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 ...
THE LAST PART!
This is it! Part Four of the “Comic Toolbox” approach to comedic story structure ...
“I wouldn't give this guy's problems to a monkey on a rock!”
The Story so far…
Who is the Hero
What Does ...
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 ...
I'm gonna continue for the next two or three weeks about “The Comedy Toolbox” approach to comedy structure.
There is quite a bit of crossover between this method and other methods you've heard of. But that's probably a good thing; there should be some similarity ...
Banes has been doing a series of very intelligent newsposts focusing on the mechanics of comedy over the past few weeks. Today in this Quackcast we go over the first three parts of these reports: Comedic Premise, Comedic Characters, and Good and Bad character traits! This one is just ...
I was going to go over the structure of a comedy story, based on the fine book “The Comic Toolbox” by Jason Voorhees.
If you have the interest, I can go into the structure outlined by Jason; he lays out a few different options that you may find useful ...
Art by ozoneocean
We titled this one “Cafecast” on the suggestion of Pitface! Instead of chatting about a subject, we took ourselves off to a metaphorical cafe and all started drawing, working on sketches, our latest comic pages, and chatting as we did. We're all comic artists after ...
Comedic Characters - You Take the Good, you Take the Bad…
This week we continue talking comedy. Last time we started creating characters by choosing a “STRONG COMIC PERSPECTIVE”…like greed, innocence, obseque–obquestri–obteq– uh, weasellishness, and then EXAGGERATING that perspective to the extreme.
Now we finish creating our characters ...
Last week I looked at a theory of the “comedy premise” that has to do with crossing the mundane with the unusual.
Here's that post:
This week: Creating Comedic Characters!
Using the same principle as the “premise” creation, we can ...