Standard-Sized Page Template

Ka-Blam Standard Sized Comics Page Template

This template applies to all pages for standard-sized comics, standard-sized paperbacks, and all interior pages for standard-sized hardcovers.

Click the image above to download the template.

Open the template in your image editing software (photoshop, illustrator, indesign, etc.).

Build your comic page to the exact dimensions and specifications in the template.

To double check the dimensions and specifications of the page you build you can paste the template as a layer on top of your page.  If all of your artwork that is intended to bleed off of the edges goes all the way to the edges of the template (the red area) while all of your relevant art, text, panel borders, captions, and word balloons are confined to the live area (light blue) then your page is in spec.

Download the magazine-sized template here.

Download the manga-sized template here.


  1. Is there any way I could get a tiff or a png of this template?

    That would be awesome,

  2. standard comics are drawn on 11×17, so should I downsize the page BEFORE I send it to you?

  3. Standard comics can be drawn at a lot of different sizes. It’s the width to height ratio (2-3) that makes it “standard” not the size at which it’s drawn. Please see our tech specs page for all the details on how your files should be prepped for submission.

  4. So 8.5×12″ page size (7.75×11.25″ live area) would work for standard size? Probably an obvious question, but I’m an artist, not a mathematician.

  5. What dpi should we send our .tif files in? 300? 600? 1200?

  6. 300 please.

  7. if i want to work bigger then shrink it. is that a good idea? or work directly digital, at this size and zoom in.

    how do people do it?

  8. I know this isn’t really helpful … but it depends. If you plan to use some of the artwork for posters or some other larger format item then working larger might be a good idea. However, if you’re going to have any kind of black and white dot tones (as commonly seen in most manga) then working larger is a bad idea because the chances of generating moires go up rather dramatically when you rez down. Like I said … probably not very helpful, but it really does depend on what you want to do.

  9. I noticed that the art board proportions for the trim and live areas are different from those given for the printing proportions required.
    In other words, if I use your template, it will be proportioned differently than your required printing proportions.

  10. If you use our artboards and adhere to the guides on them then your book will be in spec.

  11. What is your preferred format for pages to be sent to you such as JPEG, TIFF etc?


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