Creating good dialogue

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 23, 2021



Creating believable and engaging dialogue is key when creating a story. It’s not only used to convey important plot information, but also emotions, motivations and rapport amongst the cast.

Dialog can be an effective way to convey information or raise conflict that maintains the momentum of the comic. The ...



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Archetypes Through a Psych Lens: Humanistic (still)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 17, 2021



Sooo…. we have already covered the illustrious Maslow and his pyramid of needs. Now comes Carl Rogers to complete what I consider the complete package of the Humanistic school of thought when it comes to personality theories. (well it's not just me, it's a lot of eh, colleagues ...

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Twitter, outrage and the nature of parasocial interactions - A case study

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 16, 2021



Buckle up. This is going to be a dense one.

Social media dominates our lives. In the webcomic community, content is generally in the form of comics, however, we have podcasts, YouTube videos, Instagram accounts and of course Twitter. We immerse ourselves in the online world, broadcasting our efforts and ...



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Archetypes Through a Psych Lens: Humanistic

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 10, 2021



The last of the “big four” personality theories is that of the Humanistic school of thought.

I usually only pick one of the big contributors in each of the major schools of thought to give you the gist of the approach, but for this one I want to include two ...



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Archetypes Through a Psych Lens: Social Cognitivism

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 3, 2021




So now we got Behaviorism down, we're ready to talk about the Social Cognitive perspective to how human personality develops!

This is one of the major approaches to Theories of Personality, and a perfect example of how psychology theorists build one off the other to develop perspectives and add ...




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Building the stakes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 2, 2021



Not long ago, I wrote about utilising cliffhangers. This week it’s all about them stakes. When it comes to creating a comic, it is important to give a reason for the reader to care about it. Stakes are a pivotal part of that. Cutscene University explains what stakes are ...

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Who Are Your Characters?

damehelsing at 12:00AM, March 28, 2021



This might be a simple question, but I think it’s much deeper than most think.

Characters, whether they’re our own or not, have an origin, have traits, personalities, ideas, morals and goals. Each one is different and all of them share a similarity: their creator.

We can all ...





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Archetypes Through a Psych Lens: Behaviorism

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 27, 2021



The father of behaviorism is B. F. Skinner. Yet another founding father of Psychology that one cannot bypass when talking about theories of personality.


The man himself, known for having said “give me a child, and I'll shape him into anything”


Skinner's theory was radical and groundbreaking in ...







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The steady march of progress

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 26, 2021



It goes without saying that this past year has been a clusterfunk and a half. However despite all the upheaval, societal change, devastation and the final encroachment of light at the end of this exhaustingly long tunnel there has been much time to do the art things. As the months ...

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Unlikely Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, March 25, 2021


the cruel tutor himself, Pai Mei

One of my favorite character types is the gruff/grizzled old mentor. Tough as nails, mean or cranky on the outside but with great knowledge or support to offer when you know them, or when they know - and trust - you.

I've talked about ...




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