Quackcast 379 - Troptastic

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 19, 2018

LISTEN!

ALL the tropes!!!!
Based on Emma Clare's newspost, tropes are damn useful but they can also be your undoing if you handle them badly. Tropes are shortcuts to meanings, scenes, procedures or jokes that take too long to set up in their own right. You can use them ...


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On Being Militant

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 9, 2018




Anyone that knows me even a little is aware that I have strong involvement in common affairs, activism and maintain strong political views. My comic also has a lot of social and political commentary woven into the story and I strive to make my case through my art, be it ...


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The Sheet of Glass and Other Tropes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 8, 2018



Tropes aren’t bad. In fact, they are a useful and, at times, necessary shorthand that creators, particularly in the webcomic field, can wield to enhance their work. J Hillis Miller posited a trope as, “… the use of figurative language, via word, phrase or an image, for artistic effect.”

Every ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> dreamcomicbookDOTcom

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 6, 2018



After a quiet afternoon of reading Leo Tolstoy, Allie drifts to sleep and enters the realm of dreams. Upon grabbing hold of a mysterious orb, Allie is transported to Gtegra where its blue-skinned inhabitants can fly. This is a fish-out-of-water story that will whisk you away to a world beyond ...

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Bookends

Banes at 12:00AM, May 31, 2018

A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Detox Camp

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 30, 2018



Kiro is sent far, far into the icy northern wastes of Alaska as punishment for her crimes, but the place she arrives isn't the prison she expects. It's not a prison at all… It's far worse. She soon finds herself at the mercy of her fellow inmates ...

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DD and European privacy law

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 27, 2018



All websites that deal with people who reside in the EU need to update their privacy policies to accommodate the new laws.
Here's one of the many news stories:

Wired news story: - https://www.google.com.au/amp/ s/www.wired.com/story/europes- new-privacy-law-will-change- the-web-and-more/amp

Drunk Duck ...






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The Javert Effect

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 26, 2018



Javert is such a stellar and powerful character in Les Miserables that he has his very own trope.

He's the skilled, dogged, unwavering locomotive of a chaser that in the name of the law, the church, the state, the cause pursues and persecutes the hero of a story, and ...



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Being a Generous God - when they go against the divine plan

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 25, 2018



As creators, we believe that we are the gods of our stories. The tales we weave are of our construct and the characters are subject to our petty whims…at first. When we begin to craft our worlds and populate them with, what we hope, are well rounded characters, we ...

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Continuity

Banes at 12:00AM, May 24, 2018



Preserving continuity is difficult with any writing project of length - with the weeks, months or more it might take to write a single novel or screenplay, it can be easy to forget things. So the problem is compounded if writing an extended series comic, TV or web series, movies or ...

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