City Mouse and Country Mouse

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 5, 2019



City Mouse and Country Mouse


In an Aesop's Fable, the Country Mouse offers a big-city Mouse a simple meal, which the City Mouse scoffs at. The two go to the big city for a much more fancy repast, and then are chased by a cat, whereupon the Country Mouse ...




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QUACKCAST 455 - Religion in fiction

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 3, 2019

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We're talking about how religion is portrayed in fiction and a bit about WHY. This was a surprisingly fascinating topic. I came up with the idea ...



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Demographics

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 7, 2019

Who's it for?

In writing instructional books, there used to be this bit about deciding who your story/screenplay/series is FOR. This is a notion used in the industry (so I've read) to figure out who the audience is going to be for a given project. In ...

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Metaphors in Horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2019



Metaphors in Horror



Horror is perfect for metaphor and allegory. In fact, a horror story is often allegorical by default, what with its bizarre landscapes and freaky beasties.

Here are some categories of horror and some thoughts on what they symbolize:

Reality Bites


psycho killer! Qu'est-ce que c'est ...












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Structural Integrity

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2019



We've talked many times about story structure and different elements of it. But what about structure that's specific to web comics?

If someone does a “gag” or standalone series of strips, it's one thing - but there are still questions to answer. Like, do you have a character ...



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Point of view 2 - Unreliable Narrators

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 29, 2019



Unreliable

Last week we talked a little pov basics.

This time, how about we talk the fascinating device called the Unreliable Narrator. For anyone who doesn't know, this type of narration (usually first person in prose, but not necessarily) tells the story in question…but is not necessarily giving ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> The Adventures of Kevin Kid

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 21, 2019



In the middle of nowhere a strange little bald boy appears in the forest. He can't speak a word and there's something very strange about him… but the workers on a little farm take him in and do what they can to make him comfortable and welcome. There ...

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QUACKCAST 437 - Old Warhorse

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 30, 2019

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Today we cover the interesting trope of the “old warrior”. This was based upon a newspost Banes came up with last week. He was thinking of Captain ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Redneck

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 6, 2019



Clint returns to his po-dunk town with a hillbilly mullet and wild tales of war among the stars, blood, death, alien abduction, lizard-men, cat-people, and glory! Redneck is a wild SciFi action story about Redneck Clint who was abducted by aliens shortly after a hellish tour of duty fighting in ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> The Lightning Orb

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 12, 2018



Isaac and Ben fight it out in the arena, watched by thousands of spectators, waiting on their every move. The two orb users battle with their unusual powers, ice versus lightning, attacking and defending at high speed! But is there more to these competitors than simply gladiators who fight for ...

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