Archetypal Events – Staples in Devising Plot (part 4)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 20, 2017




So here we are after the brief intermission, back to talking about archetypes from our friend Jung.
As of course is natural, all stories have to have a plot in order to be engaging and be in a position to make their points and get them across because the alternative ...



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ART IMITATES LIFE IMITATES ART

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, May 19, 2017



As all y'all probably are well aware, I am a hilarious genius. All cartoonists are hilarious geniuses; we have to be! Well, half the time anyway- the other half we spend hating ourselves and overcompensating for our inadequacies. It's a storied and well-documented tradition dating back to the ...

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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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Yin and Yang – Creation and Deluge: Archetypal Motifs part 3

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 6, 2017



Who hasn’t seen this ubiquitous symbol? It’s one of the most typical motifs signifying the balance between opposing forces in the world- but also the ever alternating phases of destruction and creation, of overwhelming overturning of the status quo so the new can be created.

And that is ...



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HOME v. AWAY: where to work?

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, May 5, 2017



Typically I work on my comics and illustration at home in my studio. I know I'll have everything I need on hand, for one. Also I hate and mistrust almost everyone and everything, as working in the service industry for the majority of my adult life has left me ...

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Righteous Webcomic Reaches 50 Page Milestone!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 24, 2017



RIGHTEOUS, best known on Drunk Duck as being the last featured comic of 2016 has a milestone announcement. The comic is now 50 (and still fabulous) after reaching the milestone last week.

The creator, righteouscomic, is inviting everyone on The Duck to join in on the special occasion by reading ...



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Carl Jung is Your Friend (part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 22, 2017



I’ll start today by talking a bit about one of the superstars in the field of Psychology (please don’t groan, it’s for a good cause):

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist (the super sayan combo in our field). He is considered the founder of analytical ...



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Drawn Together

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, April 21, 2017



Let me start off by distracting y'all from my complete and total failure to even show up last week by saying, hey! to celebrate TEN YEARS of PUTRID MEAT, Pit Face has made this special behind the scenes “the making of…” video for y'all! Check it out!
https ...


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World Building Is Ubiquitous

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 8, 2017


image from The Art of Veiling, by yours truly

There have been posts before (I think) about how to go about creating a world, especially when it comes to fantasy settings. You’re supposed, if you want to do it right, to build everything that makes up the world in ...


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The Use of Shadows

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 1, 2017



There are some comics where shadows don’t really exist- like Tintin where nothing casts a shadow at all. In other comics, shadows play a huge part, like Sin City. And yet in others they are just part of the natural environment of the comic and nothing more.

All are ...



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