MacGuffins

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 16, 2020


MacGuffin comin' through!


MacGuffins

I'm not sure if everyone knows this already, but a MacGuffin is a term that was made popular by Alfred Hitchcock, and is now widely used in writing and storytelling circles.

It is an item or event (or possibly even a character) that exists only ...







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My top 5 art tips

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 10, 2020



Emma is sick today so I'm subbing in! My topic is about art: 5 areas to work on that will help you become a better comic artist.

Practice:
The first and most important is practice. The more you do the better you get. Draw every day and try new ...




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Sad day for Smack Jeeves

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 8, 2019



It's a sad day for Smack Jeeves and independent webcomics comics in general.
In case you haven't heard Smack Jeeves was acquired by a Korean mobile content company NHN. They've proceeded to minimise the community there and hijack the platform to promote a selection of sleek, generic ...


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QUACKCAST 452 - Storytelling styles change!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2019

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Storytelling styles change over time for various reasons: fashion, audience expectations, competition for audience attention due to increased choice and availability of media, technological limitations and abilities ...



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Sympathy for the Devil

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 19, 2019



So of course the new Joker movie is quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon. Not only because it has made a ton of money already, but because of the spin on the infamous character of Joker.

Through Joachim Phoenix's Joker we get to watch the origin story of a villain ...



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The Head, The Heart and the Gut

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 17, 2019



There are things that appeal to the head - intriguing “what ifs” in terms of world building, and insights into technology, culture, politics, and history that capture the imagination in an intellectual way.

Then there's the heart - stories without emotional connection are the ones that critics and audiences call “sterile ...



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Dynamic characters

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 11, 2019



Last week we took a look a static characters and when it might be an appropriate time to use them. But what about dynamic characters? Before we get into the weeds here, let’s first talk about what makes a dynamic character. Dynamic characters are those that develop and change ...

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Too Hot For TV

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



Game of (Sticks and) Stones

I heard about the new Dave Chappelle special, Sticks and Stones, and couldn't wait to finish the long work day to get home and watch it.

A lot of it was hysterical and I was laughing loudly, sounding like some kind of sick donkey ...





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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is Here to Enlighten the Next Generation of Children

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2019



The original story of the Dark Crystal was released in 1982 by the Jim Henson company. It was a viewing staple for many children who are now adults with a dark, yet hopeful storyline. It was a story about balance with the mystic Urus contrasted against the devious Skesis. There ...

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QUACKCAST 441 - Cooperation = cool

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 27, 2019

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Cooperation Vs Competition. For decades the mantra was competition is good: it produces progress and makes things better… Well that's actually false. Competition is what you ...



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