Character Design Brainstorm: The Man (or Woman) of the Cloth

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 29, 2020



There are many tropes and many archetypes that we use for character designs. I had a couple of years go (have I really been at it this long!?) done a series of articles on the standard character type/functionality archetypes.

I'm thinking it's high time to explore archetypes ...



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The Fool Triumphant

Banes at 12:00AM, July 30, 2020



Many stories feature some kind of underdog in the beginning. This is a standard approach to a Protagonist. They may be very capable and bright, but have a lower status or disadvantage of some kind. This helps make them relatable and helps people root for them to win. Most mainstream ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Myths

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 8, 2020



Bad Dog has been a bad dog, he mauled the proprietor of a brothel and ended up in prison. He's been sentenced to be executed in the Arena for the entertainment of the king and queen of the gods. Myths is centered around Atlantis, a place where gods and ...

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A Character's Free Will

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 20, 2020




Whether we have free will or not is a philosophical, existential and psychological conundrum that will forever tease and challenge us. While I can't speak for philosophers, I can for psychologists:

Behaviorists will tell you it doesn't exist (look up Skinner); Cognitive behaviorists will tell you it's ...




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The Genre Defines the Lines

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 9, 2020



We grin and support John Wick as he ploughs through dozens of people per minute in his revenge quest over his murdered dog and ruined car, but we gasp with shock when the Wicked Witch of the East pursues a single person to take revenge for killing her sister with ...

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Religion As Mythology

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 11, 2020



It's all fine and exciting when using lore and myth to create new stories. Especially when it comes to modern genres like urban fantasy, it can yield pretty alluring and impressive results! From ancient Greek mythology to all kinds of Asian myths and legends, to Norse mythology and Egyptian ...

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The Boys Shows a Refreshing Perspective on the Superhero Genre

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 30, 2020



Imagine a city where a group of seven high-powered “superheroes” (think the Avengers or Justice League) are corrupt and it is up to a lone-wolf vigilante and an audio/visual salesman to be the ones with a lawful moral compass.

At first, the plot twist is refreshing, it answers the ...



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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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