QUACKCAST 417 - Can we be better?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 12, 2019

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This is a big, awkward, contentious and fiery subject. What we're talking about in this Quackcast is the current phenomenon of social marketing and how it ...




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QUACKCAST 416 - Making cuts

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 5, 2019

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The entire team is here this time, no one was cut… So we're chatting about CUTTING, as in cutting out scenes to make a story cleaner ...




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5 great comic book slots

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2019



Comics have always had a special hold on people’s imaginations, with stories immersing readers in fantasy worlds where literally anything is possible. And, unlike books, comics combine the power of words and pictures. The skills of the artist mean that those worlds and other phenomena are there for all ...

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Vulgar Language and Non Sequitur

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2019



As of Sunday afternoon, at least forty newspapers across the United States have dropped the long running comic, Non Sequitur, from its comic pages. The reason behind the loss in popularity is that the comic “betrayed (its reader base’s) trust with profanity.” The comic in question ran sometime last ...

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Character through dialogue

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 7, 2019



Dialogue is a vital part of a comic, book or movie.

Well - usually it is. There are surely some comics out there who have none. There's prose, such as many children's stories or fables that are all or mostly action and description - and since the rise of sound ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Space Repair Garage: The Comic

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 30, 2019



Have you ever spent countless hours playing with toys and making up stories of many little adventures? The inspiration behind Space Repair Garage: The Comic was ninja_bait’s own personal Lego collection and the original stories written about them. The best part is that a lot of the art is ...

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Myth Appropriation

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2019

Giving Mythic Scale to your Stories



Dexter and the Trinity Killer - this may not look like an epic confrontation…but it sure as heck was!


The classic Star Wars trilogy was a phenomenon and a triumph on multiple levels. One of the things it's famous for is it's ...






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Following through on your NY goals

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 4, 2019



If you are like 92.4% of people at the beginning of the New Year (not a factual number mind you), you have sat down with a shine in your eye to set about making a list of goals to achieve in 2019. I know I have. So far there ...

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 31, 2018




This year, I am spending New Year’s Eve Weekend in Las Vegas to watch Lady Gaga perform in concert. (In fact, as soon as this post goes live, I might still be walking up and down the strip.) I always thought the way the first day of the new ...


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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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