Bookending your start - The prologue

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 7, 2021



If you’re looking to open your comic by establishing the scene, theme and/or tone of the rest of the narrative then you might consider using “the prologue”. Derived from the Greek term, prologos, meaning, “before word”, the prologue serves as a mini story that is set before the ...

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The Beauty of Science Fiction

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 3, 2021



The top-rated late-night radio show in the late-nineties was bestowed on Coast-to-Coast AM, a talk show program that centered around paranormal topics and the supernatural. The show’s host was broadcaster and author, Art Bell. Listeners would tune in during long distance commutes, with some positive reviewers exclaiming how much ...

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Favourite tools of the trade

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 30, 2021



When it comes to making comics, I have gone through many phases with regards to my tools. These days I stick mainly to creating comics using digital tools and programs but that’s not to say that it is the only method of producing art.

I first started drawing webcomics ...



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It Has Begun

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 26, 2021


Photo: Mortal Kombat logo from the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System


Call it what it is: Nostalgia. Intellectual property rights. Series reboot. The chills start to form as soon as Scorpion drags SubZero’s masked face across the screen and yells, “Get over here!” The goblet of Summer 2021 Blockbusters ...



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Creating good dialogue

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 23, 2021



Creating believable and engaging dialogue is key when creating a story. It’s not only used to convey important plot information, but also emotions, motivations and rapport amongst the cast.

Dialog can be an effective way to convey information or raise conflict that maintains the momentum of the comic. The ...



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My Life as an American Hero 2 Reaches 600th Page Milestone

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 19, 2021


Photo: My Life as an American Hero 2 by agentny003

Nominated for best super hero comic, best action within a comic, most improved artwork, and the most dedicated creator at the 2020 Drunk Duck Awards, My Life as an American Hero 2 has reached its six-hundredth page milestone.

Link: https ...




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Twitter, outrage and the nature of parasocial interactions - A case study

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 16, 2021



Buckle up. This is going to be a dense one.

Social media dominates our lives. In the webcomic community, content is generally in the form of comics, however, we have podcasts, YouTube videos, Instagram accounts and of course Twitter. We immerse ourselves in the online world, broadcasting our efforts and ...



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Breaking Eggshells

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 12, 2021



Silencing unpopular ideas, famous individuals with a large platform, and entire thought processes has been on the rise. Last week, forty-two episodes went missing from a well-known podcast’s archive leaving several listeners wondering why the episodes were removed.

Popular podcasts are a media form that carry a lot of ...



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Improvement over time

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 9, 2021



I’ve seen some poorly drawn artwork out there but if they persevere I also see a dramatic improvement after a few hundred pages. Sometimes even 20ish pages like my Growlution show improvement, but that can be attributed to a change of program. I went from photoshop to illustrator, which ...

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The Bestest Evar

Banes at 12:00AM, April 8, 2021



The Bestest Evar: Revisiting Mary Sues -
And a Contest!


Way back in the day our friend and my grizzled old mentor HippieVan did a post discussing Mary Sues - and we followed it up with a Mary Sue “contest”.

Many of us comic creator and reader types have probably known the ...





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