Quarter-Fold Mini-Comics (Format)

The “Quarter-Fold” format creates an 8-page book out of a single sheet of paper by folding (& eventually cutting & stapling).

TOOLS: Paper (any size), pencil, scissors, stapler.

SAMPLE 1/4-FOLD MINIS:
How to Create Comics
Build Your Own 8-Page Mini


SET UP & DRAW:

Here’s how to set up a blank 8-page QUARTER-FOLD mini to draw into:

VIDEO: COMICS CAMP 2020 LIVE-DRAW 4.5 >>


BUILD A “MASTER COPY”:

After drawing your artwork:
“Build Your Own 8-Page Mini”

If you take the BONUS option (above) & draw your artwork on 8 full-size pages, then this video guides you through the book-building process. (This was one of the first HOW TO videos I made!)

PRINTABLE DIRECTIONS >>

Thanks to my PATRONS for making these instructions possible!

PRINTABLE TEMPLATES:

To set up printable files using your scanned artwork, download & adapt the layouts below.

8 PAGES (TALL):

FRONT:

REVERSE:

8 PAGES (WIDE):

FRONT:

REVERSE:

Print/copy double-sided, then fold+staple+cut.
RECOMMENDED: Print test copy (& make sure the pages line up correctly) before printing multiple copies!

“FOLD+STAPLE+CUT” YOUR FINAL COPIES:

Folding Directions:

Once your copies are made, it’s time to Fold+Staple+Cut your books:


FORMAT NOTES:

PRO:
+ Draw your artwork on separate sheets & shrink to fit!
+ Move pages around as you build the book.
+ Scaleable to more pages: 16, 24, 32, etc. ! (Also to 12, 20, 28, etc. … with a small trick.)

CON:
– Be careful about drawing on BOTH sides of the paper… If your ink will bleed through, you’re better off drawing each side on separate sheets!
– Requires a stapler.
– Requires more steps @ a copier/printer.

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