Creating a comic is both extremely quick and ridiculously easy. Choose a design you like and you will see an opening page. You can add photos, edit the text and move everything around, then add a new page. You have a choice of boxed templates, like classic comics, or templates that fit the design you have chosen. Each is different and each design has different effects. Playing around with this is great fun and with sharing options like emailing, adding to your Photo Library and sending to Facebook, you can impress your friends with your great comic-book designs.
There are selection of templates built into the app, each with a different style. You can swipe through the templates and select the one you want with a tap to have it zoom, straighten and fill the screen.
At the bottom are extra assets that you can add to your template. Drag a speech bubble or new area of text onto the page to add it, or you can use the tab to slide the tray away to the bottom of the screen.
Click the Image icon at the top of the screen to see shapes to add to your comic. There are only a few basic shapes available, but you also have the option to draw your own and see it added, which is great.
The default template is a ‘Cover Page’ with a large title. As you add more pages, you can choose from a selection of templates based on your theme, or more standard layouts in the rightmost tab.
Go to the Settings menu to edit the document settings. You will be taken to a blueprint-style screen where you can change the border widths or edit the comic’s orientation and paper size.
Tap the Image icon at the top to browse your photo albums; or, if you know where you want the pic to go, tap the icon in the frame. You can then resize, move and rotate it using multi-touch gestures.
You can pinch to zoom in on a certain area, and then add a speech bubble. You can edit the size of the bubble as well as the length and path of the tail coming out of it with a simple tap.
The Document menu offers you not only a quick way to flick through your pages, it also allows you to add new pages with the touch of a button. Touch, hold and drag to rearrange your pages.
Depending on the style you choose, images will be treated differently. For example, in this black and white template, the images are given a comic-book- style effect to make them stand out even more.