Travel Journaling

HippieVan at 12:00AM, July 22, 2016



Hi, all! I’m back from my adventure in Japan – thank you so much to PitFace and Ironscarf for writing amazing guest newsposts while I was away. It’s so lovely being part of a site where someone’s always willing to jump in and help out (and you two ...

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It is All in the Details

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 4, 2016


Have you ever taken a walk with a young person?

Each morning when I get to work early, I walk down to the bus circle and wait for one little boy's bus to arrive at school. On the good mornings, he walks off the bus grinning from ear-to-ear with ...


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Captain America: Civil war.

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 3, 2016



It's that time of year again, the big blockbuster movies are coming and Marvels first movie of the year and contestant in this years superhero smack down is Captain America: Civil war.
Based on the massive Marvel crossover comic that saw Marvels superheroes taking sides over a controversial government ...


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Character Arcs Part 2: Arcs in Sequels and Series featuring Iron Man

Banes at 12:00AM, March 24, 2016


Today we'll talk sequel and series character arcs, and focus on the cinematic portrayal of Iron Man

Last Week we talked about character arcs. They're an important element of fiction writing…although a lot of the time, there is no arc! But a strong, unpredictable character arc can ...


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C O M I C S

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 8, 2016



There are days that challenge me. There are days that mould me. There are days that have a significant impact on my day-to-day grind. Last Wednesday was one of those days.

In addition to my duties as a webcomic blogger, I have been juggling several other “offline” jobs that are ...



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The Old, the New, History and Nostalgia

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2016



Pop culture is being visited by its own past. There's no denying the excitement surrounding the reappearance of the original Star Wars and X-Files characters after an absence of years.

We all know our mainstream entertainment is stuffed with more and more sequels, remakes, reboots, soft reboots, reimaginings, reintegrated ...



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And To All A Good Night

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 24, 2015
tags: 2015, Christmas, Eve



I love Christmas Eve. Possibly more than Christmas Day. Both are great fun, and reuniting with friends and relatives I rarely see is delightful of course.

But the quiet anticipation of Christmas Eve is where it's at. For me it's usually a day off work, wrapping (occasionally running ...



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Say My Name: Titles

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 19, 2015
tags: titles



Say My Name

There are titles that fit perfectly with their subject, titles that could fit multiple subjects/contexts, and titles that don't work at all.
Recently I've seen several titles referenced that made me say “I HAVE to see that/read that!”. I'll share those at ...




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Opportunitatem Cape

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 16, 2015



It had been years since I donned my black cocktail dress to spend an evening listening to one of my favorite writers, and that is exactly what I did on Saturday night. The scene was set in Long Beach at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center and I was excitedly waiting ...

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Character outfits

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 23, 2015



Since comic characters usually aren't too concerned with Halloween costumes, let's talk about how you dress your characters normally!

A character's outfit can convey the character's personality as well as the world they live in, and even their occupation in some cases. As a bare minimum ...



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