Catharsis

Banes at 12:00AM, June 8, 2017
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CATHARSIS
from the Best of Banes Collection


A writing instructor once gave me brief advice on how to write a story, structurally speaking. It was 1/4 Act One setup, 1/2 Act Two complications and rising stakes (I think), and about 1/4 An Act Three “cathartic ending”.

I ...







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But and Therefore

Banes at 12:00AM, March 23, 2017



But and Therefore

I'm a fan of user-friendly, practical advice on things, especially writing. It's why I dig the Banes Method (it's not my method; it's just named after me).

Anyway, I came upon some dandy advice from Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park ...





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The Impracticality of Being Practical

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 13, 2017


The Businessman, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

I have a certain level of disdain for people who believe that comics and art in general are merely hobbies. When I was much younger and on the receiving end of advice from many well-meaning grown-ups, the word “practical” and the phrase ...


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Writing a Scene and the Hobbling of IMDB

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 9, 2017



I was actually asked some writing questions the other day. Who the deuce would ask ME for advice? But I happened to have a little.


Here are some thoughts on writing that smallest unit of a story: the scene (reprise):


First off, what is a scene? What defines it?

It ...









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Time for a Tablet Upgrade?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 9, 2017



Last week, ozoneocean resurrected a forum post from a little more than eleven years ago by necroposting the “Tablet Recommendation?” topic on the General Discussion forum board. The post is definitely dated, yet it still holds up to the idea of allowing for time to pass before purchasing a big ...

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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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Catharsis and the Drunk Duck Awards

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2016


I wrote my newspost several days ahead of schedule for the first time ever!

First things first:

THE DRUNK DUCK AWARDS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

The DD Awards are always great fun, and Judges and Awards Presenters are still needed!

Please come over to the Volunteer thread to ask any questions and ...








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Quackcast 280 - Ruts and Dreams

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 19, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

For THIS particular DD Quackcast we were inspired by clever and incisive newsposts made by Pitface and Kawaii. Kawaii made a great post about the idea of going for your dreams before it's too late, using the Paradise Falls trip from the movie UP as ...


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It's time to make some TUTORIALS!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 22, 2016



So…how many of you know that DD has a tutorials section? If you’ve happened to hit that little button near the top of the page at any point, you probably found something more than a little embarrassing…



2013? Yikes.

Genejoke recently had the excellent idea that the tutorials ...







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Why do my characters all speak the same way? (Guest Post by Gunwallace)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 15, 2016



Rather than write about something I'm good at I thought I write about something I'm struggling with, and my attempts to resolve it. Writing characters with distinct voices.

Comics are usually conversations between characters. Speech bubbles are the preferred way to tell comic stories, as opposed to large ...



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