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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What Color Are You Feeling Today?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 23, 2021



Colors have the ability to impact our moods, so being highly conscientious of the colors in nearby surroundings is important.

Although not always evident, color moods can be reflected in fashion selections because the human eye is drawn to specific colors subliminally when selecting outfits.


The color scheme of my ...






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FEATURED COMIC --> ONE BIG SHOE

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2021



Here is a gem-filled cavern with a fun-fueled funny time: A modern joke suggesting a relationship between dinosaurs and petroleum; an iconic reference to the fried rice scene from The Lost Boys; the rewritten final ten minutes of ET: The Extra Terrestrial; and cameos of old school video game favorites ...

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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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Color Theory as a Rewind Machine (Revisited): Community Contributions

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 26, 2021



The 31 May 2021 article related to “Color Theory as a Rewind Machine” mentioned how colors could be used intentionally as a way to transport the reader to different time periods. At the end, I posed the question whether anyone had ever used a specific decade’s color palette in ...

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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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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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Is it Luck?

damehelsing at 12:00AM, June 27, 2021



Have you seen ”The Road to El’Dorado”? If you pay attention to the movie, the whole thing is pretty much based on luck.
Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched the movie!
We witness luck happening from the start of the movie when Miguel and Tulio have been using ...



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The Unseen Enemy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 12, 2021



Protagonists are always in need of antagonists.

Usually, those are visible, concrete, specific: the protagonists are up against someone or someones who are obstructing their way to attaining their goal. Some are even so powerfully clashing against each other that they are nemeses. Superman and Lex Luthor, Batman and the ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Fatman

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 9, 2021



Fatman is a rather acerbic fellow but he has an interesting, if simplistically surreal take on the world. Naked in profile or portrait he blesses us with his pearls of precious wisdom. Truly he is a prophet for our age! The art is all simple line art with a lot ...

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