Advice for creating and using weapons in fiction

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 7, 2016



If you want to decent job of it, creating and using weapons in fiction can be quite tricky. There are a lot of pitfalls that newbies and even long time veterans of creating fiction fall into.

1. Number one is simply copying what others have done without understanding it yourself ...



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Casting Part Deux: 4 and More

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2015



Last time, solo heroes, teams of two, and trios were the order of the day. Today let's talk quartets, quintets, sextets, septuplets, octets, and…uh…neuf-tets…?
More possibilities for self-contained drama/comedy/conflict exist with groups of four or five. There are several ways to begin building such a ...


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Casting: 1 2 3

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2015


Cast of an obscure 1970's science fiction flick. Current whereabouts unknown

One of the challenges…and maybe one of the greatest pleasures…of creating a series is populating it with a cast of heroes. I know I spend many weeks or months tinkering with characters and deciding who they ...


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What are Your Influences, part 2

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2015



It was great to read about the various influences on people's comics last week. I don't know if this topic called for a second part, er, so here it is!

Once again, these are the major influences I've identified for my current comic, Typical Strange. They stretch ...



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VOTE NOW for Your Favorite 2015 Drunk Duck Awards Presenter!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 26, 2015



Niccea would like to remind everyone that she will be accepting 2015 Drunk Duck Awards Extras and Speeches until Halloween (Saturday, October 31st). There is also a ballot for readers to vote for their FAVORITE PRESENTER below:

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n_P-UD5c9BKblLW3A3n1CIWNTeDJ24hbCYn3aiNT0Vs/

The above link will take ...





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Artist: Walt Simonson

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2015


image by Walt Simonson

I read a lot of Marvel Comics back in the day. The Hulk, Spider Man, The X-Men…it was actually the ORIGINAL X-Men I really loved (which I read in reprints). Right around the time I was discovering those old Stan Lee/Jack Kirby X-Men stories ...


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Long Form Stories and Standalone Pages

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 27, 2015



Make sure you've read all the previous issues!

I'm at a nice place in my webcomic right now. Well, it's nice as the writer, at least.
The characters have a nice history now, with some adventures behind them, some established relationships, and a stable of supporting characters ...




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Quackcast 222 - Time to Ramble on!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 9, 2015

LISTEN!

Content:
Ozoneocean and Banes Ramble On (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-EakzxmO-o) about Ozoneocean rambling on while they catch up after a long three week break since Ozone has been in Greece with Tantz Aerine and Pitface, and then Serbia while Banes and Bravo were plotting to take ...


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How do you store your art supplies?

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 15, 2015



I realized yesterday, after climbing precariously on boxes in the basement while frantically looking for my acrylic paints and ultimately giving up, that I need a better system for storing my art supplies. While I tend to be an untidy person, most of the things I care about (my books ...

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Wanted: One Radioplay Organizer

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 8, 2015



After having gone a year without a radioplay, Kroatz began organizing a new one for 2015. Unfortunately, he no longer has the time to put the play together and we need someone else (or multiple other people) who'll be able to take over. Two full scripts have already been ...

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