Making Evil Good is Blunt Fudge

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 17, 2018

Earlier today Ozoneocean made a pretty interesting post at Facebook, regarding how demons are depicted in modern culture as opposed to how they were earlier, and especially what they symbolized in western culture: they are now generally depicted as sexy, good, glittering, or misunderstood. If they are doing negative things ...

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Showing and Telling

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 10, 2018

Anyone who ever dabbled in creative writing or any sort of narrative work, had the phrase “show, don't tell” hammered into them. The sheer anxiety of being caught ‘telling’ rather than ‘showing’ made us all think in terms I assume only exhibitionists do.

The truth though is, that sometimes ...

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The Circle of Arcs

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 9, 2018

For this week, I wanted to begin a new series of articles inspired by the most recent podcast “JUST DO IT!”. Part way through our discussion, the topic of creating stories came up and I, quite clumsily, tried to explain the theory of narrative circles and arcs as told by ...

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Points of view - part two - Unreliable

Banes at 12:00AM, March 8, 2018

Last week we talked a little pov basics.

This time, how about we talk the fascinating device called the Unreliable Narrator. For anyone who doesn't know, this type of narration (usually first person in prose, but not necessarily) tells the story in question…but is not necessarily giving an ...

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Quackcast 364 - JUST DO IT!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 6, 2018


All the planning and set up in the world will never count for anything if you never start your webcomic, so just put your own to paper and begin!
“Getting started on a webcomic” is what we chat about here. I was inspired by PitFace's newspost about a ...

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A Trip to the Circus: A Classic Comedy Spectacular

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 5, 2018

I had tickets to watch a big tent circus last week that was reminiscent of classic Circus shows from older generations (minus the elephants). It was my first time going to the circus since I was six years old, unless Cirque du Soliel is considered a circus, which for the ...

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On Stand-Up Comics and Natural Humour

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 26, 2018

Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to snag some tickets to a stand up comedy club in Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. I am an avid fan of Saturday Night Live from the early 2010s/Bill Hader era. Therefore, I constantly stream stand up routines of my favorite comics ...

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The Dance Scene

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2018

Just like the table scene, the dance scene can be an invaluable story telling tool: a way to showcase where your characters stand without having to force them to speak about it or have someone else infodump about it.

This stance can be on the characters that dance (i.e ...

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Lending a hand | The practice of cross-promotion

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2018

The hardest part of creating a webcomic is not the writing or the art, but actually attracting and retaining those coveted pairs of eyes. Building an audience, particularly when you are starting out with no prior projects, feels like a never-ending uphill trek and there more than a few pitfalls ...

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Taking Notes - Music in Comics

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 15, 2018

Obviously, comics don't have sound.

But if you want to show music playing, or being performed, how do you indicate it on a comic page?

The first method that comes to mind is just writing the lyrics in a dialogue balloon, and maybe peppering the balloon with a few ...

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