Writing what you Know

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 30, 2017


this pic has nothing to do with the subject; i've just been waiting for a chance to use it

Writing what you know is one of those old canards that show up in writing advice, thought it's not up there with things like “show, don't tell” and ...


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The trouble with Commissioned artwork

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2017



As a comic artist you build up a repertoire of marketable skills that people would like a piece of. When you need a bit of money you're able to offer your services, which is very useful! Sometimes people will look at your work and just offer you money to ...

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Real

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 29, 2016



I ran out of time and didn't finish the Newspost I wanted to; it'll have to wait until next week. It's a cool one!

Instead…this.


It can be a challenge to “be yourself”. It can be difficult to even define what that means. Most people probably ...






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Constructing Suspense

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 19, 2016



Everyone loves a good thriller, a titillating mystery, a tale full of twists and turns (that make sense), something that challenges you to find the answer before you’re given it at the final act.
I’m not sure how many like sitting down to construct them.

Don’t get ...




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QUACKCAST 295 - Sexcast, sex in non adult comics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 1, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

This is the Awkardcast! Another take on the sexcast idea but this time we're looking at sex and sexual situations in strictly NON-adult comics. Sex performs a very different role in non-adult comics… You have a much wider audience with comics at the rating, but ...


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Controversy Has its Uses

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 29, 2016


art by yours truly

So I was thinking… in this day and age if you get on any type of social media, you are going to be punched repeatedly with CONTROVERSY! HERESY! HEATHENS! LIBERTARDS! CONSERVOTARDS-OR-HOW-EVER-THEY-ARE-CALLED-TARDS! …and so on. On blogs and tweets and even more so on youtube, making a ...


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Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, May 12, 2016



I like mentor characters.

This is not just me of course; the mentor and protagonist relationship is powerful. Some of the best moments in many stories are the first encounter with the mentor, the training and sense of discovery for the protagonist, and the eventual loss of the mentor character ...



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Character Arcs Part 2: Arcs in Sequels and Series featuring Iron Man

Banes at 12:00AM, March 24, 2016


Today we'll talk sequel and series character arcs, and focus on the cinematic portrayal of Iron Man

Last Week we talked about character arcs. They're an important element of fiction writing…although a lot of the time, there is no arc! But a strong, unpredictable character arc can ...


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FEATURED CREATOR SPOTLIGHT -> irrevenant

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 29, 2016



While still reeling in from the Oscar buzz last night, it was nice to see Leonardo DiCaprio finally receive an Academy Award for his role in The Revenant. An award is an award and still deserved no matter how many years it takes to earn it. However, here on Drunk ...

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Quackcast 257 - Accents in Comics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 9, 2016

LISTEN!

Using accents and different languages in comics can be a challenge, or at least a challenge to represent. Some people will actually have their text IN a different language or even a made up language in the case of aliens, and they'll have translations in a footnote. Some ...

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