The Garden-path

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 14, 2020



One could say that it is a very trendy thing in writing, be it for movies or for graphic novels, to subvert expectations. Often, unfairly, a plot that subverts expectations is equated with ‘good, quality writing’. Tons of essays and articles have been written to refute this association, including here ...

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When the Plot is Too Busy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2020



The plot is the spine of your story, the scaffolding upon which everything will be placed in order to create a full experience for the audience to immerse themselves in- be it a movie or a comic or a novel.

Just like the spine, however, there is a limit to ...



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City Mouse and Country Mouse

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 5, 2019



City Mouse and Country Mouse


In an Aesop's Fable, the Country Mouse offers a big-city Mouse a simple meal, which the City Mouse scoffs at. The two go to the big city for a much more fancy repast, and then are chased by a cat, whereupon the Country Mouse ...




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When your art style changes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 19, 2019



Often webcomics are a long term endeavor spanning over multiple years. In that time it is inevitable that your art style and character designs will change. As an avid webcomic reader I saw my fair share of project restarted in an attempt to standardise the art direction and character designs ...

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QUACKCAST 416 - Making cuts

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 5, 2019

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The entire team is here this time, no one was cut… So we're chatting about CUTTING, as in cutting out scenes to make a story cleaner ...




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Purpose of subplots

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 14, 2018




Last week, we looked at ways to prevent the middle of your story from sagging. One of those suggestions was using a subplot or two to help flesh out both the world and characters of your story.

For those of you who are a bit confused as to what a ...




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When the middle of your story sucks

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 7, 2018



When creating a story, either for comics or novels, the easiest parts to write are usually the beginnings and ends because hell ,they’re the fun bits right? You burst out of the gate, ready and raring to go, your gaze on that sweet, sweet finale but there’s a ...

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Character and subtext in horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2018


The Haunting of Hill House is masterfully done horror with humanity

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In the movie “The Innkeepers”, two clerks in an allegedly haunted hotel work on the last night before the place closes down. They ...






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