Quackcast 371 - PC GORN MAD!!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 24, 2018

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Everyone tends to have a strong opinion on Political Correctness so I thought why don't we try and have a chat about that and ask what people think. Can it be a problem in comics and other creative works? I was inspired by a video by Youtuber Metaron ...

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The Use of Customs and Folklore

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 7, 2018



It is Orthodox Easter Week, and currently it's Resurrection Saturday, easily the most important day in the Greek Orthodox year. In Greece there are a ton of customs and festivities that have been taking place all through the Holy Week, culminating to today and tomorrow, Easter Sunday. One can ...

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The Dance Scene

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2018



Just like the table scene, the dance scene can be an invaluable story telling tool: a way to showcase where your characters stand without having to force them to speak about it or have someone else infodump about it.

This stance can be on the characters that dance (i.e ...



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Quackcast 360 - How did you start in webcomics?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 6, 2018

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In this Quackcast I thought we'd chat about Emma Clare's great and thoughtful topic of webcomic origin stories:
Basically, what was happening to make you start your webcomic on DD, all that stuff in your life back when you first began posting… Emma's newsposts are a ...


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Political Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 11, 2017



Considering that a lot of comics have politics embedded in their stories or worldbuilding or actively part of their characters’ parameters, what would constitute a political comic as opposed to a comic containing politics?

In my opinion and from the general descriptions of this budding genre, a political comic is ...



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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, 2017!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 30, 2017



Six weeks ago, at the end of my article titled “Psychopomps and Death Personified”, I asked the question: Can you think of any examples of the personification of Death in a comic? How about on Drunk Duck (Yes, you can plug your own comic)?

Much to my delight, fellow community ...



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Psychopomps and Death Personified

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2017


Chihiro and No Face from Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Studio Ghibli

I was driving home from work this evening and an unusual, rather old fashioned looking car with bright high beams began following me on my route. When I made a turn, I looked in the side mirror ...


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Romance As a Side Dish

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 19, 2017



The other day I read a very interesting post by our very own Vickie of Used Books where she was talking about Romance. And what caught my eye the most was her description of the driving force behind romance stories as “relationship-driven conflict”- a very succinct way to put it ...

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Quackcast 324 - The *Bleeping*cast!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 23, 2017

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In this Quackcast we discuss the interesting notion that censorship can actually be a positive force for creation. Sometimes working WITHIN restrictions of censorship can make you more creative and your work a lot more individual, special and more interesting. I came to this subject after reading a review ...

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Archetypal Motifs (Carl Jung, part 2): Apocalypse

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 29, 2017



Starting with Jung’s archetypal motifs, I think it’s best to remind why they’re called ‘archetypal’ first:
Archetypal motifs replicate themselves in stories across time and culture, in all human endeavors to create.

Motifs in general are tokens in a story that appear several times and symbolize something ...




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