Unfunny Funny

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 16, 2017



Lame jokes.

Sometimes I love them. They can make me howl with laughter these days - but I find it's important to be careful with them.

Where was the first place I heard and ENJOYED bad jokes? David Brent of the original “The Office” is the first guy that comes ...





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Comedy no comedy

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 10, 2017
tags: Comedy no comedy



Riffing on Banes' newspost from a while ago of “Horror minus horror” http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/oct/18/horror-minus-horror/, does a comedy story without the comedy STILL work as a comedy? And does that make it BETTER comedy than something that doesn't?
I would contend that is ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Adventures with Captn Heroic

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2017



Pearl city is under siege! Who will save it? More importantly though, who CAN save it? The forces assaulting the place are WAAAAY beyond the skills of its lone superhero SKA… (sorry, “Silent Knight”). What's to be done?! We need a hero… I suspect that one is on his ...

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Diminishing Returns

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 28, 2017


Emotional Charges and Diminishing Returns

Many writing methodologies suggest mapping out the emotional change of each scene. The scene either starts positive, and goes to either negative or “extra positive”, or starts negative and goes to positive or “extra negative” by the end of the scene.

So if a lovelorn ...




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Jump Scares and Inappropriate Laughter

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2017



I think I spent my Saturday night the same way as plenty of other people did–in a movie theater watching a film based on a book by Stephen King (and No, I am not talking about The Dark Tower). It is still September since the last time I checked ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> LostandFound

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 5, 2017



A young lady is living quietly with her quirky pinky-haired room-mate. She's trying to make her way in the world, working as a waitress while she studies at college- basically the life of a typical student. But one day something weird happens… The sandman is off work for the ...

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FEATURED COMIC -> VCR

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 14, 2017



This is a weird one!The story starts with a gritty but hilarious reality TV show on in the background and then we slowly get into the MEAT of the story. There's a dinosaur, on sale… more a measly million dollars! But who has that kind of money? The ...

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The Comedy Plot, Toolbox Edition (part three)

Banes at 12:00AM, May 25, 2017

PART THREE!
“I wouldn't give this guy's problems to a monkey on a rock!”
-David Letterman

Part One:
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/may/10/the-comedy-plot-toolbox-edition-part-one/

Part Two:
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/may/17/the-comedy-plot-toolbox-edition-part-two/

The Story so far…

Who is the Hero
What Does ...












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The Comedy Plot, Toolbox Edition (part two)

Banes at 12:00AM, May 18, 2017

Welcome to part two of a twenty-seven part series about outlining simple comedy plots!

Who is the Hero
What Does the Hero Want?
The Door Opens
The Hero Takes Control


So last week we went over the first two items. A particular character who wants something on a surface level ...







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