Withrow and Barber Book on Webcomics

Scheduled for release August 1st, Webcomics: Tools and Techniques for Digital Cartooning by Withrow and Barber, will explore the tools and techniques behind today’s best online comics.

The book offers an in-depth look at what is happening in this area — revealing who the pioneers are, what sort of work they’re doing, and what kind of digital tools and techniques they employ. Combining profiles of well-known webcomics creators with detailed workthroughs that reveal the nuts and bolts of every aspect of comic creation and presentation, this book is a must for anyone interested in where comics are headed in the 21st century.

For more information, please visit the website for the book.

About the Authors

Steven Withrow is also the author of Toon Art: The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning (Watson-Guptill Publications/The Ilex Press; 2003)

John Barber is the creator of the innovative webcomic Vicious Souvenirs at ModernTales.com.


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.


  1. yeah, i just grabbed my copy yesterday too. it’s a great book with a huge load of interesting tutorials/work-throughs from heaps of top-notch webcomic artists plus some insightful articles and interviews. a very useful resource for any webtoonist!

  2. Daniel Goodbrey (www.e-merl.com) told me he saw my work in the book (yay!) And I had forgotten I had given John Barber (www.johnbarbercomics.com) permission to put it in their. After calling John I remembered. I look forward to seeing it ^_^


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