Burnout

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 16, 2018



I want to take a quick break for a second to talk about something creators go through but often don’t talk about. It is hard to see it coming and even harder still to lift yourself out of once you are there. This post is about addressing creative burnout ...

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Showing and Telling

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 10, 2018



Anyone who ever dabbled in creative writing or any sort of narrative work, had the phrase “show, don't tell” hammered into them. The sheer anxiety of being caught ‘telling’ rather than ‘showing’ made us all think in terms I assume only exhibitionists do.

The truth though is, that sometimes ...



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Points of view - part two - Unreliable

Banes at 12:00AM, March 8, 2018



Last week we talked a little pov basics.

This time, how about we talk the fascinating device called the Unreliable Narrator. For anyone who doesn't know, this type of narration (usually first person in prose, but not necessarily) tells the story in question…but is not necessarily giving an ...



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Quackcast 364 - JUST DO IT!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 6, 2018

LISTEN!

All the planning and set up in the world will never count for anything if you never start your webcomic, so just put your own to paper and begin!
“Getting started on a webcomic” is what we chat about here. I was inspired by PitFace's newspost about a ...


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Lending a hand | The practice of cross-promotion

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2018



The hardest part of creating a webcomic is not the writing or the art, but actually attracting and retaining those coveted pairs of eyes. Building an audience, particularly when you are starting out with no prior projects, feels like a never-ending uphill trek and there more than a few pitfalls ...

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Taking Notes - Music in Comics

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 15, 2018

Obviously, comics don't have sound.

But if you want to show music playing, or being performed, how do you indicate it on a comic page?

The first method that comes to mind is just writing the lyrics in a dialogue balloon, and maybe peppering the balloon with a few ...



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Mundane Tasks

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 27, 2018



Have you noticed that it’s very rarely that in a webcomic (or any narrative work) there’s a category of tasks or activities that people do very often in real life, but extremely rarely in stories?

Watching TV, being on the computer (when NOT being a hacker or doing ...



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Wall Mural Art

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 22, 2018



What usually comes to mind when staring at a blank white wall on the outside of a building or on the inside of a nice restaurant? I am no stranger to mural art in all parts of the process: I have studied it, designed for it, and painted many around ...

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The Origin Stories of Webcomics | Part 1

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 19, 2018




For this week I decided to take a break from the usual topic of comic promotion and, instead, talk about something more personal. Every now and then I get asked how I got into webcomics and, as an inevitable follow up, where should they start. If you’ll indulge me ...


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