Damaged Protagonists

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2018




A well written protagonist will generally have some flaws, starting out as an underdog of some kind, with lessons to learn and improvements to make over the course of the story.

Granted, some heroes are, well, just heroes, who are pretty much who they need to be from the beginning ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Adventures with Captn Heroic

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2017



Pearl city is under siege! Who will save it? More importantly though, who CAN save it? The forces assaulting the place are WAAAAY beyond the skills of its lone superhero SKA… (sorry, “Silent Knight”). What's to be done?! We need a hero… I suspect that one is on his ...

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Before the Beginning

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2017



One of the great things about the original Star Wars movies was the strong sense of a grand, adventurous, and terrible history before the movie started. So much is hinted at through Obi Wan Kenobi about the Jedi Knights, Anakin Skywalker, great friendships, laser swords, and terrible war and loss ...

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Researching Your Fantasy World

Tantz_Aerine at 5:42AM, July 29, 2017



Goodness, I'm so late posting this, my apologies…

So you have answered your main worldbuilding question, you’ve gone ahead and created your rigging and you’re all set! Now you get to research for your world- you are about to sink your teeth in the juicy, succulent meat ...



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Quackcast 325 - walk the line

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 30, 2017

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Art by Ozoneocean

In this Quackcast we cover the Importance of good linework in comics and different line techniques such as Herge's Ligne claire, the traditional thick line for characters and thin for everything else as exemplified in the work of Mucha, variable line widths as in Manga ...


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Quackcast 321 - Cafecast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 2, 2017

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Art by ozoneocean

We titled this one “Cafecast” on the suggestion of Pitface! Instead of chatting about a subject, we took ourselves off to a metaphorical cafe and all started drawing, working on sketches, our latest comic pages, and chatting as we did. We're all comic artists after ...


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When the Hero Fails

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




Failure is the stepping stone to success. That’s what I teach my students and my clients, and it is true, right up there with “whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”: If you learn why you failed, you won’t fail again the same way- and that brings ...


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Chekhov's Gun

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 7, 2017



To me this is one of the most fascinating elements of storytelling. The idea behind Chekhov’s Gun is to employ parsimony in the information comprising a plot and content: If something isn’t essential to the story, just don’t include it. Little by little, it became more “if ...

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The Black Knight and the White Rook

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 5, 2016



It was early morning on a Thursday, and I had just prepped the classroom for the day before I headed outside to wait for the children to line up after the bell. I was knitting a scarf when a little girl named Angeline walked up to me and started up ...

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Before the Beginning

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 3, 2016



One of the great things about the original Star Wars movies was the strong sense of a grand, adventurous, and terrible history before the movie started. So much is hinted at through Obi Wan Kenobi about the Jedi Knights, Anakin Skywalker, great friendships, laser swords, and terrible war and loss ...

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