White Swan, Black Swan

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2018




In Swan Lake, the black swan Odile is transformed by her warlock father into the white swan, Odette, and posing as Odette she tricks the prince into breaking his oath to the white swan- because clearly making life-binding oaths to a woman you know so little you can mistake her ...


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Earning Your Twists

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2018



There's nothing more intense than subverting the audience's expectations: The righteous character that always says the truth says a lie. The character that values all life ends up murdering someone. The bad sort, the punk that's always terrible ends up saving the day or doing something decent ...

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The Importance of Reading Other Comics

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2018



At times, you might find yourself struggling to come up with creating new pages and plot lines for your comics. It might but that the structure of page is not as impactful anymore or it could be that a pose that is proving difficult to land. This was the problem ...

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The Sacrificial Lion

Tantz_Aerine at 6:09PM, Aug. 31, 2018



One of the toughest tropes in any kind of narrative work, from novels to comics to movies is the Sacrificial Lion - but not for what might be an obvious reason: having to axe a top tier character. It's because the trope is something that will affect and carry through ...

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When you hate your characters!

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2018



You’ve gone through the arduous process of fleshing out your world, the themes and the lore and you’re standing back looking at your shining new playground; but there is a blight standing right in the centre that you can no longer ignore. You hate your characters. Maybe it ...

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Give it Your Best Shot

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 30, 2018

Ironically, no picture this time…and it's a Newspost about pitchers!


Beyond writing our stories and characters, figuring out our plots and dialogue and character design, and all the other stuff that goes into creating a comic, we have to choose our shots. Our camera angles.

Very much like ...




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Taking a swim with the fishes - Offing your characters

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 17, 2018



There comes a time in any webcomic creator’s career where they have to be mean to their characters. And there is nothing meaner than letting the proverbial Sword of Damocles fall on a beloved (or equally unloved) character and watching their head roll to the chorus a shrill cries ...

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Audience Commentary - Does it change your story?

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 16, 2018



There are lots of fantastic things about making webcomics. Many nice things it has over traditional printing and publishing.

The speed of publishing and presenting your work to the world, the lack of a barrier to entry so anybody with an internet connection can make and publish comics…

…and if ...





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Announcing the 2018 Drunk Duck Award Finalists!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2018



The nominees have been announced and current volunteers have been given assignments. 

We still need more volunteers. There are 12 unclaimed presentations and 25 judging slots still left over.


2018 Finalists: Genre/Style Awards


My Life as An American Hero 2
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang
Mindfold
Steel & Manitou


Jay’s Internet Fight Club
TransNeptunian


Lego Space
Life and Death


Chunky Skunk
Fluffy 500

Best Community Project
Only one comic rose above. Stay tuned to see the winner in the October ceremony.

Best Drama
Only one comic rose above. Stay tuned to see the winner in the October ceremony.


Dragonet
Electricity Is Her Element
Sword of Kings


Craters Edge
Demon Eater
Monster Soup


Fantasticbrick
Froggtree Comics
Life and Death
The KAMics


Awfully Decent Fellows
Kings Club
Used Books


All Unicorns to Battle Stations
Belle’s Best: the films of Belinda Brandon
Holy Bible: The Albino Ginger Version


Godstrands
Holy Bible: The Albino Ginger Version
Without Moonlight


Godstrands
Mars II
The Constellation Chronicle
TransNeptunian


Fred Peterson: The Mighty Warlord
Generation Bad
Godstrands
My Life as An American Hero 2


Craters Edge
Godstrands
Putrid Meat
Super Impact High School
The Last Sheriff
TransNeptunian


My Life as An American Hero 2
The Gloom


Kings Club
Putrid Meat
Riddick Q Loss Tales
TransNeptunian

2018 Finalists: Technical Awards


Cosmos Song
Craters Edge
Kings Club
Monster Soup
The Constellation Chronicle
Without Moonlight


Charby the Vampirate
Cosmos Song
Kings Club
Sword of Kings


Cosmos Song
Kings Club
Used Books


Godstrands
Simply Sarah
Sword of Kings
Used Books
Without Moonlight


Kings Club
Simply Sarah
Sword of Kings
TransNeptunian


Belle’s Best: the films of Belinda Brandon
Lego Space
Sword of Kings
TransNeptunian


Awfully Decent Fellows
Electricity Is Her Element


Godstrands
My Life as An American Hero 2
The Gloom
Used Books


2018 Finalists: Character Awards, User Awards, and The Big Ones


Bones from Putrid Meat
Cyrenna from Kings Club
Hitomi from The Gloom
Kimber Lee from Godstrands
Searsha from Sword of Kings


Andy from Kings Club
Eeve from Craters Edge
Osprey from TransNeptunian


Nascha from TransNeptunian
Salaster from Craters Edge


bravo1102
ozoneocean
Tantz_Aerine
vinomas


AmeliaP
bravo1102
El Cid
Jason Moon
KimLuster
rmccool


bravo1102
KimLuster
plymayer


AmeliaP
mks_monsters
RecklessHero


Hit Girlz
My Life as An American Hero
Putrid Meat



Fantasticbrick
Modest Medusa


Kings Club
Modest Medusa
TransNeptunian
Without Moonlight



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Congratulations to all ...















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Where DO you need Planning for your Plot?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2018




So there's a lot of talk and discussion on how to approach the creation of your webcomic (or novel, or short story) regarding planning out your plot, the degrees of planning out, and the option of flying by the seat of your pants.

I have done both, both in ...




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