En media res

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



You’ve got your amazing idea down for a story but how do you begin? You want to make your first chapter amazing! En medias res means opening in the midst of the plot. This way, exposition is bypassed, allowing you to fill it in more gradually, either through dialogue ...

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Exploiting Death

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 19, 2020




When a character the story's cast and audience identify and are familiar with dies, the effect is, or should be, monumental.

Not only because that effectively ends that character's journey (and arc), but also because as an event it has immediate ramifications for all the surviving characters.

First ...






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Figments in Fiction

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 26, 2020


I've never seen this movie, but does he have a bevy of dead girlfriends?
always seemed like an odd concept for a lighthearted romantic comedy. “Matthew
and Jennifer! Learning the power of love! Piles of dead bodies!”



Talking to the Dead - Sort of

How many times have you had ...





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The Non-Arc Arc

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2020



I have been a fan of the writer Peter David for many years. After being away from comics for some years, I discovered his run on the Hulk, and also found his work on the Star Trek novels. He was the best writer for those, for my taste anyway. There ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Barkham Horror

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 4, 2019



After traveling several miles on winding roads, Adrienne Barbara Whippet has just arrived in the town of Barkham to meet her father. The only problem is that her first meeting is with a lawyer of her father’s estate and her father is no where in sight. Adrienne enlists the ...

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Flashbacks

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 22, 2019



A flashback is when the story is interrupted or placed on hold to present an event that occurred prior to the events of the narrative. They are used to explain a character’s history with another character or explore a particular relationship with a place and/or object. Using a ...

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Juggling balls

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 8, 2019



So, I’m still experiencing internet issues and have to do a lot of things on my phone, so the 10-year flashback article has been shifted to next week. Want to join the fun though? We’ve had so many amazing posts from people showing off their progress and next ...

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10 Year flashback - Share your progress!

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 1, 2019



Last week I dug up my first webcomic page and shared it with you all. In the the comments blntmaker came up with the idea of holding a 10 year challenge for webcomics and you know what? That is a totally awesome one!

So, this week, join me and others ...



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Salvaging the Antihero and the Art House Hero

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 31, 2019



Over the holidays I watched a couple of programs that made me think of “non-traditional heroes”

We've talked about antiheroes multiple times around theduckwebcomics.com of course.

One of the programs was a series called ‘Happy!’ and the other was the movie “Inside Llewyn Davis” by the Coen Brothers ...





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Before the Beginning

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 27, 2018



One of the great things about the original Star Wars movies was the strong sense of a grand, adventurous, and terrible history before the movie started. So much is hinted at through Obi Wan Kenobi about the Jedi Knights, Anakin Skywalker, great friendships, laser swords, and terrible war and loss ...

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