Uncompressed Storytelling

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 5, 2020


stretchin' out them stories!

I think I first heard the phrase “uncompressed storytelling” via the great John Byrne, comic artist and writer, and man of very strong opinions. He was criticizing some other writer or comic series (I don't remember which one) about hinting at stories that wouldn't ...


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The Walking Dead

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 29, 2020




The Walking Dead has been a successful comic-to-screen adaptation. Back when the show started, in 2010, the comics-on-film trend had not hit high gear.

High gear wasn't far off, though. Iron Man had already come out and was huge, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe was soon going to take ...




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Upgrading the Machine

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 12, 2020



There are a lot of discussions pertaining to the idea that artificial intelligence and brain implants will be a huge part of the future. Cyborgs are a topic demonstrated in science fiction, such as when the Borg assimilated Captain Picard and seduced Data in Star Trek. It is argued that ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Raising Cain

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2020



This is a bad day for John Cain, waking on a desolated starship, floating alone in the blackness of space with no memory of who he is or what he's doing there. It's a desperate race against time to answer those questions and find out and who are ...

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I Hope John Connor Already Exists in 2020

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2020




Seven months into this new reality and coming to terms with this idea that the world is becoming more digital is a lot to wrap my mind around. Just last week when I reported (in-person) at my job, I overheard a conversation about a person who had shown up to ...


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Retelling Stories by Converting Graphic Novels into Audiobooks

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2020



It is hard to predict when new content for television shows and the big screen will start rolling out. I jokingly once thought that we might all turn back the clocks and bring back old fashion radio shows where candy wrappers were used to imitate crackling fires and beans in ...

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Junji Ito and the art of unease

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 7, 2020



A core principle of the works of horror mangaka Junji Ito, is the mundane and everyday only backwards. This concept is perfect for short stories as there is no need, or time, to explore lengthy explanations for the uncanny. Events are as they appear which renders them all the more ...

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Continuity

Banes at 12:00AM, July 23, 2020



Preserving continuity is difficult with any writing project of length - with the weeks, months or more it might take to write a single novel or screenplay, it can be easy to forget things. So the problem is compounded if writing an extended series comic, TV or web series, movies or ...

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More Thoughts on Discovery Writing

Banes at 12:00AM, May 21, 2020



We've had some interesting discussions on various Newsposts, in the Forum and elsewhere on theduckwebcomics about knowing your ending, knowing your genre, planning ahead and outlining vs. ‘pantsing’ or ‘Discovery writing’, which is writing without knowing where you're going.

Though up to now I've mostly been a ...



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Hedonism and the Experience Machine

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 27, 2020



As a sector of the working world scrambles to see how they can move a typical work day to a computer screen, observing a population of people stumbling to transition to face-to-face video conferencing apps like Zoom has been like watching the first ten seconds of an infomercial—the transition ...

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