traditional pen and ink tools, specialty pens, specialty markers and airbrush.

Semi-smooth, our newest surface, is slightly textured.

(Item Number SM58042)

ON SALE: $20.20sale item

500 Series Strathmore Comic Paper Packs 11X17 2-Ply Semi-Smooth Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Plate Surface has an ultra-smooth finish that is unsurpassed for detail work using traditional pen and ink tools, specialty pens, specialty markers and airbrush.

Semi-smooth, our newest surface, is slightly textured.

(Item Number SM23682)

ON SALE: $23.75sale item

500 Series Strathmore Comic Paper 11X17 2-Ply Plate Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Plate Surface has an ultra-smooth finish that is unsurpassed for detail work using traditional pen and ink tools, specialty pens, specialty markers and airbrush.

Semi-smooth, our newest surface, is slightly textured.

(Item Number SM58052)

ON SALE: $23.00sale item

500 Series Strathmore Comic Paper Packs 11X17 2-Ply Plate Surface 24 Shts

300 Series Strathmore Bristol

Plate Surface has an ultra-smooth finish that is unsurpassed for detail work using traditional pen and ink tools, specialty pens, specialty markers and airbrush.

Semi-smooth, our newest surface, is slightly textured.

(Item Number SM23672)

ON SALE: $26.75sale item
 

Drawing Manga

You probably know what manga is or else you wouldn't have clicked on this art tip. Just in case you don't, though, the simple Merriam-Webster definition is "a Japanese comic book or graphic novel." The word, commonly pronounced main-guh in the United States, is actually pronounced maw-nnn-gah in its native Japan. Manga is often turned into Japanese cartoons or anime. At least that's typical in Japan. But manga has seen its popularity rise dramatically in the U.S. and typically the manga evolves from the anime.

If you're interested in drawing manga, here are a few tips. First remember that manga is read right to left. Not only are the pages read right to left but the panels and texts on each page are read right to left. Manga style typically has characters who have large eyes, small mouths, and an unusual hair color. Those characters often show exaggerated emotions.

As for the tools of drawing manga, a first foray into the field would be to get a set of manga artist pens. Such a set will have various shades of gray and black with tip styles such as brush, medium, and super fine. A good set will have inks that are smudge proof, waterproof, and are of archival quality.

Of course, once you get your pen, you'll need something to draw upon. The Canson Fanboy Manga Art Board is a perfect pad to get you started. It contains 15 sheets of heavyweight drawing paper that is suitable for pencil, ink, or marker. It even contains a "How to Draw Manga" sheet. Similarly, a Canson Fanboy Comic Manga Sketch Book is a fantastic item to have. In fact, the entire Canson Fanboy line of comic book supplies should be examined closely so that you can decide what best fits your current needs.

Once you get your basics drawn, you'll need some color. The Chartpak Manga 25 Markert Set is a fine place to start. You get an array of colors in fine point, medium, or broad nib. A six-piece set of Manga-Comic Propens would also be an excellent choice. The six pack contains disposable technical pens with archival quality.

As for the actual drawing, this art tip discusses a lot of details about figure drawing, so it's a great place to start. And click through to this past art tip about using markers. For manga-specific tips, a website called designzzz.com has a nice set of tutorials. More tutorials can be found at the website howtodrawmanga.com. With the right supplies in hand and all of these tips, you'll be ready to jump into the world of manga.

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