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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Quackcast 339 - Communicate With Clothes

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

LISTEN!

Tantz Aerine did a great newspost the other day about how the clothing of comic characters can be used to communicate information and emotions just as much as any other element in your comic making arsenal. And that's what we discuss in this Quackcast! Clothing can communicate state ...

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Designing your Characters

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




So you have your kick ass story ready, you’ve researched your world well and feel comfortable in it, and you have an awesome set of personalities to equip your characters that will propagate your story (or complement it if the plot is story driven).

The only thing left to ...




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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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Appropriating imagery

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 15, 2017



This beautiful image is from the movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang, it shows Atlas the giant carrying the weight of the entire city on his shoulders. In this image Atlas represents the combined might and labour of the working class. Interestingly the same theme in imagery is often used for ...

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Dialogue is a Paintbrush

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 11, 2017



In any work of art where storytelling is concerned, dialogue (should) play a central part. The relatability of the characters hinges on how they behave, and a lot of that behavior is verbal, especially in movies, theatre and comics (but also books. And everything else.)

So how do we create ...



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Beginnings

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 31, 2016



Happy New Year’s Eve!
Thinking about the new year that is just about to begin, I thought to talk about beginnings in stories, and especially in webcomics.

How a story begins, the very first pages of it, are key for catching the audience’s attention and keeping it. The ...




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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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The Webcomic Artist Manifesto

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2016



(From the desk of kawaiidaigakusei)

Here is a little treat to celebrate the first week of Autumn. I wrote this version of “The Webcomic Artist Manifesto” in the Fall quarter for an art history class on Dada. A Manifesto is a public declaration used to incite or inspire a group ...



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It is All in the Details

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 4, 2016


Have you ever taken a walk with a young person?

Each morning when I get to work early, I walk down to the bus circle and wait for one little boy's bus to arrive at school. On the good mornings, he walks off the bus grinning from ear-to-ear with ...


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