The many ships of the sea

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 8, 2019



When someone says they “ship” two characters they are referring to their desire to see two characters achieve a romantic relationship. The origin of the term is difficult to determine given the every fluctuating nature of Internet memes and colloquialisms, though TV Tropes has some interesting theories on where the ...

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"There and Back again" | Epilogues

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 1, 2019



Last week, we took a look at what a prologue was and how it could be used. Just to catch you up, a prologue is an opening of a story, or in this context, a comic, that establishes the scene, theme and/or tone of the rest of the narrative ...

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Setting the scene | Prologue

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 25, 2019



Deriving from the Greek term, prologos, meaning, “before word”, a prologue is an opening of a story, or in this context, a comic, that establishes the scene, theme and/or tone of the rest of the narrative. It’s a mini story that happens before the main one unfolds but ...

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Rest and review

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2019



Considering how many steps there are in creating comics, planning, plotting, writing, scripting, sketches, pencils, inks or colours and everything in between, it’s important to build in some time for review. Now this seems like a logical step. But when deadlines, self-imposed or otherwise, loom, this step is often ...

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Dynamic characters

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 11, 2019



Last week we took a look a static characters and when it might be an appropriate time to use them. But what about dynamic characters? Before we get into the weeds here, let’s first talk about what makes a dynamic character. Dynamic characters are those that develop and change ...

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Static characters

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2019



A dynamic character is one that undergoes important changes or developments over the course of the story. They learn lessons, come to realisations and are ultimately a different person, be it for good or bad, by the end of the narrative. A static character is, put simply, the opposite of ...

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The Problem With Monopolies

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 28, 2019



A dynamic character is one that undergoes important changes or developments over the course of the story. They learn lessons, come to realisations and are ultimately a different person, be it for good or bad, by the end of the narrative. A static character is, put simply, the opposite of ...

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One shots

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 27, 2019



As a comic creator I have done mainly long series (most of which I have yet to finish) but there was a time where I wrote and completed a one shot comic. It was rough and boy is the art a bit old, but it was an interesting exercise. It ...

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Lurker or commenter?

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 20, 2019



One of the aspects of creating comics we get excited about is the comments. We want to know if our story is resonating with our fans or, more to the point, if our fans are actually there at all. But in the age of Internet feuds and downvoting, it can ...

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What makes your comic special?

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 13, 2019



When you’re creating something like a webcomic it’s very easy to diminish your own work. You work on it every day and, if you’re anything like me, you only ever see the mistakes. During my regular stalking of the comic forums I came across a thread asking ...

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