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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Through A Mirror Darkly

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2021


Star Trek: A Piece of the Action

So this could be considered Part Three of my loose-knit series on science fiction: The Distorted Society.

This is a sci-fi convention where there is an Earth…or another planet, at least somewhat Earth-like, that has some aspect of society that is 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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Reanimating creativity with a one-shot

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2021



The beauty of writing a one-shot or short story is that it is self contained. It is a stand alone creative piece that gives you license to play with a new writing style, drawing aesthetic or explore a level of detail you may not be able to sustain over a ...

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More Than Human

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 12, 2021



Ideas both big and deep can - and has - been explored in Sci Fi. Some themes that have resonated with me include ‘What it Means to be Human’. This could be said to be the point of ALL fiction in a way I suppose. But to explore humanity through the lens ...

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A Dimension Not Only of Sight and Sound but of Mind

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2021



When he created the Twilight Zone, Rod Serling was motivated by the desire to tell more meaningful stories. In his writing career up to then, his work had been heavily censored.

Serling realized that by setting his stories in fantastical situations, in alternate or futuristic versions of Earth, that he ...



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Shaking off creator's slump

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 18, 2021



The last few months have hit like a sledgehammer, leaving me with a profound sense of “slump”. That feeling of lethargy lazily tangled with a lack of motivation for anything creative. This got me thinking of ways I can shake off this heavy fog and step into the light of ...

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You Have a Superpower

Banes at 12:00AM, June 3, 2021


shields up!

Our struggles are probably different in some ways, and maybe the same in others. But as comic creators, there are certain issues many of us have in common:

Finding time to make our comics,
Spending too little time…or too much time on them,
Making decisions about our ...






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What Will Comics Be in the Future?

Banes at 12:00AM, May 6, 2021



In the past decade or two, video games have grown more and more sophisticated, in terms of graphics as well as story. 3D environments can be explored there, and with VR even more immersive experiences can be had. At the moment, comic shops are struggling, and the future of movie ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Cupcake War Machine

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 5, 2021



Kitchen chemists and home cooks rejoice! Here is a sweet treat—take a dessert break with special tried-and-true original and shared recipes. Explore a wide range of sugary treats from Macintosh Muffins with a vegan twist; Blueberry Pancake (cake); Princesses’ Braid Bread; among many others. This is a fascinating illustrated ...

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