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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NaNoWrimo - Writing for comics in the month of November

Emma_Clare at 5:11AM, Nov. 4, 2021



National Novel Writing Month is here once again. Throughout the month of November writers across multiple disciplines and genres challenge themselves to sit down and write a 50K word novel. As of this post, it is Day 5 of NaNoWriMo. Having participated in it myself and having completed it once ...

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Incorporating Comic Strips into a World History Lesson Plan

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 25, 2021



It was getting pretty late and I was down to the wire while writing a lesson plan for the following day’s class on Ancient Mesopotamia. The idea to assign the classes to draw a comic came quite naturally after staring at a series of reliefs of the royal Lion ...

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Putting yourself out there

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 8, 2021



One of the hardest parts of creating a webcomic is getting eyes on your work. There are many tools out there that can assist you in finding an audience, yet, at times it feels like you are just shouting into the void. However, there are some things that you can ...

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Healthy Habits

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2021


I couldn't find a perfect gif for this article but…. let's be real, that's an excellent cutie to see.


This is a really simple article and it kind of relates to my series about how to handle stepping back from your comic, but instead it’s about ...



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Healing Your Inner Artist/Writer

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Sept. 5, 2021


Last week I made an article about how it’s ok to just stop and take a breather.

But now I wanted to talk about recognizing when you need to stop, when you can come back and the thought process you should take on while you’re away from your ...


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Staying Organized

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Aug. 15, 2021



It’s no secret that having a healthy work life revolving around your webcomic could be because of organization.

Staying organized can help you understand where your characters are, the path they’re taking and their part to play in the story, and that could eventually help you figure out ...



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FOMO and comic creation

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 30, 2021



Creating a webcomic can become akin to a second job. Although you set your own hours, it can lead to an underlying sense that you’re not “doing enough”. Balancing this anxiety can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you manage the feeling of “not doing enough”.

Recognise ...



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Speaking in tongues - Character voice

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 23, 2021



Designing memorable characters doesn’t just stop at their appearance. The manner in which they speak and use body language is integral to building a full picture of who they are as a character as well as how others react to them. Here are some tips on how to make ...

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Thems fighting words

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 9, 2021



Conflict in a story is not only necessary, it can be the juiciest part of your comic. Think about it! We often remember and recount the parts of a movie, comic or show where the emotions were the strongest. A solid vitriolic scene can result in one hell of a ...

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