Directing Action in Comic Scripts

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2015



I usually write comic scripts with a pretty specific idea of what each panel will look like when drawn: the setting, who’s doing what, facial expressions, and so on. What I almost never do is write any of that down. Except for specific actions that characters have to respond ...

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Artist: Harry Lucey

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2015
tags: Banes Harry Lucey



Like I've mentioned before, I was…and am…a big Archie fan. As a youngster, I would pick up a digest from the grocery store checkout line whenever I had the money.
I would usually flip through the digest before buying, to see if there were any stories drawn ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Metamorphosis Protocal

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 9, 2015



Summary:
What would you do if you were plucked from your life by mysterious aliens, stored by them in zero G till you were needed, and then had your face peeled back, bones inserted, your hand skin pulled off, your finger bones stitched together, your skin turned blue, then you ...


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Quackcast 235 - Climax of the Climaxes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2015

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Pitface joins Ozone and Banes again for the second and last part of the climax cast! It's the climax of the climax casts!! We discuss what people think about climaxes in stories, their own and those they watch or read. It's hard to write up to climaxes ...

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Then and Now

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2015



“Save ALL your work. Never throw your old art in the trash!” was a repeated mantra from all my art teachers over the years. The reasoning behind this idea makes sense: Old art is like a time capsule for fresh ideas and it can be a great addition in a ...

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Comic-making shortcuts

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 4, 2015



After a long comic-making hiatus, I’ve had several ideas for comics in the last little while. Working on the first one, though, I’ve realized that unless I get a heck of a lot faster at drawing it's unlikely that all of my ideas will ever come to ...

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Artist: Walt Simonson

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2015


image by Walt Simonson

I read a lot of Marvel Comics back in the day. The Hulk, Spider Man, The X-Men…it was actually the ORIGINAL X-Men I really loved (which I read in reprints). Right around the time I was discovering those old Stan Lee/Jack Kirby X-Men stories ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Tangled River

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2015



Tanya is a daydreamer. She loves sitting outdoors and drawing in her sketchbook. Tanya and her best friend Licorice are both technically natives growing up in a space colony even though she thinks of herself as a Spaceling. However, the two have very dissimilar interests. Tanya likes to talk about ...

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Quackcast 234 - Climactic Climaxes!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2015

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What's best? One big climax, multiple small ones, early, or delayed? How much should you work UP to a climax? What about anticlmactic events, how important are they?
Climaxes are really important in stories. Often you work up to them over the course of a whole series, but ...


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Let's Colour With Crayons!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2015



(Colouring Sheets Included @ Bottom of Post)

Did you ever watch Mister Rogers when you were a little kid? My all-time favourite episode was the one where he takes the viewer to the crayon factory and showed us how crayons were made. I thought it was the most mesmerizing thing imaginable ...



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