Bookending your start - The prologue

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 7, 2021



If you’re looking to open your comic by establishing the scene, theme and/or tone of the rest of the narrative then you might consider using “the prologue”. Derived from the Greek term, prologos, meaning, “before word”, the prologue serves as a mini story that is set before the ...

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Writing Tools

damehelsing at 12:00AM, May 2, 2021



Everyone has a different way of jotting down ideas, writing out their stories and planning their comic pages. (even if it may be on the walls too…)

When I was working on Scarred Eden (rip my baby project that’s on a reboot loop) I had a document of timelines ...



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It Has Begun

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 26, 2021


Photo: Mortal Kombat logo from the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System


Call it what it is: Nostalgia. Intellectual property rights. Series reboot. The chills start to form as soon as Scorpion drags SubZero’s masked face across the screen and yells, “Get over here!” The goblet of Summer 2021 Blockbusters ...



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Consistency is Key

damehelsing at 12:00AM, April 18, 2021



So many people will tell you that consistency is key and in some areas, consistency is definitely key, but the only area I’ll be diving into today is art.

Is consistency really the key when it comes to art? I would say no but I will agree there are ...



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Archetypes Through a Psych Lens: Humanistic (still)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 17, 2021



Sooo…. we have already covered the illustrious Maslow and his pyramid of needs. Now comes Carl Rogers to complete what I consider the complete package of the Humanistic school of thought when it comes to personality theories. (well it's not just me, it's a lot of eh, colleagues ...

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Xade's Guide to Pacing!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 28, 2021



So, you have a comic or comic idea and want to put pen to paper or tablet. Great! Check off what you need. Tools, check. Basic story idea, check. Art skill, also a check, even if your art is terrible you’re bound to improve. Knowing how to pace the ...

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Gazing into the Viewfinder

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2021



Last Friday, I accepted an invitation to attend a lecture/open mic/live guitar/spoken word performance presented by an artist who made the occasion more interactive and allowed for audience participation and the creation of new forms of expression.

The speaker instructed everyone to bring a piece of paper ...



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The Unlikable Good Guy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2021



Some characters are the heroes.

Some characters are the villains.

And some characters are just punchable. But not actually bad, or even antagonists- though sometimes they can be towards specific characters rather than the general plot goals.

Every time this type of character opens their mouth to say something, our ...







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When Nothing Is Normal

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 9, 2021



Usually when building a character, we go for their general personality in terms of traits, the routine/general behavior they would display, the routine/general things that would interest them and so on.

If you are writing a slice of life story, or a sitcom style series, or anything that ...



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En media res

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 8, 2021



You’ve got your amazing idea down for a story but how do you begin? You want to make your first chapter amazing! En medias res means opening in the midst of the plot. This way, exposition is bypassed, allowing you to fill it in more gradually, either through dialogue ...

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