Structural Integrity

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2019



We've talked many times about story structure and different elements of it. But what about structure that's specific to web comics?

If someone does a “gag” or standalone series of strips, it's one thing - but there are still questions to answer. Like, do you have a character ...



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After the End

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2018



After the Endand the Duck is on Patreon!



All stories must come to an end somewhere - whether it's a “just another day” ending, an “everybody dies” denouement, or the always wonderful “it was all a dream”. Or maybe it's just the end of this adventure, with another ...





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Single pages, larger issues and archive panic

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2017


SINGLE PAGES vs. The GREATER WHOLE

I'm at a nice place in my webcomic right now. Well, it's nice as the writer, at least.
The characters have a nice history now, with some adventures behind them, some established relationships, and a stable of supporting characters who can be ...



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FEATURED COMIC -----> Ying and Yan

Banes at 12:00AM, April 5, 2017



Ying and Yan by TonyAlpsen

Ying and Yan are twin brothers who are joined at the hip…and the shoulder, and everything in between.

It's a simple, perfect premise for standalone jokes playing off the brothers' conjoined status, or the difference in their personalities, or snarky commentary on life ...





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Top Five Tear Jerkers

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 12, 2017



I was hanging out with my family over the holidays, explaining that I wasn't sad or sick, but had been rubbing my eye because there was some dust or a hair or something stuck behind the eyeball. It was quite uncomfortable.

As I remembered how tears can flush out ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Classic Convulsions

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2015



It is a rare delight when a webcomic looks like it belongs on display in an art gallery. Classic Convulsions is drawn in an abstract style and loosely coloured using inkwash techniques on watercolour paper. It is in its own category of art where the grotesque subject matter of Francisco ...

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Long Form Stories and Standalone Pages

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 27, 2015



Make sure you've read all the previous issues!

I'm at a nice place in my webcomic right now. Well, it's nice as the writer, at least.
The characters have a nice history now, with some adventures behind them, some established relationships, and a stable of supporting characters ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Onward

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 4, 2015


What happens when a large anthropomorphic orange Rakasta (cat-tiger) rows up to the shore one day in a bowl-shaped boat? The only answer to that question is: An adventure! Spike is a fun-loving, easily pleased feline with a penchant for getting caught in gillnets. The minute he arrives in town ...

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Get Ready for the Big Ones!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2014


No, this not “The Big One” earthquake that is supposed to wreak havoc on Los Angeles one day. Today's newspost is to shine a spotlight on the winners of the three coveted DD Awards spots that Niccea likes to call “The Big Ones”. The last day for awards announcements ...

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