The Power of Comments

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 23, 2017



Feedback from your audience has always been important- from the renaissance palace parlors to enlightenment salons to the modern art galleries, how much the audience is pleased by what the creator procures is central.

But in the age of the internet and webcomics, where comics are updated page by page ...



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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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Steve Ditko

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2017


One of the greatest comic book stories ever written, by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby are known as the main architects of the Marvel Universe. But there was a third originator of that landmark creation:

Steve Ditko was an artist who originally worked as a ...




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Psychopomps and Death Personified

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


Chihiro and No Face from Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Studio Ghibli

I was driving home from work this evening and an unusual, rather old fashioned looking car with bright high beams began following me on my route. When I made a turn, I looked in the side mirror ...


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Drawing Attention #6

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2017



This week is almost a continuation of #5 where I spoke about Holon and it's creator Abt_Nihil. This week I'm drawing your attention to an issue that you may be able to help with.

One of the comics that Abt_Nihil administrates is the popular community project Heroes Alliance ...



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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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24 Hour comics day 2017!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2017



24 hour comics day is coming up soon!
Will you be participating? The event starts on the first Saturday of October, which falls on the 7th this year: the 7th of October 2017.
What IS 24 hour comics day? Well it's an event that was started by comics guru ...



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Single pages, larger issues and archive panic

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2017


SINGLE PAGES vs. The GREATER WHOLE

I'm at a nice place in my webcomic right now. Well, it's nice as the writer, at least.
The characters have a nice history now, with some adventures behind them, some established relationships, and a stable of supporting characters who can be ...



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Quackcast 338 - Shared DNA of ideas

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 5, 2017

LISTEN!

The saying goes that “Good artists copy, great artists steal”, it's attributed to various luminaries such as TS Elliot, Picasso, Tantz Aerine etc, but the important thing is the true meaning: there are very few original ideas, culture is built up out of inherited inspiration that is built ...

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The Soundtrack to Your Comic

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 4, 2017



Remember those large headphones that were perfect for a walkman? Or turning up the volume in a car stereo on a long drive. Listening to music can add a new dimension to an otherwise normal day.

There are some motion picture soundtracks that are so artfully put together that they ...



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