Getting The Size Just Right

Amelius at 10:28AM, Nov. 4, 2018


(With apologies to the late Mr. Jones for use of his three bears!)

Presentation is very important when you're sharing your comic with the world on the digital medium. There's so much potential for distraction, so you need to make sure that what you are presenting to your ...


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Catharsis

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 1, 2018



CATHARSIS
from the Best of Banes Collection


A writing instructor once gave me brief advice on how to write a story, structurally speaking. It was 1/4 Act One setup, 1/2 Act Two complications and rising stakes (I think), and about 1/4 An Act Three “cathartic ending”.

I ...







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Art and Propaganda

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 21, 2018


Soviet poster advocating atheism and science over religion

From the most ancient times, art has always been used by the ruling classes for purposes of propaganda, to propagate certain ideas about those commissioning it and their purposes: that kings are mighty, that regimes are for ever, that the enemy is ...


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How far can a Reboot go?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 19, 2018



So I came across this new announcement of a reboot (?) due in 2019 of the nostalgic cartoon Thundercats that most of us grew up with (fine, ok, I'm only dating myself with this).

I have always been partial to Thundercats, but not overly possessive. I didn't mind the ...



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Drunk Duck Awards FAQs

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 7, 2018

The Drunk Duck Awards have technically been running since 2007 when it was pretty bare bones and 2008 was the first year that had award winner presentations. The awards have been run by various members of the community, with Niccea taking the awards under her wing for the large majority ...

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Mecha Drawing

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 2, 2018



Emma is indisposed today so it's my turn to step into the breach.
What I want to chat about today is how to draw mecha. I draw a lot of it. It's fun, but it's not that easy.
What is “mecha”? Mecha usually refers to futuristic looking ...



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Damaged Protagonists

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2018




A well written protagonist will generally have some flaws, starting out as an underdog of some kind, with lessons to learn and improvements to make over the course of the story.

Granted, some heroes are, well, just heroes, who are pretty much who they need to be from the beginning ...




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Quackcast 342 - Seen unseen

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 3, 2017

LISTEN!

What is the best approach to make a scary story? To directly show the monster, the horror and the gore, or to hold off on that and let the audience fill in the blanks and guide them to imagine something far more awful and real than you could conceive ...

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The Power of Comments

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 23, 2017



Feedback from your audience has always been important- from the renaissance palace parlors to enlightenment salons to the modern art galleries, how much the audience is pleased by what the creator procures is central.

But in the age of the internet and webcomics, where comics are updated page by page ...



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Psychopomps and Death Personified

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2017


Chihiro and No Face from Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Studio Ghibli

I was driving home from work this evening and an unusual, rather old fashioned looking car with bright high beams began following me on my route. When I made a turn, I looked in the side mirror ...


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