Superpowers Magic and Technology

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2020



Greetings, citizens!

Superpowers coming from magical abilities or fantastic technology are essential to many stories in the fantasy and science fiction genres. They can show up in other genres, too, like horror and of course, superhero stories (are they science fiction stories? Science-Fantasy? Heroic Fantasy? Whatever - most of those folks ...



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Chevalier the Queen’s Mouseketeer Kickstarter is Live!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 13, 2020



This is Darryl Hughes aka “TheDeeMan”. My partner Monique ( aka “Coydog”) and I have started a kickstarter for our “Chevalier the Queen's Mouseketeer” children's book series. If you remember “Chevalier” won the “best all ages comic” in 2013 and 2014.

If folks want to donate they can do ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> The Watch Dogs

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 8, 2020



Brisco and Rudy are two specialised vigilantes that working together as a team. They work together using their complimentary skills and talents to foil criminals. Their abilities are tested right away in the very first chapter when their harmless trip to the museum is rudely interrupted by a gang of ...

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"How we made the typeface Comic Sans"

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 13, 2019



In my research for a larger article about comics and typography, I stumbled upon an article that talked about how and why the font “Comic Sans” came into existence. Published via The Guardian, Vincent Connare, Comic Sans’ typographer commented,

”One program was called Microsoft Bob, which was designed to make ...



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Metaphors in Horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2019



Metaphors in Horror



Horror is perfect for metaphor and allegory. In fact, a horror story is often allegorical by default, what with its bizarre landscapes and freaky beasties.

Here are some categories of horror and some thoughts on what they symbolize:

Reality Bites


psycho killer! Qu'est-ce que c'est ...












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Timeclocks

Banes at 12:00AM, June 13, 2019



Writing Timeclocks


Timeclocks are one of those elements of fiction that usually shows up in the middle or just before the final act, to give things a little boost in the adrenaline department, and make the drama more urgent. Not only are your characters facing big problems, but suddenly their ...




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Myth Appropriation

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2019

Giving Mythic Scale to your Stories



Dexter and the Trinity Killer - this may not look like an epic confrontation…but it sure as heck was!


The classic Star Wars trilogy was a phenomenon and a triumph on multiple levels. One of the things it's famous for is it's ...






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15 Years, I Keep On Duckin'

Amelius at 12:13PM, Jan. 6, 2019



Oh what a coincidence, that my newspost day should fall upon the date of my 15th year on this very site! So naturally, on this anniversary, I'd like to open up and reflect on how the Duck has left a major impact on my life and work.

Every year ...



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Following through on your NY goals

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 4, 2019



If you are like 92.4% of people at the beginning of the New Year (not a factual number mind you), you have sat down with a shine in your eye to set about making a list of goals to achieve in 2019. I know I have. So far there ...

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