Back From The Dead

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 2, 2021



So we've talked often about how letting a character die in a story is something that should be used very frugally, because once death occurs, it should be permanent. In most settings, death shouldn't be something that is reversible. If not, it will lose its impact, and the ...

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On Belief

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 20, 2019



So I watched Hacksaw Ridge the other day (okay it was yesterday) and it was impressive.

Not so much as a movie (though that was quite decent) but the story. The story was amazing.

It's about a man named Desmond Doss who enlists in the army during WWII to ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> Ursa Tale

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 13, 2019



On the day of their wedding a non-ugly, non-evil, and manipulative witch transformed Daverus (aka Davi) the groom into a giant brown bear. Now he and his wife, Jazrae, have started a quest where they are trying to find a way to turn the spell around and to transform him ...

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How Much is Just Right when it Comes to Shock Value?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 12, 2017



Having decided that shock value is needed in your comic and you must scare, disgust or generally traumatize your audience in some way in order to get the emotional reaction to serve your theme and your subject matter, how do you decide when and where to draw the line? (note ...

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Quackcast 309 - boring action scenes

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 7, 2017

LISTEN!
*Art by Ozoneocean

What makes an action scene boring? Action scenes should be exciting and fun, but often it's just the opposite!
In this Quackcast we discuss the topic of Tantz's newspost from the other day and tackle this hard question.
These were Tantz's conclusions:
- You ...





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Elsewhere Reaching 350 Pages and Started Pages for Book of Obscure Holidays, Lady Unlucky Ten Year Anniversary

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 30, 2017



Elsewhere, the comic series, is hitting 350 pages on The Duck this week.

At the start of this year it also started working on pages for “Elsewhere's Calendar Girls- A Book of Obscure Holidays”. It is full of strange holiday, weird facts and humor. This will be going on ...



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Advice for creating and using weapons in fiction

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 7, 2016



If you want to decent job of it, creating and using weapons in fiction can be quite tricky. There are a lot of pitfalls that newbies and even long time veterans of creating fiction fall into.

1. Number one is simply copying what others have done without understanding it yourself ...



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Developing a Sketch

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 1, 2015



Banes is deathly ill with the canceraids today so I'm having a go at newsposting instead.
So I want to chat about developing a sketch idea… Sometimes it can be a long and twisty road, but it's worth it to see what you end up with. Sticking with ...


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FRIDAY NEWSPOST - Lite Bites Calling for Artists

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 22, 2014



Lite Bites needs artists! Lite Bites is a long-running community project where artists and writers come together on short comics.

From Genejoke:
“We have various shot scripts awaiting artists, however, in an attempt to try something a little different I'm looking to get Operation moon 2 drawn but a ...




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