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 ...
When Superman returned to the big screen ten years ago or so in “Superman Returns”, the movie was intended to be a direct sequel to the two original movies with Christopher Reeve. I was surprised at how mopey and depressing the movie felt.
Which is to say, the movie felt ...
Why is it so haaaard?
For me at least. I really am stumped when it comes to drawing covers for my webcomics. So much so that I would always find clever (?) ways for other people to do them for me.
I can't get out of making one now though ...
This week we interview the artist and creator of the comic Kings Club, AmeliaP! Her comic was featured and Gunwallace also gave it a theme tune that was featured in Quackcast 335. AmeliaP is a talented professional comic creator and game designer. We couldn't interview her directly because ...
THE LAST PART!
This is it! Part Four of the “Comic Toolbox” approach to comedic story structure ...
“I wouldn't give this guy's problems to a monkey on a rock!”
The Story so far…
Who is the Hero
What Does ...
Welcome to part two of a twenty-seven part series about outlining simple comedy plots!
Who is the Hero
What Does the Hero Want?
The Door Opens
The Hero Takes Control
So last week we went over the first two items. A particular character who wants something on a surface level ...
I'm gonna continue for the next two or three weeks about “The Comedy Toolbox” approach to comedy structure.
There is quite a bit of crossover between this method and other methods you've heard of. But that's probably a good thing; there should be some similarity ...