Wardrobe Is a Tell

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2017




They say that the best and most important elements in visual arts, from movies to comics, are done well when the audience doesn’t quite notice them. And that is definitely true- research and plot development and world building are some of them about which I’ve already talked about ...


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Drawing Attention #5

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2017



This week I wanted to dredge up something from the past and talk about a comic that is effectively dead. Launched in June 2010, rightly featured in October 2010 and last updated with an actual page of content in August 2012. But still one of my favourite comics on the ...

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Quackcast 332 - The trouble with immortality

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 18, 2017

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In this Quast we talk about immortality, which is a common trope in literature. Who seeks immortality in stories? It's usually bad guys, and it usually has some sort of extreme price,catch or dark side, so much so that people actually believe that if immortality WAS real ...

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Where's Chuck?

Banes at 12:00AM, July 13, 2017
tags: retcons



Where's Chuck? - Retcons

Hello again!

On the previous Quackcast we talked about retcons - here's that episode if you care to listen:

http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jul/08/quackcast-331-retconning-your-work/

A retcon is a little tricky to define perfectly, but I guess it boils down to an alteration ...









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Comedy Plots

Banes at 12:00AM, May 4, 2017

Howdy!

I was going to go over the structure of a comedy story, based on the fine book “The Comic Toolbox” by Jason Voorhees.

If you have the interest, I can go into the structure outlined by Jason; he lays out a few different options that you may find useful ...



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COMEDY - part two - Creating Comedic Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, April 20, 2017



Last week I looked at a theory of the “comedy premise” that has to do with crossing the mundane with the unusual.

Here's that post:

http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/apr/12/comedy-part-one-the-premise/

This week: Creating Comedic Characters!

Using the same principle as the “premise” creation, we can ...









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Quackcast 317 - Hannagrid Wright Interview!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 4, 2017

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Today we interview Hannagrid Wright aka 5thezombie! She's the creator of the great Sci-Fi webcomic To The Galaxy And BACK! -featured by Kawaii last year. To the Galaxy and back features Kat and Zoey, two girls that have been drawn together by fate, across the universe, to have ...

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Some More Stuff on Dialogue

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 18, 2017



So last week I talked about the basic principles of dialogue, so the recipe to the cake itself. But now I’d also like to talk about that cake’s icing and trimmings- what will make the dialogue we’re writing be fun and distinct and pop in our comic ...

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Bill Paxton

Banes at 12:00AM, March 2, 2017
tags: bill paxton rip



Bill Paxton, 1955-2017

Bill Paxton was a regular presence in my prime movie-loving years. As the punk in The Terminator, the Marine having a meltdown in Aliens (“no way, mian!”), and the nasty older brother in Weird Science, he could be tough, scary, AND funny. He was always memorable, even ...



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FEATURED COMIC -> E X T I N C T

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 14, 2016
tags: FEATURED COMIC E X T I N C T



Little Lara is the last single human person left in the whole of the universe. She's a funny little girl with white hair and dark skin, which isn't surprising given the nasty radiation in space… Which is where she finds herself: picked up by some weird looking aliens ...

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