COMEDY - part two - Creating Comedic Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, April 20, 2017



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:

http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/apr/12/comedy-part-one-the-premise/

This week: Creating Comedic Characters!

Using the same principle as the “premise” creation, we can ...









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COMEDY - part one - The Premise

Banes at 12:00AM, April 13, 2017



HAPPY THURSDAY!


The comedic premise is very much the same idea as a premise in any other genre. It's got the same elements…Character, goals, themes, conflict…

Plus laughs.

One way to look at or create a comedic premise is that it has some kind of separation from reality ...








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FEATURED COMIC -----> Ying and Yan

Banes at 12:00AM, April 5, 2017



Ying and Yan by TonyAlpsen

Ying and Yan are twin brothers who are joined at the hip…and the shoulder, and everything in between.

It's a simple, perfect premise for standalone jokes playing off the brothers' conjoined status, or the difference in their personalities, or snarky commentary on life ...





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Rules, Part one: Five easy pieces

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, March 10, 2017



So last week we started off talkin' about rules and why we might need em, right? But what exactly do these rules apply to, ya might wonder. Ya might not wonder, actually, but too bad, I'ma tell ya anyway. We'll start where any comic starts: with your basic ...

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What's It About?

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



ACT 2 - The Premise

It's about a guy who…

When we try to decide with our friends about seeing a movie, or surf Netflix for something to watch, or try to sell people on a movie/book/story we want them to experience, that's what we have to ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> We Made a Comic

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 29, 2015



What do you get when two sweet potatoes/yams decide to collaborate with each other to make a comic? Mashed potatoes!

We Made a Comic is centered around the personified yams, Allen and Scott. The premise follows the formula for gag-a-day comic strips about two couch potatoes sitting around making ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> PIPER'S SONG

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 11, 2015



Summary:
In the cold whiteness of Northern Alberta in the great winter nation of Canada there's a little girl who has a bad dream about a big blue man pierced with harpoons… in her town there's skulduggery, murder, blood on the snow. This is a fascinating cinematic comic ...


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QUACKCAST Episode - 55 Genres revisited

ozoneocean at 8:55AM, Dec. 13, 2011

LISTEN!

My attractive assistant Skoolmunkee agreed to another guest appearance in order to re-adress this topic.
I asked people about their favourite webcomic genres, why they like them and what makes them so cool and interesting, whether it's the genre they like to read or create in. The genres ...


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Monday feature -> Orphans!

skoolmunkee at 12:14AM, Aug. 9, 2010



Yago is a magician- a real one- who is putting together a group of people with supernatural abilities. Before the people can be of any use, they have to be found and taught. The comic isn't too far along just yet, but the first story is about Eduardo. Eduardo ...

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MONDAY FEATURE -> Led By A Mad Man

skoolmunkee at 11:42PM, April 11, 2010



From the same creator as Vi is Manor, we have Led by a Mad Man. The premise is simple: There was a war and everyone is gone. The main character (you can call him King) doesn't seem too concerned, and decides to go about setting up his own country ...

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