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:star: Update :star: :iconeledora: kindly pointed out that there is an easier script for the buttons prevFrame(); and nextFrame(); instead of having to change all the frame numbers. Also, for even more time saving scripts, please read the comment [link] by :iconnch85:


Here is an extended version of the Flash tutorial that I demoed during my :iconkintoki-con: panel :D This is not the panel itself, but I will be sharing that in my journal tomorrow. Thank you all who attended Kintoki con :hug: and my panel even though I totally messed up. ^^;

I have prepared all the images used in this tutorial for download so that you guys can have materials to practice with. You can download everything here [link]

I know my tutorial isn't too informative, and my techniques are wildly out of date, but this is how I make my flash comics, and I hope it can help you too if you don't have better techniques already.

The action scripts used in the tutorial are Stop:


and go to button:

on (release) {

If you want to learn how to make a customized loading page, there is no better tutorial than :icongo-devil-dante:'s, I learned most of my stuff from her 2 tutorials . This one by :iconkcoyote: is also very good . For the epic professional stuff with Action Script 3.0 in Flash and other programs, check out this site [link]

If there is a specific step you are stuck on in my tutorial, please visit my Facebook page at [link] where you can comment on the specific page of the tutorial so it's easier for me and others to help you.

I hope it helps! :D

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Flash Comic Tutorial is by `yuumei ( Suggested by GreyBeardLegend and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
ashaki11 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you even get flash without selling an organ---
I'm like super broke (creditcardless and jobless since i'm still a student) and i can't even make money from commissions because no one really wants one from me since there are too many great artists in this community
o-Oxalis-o Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist
This tuto seems really helpful! One day I'll try!
Panatmos Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What does "Mouse events are permitted only for button instances" mean???????
MiriLizeth Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for doing a tutorial. It helps a lot! :D
Yushicus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Whenever I put the script in for the button, I get this:

"**Error** Scene=Scene 1, layer=Layer 2, frame=4:Line 1: Mouse events are permitted only for button instances
    on (release) {

Total ActionScript Errors: 1      Reported Errors: 1"

what happened? o.e
Panatmos Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KatrinaIorio Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
SAME SAME I thought I was the only idiot who was having this problem
Panatmos Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ikaros-dream Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This really helped me out, thank you so much!!
huppyleon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thankyou so much >_<
i need this
Katana991 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2014
Is it possible to write a novel using the same method? I mean, it's like a visual novel, but it's read like an ACTUAL novel. Rather than play a game--or some sort of dating simulation, it's pretty much reading a chapter of an overall story, only with background images and a soundtrack of its own (if possible).
Oddhatt Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, It Is Possible. :)
Katana991 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Great to hear! :D

There was an idea I had for a novel, but I highly doubt anybody would want to publish it. Also, I don't think I would be successful if I published it myself, so I thought that if I post by story online, maybe I could put it in a unique format in which people would enjoy reading it!

This is where visual novels serve as a source of inspiration; they're like video games where part of the gameplay is reading them like a book.
Oddhatt Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's Great To Hear Really. However, I Am Sorry, I Don't Have Much Of A Reply To You.. Heheh. But If You Are Making A Visual Novel, More Likely Digital Comic As I'd Like To Say, Feel Free To Ask Help From Me, If You'd Like ^^
Katana991 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2015
Well, I may or may not write it in this format. It was just I concept that I've been considering for a while. I may end up getting it self-published, but the visual novel/digital comic idea is something I'm considering in case I want to put it in a unique format so it could stand out from the other websites that post their own stories or novels.

Yeah, people write novels and post them on the internet for others to read. I find the concept interesting, but knowing how large (and strange) the internet world is, well, like I said, I want to make sure it stands out, so that a link to such a website could catch their eye and make them curious enough to check it out. I mean, how did stories like "Slender Man" or "Ben Drowned" go viral?
Oddhatt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Possibly The Plot, Art, Something Else? Well, It's The Internet.
Anyway, This Has Been A Wonderful Chat. If You Wish To Chat More, I Believe We Should PM Instead, We Are Probably Spamming :iconyuumei: Sweating a little... 
imFragrance Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014   General Artist
when i click on the button 2 times it goes to the frame i want it to go , but at the second click, it goes to the next frame. how can i fix it 
Kohaya7Kae-13 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOT! Thank you for the tutorial Yuumei-san. ;w;
I'm one of your admirers >w<
And this is really generous and kind of you!
MissCake Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg that tutorial was soooo good! Ty so much!
RebekahKroeplin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
This helped quite a bit, thank you!  :)
polo130 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you select more than one frame?!
animegirl7956 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello, I just want to ask a question. Do you have a link on where I can download Macromedia Flash? Thank you :D (Big Grin) 
Sixthsoul Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
im not sure if u realized this or if someone already mentioned it, but in the tut, the tab reads "FALSH TUT"  instead of "flash tut" lol....but thanx for the tut, it is a great help for ppl like me that always wanted to know how ppl make flash comics....   :)
scottwillders Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have a series of 20 or so images that I have been meaning to try and format into some form of flash comic, thanks for the tutorial.
DjRoguefire Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much. :iconlazepoolplz:
KibumJonghyun Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Yuumei,It is okay if I use Corel Painter Essentials 4? Claus La 
BeyondDeviantART Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013   General Artist
Don't you have to pay for this program after a certain time limit?

Is there one that is totally free that has this same function?
amazingbear91 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No,I got mines for free on youtube:)
puga-chan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
thank you ;)
rainyraindrops Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the tutorial, I've been looking for this for ages :D
xXAngelsofChaosXx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you know how badly I want my computer to be fixed so I can start mine. LOVED this tutorial...TTUTT
TAsaoka Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for this!
RafaNonato Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student
Thanks for the tutorial! Me and a friend made ​​a comic based on this tutorial:…
Lucernne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect tutorial, very clear, concise and it worked really well for me! Thanks so much for sharing <3
tdCaldwell Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very useful! But I'm having some difficulties with it. When I select my read button, the action window tells me that actions cannot be applied to the current selection. I'm sure I followed everything correctly, though I'm working in Flash CS6. Can you tell me where the problem lies? Thanks in advance!
TrinitySage Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I featured your tutorial in my journal today!
Here's the link if you'd like to check it out -
cheezelover234 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I can't find flash.
CoffeeMixCheese Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it's confusing.. 
shindianaify Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Is this possible to create comic like this just in Flash, not CS?  (sorry I'm new to all Flashes XD)
EchizenGita Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty much the same. The interface is a little different. I used macromedia flash, so it's a little different for me. But most of the basic things are, like I said, pretty much the same.
TakahioChinta Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont know if this is what you ment but you can draw in flash, I'm not sure how but a friend of mine does it.
shindianaify Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I mean all those buttons, importing pages and simple animations like yuumei uses in Knites :3
TakahioChinta Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok^^ then I dont know sorry
katcatlinkattack Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this. is. so. useful. period. AWESOME!!
TheEleventhMoonRose Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks :D
now all I have to do is to get that program.... XD
Cataclyptic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank. You.
syneczek Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Writer
I had tried everything this came at perfect timing for me this filled a void in my life you would excell at this
VixenDra Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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