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Webcomic made with Blender


Mike Joyner writes:

“Coconut Monkey and Monkey Shiner” is a weekly webcomic where the characters, sets, props and everything else in the world is made with blender. It’s rendered using the Blender Internal Engine and “inked” using freestyle.

When I started the comic in 2007, it was just six pieces of clip art that I used for every comic. Since then, I was introduced to Blender and its amazing community. In 2014, I spent eight months creating a new world for Coconut Monkey and Monkey Shiner, from the characters themselves to their house and the neighborhood they live in.

You can see the how I converted Monkey Shiner from simple clipart to a 3D character here.

By New year’s 2015, The all-new “Coconut Monkey and Monkey Shiner” had launched in all its Blender glory.

A new “Coconut Monkey and Monkey Shiner” comic comes every Monday and you can see more here…

Mike Joyner


  1. MirceaKitsune on

    Now this is certainly a way to behold the power of Freestyle and toon shaders. I would have seriously had no idea that this comic was rendered in 3D if I wasn't told explicitly... let alone in Blender! Fantastic work.

  2. Wonderful development of web comic workflow using Blender and Freestyle! I liked the examples of facial expressions in the process description. Freestyle lines are very well controlled. Two thumbs up!

  3. This is amazingly done. Really masterful use of blender and freestyle. I have been experimenting with a blender based webcomic idea for years, and I must say Mike's work is very motivating.

  4. SnippetsUniverse on

    My first thought was; why would somebody use the Blender Greasepencil over something like Krita? But then I read the description and saw it was done in 3D with Freestyle and toon shaders...
    Very nice hand-drawn result indeed :)

  5. This is really well done. Often times when I stumble across comics in 3D, it often lacks that sort of look your comic does have. The way the faces and characters convey a specific emotion without looking like 3d-puppets. Really well done.

  6. Thanks for all the positive comments. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Just an additional note that wasn’t in the article. If you’re a tumblr person and like “following” more than checking a website over and over, you can follow the webcomic here at the tumblr mirror site.

    Thanks again everyone.

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