START AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON

HyenaHell at 11:17PM, March 23, 2017



Every now and again, an acquaintance or friend who ain't as deep in comics culture and creation as I am (which is to say they ain't really got much of an idea about comics but have seen the Sunday funnies page and know that Batman is a thing ...

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But and Therefore

Banes at 12:00AM, March 23, 2017



But and Therefore

I'm a fan of user-friendly, practical advice on things, especially writing. It's why I dig the Banes Method (it's not my method; it's just named after me).

Anyway, I came upon some dandy advice from Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park ...





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Can Comic Heroes and Their Comic Books Co-Exist?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 6, 2017


Logan Copyright 2017 20th Century Fox

Like any loyal X-Men fan, I made my way to the theater to watch Logan during its opening weekend last night. Before the screening, I had been watching reviews that mentioned the film's “R” rating and how it traded its wide audience in ...


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Good Starts: Beginnings, again.

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2017



Welcome back, gang! Er, can I call y'all “gang”? Is that too informal or too assumptive about your willingness for complicity in my extra curricular activities? Eh, too bad. Once you're in the gang, there's only one way out. Now, while you're letting that sink in ...

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Quackcast 309 - boring action scenes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 7, 2017

LISTEN!
*Art by Ozoneocean

What makes an action scene boring? Action scenes should be exciting and fun, but often it's just the opposite!
In this Quackcast we discuss the topic of Tantz's newspost from the other day and tackle this hard question.
These were Tantz's conclusions:
- You ...





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Top Five Tear Jerkers

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 12, 2017



I was hanging out with my family over the holidays, explaining that I wasn't sad or sick, but had been rubbing my eye because there was some dust or a hair or something stuck behind the eyeball. It was quite uncomfortable.

As I remembered how tears can flush out ...



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Diminishing Returns

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2016



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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The Table Scene

Tantz_Aerine at 7:01AM, Dec. 3, 2016



It’s the ultimate horror.
You are trapped with your very own demons.
You cannot escape- you will not be excused.
You will need to look at them, as they look back at you, and do a reckoning.

At least until dessert.

In my opinion, in all creative writing/art ...








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Emotional Color Wheel

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 10, 2016

No pic for this one. I'll add one later if the fates allow!

I was a big fan of all the Indiana Jones movies back in the day. When the fourth one, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, finally came out, it was exciting times! Harrison Ford only seemed ...

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Before the Beginning

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 3, 2016



One of the great things about the original Star Wars movies was the strong sense of a grand, adventurous, and terrible history before the movie started. So much is hinted at through Obi Wan Kenobi about the Jedi Knights, Anakin Skywalker, great friendships, laser swords, and terrible war and loss ...

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