When comics enter development hell

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 3, 2022



When working on comics, particularly long term, you may encounter a situation where your comic is in…development hell!

Development hell is a form of purgatory for a creative project. We often hear it used in relation to series or movies. The project is bounced from studio to studio, as ...



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An Short Expedition into Sweet Exposition

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2022



I know we've talked about exposition before, but a couple examples popped into my head recently…even though the examples are not recent.

When I was a youngster I loved the Hulk character. Today I remembered a specific issue of that comic, from way back, where the Hulk was ...



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The Right Jazz

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Nov. 27, 2022



Been dragging my feet writing this Sunday article - among many other things - as I’ve been hit by this latest compulsive obsession of mine to keep rearranging my Youtube library to perfectly push out the distracting vestiges of my past internet media consumption, in order to become more focused in ...

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Quackcast 610 - Beauty!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 22, 2022

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, so the saying goes but it's absolutely true. There is a layered subjectivity to it based on personal ...



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Pretentious?

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Nov. 20, 2022



This is an article I’m writing after midnight while being drunk on mixed drinks of brännvin and julmust. It’s November. I need booze to cope with the Scandinavian winter gloom that hits your soul like a hammer this time of the year (It’s a thing up here ...

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The Silver Lining

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2022



So I just watched the latest Trope Talk by Overly Sharkastic Productions on Youtube (high recommend if you aren't already subscribed). The focus was on Doomed Heroes, and there's not much I'd be able to add to that comprehensive essay. Go watch it.

What it did inspire ...



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Alternate Endings 2

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 10, 2022



Last week we talked about alternate endings in movies like Army of Darkness, Clerks, and Little Shop of Horrors.

In the comments, you mentioned classics that I can't believe I didn't mention, including CLUE, which was made with four different endings to be played randomly in different theaters ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Eternity Dreams

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 9, 2022



It's their last night in town and the band is having a farewell concert, but Teresa senses something dark and dangerous afoot. She knows she should leave before things get serious, and yet the impressions are just too nebulous and it's easier to go with the flow. That ...

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Quackcast 608 - Lovers and other things

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 8, 2022

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There are all kinds of relationships and they're great fodder for stories. The most typical is when two characters are getting INTO a relationship- all that ...



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Panel By Panel: Spirit Monk and Crossing Boundaries

hpkomic at 7:18AM, Nov. 4, 2022



Hello everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck.

Last week I invited creators to send pages and panels they are proud of for me to look at and potentially write about. The response was good, and I am glad to say ...



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