Have you been thinking about drawing a comic book bullet journal? If you have a love for comic books, pop-art or cartoons, then this post is for you. So lets have a look at some gorgeous comic book bullet journal spreads. What’s great about the comic book style bullet journal layouts is that it’s a pretty simple spread to try out. It is mainly made up of lines and basic images. A sneaky tip however, you can also print out some cute pictures to stick in and draw around those.
How can I draw a comic book spread in my bullet journal?
Well this part is easy! Grab yourself a ruler, and a pen – you can find some really cool pop art inspired and comic book inspired images all over the web so have a google and always remember to credit those who you got the images or inspiration from.
Creating a comic inspired spread can be really easy, all you really need is bright colors, some markers and some black pens to really outline and highlight the boxes. From there the world is your comic oyster.
Having a bullet joural that has a nice thick gsm is critical to making the comic themed bullet journal work! Using the bright colors really just adds to the fun that this theme can bring you.
If you are looking for other comic suggestions, check out our blog posts on Justice League and Avengers bullet journal themes
The history of comic books
I wanted to know a little more about comic books and where they originated from so grabbed some information from this awesome site:
Prior to Comicbook heroes we had pulp heroes. “Pulps” were small 10 cent books sold on the newsstands, usually filled with action heroes going to exotic places and having adventures. Among these heroes were Doc Samson and The Shadow. They also had very popular radio shows. While they certainly did things that were beyond what a normal person could do, they weren’t called superheroes or marketed as if they had abilities beyond a person at their physical peak. Nonetheless, they had their influence on what was to come. Another pre-Superhero came from the comic strips, he is Popeye. He was created by Elzie Segar and first appeared in a strip called Thimble Theater in 1929.
n June 1938, Action Comics #1 came out, featuring a man in a red and blue costume lifting a car over his head! This was Superman, the very first comic character to have powers far beyond a normal human being. Sure, Flash Gordon and The Shadow were neat, but they couldn’t lift a car over their heads and throw it at someone! Nor could they let bullets bounce off their chests, or run faster than a train, or leap over tall buildings in a single bound. To say the least, Superman was a fitting name.
Later on in October, 1939, Marvel Comics #1 came out. A group of successful superhero veterans from Funnies Inc. contacted publisher Martin Goodman. The Funnies group told him that they would present to him a prepared, finished comic book every month, for a service fee. Among this group was Bill Everett, who created Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner for this book. Other heroes from this comic are The Human Torch, created by Carl Burgos, Ka-Zar, The Angel, and The Masked Raider (who was a Lone Ranger rip-off). This company would go through three different name changes. The first was Timely Comics, the second was Atlas, and the third and present is Marvel Comics.
In 1941,Wonder Woman first appeared in All Star Comics #8. She started out as the Justice League Society secretary, but she would later become the first big name super heroine to go toe to toe with Superman and Batman. Not only could she battle them on equal terms, her book would last as long as theirs. During a time when superheroes were not so popular, Wonder Woman comics, like Superman and Batman, remained strong.
Captain America made his first appearance in March, 1941. But the way he appeared was just as exciting as the character. Captain America #1 was his first appearance; Captain America was never tested in another book before receiving his own comic title. This was unheard of in comics to that date. Comic companies did not go out and hire a group a people to produce a comic title if they didn’t know the character could sell it. They always tested out the character in another comic first, and gauged reader reaction to the character via sales figures. They did it with Superman in Action Comics #1; it was a year before he got his own book. The same went for Batman. But Timely Comics publisher Martin Goodman saw the rough sketch of Captain America by Joe Simon and knew immediately it would sell. So he gave Captain America his own book right away and was successful with it.
What do I need to draw a comic book bullet journal spread?
So lets have a look at some gorgeous featured comic book bullet journal ideas and layouts
I adore this wonder woman spread, it brings in the oldness of the comic book but also makes it really fun and modern!
Who seriously doesn’t love a star wars comic book inspired bullet journal spread
This is a gorgeous play on pop art and creates a really fun way with comic book bullet journal spreads
I adore the colors in this spread
My own personal attempt at a comic book bujo
I adore the pastel colors of this layout