FOMO and comic creation

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 30, 2021



Creating a webcomic can become akin to a second job. Although you set your own hours, it can lead to an underlying sense that you’re not “doing enough”. Balancing this anxiety can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you manage the feeling of “not doing enough”.

Recognise ...



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Interviewing Miranda of "Into the Swell"

damehelsing at 12:00AM, July 25, 2021



Hello ducklings! I’m back with another interview, and this time we’ve got our wonderful sea captain Miranda! So, Captain Miranda, please introduce yourself!!

Miranda: Hello ducklings! I'm Miranda! I'm a full time computer engineer and in my spare time I enjoy baking, doing puzzles, playing video ...



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Speaking in tongues - Character voice

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 23, 2021



Designing memorable characters doesn’t just stop at their appearance. The manner in which they speak and use body language is integral to building a full picture of who they are as a character as well as how others react to them. Here are some tips on how to make ...

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Why you should edit at every step

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 16, 2021



There are many steps involved in creating comics. From planning to plotting, writing, scripting, sketching, pencils, inks or colour, not to mention everything in between! With so many balls in the air, it’s important to take a step back and make time to review. At each stage, where possible ...

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Thems fighting words

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 9, 2021



Conflict in a story is not only necessary, it can be the juiciest part of your comic. Think about it! We often remember and recount the parts of a movie, comic or show where the emotions were the strongest. A solid vitriolic scene can result in one hell of a ...

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Foreshadowing the future

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 2, 2021



An effective way to land the climax of your comic arc is to build it up using foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is when a creator lays down small nods or clues throughout their story that an event is going to happen or a character is going to act a certain way. When ...

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Madness Powerup

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 19, 2021



So you have this badass character, who is usually a gentle soul, or affable, or kind and easygoing. They fight efficiently and are formidable as they are.

Until they meet someone who is their better.

He/she can meet all their attacks, break through their defenses, wears them down to ...





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Shaking off creator's slump

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 18, 2021



The last few months have hit like a sledgehammer, leaving me with a profound sense of “slump”. That feeling of lethargy lazily tangled with a lack of motivation for anything creative. This got me thinking of ways I can shake off this heavy fog and step into the light of ...

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Improvement and the brain

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 11, 2021



It’s easy to fall prey to impatience when it comes to progress, even more so when we begin comparing ourselves to other people. However, so long as you continue to practice, you will see improvements in your work and speed. It takes time to make noticeable improvements but they ...

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Your formative inspiration as a comic creator

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 4, 2021



I was on a livestream earlier today and the topic of Tim Burton came up when discussing my favourite movies. I went on to describe how influential his movies were for me, even going so far as to inspire quite the phase particularly when it came to creating comics. My ...

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