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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The Importance of Writing a Character with Flaws

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 12, 2018

In the latest issue of Game Informer, a magazine produced by GameStop in North America, there was an entire article about a new game being released called “Night in the Woods” featuring anthropomorphic animals that exhibit mental health characteristics such as depression and bipolar disorder. This article struck a chord ...

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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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Rain Has its Uses

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 18, 2017



These past few days in Greece we’ve had torrential rains that feel like the prelude to a second Flood- terrible casualties included. And that got me thinking that it rarely rains in webcomics.

Usually the weather is dry in sequential art- perhaps because it’s troublesome to draw characters ...



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How the "She Makes Webcomics" Documentary Connected the Dots on the Impact Comics Have Had On My Life

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 23, 2017



While searching for the perfect show to stream one evening, an interesting title popped up on my Queue list. It showed a Rosie the Rivetter inspired drawing with a paint brush and the title “She Makes Comics” written below it. As an avid fan of documentaries AND comics AND a ...

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Running a comics website

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 20, 2017



Hello all and sundry!
I am Ozoneocean as most of you know and I've been around this place for quite a while now. I joined up in 2003 and then again in 2004 and started posting my comics. I got more and more involved with the community over time ...


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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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Active vs. Reactive Characters

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 14, 2017



In stories there are always protagonists and antagonists. And sometimes it’s the protagonists that are more interesting while others it’s the antagonists that steal the scene. Very rarely, it is both.

In all the wide versatility and range between characters, what is the common feature of interesting, memorable ...



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Objectification

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2017



This is mainly an issue with female characters…
But what IS objectification?
Objectification is when you rob a character of traits that make them human and turn them into something closer to an object.

One common view, that I feel is in error, is that characters are objectified by how ...





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Wardrobe Is a Tell

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2017




They say that the best and most important elements in visual arts, from movies to comics, are done well when the audience doesn’t quite notice them. And that is definitely true- research and plot development and world building are some of them about which I’ve already talked about ...


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