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Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2016



Recently I watched Crystal Lake Memories, an extensive behind the scenes documentary about the Friday the 13th movies (yes, I know…it's not even October yet and I've managed to shoehorn Friday the 13th into the conversation again).

What I found interesting was the role of Frank Mancuso ...



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Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, May 19, 2016



Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...



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Character Arcs

Banes at 12:00AM, March 17, 2016



A character starts in one state of being, and ends in a very different state of being.

The Character Arc in a nutshell!

Every time the subject of character arcs comes up around the site or on the Quackcast, one of the first examples that comes to my mind is ...





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The Sports Story and a Pitch

Banes at 12:00AM, March 10, 2016



I had an idea for an upcoming story in my comic. It came from real life, in a way. I've noticed that I'm really, really good at rock, scissors, paper. Like, I almost never lose. So a tale in the near future will feature one of my characters ...

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The Old, the New, History and Nostalgia

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2016



Pop culture is being visited by its own past. There's no denying the excitement surrounding the reappearance of the original Star Wars and X-Files characters after an absence of years.

We all know our mainstream entertainment is stuffed with more and more sequels, remakes, reboots, soft reboots, reimaginings, reintegrated ...



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My New Year's Eve at a Nerd Convention

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 4, 2016



"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And ...

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Casting: 1 2 3

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2015


Cast of an obscure 1970's science fiction flick. Current whereabouts unknown

One of the challenges…and maybe one of the greatest pleasures…of creating a series is populating it with a cast of heroes. I know I spend many weeks or months tinkering with characters and deciding who they ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Throviria

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2015



Welcome to Throviria, a planet inhabited by the descendants of the late human race. This planet still has wars and there was recently an attack between the Rabalians of Rabalja and a neighboring country, Nordalia.

There are a select few among the Throvirian population called "elspardirs" that have gained special ...



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"What are you, 5 years old?"

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 20, 2015



The act of sharing artwork online was still a new concept around 2004. Before I joined Drunk Duck, I thought it would be a cool idea to share some of my daily sketches from my first high school art class with the Internet. My initial reasoning was that I could ...

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Summer (or Winter) 2015 Blockbusters

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 25, 2015


-Breathtaking original art by El Cid

While the end of this season of television ending this month, many shows will begin Summer programming this week. The beauty of Summer (or Winter) is that less time can be spent indoors and the movie theatres will be a refuge to cool off ...


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