When a story feels too much like a story

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Nov. 28, 2021


~Today we have a guest article from Andreas_Helixfinger! Enjoy the read!~

Hey everyone!

It’s you’re one vocal swedish guy on the the Duck Webcomics Andreas Helixfinger. I decided to tune in and do one of these sunday articles after discovering this smaller Youtube channel called TheBurgerkrieg, where the ...




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2021 Secret Santa Art Exchange: Get the (Snow)ball Rollin’!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 15, 2021
tags: Secret Santa



There are six weeks until the end of the year holidays and a stretch of days-off coming soon in November. Let us get started planning for this year’s Secret Santa Gift Art Exchange (early) to increase volunteer sign-ups and have more time to work on submissions.

What is the ...



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Snow Days

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 11, 2021




Snow changes everything. The entire environment is completely different, and the minute-to-minute operations of life become more complicated and troublesome.

In comics, snow can be a lot of fun. Flakes can fill up the pages and add to the grit and danger in comics like Sin City…

One of my ...






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Prequels and Sequels

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Nov. 7, 2021


I kid, I just like the gif. But I do prefer prequels.

When are sequels and prequels great to do? What makes a great sequel or prequel?

I believe a lot of us think about expanding our stories, whether it’s in the form of a sequel or a prequel ...




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ZOINKS! 13 Ghosts??

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Oct. 31, 2021



So, ladies and gents, friends and furries, yes, 13 Ghosts is the movie that haunted me as a child and to a point, still haunts me. I’ll never look at bathtubs the same.

BUT BEFORE I GET INTO THE MOVIE REVIEW, if you are reading this, and I kind ...



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Children's Stories

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2021



When I was growing up in the 80s, stories that were marketed as ‘children’s' were occasionally brutal.

Characters got maimed or killed, tortured or traumatized, met with horrid ends in worlds that were anything but rosy. And this was a pattern that wasn't limited to, say, English literature ...



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The Magic of Frames

damehelsing at 12:00AM, May 30, 2021



Frames (a.k.a panels) are great, they can look simple or extraordinary, they can help the comic flow and provide feelings, a feeling of dread, excitement, anger, etc. Frames are more than just lines that encase the moments of our characters.

When you’re making your frame you always ...



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QUACKCAST 525 - Sexual Tension

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 6, 2021

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Image from Genghis Khan by Miike Snow.

Sexual tension between characters is a great way to augment the conflict that drives a story. The audience really wants ...




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QUACKCAST 523 - The Resonance of Folk tales

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 23, 2021

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Folk tales are the primordial ooze of culture. Nobody knows where these stories began, nobody owns them, They're added to and expanded by successive generations. They ...



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Merry Christmas

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 25, 2020



It’s Christmas.

As we wind down from this exhausting year, take the time to relax and count all the rays of sunshine amongst the gloom. In spite of the upheaval in work structures, I have found more time for my hobbies and art. In spite of the lockdowns I ...



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