Salvaging the Antihero and the Art House Hero

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 31, 2019



Over the holidays I watched a couple of programs that made me think of “non-traditional heroes”

We've talked about antiheroes multiple times around theduckwebcomics.com of course.

One of the programs was a series called ‘Happy!’ and the other was the movie “Inside Llewyn Davis” by the Coen Brothers ...





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White Hats

Banes at 5:04AM, Sept. 20, 2018




When Superman returned to the big screen ten years ago or so in “Superman Returns”, the movie was intended to be a direct sequel to the two original movies with Christopher Reeve. I was surprised at how mopey and depressing the movie felt.

Which is to say, the movie felt ...




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RIP Steve Ditko

Banes at 12:00AM, July 12, 2018




Last week, Steve Ditko passed away at the age of 90. Legend? Titan? Master? I'm not sure what kind of descriptor to use for this guy.

He was one of a very small group of people who shaped the Marvel Universe, which rocked and redefined the comics world, and ...




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Bookends

Banes at 12:00AM, May 31, 2018

A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...



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The Sizzle and the Steak

Banes at 12:00AM, May 10, 2018



For of all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these: “It might have been!”



Whether it's a webcomic, graphic novel, book, TV Show or movie, there is generally a “promise” made to the audience on some level. Maybe it starts with a thumbnail image and a ...




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The Character Journey of Iron Man revisited

Banes at 12:00AM, April 26, 2018




Iron Man and the multi film arc - revisited


There are spoilers below for the Iron Man and Avengers movies, Civil War, and Spiderman Homecoming


The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been breaking new ground in movies with their various interconnected films for about ten years.


The MCU began with Iron Man ...











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The Black, The White and the Grey (part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 21, 2018


This title of course is thanks to Ozoneocean who came up with it in our quackcast (whcih you should totally listen to) last week, and I loved it, so here it is :D

Last week I talked about how a hero or a villain don't need to have “gray ...


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Gray, Black and White (part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 14, 2018




I had to hold myself back from making a 50 shades joke so badly I feel chafing from the restraints.

But this isn't about what you think- i.e. using grayscale or black and white rather than colour in a webcomic.

Rather, this is about a webcomic's characters ...






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Quackcast 345 - Horror no horror

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2017

LISTEN!
- Cover image from horror short Little Matthew

Does a horror film without the horror still make sense? If it does then it's probably a really good film… that's what we're talking about in this Halloween themed month! The idea was based on a recent newspost by ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Adventures with Captn Heroic

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2017



Pearl city is under siege! Who will save it? More importantly though, who CAN save it? The forces assaulting the place are WAAAAY beyond the skills of its lone superhero SKA… (sorry, “Silent Knight”). What's to be done?! We need a hero… I suspect that one is on his ...

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