Author Archives: Alex

Collaboration

Today we’re going to have a look at collaboration in webcomics- specifically, why it’s so uncommon compared to traditional comics and what differences this can make to the stories told. Webcomics are often made and owned by a single person. … Continue reading

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Depression and Webcomics

No real post this week either, I’m afraid. I’ve been having a hard couple of weeks, struggling with a recent bout of depression, and it’s left me with very little pep. While I’m here, though, I’d like to point out … Continue reading

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One-liners: Infinite Canvas

Life’s gotten in the way a bit this week- expect a post on monday night/tuesday morning. Until then, ponder this: what’s the best use of the infinite canvas you’ve seen? (Infinite canvas is using the fact that on the internet, … Continue reading

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Favourites

Today I was going to give you a run-down of my favourite female characters in webcomics, but during the read-around I was doing to consolidate my choices I realised- a great female character doesn’t do enough on their own. If … Continue reading

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Late to the Party

Today we’re going to take a brief look at one of the strengths and weaknesses of webcomics as a medium; the archive. Now, the archive is a wonderful thing- it means that none of the storyline, none of the real … Continue reading

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Webcomics and the living author

[Trigger Warning: The following contains discussions of rape "humour"] This week I’m going to talk a little bit about one of the things that make webcomics a fascinating medium; unlike traditional media, webcomics have a living author. I don’t mean … Continue reading

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Update Schedules: Demand and supply

This week I’d like to talk about a couple of things- the first is one of my favourite webcomics out there, Gunnerkrigg Court, and the second is how and why update scheduling is one of the most important parts of … Continue reading

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Stick figure comics and the default human

Hi there! This is the first instalment of Mon-Wed-Fri, which in a completely logical fashion will update on Sundays. A lot of the time, I’ll be reviewing and deconstructing individual storylines or entries in a webcomic, but today I’d like … Continue reading

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