Finding Creative Inspiration in Quiet Places

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2019



I am half way complete with my journey across the United States and I have spent the last week in the small town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This is an area of the world that many great creative artists, musicians, and writers that I greatly admire have lived and found ...

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How Realistic Can Animation Be Before It is Not Considered Animation?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 22, 2019



In an attempt to cool down during the heatwave that has taken over two-thirds of the country, all Saturday was spent at the movie theater watching Toy Story 4 and the new Iive-action Lion King movie on IMAX. Toy Story 4 picked up where Toy Story 3 left off and ...

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The Status Quo

Banes at 12:00AM, April 4, 2019



“Don't worry, Bart. It seems like every week something odd happens to the Simpsons. My advice is to ride it out, make an occasional smart-aleck quip, and by next week, we'll be back to where we started from, ready for another wacky adventure. ”

-Lisa Simpson


In most series ...






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Detective Pikachu Will Be Released in Comic Form

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 18, 2019



When the trailer for Detective Pikachu was debuted last Fall, I knew more than a few eight year olds who were excited for the film’s release. Several of my twenty-something and thirty-something friends were posting about it on social media because we also grew up with the pocket monsters ...

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 31, 2018




This year, I am spending New Year’s Eve Weekend in Las Vegas to watch Lady Gaga perform in concert. (In fact, as soon as this post goes live, I might still be walking up and down the strip.) I always thought the way the first day of the new ...


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Making 3D Comics by Genejoke Part 4 - Lighting and Rendering

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 27, 2018



This is the final part of Genejoke's epic on creating 3D Comics.


Part 4


Da finale


Lighting and rendering.


This will be the final part as there are definite limits to what can be conveyed just through the written word. I will start a video tutorial series in the ...













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A Few Banksy's Short of a Sotheby's

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 8, 2018



Over the last twenty-four hours, the latest story about UK street artist, Banksy, has shown up on my social media newsfeed, in passing conversations, and in text messages. My friends immersed in the art world are talking about as well as my best friend since childhood and my own sister ...

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Psychopomps and Death Personified

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2017


Chihiro and No Face from Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Studio Ghibli

I was driving home from work this evening and an unusual, rather old fashioned looking car with bright high beams began following me on my route. When I made a turn, I looked in the side mirror ...


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The Comedy Plot, Toolbox Edition (part two)

Banes at 12:00AM, May 18, 2017

Welcome to part two of a twenty-seven part series about outlining simple comedy plots!

Who is the Hero
What Does the Hero Want?
The Door Opens
The Hero Takes Control


So last week we went over the first two items. A particular character who wants something on a surface level ...







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CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, May 12, 2017



Hey there, gang! Here we are again, another Friday, another ramshackle collection of anecdotes and tangents in the guise of comix-related blogging from yours truly! This week we're gonna jump right into another exciting episode of “aw, crap, well lemme think… what have I been up to recently? I ...

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