The Death of the Method?

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



The Death of the Method?


In the past, I've been a proponent of the Banes Method - really, the Save the Cat Method - of story construction and story improvement.

The method became all the rage in film production in Hollywood apparently - and has received some criticism as well, for being ...






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Built to Last or Not

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 15, 2019
tags: banes thursday



I remember way back in the day, hearing a writer on the cartoon ‘King of the Hill’, who'd been a writer on ‘The Simpsons’ saying that on the Simpsons, is was all about how many jokes you could get in a scene…in a page…and even how many ...

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The Thing With Clichés

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 8, 2019




There is a general idea that cliches, when they surface in the narrative of a story, be it movie, tv or webcomics or anything else, is a sign of bad writing.

There is of course a good basis for this presumption, because usually a cliche is a plot device, or ...




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QUACKCAST 413 - Breaking structure

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

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It's just Ozoneocean and bouncy Banes today. This time we're chatting about breaking and subverting structures, formulas and conventions in webcomics. Commercial creative projects need ...



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Convergent Creation Part 2

Amelius at 12:21PM, Dec. 16, 2018




Last weekend we discussed that strange phenomenon of independent creation, where there's more than a passing resemblance to another work but it's not a case of plagiarism. Interestingly, not long after I posted that I saw not one but two instances of independent creation being brought up (though ...


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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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Fair Market Price

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 20, 2018



We are creators and as creative types, we sometimes reach a level with our skills that people are willing to spend money to own an original piece of work by us. If you are anything like me, then clientele is limited to family and friends and monetary charges are thrown ...

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All you need is an Asshole in a Mask

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 3, 2018



Sometimes I overcomplicate things. I do it quite a lot actually. I’m doing it right now actually as I write this. Do you know how many times I’ve change ‘as’ to ‘some’? I think about things too much. Or sometimes not enough. Anywho-

Horror movies are something I ...



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