Approaching Horror

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 8, 2020



Though I am certainly no stranger to handling the horrific in my creations, horror as a genre is something I never dabbled in before.

Horror scares me the same way comedy does!

While I can crack jokes, I always feel I can never do it on demand, or consistently think ...





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Junji Ito and the art of unease

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 7, 2020



A core principle of the works of horror mangaka Junji Ito, is the mundane and everyday only backwards. This concept is perfect for short stories as there is no need, or time, to explore lengthy explanations for the uncanny. Events are as they appear which renders them all the more ...

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QUACKCAST 489 - Continuity

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 28, 2020

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It's just Banes, Tantz and me today, chatting about the important topic of continuity! How do you maintain it, what continuity errors have you made, what ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Goddard and Grey

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 22, 2020



Goddard is a peripatetic chap who's suffering the temporary embarrassment of a lack of lodgings… The poor fellow finds himself living rough, homeless in other words. But things change for the better after he hooks up with Grey, a fellow resident of the park they both share, but a ...

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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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Grounding your comic with theme

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 3, 2020



A narrative theme can be described as the core meaning or message behind your story. It serves to tell your audience what your story is about as well laying groundwork for its context. Establishing the core theme early can help you keep your comic grounded and focused as you begin ...

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QUACKCAST 478 - Pity da fool!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 12, 2020

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Fools are an iconic character trope and I wanted to explore them. They're a lot more varied and interesting than is readily apparent. There's a ...



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The Challenge of Writing Genius

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 7, 2020



Everyone loves a genius! The character that has the answers, or makes the deductions, or solves the puzzles for the team. The guy (or gal) that will have a gift for noticing what nobody else does, sees the connections that elude everyone else. Even in stories that aren't of ...

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Religion in Fantasy

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




When we talk about religion in real life, assuming it's not taboo, there are a lot of different approaches. Technically, in real life there is no conclusive proof on the existence of God or non-existence of God. There can be a range of indications, evidence and anecdotal testimonials but ...


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World building basics (Part 2 - Society and culture)

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2020



Last week, I went into the basics of building your fictional worlds. We’re continuing on with our second instalment where we’ll dive a bit deeper into the nitty gritty of world building. Without further ado…

What’s your world’s system of government?
Politics plays a large role ...




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