The Status Quo

Banes at 12:00AM, April 4, 2019



“Don't worry, Bart. It seems like every week something odd happens to the Simpsons. My advice is to ride it out, make an occasional smart-aleck quip, and by next week, we'll be back to where we started from, ready for another wacky adventure. ”

-Lisa Simpson


In most series ...






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Retracing Your Steps

Amelius at 11:32AM, March 3, 2019



Last time we discussed how many new readers may read your work backwards on the first visit, and today I'm going to expand on that a little more. There's more to say on this? Well of course, because reading your own comic backwards also is a useful creative ...

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Don't Sweat The Details

Amelius at 9:27AM, Feb. 3, 2019



What is a character? A miserable little pile of traits! Except no, there is more to a character than a collection of likes and dislikes. There are varying opinions on the importance of character versus plot, with some authors viewing all characters as a mere tool to drive plot forward ...

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Drawing the Red Line

Amelius at 11:48AM, Jan. 20, 2019



Let's be honest, we don't always appreciate someone pointing out our mistakes. Criticism may be important for artists growing into their craft to find the right areas to focus on improving through a little outside guidance, but not all critique is made equal. Frankly speaking, a lot of ...

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Writing Mental Illness (Part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 12, 2019




Writing a character with mental illness can be a very tricky thing. Writers usually go for the extremely rare, exotic and spectacular: multiple personality disorders, extreme manifestations of psychopathy or sociopathy, high functioning autism with that ever alluring ‘savant’ magic going for the character, bombastically spectacular schizophrenia… in many ways ...


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Daredevil Season 3 Review and the end of Netflix Marvel

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 6, 2018




Since I've reviewed both other seasons of Daredevil, I figured I'd talk about the Third - and last ? - season and then chat a tiny bit about the sudden cancelling of the series and the rest of the “Netflix Marvel Universe”.

Review

It was excellent. I understand that the second ...






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FEATURED COMIC --> Through the Window

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 5, 2018



This is a story about a squirreland a ferret, Chessie and Dook, and their domestic and wild antics. Watch as they go on adventures searching for the world’s biggest acorn, visiting movie theaters while making their own commentary, and avoiding getting hit by paper airplanes. One takes on a ...

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Recycling Ideas From The Trash

Amelius at 12:04PM, Nov. 18, 2018



There are no bad ideas, just poor execution…..terrible, awful execution.

You may have seen those games that go around on social media, such as “Describe a classic movie/video game/novel in the worst way possible”, it shows how easy it is to make any concept seem like the ...



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Farewell to Stan Lee

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 15, 2018
tags: stan lee



Stan Lee

1922 - 2018

'Nuff said.




No, of course, ‘nuff can likely never be said about this man and the body of work he’s left behind for us.

It's been a rough couple days for comic fans. I must admit, I've been a bit of a wreck ...












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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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