Handling Controversial Historical Characters

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 13, 2019


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When writing a historical fiction, it's very likely that you will need to include some actual historical personalities along with your historically-adept yet fictional cast.

Depicting a historical character is hard enough when there's a general consensus among historians and popular belief about who ...




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Forgotten abilities and plot holes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2019



This is an eternal problem for readers. Writers don't really tend to care about it too much, but readers HATE it!
What am I talking about? Basically, it's when a character gains a power, acquires an item, learns some info or a spell, meets a magical person or ...


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The Dread Hiatus

Amelius at 9:57AM, Jan. 27, 2019



Have you ever noticed that among the dead webcomics, a preponderance of them have “Hiatus” on their tombstone? That tombstone being, of course, the final page posted years and years ago with a promise they will be “right back” after a “short break”. There are of course a number of ...

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Quackcast 341 - Objectification and porn

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2017

LISTEN!

In this Quackcast we chat about how objectification can rob the humanity from a character and turn them into a meaningless object which can in turn alienate your audience by making your work less relatable, but with things like porn where character is less important than the on screen ...

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QUACKCAST 336 - Side romance

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 22, 2017

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Romances don't always have to be the main focus of a story, infact you can have richer, more interesting romances if they occur in support of a bigger plot issue. It can lend them and the story more weight if they're in a secondary position. Characters can ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Tomb Busters

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 16, 2017



A young orphan. A mysterious man in a cloak. A gorilla that can sing Italian Opera. A cute little green dinosaur. Welcome to the planet Barter, a planet that is supposedly a Black Market planet. Chapter One starts off with a young girl talking to a ghost in a junkyard ...

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What are Your Influences, part 2

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2015



It was great to read about the various influences on people's comics last week. I don't know if this topic called for a second part, er, so here it is!

Once again, these are the major influences I've identified for my current comic, Typical Strange. They stretch ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Tiziana

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 31, 2013



Summary:
Tiziana is a very independent spirit! She's a tough little girl living in a far future world of hovercars and robots, going to school in a hoverbus, playing murderball with her classmates… She's small but hardy and definitely a tom-boy! Never happier than when she's fighting ...


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All the cool countries have national holidays this week!

skoolmunkee at 12:12AM, July 2, 2009


lefarce, who is not getting his dates wrong, announces that his popular comic LeFarce will be ending completely and totally on Saturday, July 4th. lefarce is a creative guy and let's hope he's got something else up his sleeve!


Jemelis also has a comic-ending announcement, but has another ...



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MONDAY FEATURE - The Adventures of Katmandi!

skoolmunkee at 1:17AM, June 29, 2009


The story starts with Eva and Katmandi (who is probably Eva's only friend in the world) robbing a tomb of some ancient artifacts. Things only get more interesting and weird from there. It seems like Eva has some kind of Quantum Leap job- only instead of being sent to ...

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