To Keep or Not to Keep?

damehelsing at 12:00AM, March 21, 2021



that is the question, right?

Hey, hi – hello, I’m damehelsing and this is my first article.
I’m new to this but I have a lot of thoughts and instead of talking to myself, I can talk to you.

There’s always a spark of joy and a roller ...






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Sarcasm

Banes at 12:00AM, March 18, 2021



When writing and drawing comics, facial expression and body language can sell and reinforce character, tone and story.

A smiling face can say as much as their words about what's going on in the moment, and in the character's emotions.

But what about a sarcastic smile? Or sarcastic ...





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Meet Me Halfway

Banes at 12:00AM, March 11, 2021



Last week I talked about what kind of stuff to stick in the middle section of stories.

Here's a tangent I found myself on, about the actual halfway mark:

Well, the middle bit almost always contains the actual halfway point of the story. In many stories this is a ...





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Xade's Guide to Pacing!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 28, 2021



So, you have a comic or comic idea and want to put pen to paper or tablet. Great! Check off what you need. Tools, check. Basic story idea, check. Art skill, also a check, even if your art is terrible you’re bound to improve. Knowing how to pace the ...

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Handling info dumps

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 19, 2021



Exposition is information that the author wants the reader to know before they move on in the plot. It is delivered in one chunk, in the form of a conversation, a diary or an explanation from the view of the narrator. Despite its bad reputation, there is a place for ...

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The dance of chemistry

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 12, 2021



When it comes to characters and their arcs, their relationships, or more specifically, their chemistry, has a large role to play in how they develop. From day to day we absorb and reflect the behaviours, views and values of those we interact with, be that at work or school or ...

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Keeping to a schedule

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 29, 2021



Maintaining an update schedule is beneficial to your readers and to yourself. Sticking to an update schedule encourages readers to come back. It becomes part of their routine and is often something they look forward to that day. They’ll remain invested in both you and your comic. That is ...

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Cartooning With Banes - Focal Points, Characters and some such stuff like that

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2021



An advantage of comics as a medium is to be able to use still images to tell the story, and create an impression or feeling in the reader that runs deeper than words can do. Or at least, the images can strengthen the experience and make something people hopefully get ...

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Mary Jane Had Options

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2021


Photo: Mary Jane “MJ” Watson (played by Kirsten Dunst) and Harry Osborn (played by James Franco) in Spiderman 3 (2007).

Traveling down the memory lane archives has taken me back to watching the Tobey Maguire Spiderman trilogy that was released during the early-2000s.

Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman was my masked ...




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Outlining the foundation of your webcomic

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2021



An outline for a story, whether it be a one-shot or a serialised epic, needs a strong foundation. The building blocks that will become your comic must be able to stand firm on the themes, concepts, story beats and character moments explored in your outline. “I need an outline?” you ...

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