Nemesis

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 14, 2017



Just the name inspires awe, a level of attention and gravity. Because it was a name before it became a noun: she was the ancient Greek goddess of revenge and retribution against those who committed any kind of hubris.

In stories though, a character that takes the position of nemesis ...



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S'now Time Like the Present

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2016



We had a big snowfall two weeks ago, and I was out driving the city in it (I have a part time delivery job).

My car and I held up pretty well in it, and that was satisfying. As the news warned people to stay off the roads, I was ...



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Constructing Suspense

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 19, 2016



Everyone loves a good thriller, a titillating mystery, a tale full of twists and turns (that make sense), something that challenges you to find the answer before you’re given it at the final act.
I’m not sure how many like sitting down to construct them.

Don’t get ...




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Emotional Color Wheel

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 10, 2016

No pic for this one. I'll add one later if the fates allow!

I was a big fan of all the Indiana Jones movies back in the day. When the fourth one, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, finally came out, it was exciting times! Harrison Ford only seemed ...

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Surprise and Suspense courtesy of the Master

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2016


Sorry for the lack of picture! Computer is not cooperating. I'll add one today if I can!



You may already know of Alfred Hitchcock's take on surprise and suspense. Here it is:

“There is a distinct difference between “suspense” and “surprise,” and yet many pictures continually confuse the ...







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Mood

Banes at 12:00AM, July 21, 2016



I just started reading a book called “Framed Ink” by Marcos Mateu-Mestre. I'm not that far in, but it's already incredible. It's a book about visual composition…comics! Or storyboards, or even animation.

What I like about it is the whole approach to art makes so much ...



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Terror, Horror, and Revulsion, courtesy of the King

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 15, 2015



Apparently the difference between “terror” and “horror” was first expressed by writer Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), who said that Terror is the dread and apprehension about something happening, while Horror is the actual encountering the frightening thing.
Maybe this is what they mean when they talk about “suspense” vs. “horror”. Have ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Greg

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 14, 2015



Meet Greg, an Asian-American protagonist, and his childhood best friend/roommate Ted. The two experience moving into a new apartment together in a big City and go on a bunch of wacky adventures.
Watch Greg attempt to give a presentation to a group of Chinese businessmen without knowing how to ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> PIPER'S SONG

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 11, 2015



Summary:
In the cold whiteness of Northern Alberta in the great winter nation of Canada there's a little girl who has a bad dream about a big blue man pierced with harpoons… in her town there's skulduggery, murder, blood on the snow. This is a fascinating cinematic comic ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Dinnersaurus Rex

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 6, 2014



This fantastically cute comic is about natural survival, making friends with food, and the importance of having to feed a family.

Not enough food in the pantry? That is the dilemma that Mother Dinnersaurus is faced with when breakfast for dinner is no longer satisfactory for her growing children. She ...



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