On Stand-Up Comics and Natural Humour

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 26, 2018



Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to snag some tickets to a stand up comedy club in Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. I am an avid fan of Saturday Night Live from the early 2010s/Bill Hader era. Therefore, I constantly stream stand up routines of my favorite comics ...

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Writing into (and out of) the corner

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2018



So you've written this awesome scene, or placed your pawns (aka characters) just perfectly to create a perfect scenario… and then you are stuck.

There is no way you can solve the problem in a way that pans out well for the character or the plot, or what you ...



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Horror Minus Horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 19, 2017

It's time for horror talk!

I was just watching a discussion by the red letter media dudes about one of my favorite horror flicks, The Re-Animator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAPeMftLe_o

They addressed something I've talked about before, and still agree with.

A horror story can ...







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Mega Milestone: The Godstrain Brings Down the Final Curtain

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 31, 2017



What goes up must fall down; Where there is a beginning must also have an end; Every opening must have a closing. KimLuster's 437 page masterful comic, The Godstrain, has been a Drunk Duck staple since 2012 when it first started and eventually earning a Feature recognition at the ...

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Horror and Comedy: True Bedfellows

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 6, 2016




I have a high interest in comedy. Writing and drawing it, reading and watching it, studying and cuddling it.

Trying to be funny is a way of life for me. When I have the time, I want to bury myself in trying to be funny in my comics as often ...




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Quackcast 253 - narrative order and the flashback

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

LISTEN!

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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Quackcast 233 - Formulas Forever!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2015

LISTEN!

Here we go again, back to formulas! This time we got some external input. Fellow DDers had a say about their idea about the utility of formulas and how they use them in their writing and comics. It's important to understand formulas in writing so you know what ...

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Quackcast 230 - Getting the formula RIGHT

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 4, 2015

LISTEN!

We've talked about formulas before, but mostly in the context of escaping formulas and reinventing them.
NOW however we're talking about using existing formulas to create a story, or creating new formulas and sticking to them to come up with your stories.
Formulas can be a good ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> We Made a Comic

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 29, 2015



What do you get when two sweet potatoes/yams decide to collaborate with each other to make a comic? Mashed potatoes!

We Made a Comic is centered around the personified yams, Allen and Scott. The premise follows the formula for gag-a-day comic strips about two couch potatoes sitting around making ...



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That's right, the sensation you've all heard about is here, skoolmunkee's NewsaTonic

skoolmunkee at 12:39PM, Oct. 12, 2007

(YOU BETTER READ ALL OF IT BECAUSE I WORKED HARD!)

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, welcome. If I may have your attention for just a moment or two, just a minute or three of your time today, I promise that I will tell you something and sell you something that will ...

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