Special treat at the start of this Quackcast, a Spang news announcement from the oooooold days of DD!
This week's Quackcast is on the interesting notion that talking CAN be action. It's based on a newspost of Tantz's. I'm not quite bright enough to fully explain it here so I'll quote Tantz:
“Often in making webcomics, creators may try to have more action than discourse, as it tends to make the comic more visually interesting and give opportunities to avoid ‘talking head’ scenes.
However, I think that sort of conundrum is a potential trap that might prevent creators from truly making use of all the potential their story and characters have- because if done right, everything on the webcomic page IS action.
Discourse or discussions between characters have a natural dynamic and pacing that has to be tapped in, in order to make the scene itself dynamic and powerful even though the character’s aren’t physical with each other.”
Basically, even the talking IS action, not separate from it. The talking gives the action meaning and context after-all!
This week Gunwallce has given us the theme to Energize: Serious beats, plodding purposefully, harsh guitar, flashing like the pulse of a police light, eclectic electric rock, flavours of early 80s ska and post-punk create an unusually tasty mixture!
Topics and shownotes
Spark book 1 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/nov/07/featured-comic-spark-book-1/
Tantz's newspost, Talking is action too - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/oct/27/talking-is-action-too/
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
PitFace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean
kawaiidaigakusei - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei
Energize - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Energize/, by Nepath, rated T.