How far can a Reboot go?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 19, 2018



So I came across this new announcement of a reboot (?) due in 2019 of the nostalgic cartoon Thundercats that most of us grew up with (fine, ok, I'm only dating myself with this).

I have always been partial to Thundercats, but not overly possessive. I didn't mind the ...



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Daily Pages

Banes at 12:00AM, May 17, 2018

I may have told this story in this spot before, but years ago I worked with this book called “The Artist's Way”, which included fun exercises meant to unlock the creativity most of us adults don't access regularly.

The main ongoing exercise done throughout the whole process of ...

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The Sizzle and the Steak

Banes at 12:00AM, May 10, 2018



For of all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these: “It might have been!”



Whether it's a webcomic, graphic novel, book, TV Show or movie, there is generally a “promise” made to the audience on some level. Maybe it starts with a thumbnail image and a ...




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Black + White = Gray (part 3)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 28, 2018




And so we're finally here. The magnificent, ever so popular and edgy Gray characters are the object of our observation today!

Gray characters are those that sit on the fence, being not quite white and not quite black, and this ever walking the tightrope of the narrative's morality ...




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The 400 Page Epic of Bram and Vlad by Strixvanallen has Ended

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 23, 2018



strixvanallen writes:

Hi! I just wanted to report a personal milestone. After more or less 400 pages, Bram & Vlad was finished (I don't think that ‘completed’ is the best term, since it was made of episodic comic strips). I just want to thank this great community for all the ...



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On Hiatus - Be Back In Five Years

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 20, 2018



Recently, my writing partner and I have gone on a very short hiatus whilst we rework a few things to accommodate another project and it got me thinking about the almost inevitable and sometimes dreaded occurrence that is, “The Hiatus”.

It is very rare to find an artist or team ...



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CHARACTER ARCS IN SERIES and SEQUELS

Banes at 12:00AM, April 19, 2018




Today we'll talk sequel and series character arcs

Last Week we talked about character arcs. They're an important element of fiction writing…although a lot of the time, there is no arc! But a strong, unpredictable character arc can be a great help in driving a story from ...




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Contrast

Banes at 12:00AM, April 5, 2018




The first time I noticed the power of contrasts was in my friend's music. He's a massively talented songwriter, and aside from interesting melodies and chord progressions and powerful insights and images in his lyrics, he uses contrast a lot. Laughter and tears, being high but low, trapped ...


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Music for the Mind

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 30, 2018



It is taking some time to gather my thoughts on the follow up to last week’s article, so for this post, I thought we could talk about something to helps keep me going and inspired, namely music.

Before Quentin Tarrentino begins a movie he often turns to music as ...



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Bad Ideas

Banes at 12:00AM, March 29, 2018



It's easy to get lost in uncertainty, anxiety and self doubt when creating something. I often find myself spinning my wheels when working on a story, character, or what have you.

An interesting technique that I use all the time is the TEN BAD IDEAS list.

It goes like ...





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