There’s got to be a better way to put my comic on the web.

The Grawlix CMS is a tool for comic artists

You’d rather draw than debug. We hear you. So we’re making a tool for webcomic artists — a tool for publishing sequential art online.

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Most sites are what you call “random access.” Readers can jump from page to page in any order they want and tap any link they please.

We don’t think a comic page is exactly like a web page. Building a comic is more than slapping a graphic into a template. So we designed the Grawlix CMS specifically for sequential storytelling. Back/next is baked in. Pages are built around images. Archives are automatic. You edit your comic site with a CMS crafted for the job. And you get to work with a friendly bat.

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We speak sequential

The Grawlix CMS encourages readers to tap from one page to the next, in order, by arranging its pages in a book. Site-wide navigation is secondary. This sequential nature means it can have great archives; automatic RSS; pages arranged by chapter, scene, story arc, epilogues, etc; themes that change per chapter; and other goodies specifically for comics.

Features

  • Unparalleled archive controls: You decide how readers browse past pages.
  • Forward-thinking publish dates: Set pages to appear in the distant future! Or next Thursday. That’s good too.
  • Mobile-optimized themes: Responsive web designs work across a wide range of devices, from smartphones to laptops.
  • A hefty bulk image importer: Upload hundreds of images by FTP, add them as pages in a snap. Maybe two snaps.
  • Blog post and transcript per comic page: Share your thoughts of the day while you support search engines & screen readers.
  • Built-in “share this” buttons: Pick and choose your social media channels.
  • Markers to organize your story: Optionally indicate the beginnings of chapters, parts, scenes, guest art, etc
  • Did I mention that you can change color schemes per chapter? No? Well, you can thanks to a little CSS voodoo.
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