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QUACKCAST 434 - Where do your characters exist?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 9, 2019

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This time we're chatting about settings and where your characters exist in space… where does all the action happen in your comics and WHY does it happen there? Bane's had the really novel idea of thinking of story settings as action playsets, which are toy settings made based on a TV show or movie where you can play with action figures and act out key moments FROM the TV show or movie:
Unlike a dollhouse they only have the key sets where the important things happen.

This is a magnificently clever way of thinking about the key sets for your comic… Think of them like playsets or the sets on a TV show or movie. You don't want to draw or even design an entire building or town, you just want the main places where you can have all the drama and fun. It saves time and energy to work this way.
-That might seem obvious to YOU deer reader but I am a literal minded fool and will draw the entire world and everyone in it just for my characters.

This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to the Outbreak the Stumbling Dead. Git yer cowboy boots, jeans and hat on and line uo for some bootscootin’’ in the dry, dusty ground! The country-themed tune stumbles and skips along while sipping whisky and chewing a chunk of beef jerky. Get up and dance! The music is calling you!

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Featured comic:
Unprecedented Cleanup -

Featured music:
The Outbreak -, by The Stumbling Dead, rated M.


Banes' playset newspost -

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Ozoneocean at 9:44AM, July 9, 2019

Exactly! I only learned this from chatting to Banes XD

Ironscarf at 5:18AM, July 9, 2019

I also had that problem of overbuilding and creating settings that would never be needed in the story. Now I try to think as though I'm a location booker or set manager for film - what's needed for specific scenes only and don't go over budget! Look forward to hearing this later.

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