For the 8th edition of Comic Books 101, here’s a straight-up list of useful resources for comic book writers and artists:
Duotrope.com—Duotrope offers “a fully searchable database of over 4,125 active publishers statistics on publishers’ response times, acceptance-rejection ratios, etc. the ability to track all your submissions in your own submissions tracker.”
Writers’ Market—Keep up-to-date with publishing news, search for places to sell your work, manage your submissions, and search genre-specific resources.
Frame Forge—“FrameForge Previz Studio 3 enables you to create a virtual 3D set in your computer with the freedom to place any number of virtual cameras in any placement, angle or height desired.”
Poser—Poser is a 3D figure design software. It “includes over 3 gigabyte of ready-to-pose, fully textured, human and animal figures, basic accessories such as hair, clothing, pose sets, real world props and 3D scene elements. With Poser 9 you can start creating 3D character art and animation in minutes.”
Bryce—“Bryce is a very affordable 3D terrain generation tool. You can create mountains, skies, and oceans, as well as your own 3D models and props.”
Comic Life—Comic Life is useful for storyboarding your comic. “The easy-to-use interface integrates seamlessly with your photo collection or iSight. Drag in your pictures, captions, Lettering text (‘ka-blam!’) and speech balloons and your work is done!”
Anything you’d add to this list?