The Comedy Plot, Toolbox Edition (part one)

Banes at 12:00AM, May 11, 2017

Hello again!

I'm gonna continue for the next two or three weeks about “The Comedy Toolbox” approach to comedy structure.

There is quite a bit of crossover between this method and other methods you've heard of. But that's probably a good thing; there should be some similarity ...



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COMEDY - part three - You take the good, you take the bad...

Banes at 12:00AM, April 27, 2017



Comedic Characters - You Take the Good, you Take the Bad…

This week we continue talking comedy. Last time we started creating characters by choosing a “STRONG COMIC PERSPECTIVE”…like greed, innocence, obseque–obquestri–obteq– uh, weasellishness, and then EXAGGERATING that perspective to the extreme.

Now we finish creating our characters ...





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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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Good Starts: Beginnings, again.

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2017



Welcome back, gang! Er, can I call y'all “gang”? Is that too informal or too assumptive about your willingness for complicity in my extra curricular activities? Eh, too bad. Once you're in the gang, there's only one way out. Now, while you're letting that sink in ...

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Quackcast 306 - Culture club

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 17, 2017

LISTEN!

Patriotism, flags, nationalism, religion, politics, national symbols hijacked by racists! These are some of the unique aspects of our cultural identity and national differences we chat about on this quackcast. I was inspired by HippieVan's newspost on Friday (about Cultural identity and how it defines our writing), to ...

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Who Are These People?

Banes at 12:00AM, June 30, 2016



For several years I've been doing a comic called Typical Strange here on the Duck. And I'm still doing it, I swear!

The characters are a fairly diverse assortment of different temperaments and personalities, and the adventures they've had and will continue to have will hopefully be ...



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CREATOR PROFILE: John Byrne

Banes at 12:00AM, April 28, 2016



JOHN BYRNE

When I first became seriously interested in comics, John Byrne was at the top of my favorite artist list. He drew many of the classic “new” X-Men books, and was the artist on that series when it first became massively popular. The stories Byrne drew (and co-plotted along ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Ayla Speaker for the Dead

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 27, 2016




Ayla's day job is pretty tough–she is the speaker for the ones without a voice, otherwise known as the dead. It takes a strong individual to be able to call people out on their lies. It is even more difficult when all her clients are no longer alive ...


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Natcherly

Banes at 12:00AM, March 3, 2016



I'm not sure where I first heard of Li'l Abner. Maybe some bits and pieces in a Comic Review Magazine or something.

The Shmoo was a character on the old Flintstones cartoons I used to watch, and Lena Hyena had shown up on the movie Who Framed Roger ...



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The Ultimate List of 2015 Featured Comics

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2016



Searching for the Featured Comics that are on Drunk Duck's front page every Wednesday are the bread and butter of my week. Most of the time, the work poured into a webcomic project is one of great passion and a lot of time because. The artistic abilities of comic ...

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