Since finding that out I’ve dabbled in the graphics world, collect all the proper apps, and have a large screen iMac to practice. Second on my list of artistic passions was to become a comic strip writer. Apparently you need to have a knack for both writing and drawing. Who knew?
For those of you, like me, who suffer with the all-hat-and-no horse-syndrome, here’s a way to get your foot in the comic book and art water stream without getting all wet (or even being called such). It’s all available through a Mac app called Pop Dot Comics which takes a regular photo and turns it into a comic book-like illustration.
Here’s an example.
Here’s another example.
Here’s how it’s done.
Pop Dot Comics comes with the basic tools and styles to convert a photo into comic book art. That includes five different and familiar comic book styles.
- Sunday Comics
- Noir Comics
- Pop Comics
- Pulp Comics
It all starts with the basic presets so an average photo can be converted into a priceless work of comic book art within seconds.
Tools in the app make a simple process to choose between Dots, Lines, and Halftones to match your artistic objective. Every photo is edited easily, including high resolution photos.
Considering what it does I don’t consider the Mac version to be priced too high, but it’s substantially more than the iPad version which has many of the same features. That’s just another example of work once dedicated to the Mac which finds its way to iPad and iPhone these days.
Dot Pop Comics isn’t loaded with features but doesn’t have to be. It’s fast and simple and the results are, well, comic book like, and if you devoid of artistic talent, then that’s what you want, right?