The Dark Turn

Banes at 12:00AM, May 27, 2021


Hey, I found an image of the actual moment! yeah, real good, there

Last time we took a look at the little moment in some stories where a character has a moment and realizes that in spite of being able to get what they want (valuable magic rocks, or to ...


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I Can Do Better

Banes at 12:00AM, May 20, 2021



The moment of change in a character is not always crystal clear in a story. Very often the secret to good storytelling I think, is to understand all the structural elements in a story, and a character arc, and then to HIDE those elements so they feel realistic while they ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Hierarchy

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 7, 2021




Deep in the middle section of Platina is Los Endoxus. Here resides Ashley, a pink-haired fighting femme fatal who is unwilling to let others walk all over her, and she is unafraid to knock the wind out of anyone who comes too close. She is joined by her main partner-in-crime ...


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The Crime Genre

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2020



Many of the conversations online that concern “genre fiction” generally mean sci/fi, fantasy and horror. This stuff is distinguished from “mainstream” genres like contemporary dramas and comedies, and period pieces that are…well, dramas and comedies. it also doesn't include big genres like romance and psychological thrillers.

The ...



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Romanticising Something Terrible

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2020



Who doesn't love pirates?

Kids love to dress up as them in Halloween or during carnival season. There was whole a whole era of Hollywood where pirate movies were the blockbuster vein of gold. Pirates in fiction are charming, fun, dastardly, and the epitome of adventure.

Pirates in real ...





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Hit Girlz Has Started a Kickstarter AND My Life as an American Hero 2 Celebrates 500th Page Milestone!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 28, 2020


Hit Girlz: “It's like ‘Mean Girls’ meets ‘Pulp Fiction’!!!”

This is Darryl Hughes aka “TheDeeMan” and I have some DD news. Coydog and I have started a kickstarter for our comic “Hit Girlz”. As you may recall “Hit Girlz” ran on DD until 2018 and won the “best mystery ...


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Choosing Your Genre

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 1, 2020




For better or for worse, we are creatures of categorizations. We love to label things, and to sort them into neat little boxes so that we are absolutely certain we know what to expect when dealing with each one. It is that sense of familiarity that we are looking for ...


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Revisionist Historical Fiction

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 30, 2020



So over here on Greek TV, there's this very popular drama series that happens to be set in a Greek mainland village in the 1950s, and sells itself as ‘authentically representing an era’. It started off very promising, as a crime drama + family drama kind of story where three ...

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More Thoughts on Discovery Writing

Banes at 12:00AM, May 21, 2020



We've had some interesting discussions on various Newsposts, in the Forum and elsewhere on theduckwebcomics about knowing your ending, knowing your genre, planning ahead and outlining vs. ‘pantsing’ or ‘Discovery writing’, which is writing without knowing where you're going.

Though up to now I've mostly been a ...



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