A Day Without Webcomic Host Sites

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 18, 2017



(The idea of this post piggybacks on Tantz's article on Net Neutrality, which was inspired by Jillyfoo's forum thread on the same topic. Jillyfoo coined the phrase “planting the worry seeds” in the forum post in order to consider the worst possible outcome.)

I would go outside and ...



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Snacks! What fuels you?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 3, 2017



Kawaii may have covered this some time ago… I'm not sure. But I want to talk about it now!
In a crunch or just to get going, you often need a bit of an energy boost or even just something to get you into your comfort zone in order ...


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At the End of the Day, We All Revert to Our Seventh Grade Selves

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 22, 2017



Before I begin, I must preface that this news article is brought to you by the workings of a large iced dark roast coffee (black) and a large unsweetened iced green tea. This magical concoction of caffeine has offered a rush of thoughts and clarity to the regular thoughts that ...

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HOME v. AWAY: where to work?

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, May 5, 2017



Typically I work on my comics and illustration at home in my studio. I know I'll have everything I need on hand, for one. Also I hate and mistrust almost everyone and everything, as working in the service industry for the majority of my adult life has left me ...

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Peace and Quiet, or Buzzing with Activity?

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 16, 2016



What is the best atmosphere to create in? This applies to art, of course, but also to just about anything you might be working on independently.

Some of my friends seem to be able to work with limitless distractions around. Fairly regularly I go over to my friend’s house ...



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Backgrounds, part 2: Familiar Locations

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 26, 2016



Last week, I wrote about my attempts to put more effort into drawing backgrounds. A few people in the comments brought up the settings that they draw repeatedly for their comics.

Planning

My main character is a wanderer, so there aren’t a ton of repeat locations in my comic ...





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weDRAW

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2016



There's some down time at work sometimes, where I either grab a coffee, chat with coworkers, or pull out my wretched, beloved phone and disappear into it. Sometimes a combo of all three activities.

But a few weeks ago, I grabbed my clipboard and did some sketching instead. I ...



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Modern Heroes: Only in West Hollywood

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 9, 2015



After spending three hours reading Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman in a public library on Friday afternoon, I ran into the most marvelous sculpture on display while taking a stroll through West Hollywood Park. The shiny, white sculpture was based on two popular and beloved comic book superheroes, Batman and ...

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A Story to Read Before Bedtime

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 12, 2015


-art by Gunwallace


THE PASSENGER
by kawaiidaigakusei

On a very untypical evening, I found myself driving around the rainy streets of Los Angeles late at night by myself. Somehow I ended up south of Pico Blvd and as I turned the corner onto Venice Blvd around Loyola High School, I ...






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Sunny days and comic books

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 14, 2015



Summer here is hot and dry, but it's so short that sometimes it feels more like a coffee break in an endless winter than a real season. People who live in the prairies know that each summer day has to be savoured - tucked away as a little memory for ...

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