Quackcast 235 - Climax of the Climaxes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2015

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Pitface joins Ozone and Banes again for the second and last part of the climax cast! It's the climax of the climax casts!! We discuss what people think about climaxes in stories, their own and those they watch or read. It's hard to write up to climaxes ...

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Quackcast 234 - Climactic Climaxes!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2015

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What's best? One big climax, multiple small ones, early, or delayed? How much should you work UP to a climax? What about anticlmactic events, how important are they?
Climaxes are really important in stories. Often you work up to them over the course of a whole series, but ...


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Quackcast 233 - Formulas Forever!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2015

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Here we go again, back to formulas! This time we got some external input. Fellow DDers had a say about their idea about the utility of formulas and how they use them in their writing and comics. It's important to understand formulas in writing so you know what ...

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Quackcast 232 - Creating a Rounded World

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2015

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Hello, hello, hello! This is the second part of our hugely long expose on the tricky art of WORLD BUILDING! And it really IS extra loooooooooooog… that's because we take so much time crafting the Quackcast world for you. To recap: world-building is a big part of ALL ...

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Quackcast 231 - The importance of world building

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2015

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You always do a bit of world building in fiction, in some types of stories like alternative histories, fantasy and Sci-Fi you have to do a bit more, in things set in the real world you don't have to do nearly as much - maybe only limited to a ...

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Quackcast 230 - Getting the formula RIGHT

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 4, 2015

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We've talked about formulas before, but mostly in the context of escaping formulas and reinventing them.
NOW however we're talking about using existing formulas to create a story, or creating new formulas and sticking to them to come up with your stories.
Formulas can be a good ...



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Quackcast 229 - Enter the Dragon's den: comic book shops

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 28, 2015

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Tantz and Pitface join Banes and Ozone to talk about comic book stores and the experience of going into them… Yes, that's right: webcomicers actually going into REAL bricks and mortar places that sell comics printed on PAPER! o_O It turns out that none of us really do ...


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Quackcast 228 - Conflicting conflicts conflict

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 21, 2015

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Pic by Ozoneocean

This time we're talking about conflict in webcomic writing, and any writing in general really. Conflict is one of the main drivers of a story, so you pretty much have to have it in there somewhere! But how do you approach it? Do you set ...



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Quackcast 227 - Biggest webcomicing mistakes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 14, 2015

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Webcomicing is a learning process, you build on your knowledge and skills as you go, comics can take years to complete and your audience is usually pretty forgiving… Well learning is all about making mistakes and if you're like the people who contributed to ...




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Quackcast 226 - The Power of Contrast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 7, 2015

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In this Quackcast I interrogated Mr Banes on the subject of his first newspost: Contrasts. It's a subject near and dear to him, even his comic "Typical Strange“ has its name based on the concept, i.e. two words with the opposite meanings put together to create ...


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