Adapting Myth to Modernity (part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2017



So last week I’d started talking about the reincarnation upon reincarnation of myth and legend into modern sequential and narrative art- and got some pretty insightful comments on why it persists for millennia (it is said that Euripides adapted the legend of Medea himself in order to make it ...

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Adapting Myth to Modernity (part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 5:03AM, Feb. 11, 2017



In a chat where we were discussing our comics, Pit-Face told me that if Bones from Putrid Meat is Odysseus, then Blitzov from Epic of Blitzov is Gilgamesh. And that very solid analogy of the two characters’ function in her stories, got me thinking about how myth of all sorts ...

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The Old, the New, History and Nostalgia

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2016



Pop culture is being visited by its own past. There's no denying the excitement surrounding the reappearance of the original Star Wars and X-Files characters after an absence of years.

We all know our mainstream entertainment is stuffed with more and more sequels, remakes, reboots, soft reboots, reimaginings, reintegrated ...



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Quackcast 236 - The Songcast/Drunkcast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2015

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Pitface, Banes, Tantz Aerine and Ozoneocean reunited for a repeat of the legendary Drunkcast of Quackcast 137! Almost exactly 100 Quackcasts later we hit the booze again, but this time we had a goal to pursue with our drunken ramblings: music. We decided to talk about what themes inspire ...

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Quackcast 197 - The sidekicks take over the QC

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 16, 2014

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Carrying on from last weeks Quackcast inspired by Kawaiidaigakusei's Thoughtful newspost article “An Ode to Sidekicks”, this time the DD community weighs in on the subject and they give us their wise, educated and highly considered expert opinions on the subject of the sidekick in stories! Again ...


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Quackcast 194 - Adapted Adaptations

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 25, 2014

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This week the topic of our Quackcast was inspired buy my Friday newspost where I talked about how we relate to adaptions of created properties (fave comics or books turned into movies etc), and some of the challenges involved in creating adaptions.
i.e. Hollywood will often try ...



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Adaptations

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 21, 2014



In recent years Hollywood has been desperately mining already popular material in the hopes of producing ready-made hits, so we've had a great bonanza of classic Scifi, fantasy and comic book films blasting onto the silver screen with the likes of The Lord of The Rings, The Chronicles of ...

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Marvel, Pop Culture, & Phase 3

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 27, 2014



(Guest Editorial)

The work that Marvel has done in turning its signature characters into international sensations in the last several years is remarkable. The most recognizable triumph is of course the budding Avengers film franchise. But the truth is, in bringing its most iconic characters to the world of film ...



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