Gatekeeping print comics and the Webcomic community

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2021

Yesterday I logged onto Twitter and saw this tweet trending.





And ohohoho I knew there was spicy drama afoot.

This origin story of this tweet was an column by Rob Salkowitz titled Who's a creative professional in the comics world? The answer is getting more complicated. He makes a ...







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Changing the World

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Aug. 8, 2021



I think a lot of us have dreams of growing up and changing the world. Impacting it in some great way. Or if you’re villain type, maybe in a bad way.

Anyway, now that I got your attention with changing the world.
I’m not talking about changing “our ...




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A Dimension Not Only of Sight and Sound but of Mind

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2021



When he created the Twilight Zone, Rod Serling was motivated by the desire to tell more meaningful stories. In his writing career up to then, his work had been heavily censored.

Serling realized that by setting his stories in fantastical situations, in alternate or futuristic versions of Earth, that he ...



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I Attended a Tech Convention Using My DD Handle and It was Refreshing

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 2, 2021



Technology has reached a Golden Age.

Interesting, innovative individuals that have the ability to bring enough intelligence to the table in order to improve humankind are the ones to seek out.

Forty nights ago, while perusing the channels on my subscriptions, an announcement popped up about a tech convention headed ...





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The Duck: REANIMATED

damehelsing at 12:00AM, July 18, 2021



Hello hello hello!!!!

To all those who were wondering, The Duck’s Anthology “The Duck: REANIMATED” IS FINALLY OUT!

It is here boys and girls, lad and lasses, my people with dummy thicc asses.

BUY IT HERE!

A lot of work and love went into this anthology, and I am ...









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Comic Prep Work

damehelsing at 12:00AM, July 4, 2021



One of the things I love the most about comics, is the prep work, which may not be obvious by the countless amount of times that I’ve stated that I’m doing absolutely no prep work as of now for Scorned; but when I worked on Scarred Eden, that ...

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Intrigue and Scheming

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 3, 2021



Who doesn't love a good intrigue, some scheming in the shadows, some low chuckling behind a curtain?

The author.

It's the author that doesn't love it. Or rather, the sheer background work that needs to go into writing a good scheming plot, counter plot, and the whole ...





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Space Based Interactions

Banes at 12:00AM, July 1, 2021



Some of my earliest memories are playing with Star Wars toys - my awareness of the first film and the toys are muddled together, but I clearly remember seeing The Empire Strikes Back, and vividly recall the couple-years-long wait after that, before Return of the Jedi would come and resolve the ...

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On 'Fixing' Art

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 22, 2021



So the other day I came across a whole twitter quarrel between a famous Spiderman artist and an anonymous (potentially teenaged) “art fixer”. Usually I tend to support or find some kind of explanation or excuse for the underdog- the non-famous, small account, low tier, unrecognized artist rather than the ...

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I Can Do Better

Banes at 12:00AM, May 20, 2021



The moment of change in a character is not always crystal clear in a story. Very often the secret to good storytelling I think, is to understand all the structural elements in a story, and a character arc, and then to HIDE those elements so they feel realistic while they ...

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