"Just practice" - Giving better advice

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 20, 2020



I remember when I was younger and looking to improve my skills, I was often met with “Just practice,”. Although the intentions behind the adage were well meaning, that did not help me improve. As I’ve gotten older, I found myself at times, usually when I was tired myself ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Bottomless Waitress

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 29, 2020



Bottomless Waitress tells the tale of a small town diner and the lovely ladies who work at the diner. There is only one rule: All employees must dress in the proper uniform attire (which does not happen to include any bottoms). The story centers around Polly, Francis, and Jane, where ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Ask Andante

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 15, 2020



In a world with creatures that resemble cute pocket monsters, there is a small, pink Mew-type animal that loves to give advice at a booth (as suggested by the title “Ask Andante”). Andante lives in a world with very similar creatures that also spend time responding and answering random questions ...

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What to do when you think you've outgrown your comic

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 19, 2020



As you grow and develop as a comic creator, you might find stories you had invested time into beginning to lose their appeal. You might be thinking that having outgrown your story. However, it might be a case of having written yourself into a corner or maybe you might need ...

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Using 3D Art to Create Comics by Genejoke part 1

Banes at 12:00AM, May 28, 2020



This is a tutorial by Genejoke, who agreed to share some of his knowledge for anyone who's interested in
starting a 3D comic!

He's turned his tutorials into videos, so we're reposting his tutorials for anyone who wants to check out the videos, read the written version ...




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LavenderTowne and the good type of stealing

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 8, 2020



In my early days as a junior designer. I had the good fortune to work under a talented graphic designer and I remember looking at her work thinking, “Oh wow! She’s so clever!” She saw me struggling with a piece of artwork one day. Leaning over, her voice conspiratorially ...

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Writing What You Know

Banes at 12:00AM, May 7, 2020



Writing what you know is one of those old canards that show up in writing advice, though it's not up there with things like “show, don't tell” and “this is supposed to be a literary essay - do not doodle in the margins”.

Or is that last one just ...



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We Three

Banes at 12:00AM, April 16, 2020


Baneset Jones' Diary


We Three: Love Triangles

On the ‘terrible writing advice’ youtube channel, one of the running jokes is the over-reliance and overemphasis on love triangles in bad fiction.

Are they automatically bad, though?

They can be. If a character's main problem, regardless of genre, is having to ...









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First, This

Banes at 12:00AM, March 19, 2020



I'm not a superfan of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but I read some of them, liked them, and I found a lot of the characters wonderful, and many story elements have stayed with me for many years.

In that series, travelers through the cosmos could run into ...



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The Challenges of War: Finding Freedom

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2020



What happens when an ex-child soldier wants to start a new life? A new comic book from Peace Direct called “The Challenges of War: Finding Freedom” tells Lembaka's story in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He joined an armed group at age 10, and after years of brutal violence ...

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