Quackcast 379 - Troptastic

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 19, 2018

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ALL the tropes!!!!
Based on Emma Clare's newspost, tropes are damn useful but they can also be your undoing if you handle them badly. Tropes are shortcuts to meanings, scenes, procedures or jokes that take too long to set up in their own right. You can use them ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Generation Bad

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 13, 2018



Maureen is a happy go lucky student, just wanting nothing more than to go and see her favourite band with her best friend. But it looks like that's not going to happen… this is a world filled with super powered supervillains and only a tiny handful of heroes to ...

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The Sheet of Glass and Other Tropes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 8, 2018



Tropes aren’t bad. In fact, they are a useful and, at times, necessary shorthand that creators, particularly in the webcomic field, can wield to enhance their work. J Hillis Miller posited a trope as, “… the use of figurative language, via word, phrase or an image, for artistic effect.”

Every ...



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Your Javert's Options

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 2, 2018



So last time we had talked about the Javert trope, a category of character that is very compelling and makes for excellent drama, immense suspense and often gets their own following in fandom. (Just check out Saito Hajime's hero's journey as a prime example.)

The Javert character is ...



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When your muse skips town

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 1, 2018



Inspiration is quite the rush. The mind is set alight with seemingly limitless possibilities and, in that moment, you want to experience them all. For a creator, inspiration is the high that we pursue. But eventually our creative significant other packs up their stuff and quietly disappears into the night ...

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Bookends

Banes at 12:00AM, May 31, 2018

A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Detox Camp

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 30, 2018



Kiro is sent far, far into the icy northern wastes of Alaska as punishment for her crimes, but the place she arrives isn't the prison she expects. It's not a prison at all… It's far worse. She soon finds herself at the mercy of her fellow inmates ...

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The Javert Effect

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 26, 2018



Javert is such a stellar and powerful character in Les Miserables that he has his very own trope.

He's the skilled, dogged, unwavering locomotive of a chaser that in the name of the law, the church, the state, the cause pursues and persecutes the hero of a story, and ...



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Quackcast 375 - Categories, genres and rants

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 22, 2018

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In this Quackcast we chat about the categorisation of work by specific genres and how it makes it easier to promote your work to people, while for fans it makes it easier to find what you're into, but it can also be a bad thing when people categorise ...

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Designing a Cover

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 12, 2018



Why is it so haaaard?

For me at least. I really am stumped when it comes to drawing covers for my webcomics. So much so that I would always find clever (?) ways for other people to do them for me.

I can't get out of making one now though ...





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