A Binary Approach to Motivation

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 11, 2020




I've talked a lot about motivations in my articles. And how could I not? My scientific field aside, what makes us behave in certain manners or way is a question that has occupied entire schools of thought in psychology, philosophy, political science, even AI and (bio)chemistry.

There are ...




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Grounding your comic with theme

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 3, 2020



A narrative theme can be described as the core meaning or message behind your story. It serves to tell your audience what your story is about as well laying groundwork for its context. Establishing the core theme early can help you keep your comic grounded and focused as you begin ...

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Retconing and redoing

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 26, 2020



A few weeks ago, my comic partner and I finished up the second season of one of our webcomic after which we took our usual season hiatus. During this time we work out what to do in the next season, what to include and what to cut from our outline ...

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A Character's Free Will

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 20, 2020




Whether we have free will or not is a philosophical, existential and psychological conundrum that will forever tease and challenge us. While I can't speak for philosophers, I can for psychologists:

Behaviorists will tell you it doesn't exist (look up Skinner); Cognitive behaviorists will tell you it's ...




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What to do when you think you've outgrown your comic

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 19, 2020



As you grow and develop as a comic creator, you might find stories you had invested time into beginning to lose their appeal. You might be thinking that having outgrown your story. However, it might be a case of having written yourself into a corner or maybe you might need ...

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Writing More Than You Know

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 13, 2020



We're all aware of the classic tennet for writers and creators of all stories- write what you know in order for the story to be good.

We've explored before what it means to write what you know, and where this rule should be adhered to: at the core ...



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Second Guessing Yourself

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 6, 2020




Constructing a story is a work of high creativity and love. Enthusiasm and personal interest in it are required if the story is to have quality and engagement, be unique and full of personality. While writing we look forward to certain scenes or sequences that we expect to have special ...


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Speeding up production

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 5, 2020



A couple of weeks ago I was discussing with my family the importance of doing studies in drawing. I was asked, “What do you focus on these days?”. My answer was simple.

“Speed.”

As a creator who juggles work, comics and an ever looming list of hobbies, my aim is ...





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Setting effective goals

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 29, 2020




I recently got a new cork board for my work area to help organise all the goals I want to achieve throughout June. Every month it seems more gets added to the list, but how does one go about setting realistic goals that can be achieved?

It might be hard ...




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Developing a style

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 22, 2020



I recently took on the Sailor Moon Redraw Challenge. I was so excited to pay homage to the series that inspired me to take drawing seriously but most of all, I was curious as to whether or not I had a style. It took many years for me to realise ...

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