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TeleKill
03-31-2017, 03:46 PM
I'm a pretty simple guy who is not computer savvy. I work with pencil on Bristol board, and I typically work in a 10 by 15 image area.

My question: when someone refers to 10 by 15 area as 8.875x13.5, what unit of measurement is this referring to? I've also seen ads requesting comic book images to be 6.625 by 10.25. What would this image convert to?

It may be a stupid question but you don't learn if you don't ask. Thanks!

Scaleyinx
03-31-2017, 05:36 PM
The format I was given years ago by some wise-sage, comic creator veterans on this forum, was this:

Full bleed comic art is 6.875 x 10.5. that is trimmed down to 6.625 x 10.25.
Original art is usually 10 x 15 on a 11 x 17 art board.

Hope that helps. :)

TeleKill
03-31-2017, 06:25 PM
My fundamental misunderstanding is that I don't know what 6.625 refers to. I'm pretty sure it's not six inches.

aaimiller
03-31-2017, 06:49 PM
My fundamental misunderstanding is that I don't know what 6.625 refers to. I'm pretty sure it's not six inches.

It is inches! Standard floppy monthly comics are trimmed to 6.63in x 10.24in (Depending where you look or where you print, you may see other sizes: 6 5/8 inches by 10 1/8 inches, or 6.75"x10.25")

This is the 'trimmed' size, for full bleed, the printed pages, pre-trimming, are closer to 7"x10.5"

TeleKill
03-31-2017, 11:45 PM
Ok, thank you! So those dimension basically refers to the size of the actual printed comic book itself and all art has to match that size? But when you talk about the trim size being 6.625 instead of stating something a little more direct like 6 and 5/8 inches or 16.8 cm, is this more towards people who are creating digital art? I dont know, I honestly draw in an area of 10 by 15 pm sm 11 by 17 sheet of paper and just leave it at that.

Bishop
04-01-2017, 09:54 PM
A lot of artist draw at that size and then scan it in. After scanning the size is reduced to the print size in Photoshop or something similar. As long as you are drawing with the proper ratio, so it looks right when it is made print-size, you are fine.

JasonEnosArt
04-04-2017, 10:43 AM
I always figure a live size of around 6 by 9 inches. I make sure the art is at least 300 dpi and 10 by 15 inches. You can always shrink art that's too big, but you can't make it larger again without loss in quality.

maverick
04-05-2017, 04:43 PM
My fundamental misunderstanding is that I don't know what 6.625 refers to. I'm pretty sure it's not six inches.

It is inches.

6.625 x 10.250" (260 x 168 mm) is the standard size for an American comic book.

Go measure one if you don't believe me :)

TeleKill
04-08-2017, 02:00 AM
It is inches.

6.625 x 10.250" (260 x 168 mm) is the standard size for an American comic book.

Go measure one if you don't believe me :)
I believe you! lol. I thought the dimensions referred to the size of the original art prior to scanning it. But y'all cleared all of that up for me, thanks!