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Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 20, 2019



One of the aspects of creating comics we get excited about is the comments. We want to know if our story is resonating with our fans or, more to the point, if our fans are actually there at all. But in the age of Internet feuds and downvoting, it can ...

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Pure Evil

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 20, 2019



I've talked about villains before and how they can be very nuanced in their motivations (without those motivations being redeeming) but today, thanks to Emma Clare's Friday post, I became inspired to talk about abject, absolute, abominable villainy! The twirling mustache type, the one that is so pure ...

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The Sacrificial Lion

Tantz_Aerine at 6:09PM, Aug. 31, 2018



One of the toughest tropes in any kind of narrative work, from novels to comics to movies is the Sacrificial Lion - but not for what might be an obvious reason: having to axe a top tier character. It's because the trope is something that will affect and carry through ...

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Quackast 389 - Intimidating Baddies

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 28, 2018

LISTEN!

What makes bad guy intimidating? Tantz Aerine made a great newspost about the question, carefully outlining various key bad-guy properties like confidence, composure, efficiency, and amorality. Banes, Pitface, Tantz and I stomp ALL over that, traipsing about like drunken, muddy rugby players, as we blather on about our opinions ...

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Making Bad Guys Intimidating

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 4, 2018



Every hero goes up against a villain. Every protagonist against an antagonist. This is the main clash that drives your story, any story, forward be it slice of life or epic drama.

One of the elements that can make this driving force compelling, that will make the clash interesting and ...



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Language Learning through Comics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 20, 2017



A little comic by Vasya Lozhkin: “I will take revenge”

Earlier today I was reading this article about an immigrant to Canada who learned English with the help of comics, and who now creates comics himself. It got me to thinking about what a great resource comics are for learning ...



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Getting involved in your local arts community

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 1, 2016



I think most of us who live in or near big cities have been to comic conventions. But despite having such a huge concentration of artists here, we seldom seem to talk about broader arts communities. I’ve always been a casual patron of local art galleries, but the curatorial ...

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THURSDAY FEATURE --> Saturday Morning

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 13, 2012



Do you remember waking up excited early on Saturday morning, turning on the TV when it was all quiet and everybody was asleep, jussssst in time for your fave Saturday morning cartoons? For me it was Yogi Bear, Wacky Races, The Superfriends, The Justice League, Robotech, The Transformers, Jem and ...

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MONDAY FEATURE -> The Ignorant Boys' Guide to World Maintenance

skoolmunkee at 12:26AM, Aug. 30, 2010



Just when you think you can't get any lower, something worse happens. That's just how it goes for some people. People like Randal- a homeless, jobless guy who turns to male stripping to get by. It's a living- until he meets an intimidating woman who takes an ...

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THURSDAY'S FEATURE --> Fan Dan Go

ozoneocean at 2:31AM, Dec. 17, 2009

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Rekki Lune is a “knight”, she helps keep the peace in this swinging psychedelic Brit-pop town, and she makes a pretty bloody impressive sight in her striking red fashionable double breasted flared pants-suit and mini bomber jacket combo. Plus, the gigantic sword she carries sure is intimidating… You'll enjoy ...







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