A Few Banksy's Short of a Sotheby's

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 8, 2018



Over the last twenty-four hours, the latest story about UK street artist, Banksy, has shown up on my social media newsfeed, in passing conversations, and in text messages. My friends immersed in the art world are talking about as well as my best friend since childhood and my own sister ...

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Outgrowing your story

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 5, 2018



The idea that you might have outgrown your own work can be scary thought to consider, especially if you have quite a bit of time and energy putting it together. Maybe it is in the art style or that the ideas you wanted to explore no longer interest you. So ...

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99 Dollars and 99 Cents Reaches Milestone and Introduces Scroll-A-Book

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 1, 2018



Mindcat would like to let everyone know that her comic, 99 Dollars and 99 Cents, has reached its 50th page.

“The thing I'd really like to advertise is the video I made for it on youtube.

“It's called a scroll-a-book, where you can basically read it while the ...





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The slow grind that is webcomics and how to combat it

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 28, 2018



Once the honeymoon sheen of releasing your new project wears you can easily find yourself burnt out by the concept of having to muster the energy to continue working on it. Sometimes you might have written yourself into a corner or maybe you feel like you are not liking the ...

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Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 24, 2018



There are days when I am surrounded by plush toys and I look back on days of yesterday that I start to feel like Christopher Robin. Then there are days when I work in a classroom of extraordinary students that bring a different type of energy to the environment that ...

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Justifying the Tragic Backstory

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2018



Throughout literature and modern media, many faults and drives for leads, damsels and villians have often been motivated by a tragic backstory so much so, that to employ one for your story may appear trite or cliche. There is, however, a way to use a tragic backstory effectively and can ...

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Drawn to Brighter Colors

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2018



The other day while I was crocheting, I noticed that a lot of the yarn colors I had picked out over the years had a lot of grays, warm neutrals, and toned-down, muted shades of color. They were all lovely colors, but my eyes needed something more vibrant and stimulating ...

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Questioning Rumpelstiltskin's Motives

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2018



As children, we are more open and willing to believe the things that are presented to us as facts. We don't even question the validity of some statements, just take them as truths because that is the way it is.

One example of this was when I was sitting ...



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Character Voices

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2018

Whenever I read comics, I always enjoy making character voices of each character in my head. My favorite print comic has been Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley and ever since I can remember, I gave a two-bit gangster voice to the cat, Bucky and a very slow, well-mannered voice to ...

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When you hate your characters!

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2018



You’ve gone through the arduous process of fleshing out your world, the themes and the lore and you’re standing back looking at your shining new playground; but there is a blight standing right in the centre that you can no longer ignore. You hate your characters. Maybe it ...

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