Introducing Panel, a New Theme for Webcomics

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.

Panel, a new theme for webcomics

Panel, a new theme for webcomics

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!

Drag and drop to create a new Comic post

Drag and drop an image anywhere in your site to create a new Comic post

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.

Featured Content is great for news & announcements

Featured Content is great for news and announcements

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:

Astrodog Adventure

Astrodog Adventure

Needs Rounded Corners

Needs Rounded Corners

The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

The Garage Daily

The Garage Daily

Only the Truest of Facts

Only the Truest of Facts

Ready to hit “Publish”? Start a new webcomics blog at WordPress.com/comics!


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  1. Nicole Smeltzer

    Ooohhhh, shiny!

  2. Gamenology

    Is this a Premium Theme?

  3. marsreine

    So fun looking! Can’t wait to see what people do.

  4. attireclub

    Oh, it looks nice!

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  6. dasarathasuta

    For my creative genius…

  7. meaganhanes

    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!

  8. Katharine Trauger

    So happy to see this! So happy! :)

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  10. Chris

    I like this. I usually do single panel comics. But I will test this out to see if I need to change themes.

  11. knightofjanuary

    That is so cool. :-)

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  13. jimtgammill

    Nice,
    I have been waiting for this for years!
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. dominickunz

    I really love the idea of this, I’ll definitely be trying this out.

  15. Jenn

    Gorgeous theme. I would have used this if only I knew how to draw. Alas, I suck in drawing.

  16. Nish

    I love this. I don’t do comics, but still displays really nice for my blog. Very versatile theme.

  17. JenT

    A beautifully designed theme with great use of space and very readable typography. Even those who don’t draw comics will love using this.

  18. Ninna

    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.

  19. monika

    Awesome!!

  20. jonathandowning

    This is so cool–I think everyone should have a go!

  21. jcoates

    I have a webcomic that I’ve been waiting to publish here for a long time. Thanks!

  22. mitawakal

    Wow! It’s free.

  23. Hayden

    I’m using it, too, and I love how clean and classy it looks. Like someone else noted, it’s very versatile.

  24. jaronnewyork

    Can’t wait to get started !

  25. heidiwert

    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.

  26. Business MODE

    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. :-)

  27. elvinperia

    This is great! Can’t wait to try this WP feature. :)

  28. After_Bry (@after_bry)

    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.

    • Caroline Moore

      This is because Panel is currently only available to WordPress.com sites, but we’re working on getting it to self-hosted WordPress.org sites (with a little help from Jetpack). Stay tuned!

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