Characters’ Pets (and Why They’re Occasionally Annoying)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2017




A pet is wonderful to have in your life- they will usually love you unconditionally and give you moments of solace with their antics. They become a member of the family, they have personalities that make them unique across all other pets you will ever have and across species. You ...


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Romance As a Side Dish

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 19, 2017



The other day I read a very interesting post by our very own Vickie of Used Books where she was talking about Romance. And what caught my eye the most was her description of the driving force behind romance stories as “relationship-driven conflict”- a very succinct way to put it ...

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The Character Archetypes (Jungian Archetypes Part 5)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 17, 2017



So we come to the end of this long litany of presentations on Jung’s assorted archetypes that craftsmen of the narrative arts have used since time immemorial to weave their yarns.

And what better way to end with the crowning jewel in every story, from books to movies to ...



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Flashbacks

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 3, 2017




Right now I’m drunk. So I can’t write about the final part of Jung’s Archetypes. Mainly because I don’t want to and can’t make myself.

So instead, I’d like to talk about flashbacks, and methods of depicting them in comics.

A flashback, of course ...






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Drawn Together

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, April 21, 2017



Let me start off by distracting y'all from my complete and total failure to even show up last week by saying, hey! to celebrate TEN YEARS of PUTRID MEAT, Pit Face has made this special behind the scenes “the making of…” video for y'all! Check it out!
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Kopy Kats

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, March 31, 2017



Aight! It's that time again, ain't it? Now we been talking a lot about rules and limitations and discipline and approaches to making your comics and making them better. This week we're gonna step away from all that for a spell and talk about how not making ...

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Start... Uh... Where?

HyenaHell at 1:02AM, Feb. 10, 2017



Huh. You're still here? I'll be damned.

Well then. Let's just go ahead and pick up where we left off last week, which if I recollect, was the beginning. Or at least, that's where you stepped into my world. Now, how you think about beginnings has ...



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Quackcast 305 - Chekhov's phaser

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 10, 2017

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Chekhov's gun is the principal (as I understand it), that if you have some item, fact or piece of information introduced into your story that you draw specific attention to, then you'd better use it some how later on in your story. The simplest example is a ...

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Chekhov's Gun

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 7, 2017



To me this is one of the most fascinating elements of storytelling. The idea behind Chekhov’s Gun is to employ parsimony in the information comprising a plot and content: If something isn’t essential to the story, just don’t include it. Little by little, it became more “if ...

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Quackcast 301 - Let it snow!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 13, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Banes and Pitface live in a parallel world to me where this time of year involves water falling from the sky in the form of fluffy white crystals. When it hits the ground it piles up on top of itself into huge white piles! Freaky, I ...


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