Bookending your start - The prologue

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 7, 2021



If you’re looking to open your comic by establishing the scene, theme and/or tone of the rest of the narrative then you might consider using “the prologue”. Derived from the Greek term, prologos, meaning, “before word”, the prologue serves as a mini story that is set before the ...

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Writing Tools

damehelsing at 12:00AM, May 2, 2021



Everyone has a different way of jotting down ideas, writing out their stories and planning their comic pages. (even if it may be on the walls too…)

When I was working on Scarred Eden (rip my baby project that’s on a reboot loop) I had a document of timelines ...



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Comics Vs Books Vs Illustrated Stories

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 1, 2021



I was browsing my twitter a few weeks ago and I noticed someone I follow ask if there’s any webcomic hosts out there. Of course I said the duck, wings down. One thing led to another and the conversation turned to when I could read it. They said they ...

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Favourite tools of the trade

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 30, 2021



When it comes to making comics, I have gone through many phases with regards to my tools. These days I stick mainly to creating comics using digital tools and programs but that’s not to say that it is the only method of producing art.

I first started drawing webcomics ...



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Creating good dialogue

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 23, 2021



Creating believable and engaging dialogue is key when creating a story. It’s not only used to convey important plot information, but also emotions, motivations and rapport amongst the cast.

Dialog can be an effective way to convey information or raise conflict that maintains the momentum of the comic. The ...



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Consistency is Key

damehelsing at 12:00AM, April 18, 2021



So many people will tell you that consistency is key and in some areas, consistency is definitely key, but the only area I’ll be diving into today is art.

Is consistency really the key when it comes to art? I would say no but I will agree there are ...



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Twitter, outrage and the nature of parasocial interactions - A case study

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 16, 2021



Buckle up. This is going to be a dense one.

Social media dominates our lives. In the webcomic community, content is generally in the form of comics, however, we have podcasts, YouTube videos, Instagram accounts and of course Twitter. We immerse ourselves in the online world, broadcasting our efforts and ...



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Horror is in the Eye of the... Beholder?

damehelsing at 12:00AM, April 11, 2021



See what I did there? It’s an image of a Beholder… which normally has one giant eye right in the center of their face/body and the article is titled HORROR (the Beholder is scary looking) is in the EYE of the BEHOLDER? Yeah? No? Ok…

Seriously tho,

CONTENT ...





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Resurrection

damehelsing at 12:00AM, April 4, 2021



Today is Easter and originally I was going to write a wholesome message about taking care of yourself (which you should) but then I was like “NAHHHH, let’s talk about characters dying and coming back.”

I know the wonderful Tantz_Aerine wrote an article on it here but I wanted ...



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Building the stakes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 2, 2021



Not long ago, I wrote about utilising cliffhangers. This week it’s all about them stakes. When it comes to creating a comic, it is important to give a reason for the reader to care about it. Stakes are a pivotal part of that. Cutscene University explains what stakes are ...

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