QUACKCAST 409 - Meaning, Intention, and symbolism

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2019

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*The topic we discussed in this Quackcast was looking for symbolism, meaning and intention in comics: The English literature approach! Deeper meanings and all that. It's ...



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Writing Mental Illness (Part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 12, 2019




Writing a character with mental illness can be a very tricky thing. Writers usually go for the extremely rare, exotic and spectacular: multiple personality disorders, extreme manifestations of psychopathy or sociopathy, high functioning autism with that ever alluring ‘savant’ magic going for the character, bombastically spectacular schizophrenia… in many ways ...


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Exposition - Just the tip

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



In a nutshell, exposition is a big ole mound of information that the author wants the reader to know before they move on in the plot. It often gets a bad rap but that is usually due to it being used incorrectly. There is definitely a place for exposition so ...

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Seriously Funny

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 10, 2019



Seriously Funny

I didn't have a chance last week to talk about the passing of Bob Einstein, aka Super Dave Osborne, aka Marty Funkhauser.

Hilarious as Larry David's sometimes-nemesis and sometimes-friend, Marty Funkhauser, I remember him from many years ago on an old show called “Bizarre”.

The host ...







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Writing Your Own OC Spinoffs

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2019



I'm not sure how many creators do it, but I often place my original characters in different settings, writing out stories about them very much like I'd write fanfiction about some established franchise.

It's even more fun when I do it mixing them up with characters from ...



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Therefore, But and Because

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 3, 2019



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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FEATURED COMIC --> Run Stop Go

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



It is Halloween night and a crescent moon is up in the sky. A fuzzy faced loner in a hoodie named Kurt is running through the street until he enters a bar to get a drink. Everyone is dressed up in fantastic costumes, so it is easy for someone out ...

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Imitation Flavor

Amelius at 10:14AM, Dec. 30, 2018



The first thing you need to know before we get into this discussion is the following: You can't copyright a style. It's true! Copyright protects an artist's expression of an idea, but not the ideas themselves, the technique, or procedure in making that style. Keep that in ...

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Making 3D Comics by Genejoke Part 4 - Lighting and Rendering

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 27, 2018



This is the final part of Genejoke's epic on creating 3D Comics.


Part 4


Da finale


Lighting and rendering.


This will be the final part as there are definite limits to what can be conveyed just through the written word. I will start a video tutorial series in the ...













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FEATURED COMIC --> Coward of Valor

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 26, 2018



Val needs to get some meat for dinner, his mum says so. The market is about to close so he has to go and hunt bubbits… But he's cowardly and easily frightened, and bubbits have sharp teeth and a bad temper and he worries they'll eat him! His ...

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