"How we made the typeface Comic Sans"

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 13, 2019



In my research for a larger article about comics and typography, I stumbled upon an article that talked about how and why the font “Comic Sans” came into existence. Published via The Guardian, Vincent Connare, Comic Sans’ typographer commented,

”One program was called Microsoft Bob, which was designed to make ...



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The rise of piracy in webcomics

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 6, 2019



Generally speaking, most webcomic artists publish their work for free. If they’re lucky they are supported on Patreon or manage to make a living on the side but, for the most part, it is a labour of love. So what can one do when they discover that their work ...

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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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FEATURED COMIC --> Inner Enemy

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 13, 2019



Erin and Capitan Deakins are working for the state, their current mission is to bring in an escaped historian, Simon Mandel, who's working on Project 5… if they don't find him alive they have to return his dead body. The wilderness outside the citadel walls on Jupiter's ...

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"There and Back again" | Epilogues

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



Last week, we took a look at what a prologue was and how it could be used. Just to catch you up, a prologue is an opening of a story, or in this context, a comic, that establishes the scene, theme and/or tone of the rest of the narrative ...

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Gender Bending

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 12, 2019



So on occasion, there's a lot of controversy over gender bending characters- that is, to change the character's sex from male to female or vice versa.

I'm not going to talk about my take on this controversy. At least not in this article.

What I want to ...





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QUACKCAST 440 - Character tropes VS characterisation

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 20, 2019

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Today we compare and contrast two ways of making characters: starting with a pure archetype and building it with tropes, or creating a character organically through circumstance ...




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On Time Travel Yarns

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2019



Time travel is a narrative trap. It's quicksand.

It's very alluring to use, being able to put a person from one historical era into another and watch as shenanigans ensue, but very quickly, a writer (and often the audience too) discovers that it quickly unravels, and the story ...



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The Old Warrior

Banes at 12:00AM, July 25, 2019


Make it So Again

There are certain story templates that we see played out over and over throughout the years, decades and centuries.

One of my favorites is the one where the Old Warrior or the Old Master is called out of retirement to rejoin the fight for one last ...




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When Life Imitates Mythology

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 24, 2019


The Sleeping Satyr, the Barberini Faun

Last night, a distressed friend contacted me after a rather dreadful experience. She had just been on the most awkward dinner date with a man she thought was a gentleman based on his good looks and charm, but he turned out to be the ...


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