QUACKCAST 472 - CoVid-19-cast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 31, 2020

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In this strange time of global pandemic it'd be crazy NOT to acknowledge what we're all experiencing together, so that's what we're talking ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Oh Ok

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 25, 2020




Oh Ok is a highly visual and stimulating mind trip of two friends as they embark from their quiet isolation in their apartment bathroom to the outside world where they get pulled over by a police officer. This is a striking surreal, stream of conscious art that takes your eyes ...


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Placing the wrong building blocks | World building part 3

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 28, 2020



Last week, I expanded further on world building basics and what better way to end the trilogy than with a “what not to do!”. So here are some tips on what to avoid when building and writing your comic world.

Avoid the infodump
You’ve spent an age crafting the ...




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When the Plot is Too Busy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2020



The plot is the spine of your story, the scaffolding upon which everything will be placed in order to create a full experience for the audience to immerse themselves in- be it a movie or a comic or a novel.

Just like the spine, however, there is a limit to ...



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QUACKCAST 465 - Planning Vs pantsing!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 11, 2020

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There are a couple of approaches when it comes to making a big creative project: planing it all out or working things out as you go ie ...



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The Challenge of Obeying The Rules

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 8, 2020



Rules are meant to be bent, or broken.

Of course they are- if it's a one time thing. If it happens all the time, the stakes collapse, the story comes apart, and the experience is ruined. I'm talking about stories, of course…

As we've talked about time ...





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Destino: A Collaboration between Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 27, 2020



In the year 1945, Walt Disney and surrealist artist, Salvador Dalí collaborated on a short film project that took over fifty eight years to complete. The story centers around a woman who falls in love with an inanimate object that resembles a man. It combines elements of Dali’s work ...

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On Writing Therapists 1

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2020




I've already written a bunch of articles on writing mental illness, so I figured I should write about writing therapists as well!

Oh, the woes for therapist representation in narrative works! All the stereotypes are there: from the shrink that is actually a little (or a lot) loopy and ...




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Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 9, 2020



I like mentor characters.

This is not just me of course; the mentor and protagonist relationship is powerful. Some of the best moments in many stories are the first encounter with the mentor, the training and sense of discovery for the protagonist, and the eventual loss of the mentor character ...



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Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 2, 2020




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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