I am not a graphic designer but a programmer. Recently i wrote a short story in answer of a technical question. Then I realized if i convert it into graphical comic book story then it would be more interesting and understanding.

I have many characters/pose in vector form. And am looking for some backgrounds which are generally be used in comic books like city,lab,planet,universe etc etc.

Can somebody suggest me a place/site where i can find them. I tried to bing/google them but they searched wallpaper with super heroes.

  • Is your comic similar to things like dilbert or xkcd? They are quite different, and the backgrounds for both are chosen well for each task.
    – Christoph
    Jun 14 '11 at 12:29
  • @Christoph, sorry i am not aware with dilbert or xkcd. But this comic would be a sci fi story. But my question is general. So resource for any type of comic style backgrounds would be useful. Jun 14 '11 at 12:49

I would suggest you to search specifically in google such as : cartoon city/comic city/ by this you only get background of particular city/place without any superhero

Please see this links if they may help you..

  1. Cartoon comics
  2. Cartoon City Building

and if you have access to photoshop its damn so easy to convert any kind of image into comic/cartoon look...

Convert image to cartoon image with the help of photoshop

Hope this will help a bit....

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    I observed that i was using wrong words while searching for backgrounds. If i exclude comic word and i search using "sci fi background" then i get better results. Jun 15 '11 at 1:36
  • that's good you understood.....
    – Jack
    Jun 15 '11 at 5:57

In information comics I would keep backgrounds to a bare minimum, if any. If they don't contribute to information, leave them out.

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