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Comic pages

Comic pages are the building blocks of a comic’s narrative or, in the case of daily comics, the one-off jokes that people come to read. They’re where the art lives, what readers see when they first visit the site, and — let’s face it — why people visit your site at all.

Comic pages are different from static pages, which only provide support. Static pages are side-shows. Comic pages are the main event.

And they do more than hold images you upload. Each comic page has a unique blog post: text with which you talk about the page du jour. They also have space for a title, description and text transcript, which are boons for SEO.

Comic page text

Comic pages have text components for a reason:

  • Transcript: Plain text that describes what characters are doing and saying in a comic page.
  • Blog post: A title and a few Markdown-savvy paragraphs let you give readers insight into the making of your comic or what’s happening that day.
  • Title and description: A quick, SEO-friendly blurb about each page.

Blog posts and transcripts are optional, but recommended. Unique, descriptive, accurate titles are essential for your site’s archives and, again, good SEO. Use Health Check to watch for too-short or redundant titles.

Working with pages

A comic page row in the Book View panel

Create a comic page

  1. Tap “new page” in the upper left corner of your admin panel.
  2. Fill out as many fields as you can and tap the “create” at the bottom of the page.

Create several pages at once

  1. Tap “new page” in the upper left corner of your admin panel.
  2. Tap the “create multiple comic pages” button in the upper right of the new-page panel.
  3. Drag and drop image files (JPG, GIF, PNG) into the area marked “drop files here to upload.”

Note: Each new page will be named after its image file name.

Edit a comic page

  1. Tap “new page” in the upper left corner of your admin panel.
  2. Tap the name of the page you want to edit.
  3. Edit away.

Delete a comic page

  1. Tap “Book View” in the upper left of your admin panel.
  2. Tap the trash can icon in the page row you want to delete.

Note: the Grawlix CMS will delete comic pages instantly. There is no undo.