Make great comics on your Mac, without having to draw!
Comic Strip Factory™ is now available on our web store! It runs on Macintosh computers (64-bit models) running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or later. Download a free trial from the sidebar to the right!
You love comic strips. Now you can make your own.
On your social networks, you can post your own creations with your own words, rather than just reposting clever but overused memes. Or reply to a comment thread in a way that really stands out. In your work, add an attention-grabber to a presentation. Or use some humor in your client communications to build lasting relationships. In your personal world, comics provide a unique and creative way to send good wishes, show appreciation, show off your best vacation pictures, tell someone you love them, tell a story to your kids, or just have fun.
Comic Strip Factory™ is for you.
Or maybe you’re really serious about comics. You want to be the next Charles Schultz, Berke Breathed, Lynn Johnston, Cathy Guisewite, or Bill Watterson. You want to create your own characters—with a graphical tool specially designed for that purpose—and use them to create a regular comic to publish on the web or in print.
Comic Strip Factory is for you, too.
Comic Strip Factory allows you to create great comic strips. If your sense of humor exceeds your drawing skills, it includes a set of eight amazing characters from two professional artists, broken down into parts and assembled into poses. Each character has numerous facial expressions and body positions that you assemble in unique ways to tell your own stories. Use the preassembled poses, or modify them by replacing some parts, or build your own. Even modify the parts for your own purposes.
Comic Strip Factory also comes with a bunch of terrific comic backgrounds, so you have great settings for your stories. From the desert island with one palm tree (the scene of tons of one-panel gag comics over the years) to fields, a forest, a living room, some offices, a restaurant, and more, there are a variety of settings and styles. And both the scenery and the characters come with plenty of related props!
The program has flexible panel-shaping capabilities to lay out your story. Whether you’re making a one-panel cartoon, a four-panel daily newspaper strip, a larger Sunday comic, or a comic book or graphic novel, Comic Strip Factory is up to it. And it supports multiple pages too. Dialogue balloons are easy to create, and offer several different shapes and styles, including multiple balloons joined together.
If you want, bring in your photos and use them as background art, or mask out the background to mix your family and friends with the program’s comic art. Or bring in graphics from other programs. (It’s really good for photo collages, too!)
If you have the talent for drawing your own comic art, Comic Strip Factory is designed for you too! Create your own characters, both to use your comics and to share with other users. Comic Strip Factory has a sophisticated vector drawing editor built-in, and it’s specially designed for drawing comic art. It isn’t bogged down with a bunch of complicated features you don’t need and won’t use. Yet it has advanced features you’ll use all the time. Like clipping one path inside another. Using named colors to make changing your character’s color scheme easy. Blurring shapes to make shadows and highlights that look like they came out of a pro’s airbrush.
Comic Strip Factory. Because making comics ought to be as much fun as reading them.
Any Mac running Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or later supports either the direct purchase version or the Mac App Store version of Comic Strip Factory.
If your Mac is running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), and if it has a 64-bit processor, it supports the Mac App Store version only. How to tell if your Mac has a 64-bit processor.