Scribbling for fun - The benefits of making art for yourself

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 22, 2021



I have a script to write for one of our comics. We’re transitioning from one scene to another. It’s written in the outline, I can see the location in my mind, however I couldn’t think of how to put it into words. How would it open? What ...

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Putting yourself out there

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 8, 2021



One of the hardest parts of creating a webcomic is getting eyes on your work. There are many tools out there that can assist you in finding an audience, yet, at times it feels like you are just shouting into the void. However, there are some things that you can ...

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Body doubling - how it can help you stay focused

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 1, 2021



Over the past few months, I’ve been logging onto a drawing hangout where we share our screens as we draw. There is no camera or mic. Just a chat and our screens as we scribble away. At first, I wondered how productive this could be. I figured it would ...

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Making a splash - Introducing new characters

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 24, 2021



In comics, as in life, characters will come and go in your story. However, how does one go about introducing them in an organic way? Sticking the landing of character introductions can make or break how memorable they are. So here are three things to consider when introducing a new ...

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Consequences & Familiarity

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Sept. 19, 2021



How many of you write serious/drama filled stories? Or even characters that truly suffer consequences?

I think it’s often that we, as creators and almost like parents, don’t want our kids/creations to suffer terrible consequences, but I think that’s one of the reasons that makes ...



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When characters take on a life of their own

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2021



As I was unwinding by absent-mindedly scrolling through Twitter, I happened upon a tweet asking if other writers/creators experience creating characters who take on a life of their own, and it got me to thinking. Recently I had drafted two scripts for one of our comics, only to then ...

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Using pre-made assets

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2021



As I was scrolling through Instagram I saw a video from a fellow comic creator. They were demonstrating how they went about drawing shoes. They opened up a sheet and, here’s the kicker, the sheet was full of shoes at different angles. They just copied and pasted the angle ...

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Gatekeeping print comics and the Webcomic community

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2021

Yesterday I logged onto Twitter and saw this tweet trending.





And ohohoho I knew there was spicy drama afoot.

This origin story of this tweet was an column by Rob Salkowitz titled Who's a creative professional in the comics world? The answer is getting more complicated. He makes a ...







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Making mistakes in your writing

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 27, 2021



Last week I wrote about what you can do when you make mistakes in the artwork of your webcomic. A mistake in the writing is oftentimes harder to fix than the artwork. Foreshadowing and building of the world’s foundations is baked into what you write, so when you finally ...

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Making mistakes in your art

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 20, 2021



Three things happened that inspired me to write this article.

1) When reviewing an episode we recently completed for one of our comics, I realised I had missed a key character design aspect of one of our boys. Although it was not egregious, I did notice it, and it has ...



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