[scribus] Using Scribus for graphic novels

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 5 14:28:02 CEST 2010

On 08/05/2010 06:59 AM, Tom wrote:
> Would Scribus be appropriate for a graphic novels 96 or 112 pages long?
> Most, if not all, pages would be images created elsewhere and imported into
> Scribus to create a book. Even the narrative is part of the cartoons.
> Frontmatter is about all that would be created from scratch in Scribus.

Scribus is entirely appropriate for this. The biggest issue is likely to 
be memory management and Scribus slowing down with too many pages.

First, plan to break up your project to 25-30 pages or so, then you can 
join the PDFs afterward.

Use at least the 1.3.8 version of Scribus. Depending on your OS, you may 
want to experiment with 1.5.0svn -- use a copy of your file in case you 
have to go back to 1.3.8 for some reason. 1.5.0svn has some new 
capabilities for image caching that you might find helpful, especially 
as your project becomes sizable.


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