The Circle of Arcs

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 9, 2018



For this week, I wanted to begin a new series of articles inspired by the most recent podcast “JUST DO IT!”. Part way through our discussion, the topic of creating stories came up and I, quite clumsily, tried to explain the theory of narrative circles and arcs as told by ...

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On Stand-Up Comics and Natural Humour

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 26, 2018



Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to snag some tickets to a stand up comedy club in Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. I am an avid fan of Saturday Night Live from the early 2010s/Bill Hader era. Therefore, I constantly stream stand up routines of my favorite comics ...

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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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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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Let's Raise Funds for DD!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 13, 2018



So as you probably know, there has been an Indiegogo campaign going to help us raise money to make our inebriated waterfowl current with the times, and more interactive for the readers, with the comment alert feature and the capacity to reply to comments feature among other things.

But before ...



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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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The Dream Sequence

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 9, 2017



Kim Luster’s The Good Walker webcomic is what inspired me to write this newspost about dreams.
Depicting a character’s dreams in a story is a very powerful and useful tool! Especially when it comes to visual narratives, such as webcomics and movies, a dream sequence can communicate to ...


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Talking is Action Too

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 28, 2017



Often in making webcomics, creators may try to have more action than discourse, as it tends to make the comic more visually interesting and give opportunities to avoid ‘talking head’ scenes.

However, I think that sort of conundrum is a potential trap that might prevent creators from truly making use ...



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Quackcast 342 - Seen unseen

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

LISTEN!

What is the best approach to make a scary story? To directly show the monster, the horror and the gore, or to hold off on that and let the audience fill in the blanks and guide them to imagine something far more awful and real than you could conceive ...

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That Damn Amnesia

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2017



Amnesia is a very frequently used plot device in narrative works, especially in genres like romance or mystery or melodrama. It’s a perfect way to achieve either of the following (or all):
(a) Draw out a story that should have wrapped up already
(b) Reuse a character’s ‘naïve ...



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