Building the stakes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 2, 2021



Not long ago, I wrote about utilising cliffhangers. This week it’s all about them stakes. When it comes to creating a comic, it is important to give a reason for the reader to care about it. Stakes are a pivotal part of that. Cutscene University explains what stakes are ...

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Horror in Pieces

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 1, 2020


Now that's a little TOO scary!

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 ...









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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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Cosplay for Webcomics

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 6, 2019



This is Ozoneocean filling in for Em! Today I want to talk about cosplay, but not just any cosplay… no, I'm talking about cosplay from webcomics.

What IS cosplay? Well it's people dressing up as their favourite pop-culture characters, or maybe even doing their own original character. Movie ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Way of the Waifu

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 15, 2019



It was never supposed to be this way! The stupid, stinky, nasty wolverine steels the magical items from the moon-bunny and totally messes up the magical girl plan in the worst way possible… without feet, face hands or even a functioning brain how will the magical girl Seaman scout fulfil ...

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QUACKCAST 417 - Can we be better?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 12, 2019

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This is a big, awkward, contentious and fiery subject. What we're talking about in this Quackcast is the current phenomenon of social marketing and how it ...




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5 great comic book slots

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2019



Comics have always had a special hold on people’s imaginations, with stories immersing readers in fantasy worlds where literally anything is possible. And, unlike books, comics combine the power of words and pictures. The skills of the artist mean that those worlds and other phenomena are there for all ...

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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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Crossing Over

Banes at 12:00AM, June 15, 2017

Cinematic Universes are the big thing these days. Or they're trying to be.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding to further-flung corners all the time: I couldn't believe some of the “cosmic” characters who appeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2. Characters I would have thought ...

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