Boring Action

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2017



Yesterday I was looking at reviews on youtube of the last Resident Evil movie that just came out. And while different reviewers had different degrees of leniency on the movie’s below average quality, everyone was unanimous in that the action in it was a ton, and boring.

So let ...



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Beginnings

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 31, 2016



Happy New Year’s Eve!
Thinking about the new year that is just about to begin, I thought to talk about beginnings in stories, and especially in webcomics.

How a story begins, the very first pages of it, are key for catching the audience’s attention and keeping it. The ...




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Do Kiki and Bouba Have a Say in Your Comics?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 15, 2016



Hello, hello! As of today, I am in charge of the Saturday newspost- and you have Ozoneocean to thank (or blame) for that! If you want to get to know me better, I am a regular in the Quackcast where you can hear me be a Greek Person, and you ...

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How a "Starving Artist" Mentality has Helped Me Dodge the Money-Centric Bandwagon

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 27, 2016


-Art by Edvard Munch (cover for Hunger by Knut Hamsun)

It is a common phrase that has been repeated time and time again: “(The love of) money is the root of all evil”. At least for me, it was one of the few words to live by that my Latin ...


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Coloring Outside the Lines

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 2, 2016



I like to follow the rules.

I grew up in a world where green means “Go” and red means “Stop” (while yellow sometimes means “Drive As Fast As You Can”). Usually if there is a rule written somewhere, I probably abide by it. The benefit of following rules is that ...



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Quackcast 259 - Drawing Crowd Scenes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2016

LISTEN!
Pic by Ozoneocean

Crowd scenes of any sort can be horrible to draw. There are many, many reasons for this, one of them is that it's quite boring to invent a whole lot of new character models just for the purpose of making a group scene. My own ...


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Advice for creating and using weapons in fiction

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 7, 2016



If you want to decent job of it, creating and using weapons in fiction can be quite tricky. There are a lot of pitfalls that newbies and even long time veterans of creating fiction fall into.

1. Number one is simply copying what others have done without understanding it yourself ...



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Quackcast 252 - Wish Fulfilment

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2016

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Happy new year! In this first Quackcast for 2016 we have Banes, Pitface and Tantz Aerine along to talk to us about Banes' newspost topic of Wish Fulfilment in writing. It can be a good thing in that it makes the writer more interested and passionate about what they ...

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Wish Fulfillment

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 3, 2015



In the movie Annie Hall, the main character writes a play and uses it to give his failed relationship a happy ending.
There are countless stories where awkward, nervous protagonists…perhaps courtesy of awkward, nervous writers…win the battle, defeat the villains and get the gorgeous girl.

An unknown number ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Throviria

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2015



Welcome to Throviria, a planet inhabited by the descendants of the late human race. This planet still has wars and there was recently an attack between the Rabalians of Rabalja and a neighboring country, Nordalia.

There are a select few among the Throvirian population called "elspardirs" that have gained special ...



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