What resources do you use?
As a comic book creator, there is a veritable cornucopia of resources out there that are available to you, no matter what your job is. You just have to go out and find them.
A lot of material can be found online for free. You don’t have to be a Google guru in order to find them. Google is good enough and refined enough to find almost anything online that you’re looking for. Just put in a few search terms, and you’re there.
I personally know that ComixTribe has put up a lot of material. Several books worth on nearly everything from taking a comic from idea to the shelves and everything inbetween can be found there. I also run a column called The Proving Grounds where I and another editor edit up to 10 pages of comic book scripts. It isn’t for those who are easily offended or the faint of heart, though.
What’s in your creator’s library? While free resources are always well and good, there’s going to be a time when you have to spend a little bit of money, and the cheapest way to get an education is to buy a book. I have all kinds of books on my shelves, even going out of my way to buy books that are considered obsolete or have old information. (I do that because I like to see what has gone before in an attempt to understand the evolution of jobs.) Tony Caputo’s How To Self-Publish Your Own Comic Book is one such that has a wealth of knowledge in it. Old? Yes. Good knowledge? Yes. There are a lot of others out there. One book I always recommend is Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud. It isn’t about making comics, but about understanding what comic books are and how readers interact with them. And it’s in the form of a comic! Fascinating stuff.
Then, of course, there are online communities. The longest-running one is Digital Webbing, but you also have places like Penciljack and Comics Experience. CE isn’t free, though. Those are general sites. If you’re going to get more into webcomics, there are places online for that, too. (And books. Can’t forget books.)
The resources are out there. You just have to find them. And those are just the obvious ones that are geared specifically toward comic books. You can find other resources and adapt them to comics, provided you have an understanding of how comic books work to begin with.
Find your resources. Use them. You’ll become a better creator for it.