SHAPES and Character

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 28, 2019




CHARACTER SHAPES

I remember hearing about this notion some time ago, on the dvd special features for an animated movie or show. I don't remember which one.

Characters derived from basic shapes can give a very strong impression of their basic personality type. This can help the audience feel ...






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Cupid is as Cupid Does - Romance

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 14, 2019



Romance

I don't know much about the Romance Genre. I've never read a romance novel. Not that I recall, anyway.

Of course, I've seen a fair number of romance-focussed movies, and have consumed HUNDREDS of stories with a love subplot. Love is still the most common subplot ...





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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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Myth Appropriation

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2019

Giving Mythic Scale to your Stories



Dexter and the Trinity Killer - this may not look like an epic confrontation…but it sure as heck was!


The classic Star Wars trilogy was a phenomenon and a triumph on multiple levels. One of the things it's famous for is it's ...






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#We Can Do Better

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 17, 2019

Today I learned … from a commercial! … that men can do better!


Comic by Banes

#thanksgillette


Happy Thursday, everyone! Hope you have a great one!

-Banes

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Seriously Funny

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 10, 2019



Seriously Funny

I didn't have a chance last week to talk about the passing of Bob Einstein, aka Super Dave Osborne, aka Marty Funkhauser.

Hilarious as Larry David's sometimes-nemesis and sometimes-friend, Marty Funkhauser, I remember him from many years ago on an old show called “Bizarre”.

The host ...







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Therefore, But and Because

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 3, 2019



But and Therefore

I'm a fan of user-friendly, practical advice on things, especially writing. It's why I dig the Banes Method (it's not my method; it's just named after me).

Anyway, I came upon some dandy advice from Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park ...





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Making 3D Comics by Genejoke Part 4 - Lighting and Rendering

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 27, 2018



This is the final part of Genejoke's epic on creating 3D Comics.


Part 4


Da finale


Lighting and rendering.


This will be the final part as there are definite limits to what can be conveyed just through the written word. I will start a video tutorial series in the ...













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Merry Quackmas!

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 20, 2018



MERRY CHRISTMAS!


This will be the last of my posts before Christmas arrives, so I'll take the opportunity to wish you all a happy, joyous, relaxing, safe, peaceful or exciting (or both, as you please) Christmas and Holiday season!

Are you going to be hanging around the Duck over ...






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