FEATURED COMIC --> Hierarchy

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 7, 2021




Deep in the middle section of Platina is Los Endoxus. Here resides Ashley, a pink-haired fighting femme fatal who is unwilling to let others walk all over her, and she is unafraid to knock the wind out of anyone who comes too close. She is joined by her main partner-in-crime ...


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The Dynamic use of Space

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 5, 2021



The physical space that a character inhabits often seems far more passive than it really is. Space is more than a matter of creating a backdrop, though. Why is it that some characters feel as if they’re moving against a wall paper background while others inhabit a far more ...

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Xade's Guide to Pacing!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 28, 2021



So, you have a comic or comic idea and want to put pen to paper or tablet. Great! Check off what you need. Tools, check. Basic story idea, check. Art skill, also a check, even if your art is terrible you’re bound to improve. Knowing how to pace the ...

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Handling info dumps

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 19, 2021



Exposition is information that the author wants the reader to know before they move on in the plot. It is delivered in one chunk, in the form of a conversation, a diary or an explanation from the view of the narrator. Despite its bad reputation, there is a place for ...

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I Spent Winter Break Playing that Futuristic Game that Takes Place in the Year 2077

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2021




Last month, I bit the bullet and downloaded the simulation video game that is at the center of much controversy at the moment because of its performance on older generation console systems. The game in question is Cyberpunk 2077, a game that takes place fifty-seven years in the future where ...


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En media res

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



You’ve got your amazing idea down for a story but how do you begin? You want to make your first chapter amazing! En medias res means opening in the midst of the plot. This way, exposition is bypassed, allowing you to fill it in more gradually, either through dialogue ...

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The Empire Strikes Back is 40 - and More Baffling Silliness from Disney Lucasfilm?

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 31, 2020

Spoilers for recent Star Wars, eg the Mandalorian.
It went unspoken in my year of Newsposts, but 2020 is the 40th Anniversary the release of The Empire Strikes Back.

that's not true! That's impossible!
No, man! Search your feelings! you know it's true! Forty damn years!


Though ...






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The Highway to Hell

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 14, 2020



Unless they are an old-timey Disney villain or similarly classic cartoon villain, nobody wants to be evil or bad starting off. Nobody's ambition is to be the villain in their own story. (note I say ‘villain’ and not ‘antagonist’)

Everyone is out to be the hero.

So why aren ...





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Uncompressed Storytelling

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 5, 2020


stretchin' out them stories!

I think I first heard the phrase “uncompressed storytelling” via the great John Byrne, comic artist and writer, and man of very strong opinions. He was criticizing some other writer or comic series (I don't remember which one) about hinting at stories that wouldn't ...


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Happy Halloween! How's your Memento Mori?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 31, 2020



Halloween, aka Eve of All Saints, is a Day of the Dead.

Days of the Dead exist in nearly every culture. There's the famous Dia de Muertos from Mexico, but there are also less known ones.

For example, in Greece we got “Soul Saturdays” which are basically two Saturdays ...





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