Quackcast 253 - narrative order and the flashback

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 12, 2016

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Doing stories that start with the climax, then flash back, tell what happened to get there: the old narrative style of switching the first few chapters around to make a more interesting story.
Sometimes it works GREAT because it throws you right into the middle of things and you ...


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The Freewheelin' 2015

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 28, 2015



Two-thousand fifteen started off with Kroatz wishing everyone in the Drunk Duck forums “growth, satisfaction, and purpose, even if it comes with an almost equal amount of suffering and loss.” I do not believe any statement made in this last year comes as close to this to sum up the ...

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Picture books

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2015



My love for art - and narrative art in particular - began well before I had ever laid eyes on a comic book. As a child, my parents and my grandparents worked selling books for publishers. Every few weeks we would get a big box of sample books and it would be ...

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WRITING A SCENE

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2015



Here are some thoughts on writing that smallest unit of a story: the scene.


First off, what is a scene? What defines it?

It's Change.

Something changes between the beginning and end of a scene.

Here's a way to write one if you're stuck. These are the ...










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Comics for Anti-Comic People

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 20, 2015



I'm a bit of a comic book proselytizer. When people tell me they don't like comics, I usually take that as a personal challenge. (I have the same reaction when people tell me they don't like cats, but that's another story for another time.) Generally I ...

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QUACKCAST 163 - Hip to be shark!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 22, 2014


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Content:
HippieVan, one of our wonderful news admins, made a newspost about the latest Archie comic sales tactic/plot device, killing off Archie, in the context of “Jumping The Shark”, and it was quite a popular topic of discussion. Jumping the Shark is the term we use for a ...


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Monday feature -> El Comikaze

skoolmunkee at 12:01AM, Feb. 20, 2012



How to describe El Comikaze? I'm not really sure! You don't see many comics like this one around. It's a strange, colorful “freeform” comic, almost a stream-of-consciousness thing. Ostensibly it depicts a dream, which accounts for much of the weirdness and metamorphoses. It's not quite nonsensical ...

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Monday feature -> ELEANOR

skoolmunkee at 12:01AM, Nov. 14, 2011



This beautiful comic is about a young girl who falls from a cliff and the almost magical world she finds as she reaches the bottom. She never truly stops falling (see the comic's tagline) and although she lives, she is haunted endlessly by what she saw. Later pages of ...

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MONDAY FEATURE -> A wood Nymph's Tale

skoolmunkee at 12:02AM, Dec. 13, 2010



A Wood Nymph's Tale will remind you of older-style expository narrative comics. I won't say Prince Valiant, because it's not quite that, but it's a near cousin. Maybe it's the intricate inkwork of a kind you don't see in most modern comics? Anyway- the ...

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DrunkDuck is mine. MINE! Also here's some news.

skoolmunkee at 11:06AM, July 18, 2010

OK guys! In case you missed the other newspost or I think there were also some forum posts, Ozoneocean is on a well-earned vacation for a couple weeks so I am running the place. He is going to San Diego for two weeks, which makes me very jealous, so I ...

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