The Problem With Kid Dialogue

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 4, 2021



Often when there are children in a cast of characters, especially in sitcoms or certain types of movies, audiences groan because they tend to be immensely annoying. They are a very special type of uncanny valley in the way they are written to talk and react. Usually, we get one ...

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Your Character's Politics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 20, 2021



So there's an art to writing characters with strong political agendas when you also happen to be a creator that has a strong political stance. I happen to be a person with very strong political views and ideology and ironically in my comic Without Moonlight absolutely nobody shares my ...

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The Significance of Hairstyle

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 13, 2021



Hair is very important- the way we wear it is a form of self expression, a canvas for artistic exploration, and shorthand for who we are or want to be. This significance carries over even more in fiction and especially visual arts like webcomics, cartoons, and movies.

How a character ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Miss Sisyphus

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2021



Astrid is a young woman living in Glasgow with her mum. She's a pretty solitary person, with no friends or connections. She takes solace and pleasure in the fantastical worlds of the comics she delves into and lives through, becoming the heroines in the stories; a space explorer, last ...

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The Use of Imagery

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 25, 2021



One of the greatest power of webcomics is that a lot can be said with an image, thus making the need for words minimal. The old ‘picture is a thousand words’ adage, and so on.

Through the power of imagery, and what we choose to add or leave out of ...



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Writing Women, Writing Men

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 31, 2021



We've all seen the cringy dialogue. The weirdly stereotypical and awkward situations. The sheer effort of the script writer, the novelist, or the comic book writer to write someone they don't know: a woman, or a man.


Too often the problem is very stark when comparing character designs ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Lullaby Tales

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 28, 2021



Wake up Little Critter! It is an early morning on Cap’s MeeMee farm and the enormous Rakka (a.k.a. the Local Bully) is tearing up the place and all the cute MeeMees. It is up to Lil’ Critter to show the Rakka whose boss. Welcome to Lullaby Town ...

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Speaking in tongues - Character voice

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 23, 2021



Designing memorable characters doesn’t just stop at their appearance. The manner in which they speak and use body language is integral to building a full picture of who they are as a character as well as how others react to them. Here are some tips on how to make ...

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On Using 'Shortcuts'

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 26, 2021



One of the latest twitter dramas seem to be around artistic shortcuts, and how consumers of comics and webcomics (often non-artists) tend to scoff at any artist that dares admit they use them.

Comic shortcuts could include pre-rendered backgrounds, using 3D programs to arrange spaces or make sure perspective is ...



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Backstory Is Like Salt!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 25, 2021



Backstories. We all have ‘em. After all, we wouldn’t be here today if we didn’t. Without our memories, we are like a blank slate waiting to be drawn on. Trust me, I’ve had amnesia. It’s not fun to have to rebuild your life brick by brick ...

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