COMICS are HARD #9
The only time I ever really get writer’s block is when it’s 11 at night and the comic needs to go up at 12. I always just end up grabbing the simplest idea I can think of and then continuously smash it with hammer until it straightens out into something resembling a comic. I avoid this nowadays by writing down ten or so comic ideas in one go, even if they’re lame, and refine them over time. Every idea in that little .txt has plenty of time to grow and improve. As for tips on when YOU are stuck: a good trick that a lot of people use is writing a list of things that should NOT happen next. One of those things, with maybe just a slight twist, might end up being awesome.
By Jon Nielsen
I wouldn’t describe Adventure Time as a kids show. Like the original Looney Tunes cartoons, Ren and Stimpy, and Animaniacs, I believe it’s made for and by adults, but is accessible enough to be enjoyed by just about anyone. Except these scenes. There are few things in this world that are wholly and truly frightening. Few things that chill you to the absolute core of your very being. Here’s five from the scariest show on TV.
#5. “The Door To Hogwarts” Season 1 Episode 11 Wizard
We start this episode with an innocent discussion about consuming the hearts of demons. No big deal. I mean, you haven’t tried one, have you? Maybe they’re delicious. You don’t know. Besides, it’s not like they’re having a full-on four course meal of demon hearts, they’re just talking about them and how tasty they may or may not be. As one does. Anyway, our heros’ perfectly rational and legitimate conversation is interrupted by a door made out of eyes and horns being conjured by a skeleton in a robe. Okay, so that’s ramping up the creep factor quite a bit.
COMICS are HARD #8
I wouldn’t get any work done without deadlines. In fact, I started a webcomic with the sole purpose of forcing myself to draw several times a week. It’s the only way I could teach myself how to draw!