Color coding

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 18, 2024




Colour is amazingly powerful to humans, despite the fact we see so little of its spectrum. The impact of colour on our daily lives is tremendous but unfortunately not very well researched. What we do know from research is that it can affect one's mental, emotional and even physical ...


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The Understudy Hero

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 18, 2024




There's nothing more shocking than when the hero dies …at the beginning.

Don't worry, Banes isn't dead! I'm just standing in for him this week, he will return! This is only about fictional main characters that didn't get the memo they should reserve their death ...




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Hurt and Comfort

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 13, 2024




There's few moments more dramatic than when the hero gets hurt. The more serious the injury (or illness or poisoning or other type of affliction) the higher the drama.

And from that drama (the hurt) comes the period of treatment, convalescence, and recovery (the comfort). This is a plot ...




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Defying Death

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 30, 2024



For a huge chuck of Christians around the world, today is Resurrection Day (or Good Saturday), which is easily one of the most important days in the Christian calendar, no matter when you observe it. For those that do, therefore, I hope you have the happiest one yet, and since ...

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Creator Interview: Dragonsong12

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 23, 2024





Today we are interviewing the accomplished and proliferate Dragonsong12 who has actually completed multiple webcomics!



There's so much to tell as an introduction to Dragonsong12 but suffice it to say that she has one of the most recognizable and uniquely beautiful art styles I have encountered on the Duck ...







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The Power Couple

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2024




I haven't seen Disney's Wish because, I'll be honest, it didn't look appealing to me. I have though listened to a lot of critiques by people that have. Beyond the general ‘it isn’t what it could have been' consensus, one thing I saw as a ...


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Social Issues in Fantasy (Part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 3, 2024



During times of censorship, or times where exploring issues in the real world might be tricky, using fantasy or science fiction to do it is a real and viable solution. Dressing up the thing you want to explore into something cute and fuzzy might be just the way to go ...

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The Language of Hands

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 11, 2023



So I know I got two pending articles to finish up my Religion and my Catharsis series but I'm too tired right now to talk about anything that requires sociopolitical analyses and extrapolations.

So let's talk about hands in comics!

One of the easiest way to mitigate the ...





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The Need for Catharsis

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 28, 2023



Halloween is around the corner!

The swiftly-international-becoming Fright Season, where people dress up and surround themselves in scary imagery and settings. Everything is about the scare, the close brush with death or worse, the thrill of the blood running cold in our veins for seconds before laughing at each other ...



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Religion (part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2023



Last time I started talking about religion as a great umbrella term for a lot of facets of worldbuilding you can take into consideration when constructing the world of your story, be it webcomic, novel, series, or anything else.

This type of worldbuilding is especially prevalent in fantasy worlds, but ...



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