Please Yourself? Or Please the Crowd?

Banes at 12:00AM, July 5, 2018



May the Forcefulness Be With You


I've been fascinated to watch the unfolding of the “battle” between Disney's Lucasfilm and the fandom playing out over the past few months.

If you haven't been looking at the fallout, there's too much for me to cover here; I ...






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Your Javert's Options

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 2, 2018



So last time we had talked about the Javert trope, a category of character that is very compelling and makes for excellent drama, immense suspense and often gets their own following in fandom. (Just check out Saito Hajime's hero's journey as a prime example.)

The Javert character is ...



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Fandom

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 25, 2018



In a world of adapted comic book characters and stories, reborn old franchises, and endless brand-excavation of old TV shows, toys, and video games, our entertainment culture is something different than we've previously seen.

“I.P.'s” are dug up repurposed endlessly, in order to try and make a ...



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Figuring Out Dating as an Introspective Comic Nerd

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 4, 2017


(I drew this in my comic ten years ago.)

I am going to broach a subject that we do not openly discuss in the forums, or at least is lacking an open channel for discussion: Dating.

The first time I ever saw an effort to blend nerd culture with dating ...




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How the "She Makes Webcomics" Documentary Connected the Dots on the Impact Comics Have Had On My Life

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 23, 2017



While searching for the perfect show to stream one evening, an interesting title popped up on my Queue list. It showed a Rosie the Rivetter inspired drawing with a paint brush and the title “She Makes Comics” written below it. As an avid fan of documentaries AND comics AND a ...

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Quackcast 297 - fandoms

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 15, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

In this Quackcast we tackle the topic of fandom. Fandoms can be interesting, fun, helpful, fascinating, inspiring, or even bizarre and disturbing. Fandoms are frequently great resources for information about their subject and can really enrich your experience of whatever you're into. Fandoms are also ...


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My Halloween Playlist

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 22, 2015



If you've heard me talk for any reasonable amount of time (apologies!), you know I can't maintain much of a conversation before beginning to list movies. What can I say? I love ‘em!

So for this penultimate October Thursday, I thought I’d share my Halloween movie playlist ...



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Artist: Harry Lucey

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2015
tags: Banes Harry Lucey



Like I've mentioned before, I was…and am…a big Archie fan. As a youngster, I would pick up a digest from the grocery store checkout line whenever I had the money.
I would usually flip through the digest before buying, to see if there were any stories drawn ...


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Comics for Anti-Comic People

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 20, 2015



I'm a bit of a comic book proselytizer. When people tell me they don't like comics, I usually take that as a personal challenge. (I have the same reaction when people tell me they don't like cats, but that's another story for another time.) Generally I ...

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QUACKCAST Episode 91 - The Quack Always Casts Twice, 2012 DD radio play

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 21, 2012

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Summary:
Banes introduces the 2012 DD radio play! Maxwell McDuff must face his most diabolical trial yet in… THE DUCK ALWAYS QUACKS TWICE! He's joined by many other notable and fiendish characters in this new and epic adventure involving anvils, Maltese quails, crocodiles, and terrifying torture!
This fine ...



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