Let's chat about Quail's Random

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2022



No significant update news for the site design this week so instead let's take the opportunity to talk about Quail's Random.

It's a feature on the site that's appreciated by some, hated by others, and probably ignored by many. It's a list of ten totally ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> BIank

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 28, 2022



Blank is having a tough time. New to the school year and already they've forgotten everything… why they hate themself, their gender, and even their own name! Luckily the school loses their identity so they can give them-self a new one, which is Blank Lastname. A fine start! It ...

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Using Stories (or Comics) for Politics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 24, 2022



So, fair warning, I was dead tired last night and forgot to write the blog post. I am slightly drunk now, so I've got no inhibition whatsoever. And I'm going to talk about whatever comes to mind. So, big shocker for anyone who knows me, I want to ...

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Would You Hit a Girl?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2022



So hitting a girl (or a woman) is extremely tropey. Regardless of how progressive your story is, a man hitting a woman runs a high risk of being considered lowly or less than heroic. That's because generally, women are considered weaker than men, thus an easy target. A woman ...

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Venting Your Frustrations Needs Elegance

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2022



So it came to my attention that J.K. Rowling has taken revenge against her ‘internet trolls’ by writing a new book called The Ink Black Heart. According to reviews (I haven't read the book) the plot of the book reflects the author's experience of mass-condemnation over her ...

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The Magic of Memory

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2022



There is a special power to the memory - especially to the memory of youth. Whether it's childhood, the teen years or maybe even young adulthood, it can have a powerful hold on us.

I guess it's the reason that some great stories get their resonance by the idea ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Crimson Stars

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2022



Deep in the cold vacuum of space floats a massive troop transport warship beset with hatred and rivalry. The navy hates the army they're transporting, all the senior officers are vampire elites and they have no respect for their normal human underlings… The situation was already ripe for a ...

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Timely or Timeless

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2022


Rogue from the X-Men encounters President Ronald Reagan!
(…who???)


Timeliness vs Timelessness

Some comics are very much “of the moment”, while others are more timeless.

Connecting to the events of the moment can be a worthy endeavor. Webcomics are well suited to this kind of approach, too, with our ability ...








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Practical Things to Consider When Designing a Character's Look

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 30, 2022



When designing a character's appearance, we want to come up with cool, original elements that make an impression and distinguish that character from all others. So it's tempting to give them a gazillion cool belts with buckles running up their legs and arms, chains hanging off them, high ...

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How Ya Gonna Pay For That?

Banes at 12:00AM, July 7, 2022


The dream of money has to show up in fiction, at least to some degree - it's a very human driver/motivator.


Last week i talked about characters who are motivated by money. Here are some more thoughts on money and some of the different ways it's handled in ...



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