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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The Dark Broadcasting Experiment

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2018

Looking for an excuse to begin a Twitter account for your webcomic? Well, I have one for you!

A recent community has dropped a pebble in the lake that is the Twitter webcomic world and has begun to make waves by dedicating the month of January to “dark broadcasting”. The ...

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The Power of How

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 29, 2017

We are only a couple of days away from the end of 2017; another year done and dusted and placed on the shelf. Is this a year you’ll look back on with fondness, or has this been an up and down adventure for you? As we gear up for ...

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Designing your Characters

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 9, 2017

So you have your kick ass story ready, you’ve researched your world well and feel comfortable in it, and you have an awesome set of personalities to equip your characters that will propagate your story (or complement it if the plot is story driven).

The only thing left to ...

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Single pages, larger issues and archive panic

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2017


I'm at a nice place in my webcomic right now. Well, it's nice as the writer, at least.
The characters have a nice history now, with some adventures behind them, some established relationships, and a stable of supporting characters who can be ...

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Romance As a Side Dish

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 19, 2017

The other day I read a very interesting post by our very own Vickie of Used Books where she was talking about Romance. And what caught my eye the most was her description of the driving force behind romance stories as “relationship-driven conflict”- a very succinct way to put it ...

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The Character Archetypes (Jungian Archetypes Part 5)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 17, 2017

So we come to the end of this long litany of presentations on Jung’s assorted archetypes that craftsmen of the narrative arts have used since time immemorial to weave their yarns.

And what better way to end with the crowning jewel in every story, from books to movies to ...

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The Comedy Plot, Toolbox Edition (part three)

Banes at 12:00AM, May 25, 2017

“I wouldn't give this guy's problems to a monkey on a rock!”
-David Letterman

Part One:

Part Two:

The Story so far…

Who is the Hero
What Does ...

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COMEDY - part one - The Premise

Banes at 12:00AM, April 13, 2017


The comedic premise is very much the same idea as a premise in any other genre. It's got the same elements…Character, goals, themes, conflict…

Plus laughs.

One way to look at or create a comedic premise is that it has some kind of separation from reality ...

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Quackcast 314 - The failure of heroes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 14, 2017


When heroes fail… Hey, why would you ever want a hero to fail? Well there are a lot of reasons and listening to this Quackcast will tell you why, but the quick version is that you don't want your hero to be a perfect Mary-Sue sort of character ...

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