A port of Simple-Comic-CMS to django-nonrel and django-filetransfers for Google App Engine deployment

If you’re looking for an easy way to deploy Simple-Comic-CMS to the Google App Engine, you’ve come to the right place. With sccms-nonrel, you can have your own webcomic up and running in no time!

Make sure you have the prerequisites listed above installed. Next, download the latest version of sccms-nonrel. Unzip the archive to any directory on your file system.

Alternatively, you can clone the git repository by executing

git clone git://

Feel free to fork the repository and develop your own tweaks and features under the conditions of the license (see below).

  1. Go to, log in with your Google Account, and follow the instructions to enable Google App Engine for your account (if you haven’t done so already).
  2. Create a new app, and remember your app’s application identifier.
  3. In app.yaml, replace myapp with the application identifier for your app.
  4. In sccms_nonrel/, change SITE_TITLE from 'My Awesome Webcomic' to whatever you actually want to call your site.
  5. Run python deploy and authenticate with your Google Account when prompted.
  6. Run python remote createsuperuser to create a superuser for yourself.
  7. Point your browser to
  8. Click on “Comics” and then “Add comic”. Fill out all the fields, upload your image, and click “Save”.

It’s that simple! Point your browser to to see your comic!

Comic Numbering

Make sure your comic numbering is consistent. Presently, sccms-nonrel does not check to make sure that your numbering is correct. Numbering your comics incorrectly will result in broken navigation links.

Domain Setup

If you have a domain you’d like to host your webcomic on, you can add a domain to your app by going to the Application Settings page on your Google App Engine dashboard.

Site Themes

The templates directory contains a bare-bones example template (comic.html) that you should feel free to modify and style however you like.

Need Help?

Direct all questions, comments, and bug reports to

sccms-nonrel is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, the full text of which is available in the file GPL. For details, please visit

Modules from the django-nonrel project are redistributed under the terms of the license found in the file LICENSE.

sccms-nonrel utilizes and is distributed with Aaron Madison’s improved django-filetransfers module, which is redistributed under the terms of the same license.