HAPPY HALLOWEEN, 2017!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 30, 2017



Six weeks ago, at the end of my article titled “Psychopomps and Death Personified”, I asked the question: Can you think of any examples of the personification of Death in a comic? How about on Drunk Duck (Yes, you can plug your own comic)?

Much to my delight, fellow community ...



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How the Dominoes Fall - Tragedy

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



I have made comics’ storylines both ways- flying by the seat of my pants and meticulously scripting everything. So I feel I’m in a position to say that while both methods are valid and extremely fun, the latter one has one advantage over the former: it can make the ...

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Movie Inspirations for Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 13, 2017



So I’m worrying I might be boring the hell out of all of you with Jung and archetypes and odd archaic symbols and mystical imagery cryptography of late…

So here’s something a bit more fun that’s been rolling around in my head as I was gathering up ...



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The Use of Shadows

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 1, 2017



There are some comics where shadows don’t really exist- like Tintin where nothing casts a shadow at all. In other comics, shadows play a huge part, like Sin City. And yet in others they are just part of the natural environment of the comic and nothing more.

All are ...



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MARDI GRAS ATE MY HOMEWORK

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2017



Unless you live in one of a handful of places scattered across the globe, either still sucking on the dregs of medieval Catholicism or entrenched in the aftermath of colonialism, Carnival probably means jack shit to you. Or maybe it does, but it's likely not an entity in and ...

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Adapting Myth to Modernity (part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 5:03AM, Feb. 11, 2017



In a chat where we were discussing our comics, Pit-Face told me that if Bones from Putrid Meat is Odysseus, then Blitzov from Epic of Blitzov is Gilgamesh. And that very solid analogy of the two characters’ function in her stories, got me thinking about how myth of all sorts ...

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FEATURED COMIC -----> Kingdom of the Red Rose by Copper Mouflon

Genejoke at 12:00AM, Feb. 1, 2017



Kingdom of the Red Rose is the tale of Griffin, one of the 5001 grim reapers who ferry souls from the earth to the nether realms.
In the opening chapter we learn what vhoices Griffin has made that led him to be demoted.
The comic is of a very high ...



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Swearing in Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 22, 2016


art by Hergé, of course

Hello, hello!
Before I begin my ramblings, may I remind you that the DD Awards are currently being served?

What's that you say? I just did?

Awesome!

F*cking awesome!

How did my “awesome!” change for you with the swear word, if at all ...











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Do Kiki and Bouba Have a Say in Your Comics?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 15, 2016



Hello, hello! As of today, I am in charge of the Saturday newspost- and you have Ozoneocean to thank (or blame) for that! If you want to get to know me better, I am a regular in the Quackcast where you can hear me be a Greek Person, and you ...

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CHARACTER PROFILE: The Hulk

Banes at 12:00AM, June 16, 2016



In the early 60's, shortly after the beginning of Marvel Comics with the Fantastic Four, a second series was released: The Incredible Hulk.

As the Marvel Universe took shape with Spider Man, The Avengers, The X-Men and Daredevil titles, The Hulk stood apart from all the other Super Heroes ...



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