When Nothing Is Normal

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 9, 2021



Usually when building a character, we go for their general personality in terms of traits, the routine/general behavior they would display, the routine/general things that would interest them and so on.

If you are writing a slice of life story, or a sitcom style series, or anything that ...



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Exploiting Death

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 19, 2020




When a character the story's cast and audience identify and are familiar with dies, the effect is, or should be, monumental.

Not only because that effectively ends that character's journey (and arc), but also because as an event it has immediate ramifications for all the surviving characters.

First ...






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Danko's Flaming Heart

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 5, 2020




I couldn't have been older than 11 when I read The Flaming Heart of Danko by Maxim Gorky. And boy, did it cut me with the finest of fine glass. Even now thinking about the short story hurts somewhere deep in my soul.

And yet, I love it so ...




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The Significance of Names (Part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 27, 2020



Picking a name for your character is a pivotal moment. Almost like breathing life into them, the name you pick for them will give their identity a hue, a flavor that wouldn't be the same with any other name. Yes, a Rose by any other name would smell as ...

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Telling Stories in Order to Close the Gap on Social Distance

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 19, 2020



Inktober 2020 (October 18) Submission. “Trap” by Andreas_Helixfinger. Traditionally drawn with pencil and inked with fine liners and brush.

A freshly drawn picture for the “TRAP” Inktober theme on this corresponding day of Oktober 18th. A scene of my comic anti-heroine Molly Lusc at a museum, trying to steal a ...



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I Hope John Connor Already Exists in 2020

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2020




Seven months into this new reality and coming to terms with this idea that the world is becoming more digital is a lot to wrap my mind around. Just last week when I reported (in-person) at my job, I overheard a conversation about a person who had shown up to ...


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Character Design Brainstorming: The Witch

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 19, 2020



The witch is different than a sorceress, though their affinity with magic and their powers often can overlap: the sorceress carries status; the witch carries fear.

It's not that the sorceress is not potentially feared or the witch is not potentially respected- it's that the core of their ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Good Words with Sako The Beautiful Heart of a Steggo Girl

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 9, 2020



On the anniversary of a very somber occasion, Sako, a stegosaurus with an online personality and her own vlog, decides to take a walk instead of spend an entire day on social media. This comic brings the realities of creating an online persona and all the comments and criticism that ...

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Community Projects: Make a Guest Comic for Barkham Horror or Contribute to JillyFoo’s Halloween Zine!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 17, 2020




Scott D is Making a Call for Guest Comics & Art for Barkham Horror

https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/178437/

Hey guys, so our second chapter (concluded) on 17th July 2020, at which point (went) on a break until September so that my partner and I can get some more ...






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Hunger Fuels Creativity

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 20, 2020


(Fish Being Chased Down by Prehistoric Beast drawn by the Wondrous and Glorious, El Cid, 2015)

I have experienced times in my life where I am scrambling to make ends meet, working hard to get my basic needs met, trying desperately trying to connect point A to point B. There ...


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