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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FEATURED COMIC --> Percival Pigeons Perilous Plan

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 9, 2019



Percival the pigeon has a plan! It's a crazy plan and it's probably not going to work… in fact it certainly won't but he's going to try it anyway. In the far future humanity have left the earth a horrible wasteland haunted by giant mutated swamp-beasts ...

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Quackcast 401 - Stan Lee, a stupid comedian, and the new prudes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 20, 2018

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This is Quackcast 401! Error, error! Pitface and Tantz were absent so Banes and myself were left to go quietly off the rails and expostulate all sorts of radical, half formed, badly articulated ...


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Art Nouveau Inspired LP Covers

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 19, 2018

Art Nouveau Inspired LP Covers



In an attempt to keep up with the times, I purchased my first record player and have started an LP vinyl collection.

After dusting off my father’s LP collection from the 1970s, I could not help noticing all the gorgeous cover art from bands ...





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Recycling Ideas From The Trash

Amelius at 12:04PM, Nov. 18, 2018



There are no bad ideas, just poor execution…..terrible, awful execution.

You may have seen those games that go around on social media, such as “Describe a classic movie/video game/novel in the worst way possible”, it shows how easy it is to make any concept seem like the ...



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3,2,1, Let's Jam!

Amelius at 2:44PM, Nov. 11, 2018



Not all ideas start fully formed. Look at any character which is drawn over a long period of time and you'll almost always see changes, refinements and evolutions in how the character is drawn and the overall style surrounding the character. Frequently these changes are gradual as result of ...

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Quackast 394 - Nostalgia, creative fuel?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 2, 2018

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Nostalgia! - Where does it fit in the creative process? People are the product of their influences. For a lot of us the strongest influences happen when we're growing up and learning about the world and all the things IN it for the first time. As you get older ...

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Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 24, 2018



There are days when I am surrounded by plush toys and I look back on days of yesterday that I start to feel like Christopher Robin. Then there are days when I work in a classroom of extraordinary students that bring a different type of energy to the environment that ...

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Stakes

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 6, 2018



STAKES

In a story, a Protagonist wants something, and some kind of obstacle is in the way. When the Protagonist makes a choice, good or bad, to take them to that goal, we're off and running!

But what happens if they don't get what they want? What happens ...





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Quackcast 382 - Suspension of disbelief

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 10, 2018

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This week we talk about maintaining suspension of disbelief: the way you have to convince people of the world your story is set in and keep them there. Everything you do is done for that, to convince them your characters make sense and the world works. There's a ...

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