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QUACKCAST 470 - What stirred your creative juices?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 17, 2020

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For this cast I'd thought we'd go through with our promise of last week and talk about things that have made us have a reaction as a creator. This expands on “The Cartoons that Date us” from last week. So today we're talking the creative media that gave you a reaction: Books, movies, comics, TV shows… Not what specifically inspired the comics you do now, but what drove you to create and why.

When I was young for me it was things like Ed-209 in Robocop, the design of the fighters in Robotech, and the mechanical design in Thundercats. That mecha was so awesome it inspired me to design interesting machines. Lord of the Rings (the books), inspired me to create fantasy art and think about fantasy stories. After watching Tank Girl I stayed up all night drawing a giant image of a tank with Tank Girl inspired women cavorting all over it. Banes talks about being inspired by the band from The Muppets, Tantz talks about the books and stories that inspired her to create alternative endings to them, like Harry Potter.

We'd love to hear about what were the things that stirred up YOUR creative loins back in the day! What were the things that drove you to create and make, write and play music? What was the grit in the oyster shell of your mind that cause you to create a pearl?

The musical feature this week that Gunwallace has given us is another theme to Sex Protectress! This was the original theme he created, he wasn't happy with it but I asked to hear it and loved it. Industrial, synth metal! Fast, burning, heavy, urgent, dark, black, acid, electronic… buzzing. This one seeps up from deep underground pipes, a viscous tarry substance, flaming up as soon as it touches the open air, super-heating and then evaporating.

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Featured comic:
Chinese Diary -

Featured music:
Sex Protectress -, by bmasson33, rated A.

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace -
Tantz Aerine -
Ozoneocean -
kawaiidaigakusei -

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Ozoneocean at 12:25AM, March 19, 2020

McGuyver, Knightrider, Airwolf, Magnum Pi and a host of shows like that were certainly inspiring in a certain way :D

usedbooks at 6:14PM, March 18, 2020

I was never into art. But MacGyver and Get Smart fueled my imagination and inspired me to write. I also wrote some magical realism stuff inspired by The Tomorrow People (the original one) on Nickelodeon. Nick played several well-written but short-lived sci-fi series in the 90s.

Ozoneocean at 5:02PM, March 18, 2020

Loved those!

Jason Moon at 4:08PM, March 18, 2020

"Aaggghhh Real Monsters!" on nickelodeon and "liquid television' on MTV in the 90's got me into drawing as a kid.

Ozoneocean at 2:09AM, March 18, 2020

That's really cool. It's a fascinating insight 😁

Ironscarf at 8:30AM, March 17, 2020

When I was six my sister suddenly left home, leaving a pile of vinyl and a record player behind. One album had a really interesting looking drawing on the cover. It was a giant musical sculpture or a vehicle of some kind and I started drawing my own versions of it. The album was an early Pink Floyd compilation called Relics and when I finally put the record on, Syd Barratt expanded my mind to the outer reaches of the cosmos. No substance has ever had that much of an effect on me.

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