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 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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The Origin Stories of Webcomics | Part 2

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 26, 2018

Last week I decided to be indulgent and explain where I came from as a webcomic creator and this week I am finishing that story, at least up to where I am now. It was so lovely reading all your comments about your origins. It is very easy to look ...

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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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Using social media to get Senpai to notice you

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 22, 2017

As we gear up for the holiday season, we take this time to reflect on the year and decide on the inevitable New Year’s resolutions that follow. Whilst most will add, “Take better care of the plants”, “Do more exercise,” and “Finally get my life together,” to the list ...

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On The Still-Ongoing Net Neutrality Issue

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 16, 2017

A thread in the forum by JillyFoo on Net Neutrality has inspired this newspost.

I did some cursory research on it on the issue of how repealing it might affect artists- indie artists, like most of us are as webcomic creators and DD contributors.
According to Rolling Stone repealing it ...

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Knowing what you Write

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

Last week we talked about “writing what you know” … but how about ‘knowing what you write’? I knew I wanted to do this one as soon as I posted the previous article…just for the title.

In a TV show, series of books, movie, printed comic series, or newspaper strip ...

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Political Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 11, 2017

Considering that a lot of comics have politics embedded in their stories or worldbuilding or actively part of their characters’ parameters, what would constitute a political comic as opposed to a comic containing politics?

In my opinion and from the general descriptions of this budding genre, a political comic is ...

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