Earning Your Twists

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2018



There's nothing more intense than subverting the audience's expectations: The righteous character that always says the truth says a lie. The character that values all life ends up murdering someone. The bad sort, the punk that's always terrible ends up saving the day or doing something decent ...

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Cheating

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 2, 2017

Cheat, cheat, no reason to play fair…(the Clash)

Years ago, when I did my first animation and posted it online, looking for attention like always, there was one comment that made me defensive, annoyed, and eventually, thoughtful.

I had no idea about animation timing or any of the little ...



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Constructing Suspense

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 19, 2016



Everyone loves a good thriller, a titillating mystery, a tale full of twists and turns (that make sense), something that challenges you to find the answer before you’re given it at the final act.
I’m not sure how many like sitting down to construct them.

Don’t get ...




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Inking: Literally the worst?

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 9, 2015



This is building a bit on ozoneocean's previous newspost on developing a sketch! For most comic artists, after having perfected a sketch (or at least getting it to an acceptable point) the next step is inking. I don't think I'm alone in saying this is one of ...

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Comic-making shortcuts

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 4, 2015



After a long comic-making hiatus, I’ve had several ideas for comics in the last little while. Working on the first one, though, I’ve realized that unless I get a heck of a lot faster at drawing it's unlikely that all of my ideas will ever come to ...

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"Cheating" as an Artist

Banes at 12:00AM, July 23, 2015



Years ago, when I did my first animation and posted it online, looking for attention like always, there was one comment that made me defensive, annoyed, and eventually, thoughtful.

I had no idea about animation timing or any of the little rules at the time; I just wanted to do ...



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FRIDAY NEWSPOST - Classic Comics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, June 20, 2014



Since ozoneocean and Banes are going to be talking about the future of webcomics in an upcoming quackcast (contribute here), I thought I would go the other way and talk about a bit about classic comics.

I first got into comics when I was a kid because of the stacks ...



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Monday's feature is Much the Miller's Son!

skoolmunkee at 12:02AM, Dec. 1, 2008

Monday's feature is Much the Miller's Son!



Meet Much. Much, the Miller's Son- who is leaving home to make his way in the world for the eighteenth time. But this time is different. This time he's taken for a criminal, rescued from a hanging by Robin ...



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