Forgiveness

Banes at 12:00AM, April 14, 2016



When independent movies became big in the 1990's, there was the sudden realization that a lot of flaws could be forgiven in visuals, acting, and production value when the story being told was original or compelling. They could still be effective and popular…sometimes with massive numbers of people ...

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DD Awards: 2016 Planning

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 11, 2016



It is spring time (in the northern hemisphere). The rain is starting to fall. The flowers are starting to bloom. Many people have set their clock ahead by one hour. But the most magical part of spring is the animals coming out of hibernation. One of the most fantastic animals ...

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Daredevil Season 2

Banes at 10:47AM, April 6, 2016



Daredevil was a comic I didn't read regularly, although I went through an issue of DD from time to time and had enough interest in the whole Marvel Universe to know his basic history quite well.

Of course, this once-obscure area of interest is now general knowledge, so we ...



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Captain America: Civil war.

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 3, 2016



It's that time of year again, the big blockbuster movies are coming and Marvels first movie of the year and contestant in this years superhero smack down is Captain America: Civil war.
Based on the massive Marvel crossover comic that saw Marvels superheroes taking sides over a controversial government ...


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Damaged Protagonists

Banes at 12:00AM, March 31, 2016




A well written protagonist will generally have some flaws, starting out as an underdog of some kind, with lessons to learn and improvements to make over the course of the story.

Granted, some heroes are, well, just heroes, who are pretty much who they need to be from the beginning ...




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Character Arcs Part 2: Arcs in Sequels and Series featuring Iron Man

Banes at 12:00AM, March 24, 2016


Today we'll talk sequel and series character arcs, and focus on the cinematic portrayal of Iron Man

Last Week we talked about character arcs. They're an important element of fiction writing…although a lot of the time, there is no arc! But a strong, unpredictable character arc can ...


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Character Arcs

Banes at 12:00AM, March 17, 2016



A character starts in one state of being, and ends in a very different state of being.

The Character Arc in a nutshell!

Every time the subject of character arcs comes up around the site or on the Quackcast, one of the first examples that comes to my mind is ...





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The Sports Story and a Pitch

Banes at 12:00AM, March 10, 2016



I had an idea for an upcoming story in my comic. It came from real life, in a way. I've noticed that I'm really, really good at rock, scissors, paper. Like, I almost never lose. So a tale in the near future will feature one of my characters ...

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QUACKCAST 261 - D.U.C.K. Radio2

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 8, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

Radio D.U.C.K. has come again for part number TWO! Bringing you ALL of Gunwallace's lovely tunes, one after another. This time we get to meet Evangelist for DD Reverend Carlton Crackers, SciFi Hour with Kurt and Steve, Woman 1 and Woman 2 ...


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Natcherly

Banes at 12:00AM, March 3, 2016



I'm not sure where I first heard of Li'l Abner. Maybe some bits and pieces in a Comic Review Magazine or something.

The Shmoo was a character on the old Flintstones cartoons I used to watch, and Lena Hyena had shown up on the movie Who Framed Roger ...



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