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Subject: Cartoon making software--- download from Internet
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: pendleton-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 31 Dec 2002 07:58 PST
Expires: 30 Jan 2003 07:58 PST
Question ID: 135493
I would like to get some cartoon making software from the Internet.
Free is better but I could pay up to $20 for it.

Thanks for a 2 or 3 suggestions.
John P.  faithful user of Answers.Google

Clarification of Question by pendleton-ga on 31 Dec 2002 13:23 PST
I am willing to pay up to $100 for some cartoon-making software. I
need it like SOON!! I would like to pay less. What I want to make is
cartoons with the
message "bubble" where people talk. Color is a must. 

Thank you to you fantastically gifted aswering researchers!

John P.
May your New Year be the Most Blessed one ever!
Subject: Re: Cartoon making software--- download from Internet
Answered By: ragingacademic-ga on 31 Dec 2002 19:22 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear pendleton,

Thanks for your question.  First, let me request that if any of the
following is unclear or if you require any further research – please
don’t hesitate to ask me for a clarification.

You requested two or three suggestions for cartoon making software –
here they are, from the easiest to the heaviest.

The first download is from and can be accessed at –

This is a very basic DOS-based program that will run from a DOS
window.  Don’t expect much – it is quite primitive.

The second download is cute, more advanced, runs from Windows and is
extremely simple to use – it’s called Funny Face and it can be
downloaded from the following site – I believe the full licensed
version is $19.95 -

The next program is supposed to be quite good but I could not get it
to run on my machine just now, it seems to be missing some .dll files.
 I downloaded from –

Specifically, from –

You may want to try downloading directly from the company’s site at –

...and you can contact them for help if necessary.

The licensed version of this package is $39.95.

The best program is ToonBoom.  You can download it from the company’s
site at –

But you’ll have to register first.  It’s also quite a hefty download,
coming in at around 56Mb.  This program sells (lists) for $374, but an
academic version can be purchased for $144 if you qualify.  However,
this is what the pros use.

Of course, you can also use a wide variety of drawing software such as
Microsoft Draw (very primitive), Paintshoppro or Adobe Illustrator to
produce cartoons, but especially the latter two have quite a lengthy
learning curve. Demos for these programs can be found on the company
Web sites or at -

or -

The company Web sites are -

I hope this response adequately addresses your request.  Please let me
know if you are in need of additional information concerning this


Search Strategy:

“cartooning software”

Request for Answer Clarification by pendleton-ga on 31 Dec 2002 22:54 PST
Dear "ragingacademic". Thanks for all that you got for me about

I failed to make one point clear. I opened zzware and it appears to
animated cartoons for the Internet. That may be ok, but I was really
looking for
cartoons like you know in newspapers or mags--- that is to make a
cartoon in print.

Would it be too much trouble for you to maybe find one or two like
Please.     :D   :o)


Clarification of Answer by ragingacademic-ga on 31 Dec 2002 23:58 PST
Dear Pendleton -

Thanks for your comments.
Anything you create with any of the software products I had pointed
you at can be printed.  I just spent some time working with Toonboom,
and you can create pretty professional looking characters within

I recommend you download it and try it; you'll need to set your screen
resolution to 32 bit depth, and you'll need Quicktime 5.0 or 6.0 -
free from-

If the size of the download is prohibitive, go for Paintshoppro from

It's a pretty straightforward graphics program that will let you do
much much more than Microsoft Draw.

I hope that helps - let me know if you have additional questions.


Request for Answer Clarification by pendleton-ga on 01 Jan 2003 08:14 PST
Dear ragingacademic--- Please be patient a little (few days) while I
give ToonBoom a try. Thanks for the clarification.

May you let God make this your most blessed New Year ever!!

John P.

Clarification of Answer by ragingacademic-ga on 01 Jan 2003 12:36 PST
John P. -

Thanks much for your blessings.
I hope the software works out for you, if you get the hang of it you
will be able to produce very professional looking cartoons soon.

Happy new year!

Request for Answer Clarification by pendleton-ga on 01 Jan 2003 13:15 PST
I am sorry. I am kind of a computer 2nd grader. I downloaded the demo
of ToonBoonStudio and I can't find out how to get into it to make it
work, etc.

Where do I click on what?  I downloaded at 1AM. Maybe I did not get it

Thanks for helping. I am glad to know that whatever I make, I can

Glad you were "blessed"!


Clarification of Answer by ragingacademic-ga on 01 Jan 2003 20:43 PST
John -

Go back to - 

And download the entire zipped package (it's about 56 megabytes).

Create a temporary directory on your machine and unzip the entire
package to this directory, then double-click on the setup.exe file and
follow the instructions.

Once done, go to your desktop, right click in any empty space (i.e. no
icons) and choose Properties.  Select the Settings tab and set the
"Color Quality" to "Highest (32 bit)."

If you have Quicktime, run the application and verify that you have
version 5.0 or better (once Quicktime is up, select Help and then
About, and somewhere in the window it will say this).  If not, go to -

and download 6.0.  Install it.

Run Toonboom.
Should run like a dream.

Let me know if you are in need of additional help.

pendleton-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Answer very well taken care of. Thanks for all the 
info and web sites. Great job!

God bless you to know and do His will!
John P.

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