Calling all cartoonists! We’re excited to debut Panel, a new theme for quickly and easily publishing serial webcomics. Whether you’re sketching up physics humor or mulling on the ironic nature of the human condition, Panel gets your art out there — and helps your beautiful work look even better.
Creating a new comic is as easy as drag-and-drop: place your latest image file anywhere in the browser window to generate a new comic post. Add an optional title or description, then hit “Publish.” You’re done!
Panel makes serial publishing effortless for you and gives your audience what they want most — more comics! The home page displays your latest strip front-and-center, and your readers can easily browse the rest of the series using the navigation underneath, or see where it all began by exploring the series archives.
There’s also a space for Featured Content. Announce upcoming convention appearances, keep your fans up to date on the release of your new compendium, or showcase side projects in process. Fans can follow your webcomic and blog with the click of a button.
Here are some artists already taking advantage of Panel’s great new features:
Ready to hit “Publish”? Start a new webcomics blog at WordPress.com/comics!
- Jul 11, 2013 @ 3:05 pm
Jul 11th at 4:50 pm
So fun looking! Can’t wait to see what people do.
Jul 11th at 5:55 pm
Oh, it looks nice!
Jul 11th at 6:39 pm
For my creative genius…
Jul 11th at 7:34 pm
I love seeing how WordPress.com is hitting the long-tail of theme development. Can’t wait to experience the next generation of comic writers who are now enabled in creating their dreams!
Jul 11th at 8:38 pm
So happy to see this! So happy!
Jul 12th at 12:44 am
I like this. I usually do single panel comics. But I will test this out to see if I need to change themes.
Jul 12th at 1:49 am
That is so cool.
Jul 12th at 4:07 am
I have been waiting for this for years!
Thanks for sharing.
Jul 12th at 4:52 am
I really love the idea of this, I’ll definitely be trying this out.
Jul 12th at 5:51 am
Gorgeous theme. I would have used this if only I knew how to draw. Alas, I suck in drawing.
Jul 12th at 6:31 am
I love this. I don’t do comics, but still displays really nice for my blog. Very versatile theme.
Jul 12th at 7:09 am
A beautifully designed theme with great use of space and very readable typography. Even those who don’t draw comics will love using this.
Jul 12th at 9:44 am
I really like this one! So fun and good-looking!
I’ve already started using it, even though I don’t create any comic strips!
Did this tonight, and I intend to explore the opportunities further.
Jul 12th at 12:56 pm
Jul 13th at 5:56 am
This is so cool–I think everyone should have a go!
Jul 13th at 9:17 pm
I have a webcomic that I’ve been waiting to publish here for a long time. Thanks!
Jul 15th at 6:17 am
Wow! It’s free.
Jul 15th at 7:00 am
I’m using it, too, and I love how clean and classy it looks. Like someone else noted, it’s very versatile.
Jul 17th at 2:41 am
Can’t wait to get started !
Jul 18th at 4:26 am
I really want to start using WordPress. I’ve heard so many great things about it, I’m just not sure how to get it all started. I think I may have even started the process a while back, but I’m not sure.
Jul 19th at 1:48 pm
That’s posh… WordPress never stops amazing me. I just keep wishing I knew what I know now about WordPress when I started blogging… I wouldn’t have been lost this far, but it’s not too late. Great work, Caroline.
Jul 22nd at 2:00 pm
This is great! Can’t wait to try this WP feature.
Jul 23rd at 1:08 am
I can’t seem to find this in the “Themes” section of my admin page, and I only seem to have access if I start a new blog through WordPress.com.