Jack Kirby

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2017

Just the other day was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby (Jacob Kurtzberg, originally).

Jack “King” Kirby drew comics from the 1930's for various companies and co-created many characters for Timely Comics, notably Captain America (co-created with Joe Simon). Cap was one of the few Marvel ...

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Fantasy Is Hard Work

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 8, 2017


art by yours truly

It is no secret that as an artist, it is prose that I’m professional at rather than painting/drawing. And historical fiction aside, what I’m told I write quite well is fantasy. So, for a long time I have wanted to talk about writing ...


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PHOTOCOMICS

Banes at 12:00AM, March 9, 2017


Image by Gunwallace, from Utterly Rucked, found here on the Utterly Drunk Duck!

Photocomics

My somewhat undisciplined, regularly wandering mind went, awhile back, to the possibility of doing photocomics instead of drawn ones.

Of course, my fanciful thoughts hit a wall after realizing the amount of WORK that goes into ...






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The Fears We Explore

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2016




Everyone has their own set of concerns, worries, fears about themselves and their environment, past, present and future. Creators are no different.

So it is only natural that at least some elements of those fears and concerns and worries we have are explored one way or another in the works ...




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Character and subtext in horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 20, 2016



The Drunk Duck Awards, 2016 are underway! Check 'em out here:
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Drunk_Duck_Awards_2016/

In the movie “The Innkeepers”, two clerks in an allegedly haunted hotel work on the last night before the place closes down. They deal with some odd final guests, both human and otherwise (maybe ...




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Horror and Comedy: True Bedfellows

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 6, 2016




I have a high interest in comedy. Writing and drawing it, reading and watching it, studying and cuddling it.

Trying to be funny is a way of life for me. When I have the time, I want to bury myself in trying to be funny in my comics as often ...




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Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, May 12, 2016



I like mentor characters.

This is not just me of course; the mentor and protagonist relationship is powerful. Some of the best moments in many stories are the first encounter with the mentor, the training and sense of discovery for the protagonist, and the eventual loss of the mentor character ...



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Allegory

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 11, 2016


-a famous Star Trek episode that was an anvil-on-the-head racism allegory

ALLEGORY
Back in October, I took a little stab, if you will, at separating horror into various categories. Here's the link to that article:

http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2015/oct/07/things-that-go-duck-in-the-night/

What I didn't have ...







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Watch Your Tone!

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 26, 2015
tags: Banes Tone


this picture is only somewhat related to tone…but it has a costumed baby!

In my early days doing the Quackcast with Ozoneocean, we spent some time talking about story genres. I remember how we ignored whether something was a comedy, drama, or horror, because those aren't stories, but ...


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