World Building Is Ubiquitous

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 8, 2017


image from The Art of Veiling, by yours truly

There have been posts before (I think) about how to go about creating a world, especially when it comes to fantasy settings. You’re supposed, if you want to do it right, to build everything that makes up the world in ...


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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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Quackcast 316 - The Quirkcast!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 28, 2017

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For this Quackcast we decided to chat about quirks- the things that stand out about a character, help you remember them, get interested in them, traits that pick them out as individuals and can ALSO be used to point at deeper character traits! These are so useful in so ...

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Character Quirks

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 25, 2017



So last time I talked about the little extras that can go into dialogue and how that dialogue can be presented on the page of your comic, so I was thinking today might be good to continue in that general trajectory and talk about little extras in your character design ...

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Quackcast 315 - Creepy Pasta

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 21, 2017

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This week we decided to all read out Creepypastas, just because! I's a popular thing on the net and people like that sort of thing… Well Banes and Pit do anyway. So what ARE Creepypastas? Well they're not the rotten spaghetti that had Banes blasting from both ...

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Some More Stuff on Dialogue

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 18, 2017



So last week I talked about the basic principles of dialogue, so the recipe to the cake itself. But now I’d also like to talk about that cake’s icing and trimmings- what will make the dialogue we’re writing be fun and distinct and pop in our comic ...

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Quackcast 314 - The failure of heroes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 14, 2017

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When heroes fail… Hey, why would you ever want a hero to fail? Well there are a lot of reasons and listening to this Quackcast will tell you why, but the quick version is that you don't want your hero to be a perfect Mary-Sue sort of character ...

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Dialogue is a Paintbrush

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 11, 2017



In any work of art where storytelling is concerned, dialogue (should) play a central part. The relatability of the characters hinges on how they behave, and a lot of that behavior is verbal, especially in movies, theatre and comics (but also books. And everything else.)

So how do we create ...



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Quackcast 313 - Technical techniques

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 7, 2017

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Carrying on from last week's Quackcast discussion on tips and tricks for drawing and artwork, we jump again into the topic and THIS time we have Tantz Aerine on board to lend her perspective and tell us about even MORE little techniques to use to draw better. It ...

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Buck the System Imagery

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 4, 2017




So I suppose it is no secret I like activism, standing up for a cause and giving it your all no matter what. From my comics to my actual life I have been doing so.

But what about the imagery that gets such a thing across to an audience in ...




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