Cliffhanger With a View

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2019



I promise, this is not going to be another opportunity for me to take a shot at Game of Thrones.

In fact, this time I'm seeking to use the example to illustrate another way to approach suspense and intensify the engagement of your audience with the story and the ...



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Lurker or commenter?

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 20, 2019



One of the aspects of creating comics we get excited about is the comments. We want to know if our story is resonating with our fans or, more to the point, if our fans are actually there at all. But in the age of Internet feuds and downvoting, it can ...

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A Phoenix Reborn as The Joker

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2019



Here is the scene:

It is pitch black, sitting in a movie theater, the lights go out and the feature film is only minutes away from beginning. The trailers begin playing and the first one is half way memorable. Then the next trailer comes on and I see a man ...



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Sticking the Landing

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2019



As it has been seen very painfully lately in TV, the best story, with the most excellent buildup and most powerful cast of characters will just collapse if the ending isn't good enough.

A technically happy ending that isn't good enough is not going to cut it- again ...



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What makes your comic special?

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 13, 2019



When you’re creating something like a webcomic it’s very easy to diminish your own work. You work on it every day and, if you’re anything like me, you only ever see the mistakes. During my regular stalking of the comic forums I came across a thread asking ...

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When You're Juggling Too Much

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2019



We've all had periods like this- everything that needs to be done yesterday just keeps piling up and up, demanding your time and your energy and focus, and you only wish you could clone yourself to get it all done in time.

Especially when it so happens that you ...



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When Anyone Can Die

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2019



In a story when any character is plausibly eligible to die, the stakes are high. We worry for everyone, even main characters than in other stories wouldn't be on the chopping board at all. It's a great premise to have for your story setup, because it makes the ...

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Minor characters are people too

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 30, 2019



When my writing partner and I were penning the beginnings of issue 0 of The Constellation Chronicle we designed two characters Marcel and Wainwright. We wanted to introduce the looming threat that was barreling towards the main cast and the most convenient way to do that was through these two ...

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Cooperation vs. Competition in Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 24, 2019



Ozoneocean suggested this topic, and I am intrigued to explore it.

I've made a good few posts about assorted drama in the comic world, especially between different factions and concerning different approaches to the art. Often that is addressed from a strictly ideological point of view. But today I ...



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Characters falling flat

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 23, 2019



The lifeblood of your comic is the characters in it. They offer a way for the audience to be invested in the world and contextualise any conflicts that will inevitably occur. So it is important that the characters don’t come across as flat. A flat character is one dimensional ...

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