QUACKCAST 566 - feeling the vibe!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2022

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Let's talk about total immersion… When consuming media rather than creating it, if you're lucky you become immersed: the struggles and fears of the character ...



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Snow Days

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 11, 2021




Snow changes everything. The entire environment is completely different, and the minute-to-minute operations of life become more complicated and troublesome.

In comics, snow can be a lot of fun. Flakes can fill up the pages and add to the grit and danger in comics like Sin City…

One of my ...






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The Horror Group Shot

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 28, 2021




There are a handful of cinematic “group shots” that showcase an ensemble of characters in a memorable way.

The Avengers in their first movie have one where they're finally all together, back to back in a circle to face the invading alien army.

There's the Usual Suspects in ...






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Mundane Activities

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 26, 2021



A conceit or gimmick on the series ‘24’ was that it took place in real time. One hour on the show was one hour of activities, and the 24-episode season covered the events of a single day.

As entertainment, I loved that show, and appreciated the gimmick of it with ...



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Interviewing Miranda of "Into the Swell"

damehelsing at 12:00AM, July 25, 2021



Hello ducklings! I’m back with another interview, and this time we’ve got our wonderful sea captain Miranda! So, Captain Miranda, please introduce yourself!!

Miranda: Hello ducklings! I'm Miranda! I'm a full time computer engineer and in my spare time I enjoy baking, doing puzzles, playing video ...



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QUACKCAST 535 - the teachcast

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 15, 2021

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Webcomicers need to learn to draw and write in order to become webcomicers. There are many other skills and also different ways to make webcomics, BUT most ...



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Color Theory as a Rewind Machine

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 31, 2021



It is evident, when training the eye for color theory practice, that decades and movements in the twentieth century captured color schemes that exuded the vibe and mood of the time. The above photograph is taken from the chapter titled “The American Dream” section of Pantone’s 1940s collection and ...

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Knowing What You Write

Banes at 12:00AM, May 14, 2020



Last week we talked about “writing what you know” … but how about ‘knowing what you write’? I knew I wanted to do this one as soon as I posted the previous article…just for the title.

In a TV show, series of books, movie, printed comic series, or newspaper strip ...



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Demographics

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

Who's it for?

In writing instructional books, there used to be this bit about deciding who your story/screenplay/series is FOR. This is a notion used in the industry (so I've read) to figure out who the audience is going to be for a given project. In ...

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