Balancing speed and detail

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 28, 2021



It is a balancing act when it comes to the level of detail we comics artists like to include in each page and the speed at which we can complete said page. Sitting back and seeing a beautifully coloured render of your work may be satisfying, but is the level ...

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200 pages for Belle's Best: the films of Belinda Brandon.

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 24, 2021




That's right it's reached 200 pages as of this week!

Belle is a B-Movie actress. See where it all started with friends and family and watch a sampling of her sometimes awful but interesting exploitation movies full of gratuitous exploitation of everything. Drama, humor, adventure across different genres ...




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Haters going to hate

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 21, 2021



It’s a fairly common sentiment of the Internet. When you put yourself out there, you’re going to get others making bad faith criticisms for the sake of “trolling”. The phrase, “haters going to hate” is meant as a rallying cry for the ego; Bolster yourself with seemingly unearned ...

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On Writer’s Block, Slumps, and Bohemia

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 17, 2021



The cyclical pattern of creative forces of energy comes and goes like the ocean waves during the high tide. Writing happens so naturally on some days, as easily as cutting a pad of butter with a warm knife, whereas there are other days that require five hours of positive self-talk ...

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Bookending with epilogues

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 14, 2021



So your comic is coming to end but you still have some small threads to tie up. What better way to bookend the story than with an epilogue? Much like the prologue, the events in the epilogue can take place some time after the concluded events. The main purpose is ...

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Splinter the Rat’s Words of Wisdom

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 10, 2021


Photo: Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)

The year was nineteen ninety when a very life changing film was released into theaters—Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. Assembled with the help of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and MC Hammer in the soundtrack, this film brought ...


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Bookending your start - The prologue

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 7, 2021



If you’re looking to open your comic by establishing the scene, theme and/or tone of the rest of the narrative then you might consider using “the prologue”. Derived from the Greek term, prologos, meaning, “before word”, the prologue serves as a mini story that is set before the ...

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The Beauty of Science Fiction

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 3, 2021



The top-rated late-night radio show in the late-nineties was bestowed on Coast-to-Coast AM, a talk show program that centered around paranormal topics and the supernatural. The show’s host was broadcaster and author, Art Bell. Listeners would tune in during long distance commutes, with some positive reviewers exclaiming how much ...

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Favourite tools of the trade

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 30, 2021



When it comes to making comics, I have gone through many phases with regards to my tools. These days I stick mainly to creating comics using digital tools and programs but that’s not to say that it is the only method of producing art.

I first started drawing webcomics ...



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It Has Begun

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 26, 2021


Photo: Mortal Kombat logo from the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System


Call it what it is: Nostalgia. Intellectual property rights. Series reboot. The chills start to form as soon as Scorpion drags SubZero’s masked face across the screen and yells, “Get over here!” The goblet of Summer 2021 Blockbusters ...



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