Comic Strip / Comics

How Do You Make a Comic Strip Panel?

If you’re interested in creating a comic strip, one of the most important things to know is how to make a comic panel. Panels are the individual frames that make up a comic strip and each panel needs to be carefully crafted to convey your story in a visually interesting way. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a basic comic strip panel using HTML.

Step 1: Choose Your Panel Size

The first thing you need to do is decide on the size of your panel. This will depend on where you plan on publishing your comics, as different websites and print publications may have different size requirements. For this tutorial, we’ll use a standard size of 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall.

Step 2: Create Your Panel

To create your panel, start by opening up your preferred text editor or HTML editor. Then, create a new HTML file and add the following code:

     <img src=”your-image-here.jpg” alt=”Your Image”>

This code creates a <div> element that will contain your image. The <img> tag specifies the source of your image and the alt attribute provides alternative text for users who can’t see images.

Step 3: Add Styling

To make your panel more visually interesting, you can add some styling using CSS. Here’s an example of some basic CSS styles you can use:

         div {
             border: 1px solid black;

This code creates a border around your <div> element to make it stand out from the rest of your page.

Step 4: Add Text and Speech Bubbles

To add text and speech bubbles to your panel, you can use HTML elements such as <p>, <ul>, and <li>. Here’s an example of how you can add a speech bubble:

  • <div class=”speech”>
  • </div>

This code creates a new

    element with a nested

  • element that contains a speech bubble. The CSS styles for the speech bubble would be:

    .speech {
      border-radius: 5px;
      background-color: white;
      padding: 10px;
      position: absolute;
      left: 50%;
      top: 50%;
      transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
    .speech .text {
      font-size: 18px;
      color: black;
      line-height: 1.2;

    This code creates a speech bubble that is positioned in the center of your panel.

    Step 5: Add Color and Effects

    To make your comic panel more visually engaging, you can add color and effects using CSS. Here’s an example of how you can create a colored background:

             div {
              background-color: #f2f2f2;

    This code sets the background color of your <div> element to a light gray.


    Creating a comic strip panel using HTML and CSS is a fun and creative way to tell your stories. By following these steps, you can create panels that are visually engaging and help bring your characters to life.

    Remember to experiment with different styles, colors, and effects to find the look that best suits your comic strip. Happy creating!