The Use of Shadows

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 1, 2017



There are some comics where shadows don’t really exist- like Tintin where nothing casts a shadow at all. In other comics, shadows play a huge part, like Sin City. And yet in others they are just part of the natural environment of the comic and nothing more.

All are ...



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When Death Comes…

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2016



No matter what the genre, plot and general tone of your comic, death always is absolute.

Or alternatively, death is used as a very efficient comedy device (if anyone remembers the numerous ways Dirk dies in Dragon’s Layer). Unsurprisingly so, I think, since real comedy is based on tragedy ...



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A True Scary Encounter

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 13, 2016



I continue to be an occasional fan of true scary stories found online. The “realistic” ones are cautionary tales, and might even give an important reminder to be on guard and keep one's eyes open…and the more unusual/“unexplained” stories are pretty darned entertaining and addictive!

Anyway, I ...



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Horror and Comedy: True Bedfellows

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 6, 2016




I have a high interest in comedy. Writing and drawing it, reading and watching it, studying and cuddling it.

Trying to be funny is a way of life for me. When I have the time, I want to bury myself in trying to be funny in my comics as often ...




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FEATURED COMIC -> Man Bun

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 27, 2016



Scapegrace needs a new lead singer… and who do they get? MAN BUN! What? Nooooo! But yes, Man Bun Fred looks like being their new official lead singer, mainly due to drummer Amber having a mega crush on him. Guitarist Katie seems mildly impressed but keyboardist Ivy doesn't like ...

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Daredevil Season 2

Banes at 10:47AM, April 6, 2016



Daredevil was a comic I didn't read regularly, although I went through an issue of DD from time to time and had enough interest in the whole Marvel Universe to know his basic history quite well.

Of course, this once-obscure area of interest is now general knowledge, so we ...



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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 246 - Characters: Fictional Love vs Real Life Hate

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2015

LISTEN!

Characters you would love in media but hate in real life! -Don't read too much into the cover pic BTW, that was my little joke, as it usually is with these cover pics ;)
In this Quackcast, once again we have an ensemble cast of Banes, Ozone, Pitface, and ...


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What are Your Influences, part 2

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2015



It was great to read about the various influences on people's comics last week. I don't know if this topic called for a second part, er, so here it is!

Once again, these are the major influences I've identified for my current comic, Typical Strange. They stretch ...



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My Halloween Playlist

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 22, 2015



If you've heard me talk for any reasonable amount of time (apologies!), you know I can't maintain much of a conversation before beginning to list movies. What can I say? I love ‘em!

So for this penultimate October Thursday, I thought I’d share my Halloween movie playlist ...



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