QUACKCAST 405 - Escape from Tumblr!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 18, 2018

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On the 18th of December people who post things with nudity on Tumblr will be kicked off the site. That means all the adult bloggers, comicers and ...



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QUACKCAST 404 - Strong characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2018


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We mined Tantz's Saturday newspost for our discussion topic: Strong characters and how to write GOOD ones!
What is a strong character? Well it has nothing to do with physical ability, power ...




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Strong Women, Strong Men

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 8, 2018



A ton of things have been written about “strong female characters”- how we need them in narratives, and what it means to have them in a creative work's cast. Tons of discussions and social media wars have been waged on what it is that makes a female character strong ...

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QUACKCAST 403 - Eat yer serial!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 4, 2018

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This Quackcast was inspired by a newspost by Tantz. There seems to be this prevailing idea at the moment that serialised storytelling is better than episodic style ...



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Serialized vs Episodic Storytelling

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2018



There is a general trend in mainstream media and sequential art to generally value serialized works (in shows, series, comics, etc) over episodic ones. They are considered to be more elegant, more dynamic and more interesting than episodic ones. While this might definitely hold true, is it so as a ...

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QUACKCAST 402 - Audience expectations with characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 27, 2018


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We're all back together this week and we're chatting about audience expectations for characters versus the intentions of the creator. Which is more important? Well it's a bit of a ...



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The Double Edged Sword of Stereotyping

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2018



Stereotypes permeate our every day lives. Whether we like it or not, our brains are wired for making quick estimations and judgments based on patterns and pattern recognition.

This very pattern we're looking for to identify at a glance is what a stereotype is. And it's very useful ...



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The Need To Denigrate

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 17, 2018



Lately there has been this pattern that I've noticed in both social media and mainstream comics/cartoons outlets that is very saddening: the use of denigration and belittlement as a promotional tactic, or as an argument.

More and more I seem to notice that new series, reboots, retellings or ...



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Quackast 400 - Pros&cons of webcomic creation!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 13, 2018


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In this Quackcast DD members tell us about their history with us as well as the pros and cons of webcomicing.
This is the 400th episode of the Quackcast! That means we've ...




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