The Dance Scene

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2018



Just like the table scene, the dance scene can be an invaluable story telling tool: a way to showcase where your characters stand without having to force them to speak about it or have someone else infodump about it.

This stance can be on the characters that dance (i.e ...



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Depicting Cultures Different than Your Own

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 10, 2018



Depicting a culture different to ours can be a tricky process. There are a ton of pitfalls involved, from showing a stereotypical (right down to racist) almost fetishized version of the actual culture to presenting it in a light directly connected to the author’s/creator’s culture (therefore either ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Red Banner

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 31, 2018



Chapter One: Red Initiative

When Lu returns to his shop, his apprentice/female cousin Lully feels like overstaying her welcome. His one goal is to learn about immortality. The next morning, Argus, a pretty-boy (bishie type) enters the scene and greets the two cousins during their morning conversation. After a ...



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My Favorite Print Comic: Get Fuzzy

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 8, 2018



There was a time when getting the local paper delivered to my door each day did not seem like a frivolous luxury. In fact, having a newspaper subscription seemed as common as watering the lawn.

I have fond memories of picking up the newspaper and turning to the Business section ...



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The Main Character Decoy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 25, 2017



One reason why the movie Psycho is so iconic is, aside the expert directing and artistic cinematography, the fact that the one we’re led to believe is the main character of the movie gets brutally killed in the shower quite early into the movie.

What did killing her off ...



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The trouble with Commissioned artwork

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2017



As a comic artist you build up a repertoire of marketable skills that people would like a piece of. When you need a bit of money you're able to offer your services, which is very useful! Sometimes people will look at your work and just offer you money to ...

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Cheating

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 2, 2017

Cheat, cheat, no reason to play fair…(the Clash)

Years ago, when I did my first animation and posted it online, looking for attention like always, there was one comment that made me defensive, annoyed, and eventually, thoughtful.

I had no idea about animation timing or any of the little ...



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Sushi and Gelato

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 16, 2017



Kids these days have some sort of idea that it is cool to be an introvert, they wear the title like some sort of badge of pride. Some young people claim to be introverted because they stay indoors all day and spend a lot of time on the internet watching ...

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Storytelling styles through the ages

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2017



I was watching the 2015 series of Poldark the other day and I noticed something strange;
None of the characters have the moral grey areas and twists that we expect of characters in modern stories, where they behave one way but it turns out they were thinking the opposite all ...


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Quackcast 341 - Objectification and porn

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2017

LISTEN!

In this Quackcast we chat about how objectification can rob the humanity from a character and turn them into a meaningless object which can in turn alienate your audience by making your work less relatable, but with things like porn where character is less important than the on screen ...

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