The Stories We Choose

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 10, 2018



The other day, my mother told me “you are still angry, which is why your story is also full of intense and violent emotion,” referring to the very grim, heavy tone and mood in Without Moonlight. It impressed me really because it rang true. My heart is still very heavy ...

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Quackast 399 - How many characters is too many?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 6, 2018

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How many characters is too many? Ensemble casts can be fun and the interaction between characters can be more interesting than the actual plot of a story! But keeping track of characters from ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Ties That Bind

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 31, 2018



Eon messed up bad! He was supposed to be escorting a magicless girl called “seed”, but he went and got himself ambushed… Nothing he's doing is working out. Hopefully with the help of a small army unit he can make things right. if not he can always go back ...

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Quackast 398 - The sum of all Fears

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 30, 2018


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This week in the Quackcast we were going to talk about fear in general. What are we afraid of? Why do we like or do not like media that may reflect these fears ...



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After the End

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2018



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All stories must come to an end somewhere - whether it's a “just another day” ending, an “everybody dies” denouement, or the always wonderful “it was all a dream”. Or maybe it's just the end of this adventure, with another ...





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The slow grind that is webcomics and how to combat it

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 28, 2018



Once the honeymoon sheen of releasing your new project wears you can easily find yourself burnt out by the concept of having to muster the energy to continue working on it. Sometimes you might have written yourself into a corner or maybe you feel like you are not liking the ...

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The Benefit of Trauma

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2018



Trauma is such a delicious thing in writing- it gives characters their backstories, their motivation, their special slant in a narrative wrok, from novels to webcomics.

However, it's usually considered in the context of how it has made a character ‘damaged goods’. Why they are grim, why they're ...



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Justifying the Tragic Backstory

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2018



Throughout literature and modern media, many faults and drives for leads, damsels and villians have often been motivated by a tragic backstory so much so, that to employ one for your story may appear trite or cliche. There is, however, a way to use a tragic backstory effectively and can ...

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Quackast 390 - Imprinting on your characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 4, 2018

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We nicked the idea for this Quackcast from a newspost by Emma Clare. What we chat about is the unintentional process of giving your characters you own traits or even traits of people you know without realising it: Every time you draw an expression for your character you're ...

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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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