Resources

As we learn, so do you – we offer tutorials and resources based on our experiences in storytelling. We want to help you avoid our mistakes and tell the best stories you can!

Basic Animating in Synfig

February 20, 2018 6:08 am

We've covered some basics of drawing in Synfig Studio. We've also gone over how to make a useful character model. What's next? We get to animate now, right? I've spent the last week or so trying to figure out the secret to animating easily (and well) in Synfig. Guess what I found out! [...]

Making a More Complex Model Sheet

February 13, 2018 11:21 am

Over the past few months, I've been working on a model sheet. The end goal is to have an easy character model for use in animation. [...]

Some Synfig Basics

February 7, 2018 10:57 am

Synfig Studio appears to be a good program used to make vector animations, kind of like Flash. Synfig was used to create the short film Lūdō, by L James. However, I don't yet have much experience in Synfig. Thinking ahead to making short films, I thought it would be worth a try. [...]

Let’s make some minicomics

January 30, 2018 6:57 am

If you have a short story and you want to show it to people, minicomics can be a great way to do it. And best of all, they aren’t actually very hard to make. [...]

Do you really need to outline your story?

January 23, 2018 8:00 am

Outlining is something we all learned early on in school, and many of us hated it. Won’t things go faster if we skip all that nonsense and just start the writing? Now that we’re creating stories instead of school essays, we may find ourselves asking this question once again: should we outline? [...]

Building Your Plot

January 16, 2018 7:20 am

Plot is the most important part of a story in most cases, but can also be one of the most challenging. You may have an idea of how plots work, or you may be totally new to it. [...]

Lessons Learned: Writing the Protagonist

January 9, 2018 7:53 am

When I began Running Man a year and a half ago, I didn’t really have a plan for it. Later when I began The Spark, I had a better idea of what I wanted. And I think this shows through the most in how I wrote the protagonists. [...]

Editing a Running Man page

The Comic Page Process: Drawing Running Man

March 7, 2017 9:00 am

You’ve got a plot, a script, some thumbnails; all that’s left is drawing and you’re feeling overwhelmed. To get you started, here’s my comic page process.

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Lessons Learned: clarity in comics without dialogue

January 17, 2017 9:00 am

Summer Hill was, first and foremost, an experiment in silent comics. The biggest challenge was making everything clear without having the characters talk. [...]

Running Man script

Lessons Learned: steps for starting your first webcomic

November 8, 2016 1:59 pm

Making your first webcomic is fun, educational, and worthwhile! For making one, you get practice in art and storytelling, work for your site or portfolio, and maybe a little something you can sell for cash. You also get to experience the joy of creating something [...]