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Welcome to Manga-Apps!

Who We Are: We are a club dedicated to housing the comicking resources on deviantART; your one-stop source to manga applications and resources!

Our ONE Rule: Anyone can join, not just contributors. Our one rule is that we are a resources only gallery. Put them in the gallery you think suits them best, and we'll shift around and copy them as we feel fit.

Where to put your comics? Please feel free to display your comics in our sister group, MangaCreators.

Partners! MA holds resources. MC displays comics!

DISCLAIMERS: Image used in club icon is credited to Koda Tadashi and Manga University! Please visit website dedicated to manga creation! The club ID was made by LOOMcomics and features our club mascots, Alex and Mana!



Goal: As a Comic Creating club, we're trying to limit our affiliate list to a manageable list of like-groups. That means groups that are dedicated to original comic-based content, comic creation, art-improvement, tutorials, tools, writing, or any club dedicated to having their members improve their art/storytelling/comic based skills. We are not currently seeking affiliation with fan-related groups or celebratory-minded groups. We're sticking, as of this moment, to clubs that focus on original story and art creation. Thank you for understanding!


- Prefer 50-100 Members (Exceptions are made for excellent resources)

- Clearly stated club goals & rules

- Focus: Comics sites, tutorials hubs, resource clubs, and comic-making clubs

- No fan groups, individual artists, individual webcomics (Some artist rings may be considered if they focus on a broad area, like North Cal. Deviants, or feature 20-30 artists.)

- No groups advocating illegal activity, product piracy, or illegal manga scans or scanlations.


Romantic Resource Roundup - Do you have some favorites you'd like to share? 

13 deviants said Yes! (Comment please)

Active Admins

Main Administrator:

Original Founder:
:iconloomcomics: :iconanimante:

Other Admins:
:icondarksena: :iconerin314: :iconashikai:

:iconrayedwards: :iconshikaruchan: :iconangel--of--music:

Our Gallery of Resources!

:star: Welcome to Our Resource Gallery!

> To Submit resources:

join the group

submit to the SUBMIT HERE Folder.

Informative Blogs - The blogs feature admin and guest writers talking about comics, cons, and all things related!

Current Contests - Comicking contest, 4-koma contest, and coloring contest!
Coloring Tutorials
Text, Fonts, and Speech Bubbles
Drawing Tools and Programs
Articles & Writing Tips
Flash Media & Digital Innovations

Current Contest Folders!
Old Contest Folders
Events, Trades, and Prize Art
Meet Our Mascots!
Meet Our Members!
Members LiveStreaming Schedule
dA Member Con Listing (List A) (List B)

Previous Comic Contest Winners!
2011 Contest Winners!
2010 Long Comic Winners
2010 Short Comic Winners

The Grawlix CMS

Journal Entry: Sun May 10, 2015, 8:02 AM
Joining | Submitting | About Us | Featured Articles | Summer 2012 Contest | Live Sessions

What is The Grawlix CMS?

Product Site:
Type: Content Management System for Comics
Price: FREE
License: MIT Open Source
Tech Level: Intermediate
For Use With: Personal Domain & Hosting
Recommended? Yes

A while back, we went over different options for hosting your own webcomic. One of the comics-central CMS (content management system) options we mentioned was the soon-to-be-launched Grawlix.

Well, good news, everyone!  The Grawlix CMS is now available.  Grawlix is brand new, but the 1.0 release works well. If you're an intermediate user with experience hosting your own website, Grawlix is a lightweight and effective content management system for your webcomic.

Who’s behind The Grawlix CMS?

The powerhouse developers behind The Grawlix CMS are Ben Gremillion and Cherie Benoit.  While testing the software, I communicated with them to share impressions and tech issues.  They were communicative, helpful, and patient, especially with technological and installation concerns.
Grawlix 1.0 is also made possible through the support and help of nice folks like Jeff Laclede (Grawlix user, designer of site mascot) and Brad Guigar (consultant).

My thoughts on The Grawlix CMS

I recommend Grawlix 1.0 to someone who has some technical experience with running their own website.

If you’re unfamiliar with manually installing software such as WordPress, getting started with The Grawlix CMS might be a little alien to you.  I recommend reading the documentation.

There’s also a support forum which you can use to communicate with the developers and other users.

Setting up The Grawlix CMS was fairly straightforward – though in the version I tested, the installer required that I edit the configuration file myself.  The code was provided after I entered my database credentials, so it’s an easy step!
Once installed, the CMS runs pretty smoothly. I found the the system to be lightweight and intuitive. I tested it in a variety of environments, and found that the following conditions worked best:

1.     A server running cPanel (Linux and Apache)
2.    PHP 5.3 or newer
3.    MySQL

Not every webhost will be able to support this set-up. If you don’t know what your webhost’s capabilities are, consult them and see what options are available to you.

Other platforms I tested were using IIS with PHP 5.3, and a Parallels-based system with Apache and nginx.  Neither of those worked particularly well and required tinkering on the server to get it working better.

All in all, I like the Grawlix CMS.  It seems like a promising alternative to some of the other Comic CMSes out there.  If you’re looking to start a new comic, consider giving it a shot!

And by the way - you can support this project on Patreon!
:iconkabocha: kabocha

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BettieLuv Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm honoured to be accepted here. I'm an absolutely raw beginner and so everything I see and read is a lesson. Thank you for sharing so generously.
Degushi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Thank you so much for the accepting!!!!
MelphisArt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me in the group :)
Salvador74j Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Thanks for accepting me in their group.
DoodleShe0 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for accepting me! X3
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