A Few Announcements and Heads Up!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2018



Today I got a list of stuff I want to talk to you about and remind you!

First off- USED BOOKS NEEDS OUR HELP

She has a pretty high vet bill to pay for saving the lives of her awesome rats. So please help her out whichever way you can ...





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80 Years of Superman

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 13, 2018



2018 marks the 80th birthday of the big guy himself - the OG superhero.

Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938.

Actually, there were precursors to Superman. But he popularized and defined the ‘Superhero’ character-type and genre. He was the template for countless characters who came later, with his ...





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Quackast 391 - personality mix group dynamics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2018

LISTEN!

This Quackcast was based on an idea from Banes. We chat about designing a group of characters with complementary temperaments. In Banes' own words:
“I like the idea of the line between a logical, left brained person and a creative, right brained person, crossed with a spectrum of a ...


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Questioning Rumpelstiltskin's Motives

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2018



As children, we are more open and willing to believe the things that are presented to us as facts. We don't even question the validity of some statements, just take them as truths because that is the way it is.

One example of this was when I was sitting ...



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Earning Your Twists

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2018



There's nothing more intense than subverting the audience's expectations: The righteous character that always says the truth says a lie. The character that values all life ends up murdering someone. The bad sort, the punk that's always terrible ends up saving the day or doing something decent ...

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The Importance of Reading Other Comics

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2018



At times, you might find yourself struggling to come up with creating new pages and plot lines for your comics. It might but that the structure of page is not as impactful anymore or it could be that a pose that is proving difficult to land. This was the problem ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Ink LaRue

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 5, 2018



Sexy Cinnamon girl, cool Bodhisattva, rampaging Rumpzilla, and weird Ink LaRue are part of the cast of this crazy, cheeky comedy comic strip. The adventures they get into are really quite saucy and not for innocent eyes. Cinnamon girl is a buxom, incorrigible wild-thing, barely restrained by Bodhisattva who's ...

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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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When you hate your characters!

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2018



You’ve gone through the arduous process of fleshing out your world, the themes and the lore and you’re standing back looking at your shining new playground; but there is a blight standing right in the centre that you can no longer ignore. You hate your characters. Maybe it ...

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Learning to slow down

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2018



A big hello from Greece! I'm here with Tantz. It's very warm and picturesque.
It's always interesting going on holiday to a new country, especially one that's quite different from your own and you don't speak the language. You have to find your feet and ...


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