Why you should write a one shot

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 28, 2020



The deadline to submit your pitch for the DrunkDuck horror anthology is fast approaching (31/8/2020) so what better time to talk about one shot comics than right now! Short story comics, also known as one-shots, are generally self contained stories. There aren’t as many moving parts when ...

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Assembling your outline

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 21, 2020



August is coming to an end which means the deadline for the DrunkDuck Horror Anthology of 2020 is fast approaching. When building a house it’s good to get the foundations down; for comics that means creating your outline. This applies to any story regardless of length. As you're ...

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Fear of the unknown

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 14, 2020



I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about the long abandoned video game demo, P.T, a PTSD inducing horror teaser that went on to be scrapped by game publisher, Konami, before the project had gotten on its feet. I was arguing that the real horror ...

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Junji Ito and the art of unease

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 7, 2020



A core principle of the works of horror mangaka Junji Ito, is the mundane and everyday only backwards. This concept is perfect for short stories as there is no need, or time, to explore lengthy explanations for the uncanny. Events are as they appear which renders them all the more ...

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Get ready for the Drunkduck Anthology 2020

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 31, 2020



As you might be aware, the voting for the Drunkduck anthology theme is coming to a close. If you’re reading this, and have missed the vote, never fear, for that means the next exciting stage of the project is coming and that, my friends, is preparing for your potential ...

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Stock images and backgrounds

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 24, 2020



My comic partner and I are in the process of updating one of our comic series. We’re doing this in part to fill some plot holes (and potentially dig some new ones). However we’re also updating the artwork as it is quite old now and doesn’t match ...

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Falling flat on your characters

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 17, 2020



A three dimensional character is needed to keep the reader emotionally invested in your comic, however there are a few pitfalls creators might find themselves tripping into, causing their characters to fall flat. Here are three holes you may encounter when constructing a three dimensional character.

Not giving your characters ...



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Keeping on time

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 10, 2020



Establishing and maintaining a consistent update schedule is not just important, it also has many benefits. It’s a big part of being a content creator. But what makes it so beneficial? Here are a few reasons why a well paced schedule can help you as a comic creator.

It ...



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Grounding your comic with theme

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 3, 2020



A narrative theme can be described as the core meaning or message behind your story. It serves to tell your audience what your story is about as well laying groundwork for its context. Establishing the core theme early can help you keep your comic grounded and focused as you begin ...

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Retconing and redoing

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 26, 2020



A few weeks ago, my comic partner and I finished up the second season of one of our webcomic after which we took our usual season hiatus. During this time we work out what to do in the next season, what to include and what to cut from our outline ...

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