On Writing Therapists 2

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2020




Therapists are the type of character whose occupation can easily seep into their ‘off the clock’ life. It's not something that can often be helped. Psychologists don't ‘turn off’ their perception of behavioral patterns and personality analyses, the same way you can't ‘unsee’ the rabbits after you ...


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MacGuffins

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 16, 2020


MacGuffin comin' through!


MacGuffins

I'm not sure if everyone knows this already, but a MacGuffin is a term that was made popular by Alfred Hitchcock, and is now widely used in writing and storytelling circles.

It is an item or event (or possibly even a character) that exists only ...







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My top 5 art tips

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 10, 2020



Emma is sick today so I'm subbing in! My topic is about art: 5 areas to work on that will help you become a better comic artist.

Practice:
The first and most important is practice. The more you do the better you get. Draw every day and try new ...




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New habits for 2020

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 3, 2020



With the New Year’s celebrations been and gone, New Year’s resolutions are upon us. Although most of us may be setting comic goals for 2020, it’s important to remember that we need to take care of our physical and mental wellbeing. This is easier said than done ...

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Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 2, 2020




Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...




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Time Passages

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 26, 2019

As another year draws to a close, I'm once again thinking about how much time is flying by, more and more quickly the older I get.

Weeks whiz by like mad these days, and how quickly we've reached the end of the year reminds me that YEARS are ...

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Should the Past be Edited?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 23, 2019



Last week I wrote an article about the Siamese Cats from Lady and the Tramp and several commenters brought up the jive-talking birds from Dumbo as something that was once acceptable and is no longer acceptable.

The most recent Tim Burton Dumbo cut out the crows entirely, but then there ...



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Sexposition (Do NOT Google That)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 21, 2019



The word for ‘porn’ in Greek is unsurprisingly ‘porn’. But its vernacular synonym is a word that in reality means ‘tack-on’ or ‘added scrap’. It signifies the common (or at least until recently common) assumption that scenes with explicit sexual activity were there to pad the runtime for a movie ...

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Goals in 2020

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




With another year coming to a close and we venture forth into 2020, it’s a good time to not just catch up on some no doubt much needed rest, but also to take a moment to make some goals for the coming year. Some time ago I wrote about ...


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The Slow Burn

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 14, 2019



Generally nowadays, perhaps because of the nature of today's media and ways of consuming stories, a fast-paced, rapid-fire approach is favored for telling stories. It's with good reason. With so many options available to a finite audience, there is a high competition for grabbing the audience's attention ...

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