My name is Michael Golan. I’m a designer and co-founder of Scrawl Magazine  (together with Roni Fahima and Shiraz Fuman). In this tutorial, I’ll take you through the process I used to create the layout for an interview with comic writer and artist Jason from the ‘Power’ issue of Scrawl.

Scrawl is an interactive magazine dedicated to visual storytelling that runs on the Mag+ platform. It features illustration and comics, and integrates them with new technologies in order to create a new and fun experience.

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to adjust document settings for your readers’ devices, working with the different layers for a dynamic layout, embedding HTML content and adding links.

I’ll be using InDesign CS5, but you can use any later version – including InDesign CC – with the same process.

Time to complete 

2.5 hours


Pen/pencil & paper, InDesign CS5 (or later) and free Mag+ plug-in, Illustrator and Photoshop

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