Working with Political Agendas

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 15, 2019



Lately more and more comics and animated features seem to consciously, and more importantly loudly, incorporate political messages in their stories. From feminism to social stratification and discrimination, to racism and xenophobia or even depression and psychological trauma.

This is by no means a new thing, to incorporate themes and ...



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Time management for webcomics

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 14, 2019



When producing a webcomic, it is good practice to stick to an uploading schedule. Not only does this mean that readers know when to expect the next installment of your story, but it also helps you plan around the general activities of life. So here are some tips to help ...

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Timeclocks

Banes at 12:00AM, June 13, 2019



Writing Timeclocks


Timeclocks are one of those elements of fiction that usually shows up in the middle or just before the final act, to give things a little boost in the adrenaline department, and make the drama more urgent. Not only are your characters facing big problems, but suddenly their ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Monkey Nukes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 12, 2019



Monkey Nukes is a very enjoyable story comic. Once you start it you'll soon be engrossed in the lives and the struggles of the characters as they go about their days, bursting with potential and secrets in 1980s west London… I could go on but Simonmackie explains it far ...

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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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Bailing

Banes at 12:00AM, June 6, 2019



When do you bail on a series, movie or story?

We had a pretty fine conversation on the Quackcast last week that wandered into the category of “endings” and when they're set up well vs badly and such. I had a similar convo today with someone about various series ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> QUASI and PSUDO

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 5, 2019



Quasi and Psudo are good friends, but that does not take away all the nervous energy of pacing around the room when sending multiple texts to each other or the hours spent getting ready to see each other. When they get together, they do magic and science tricks, which would ...

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QUACKCAST 429 - Bad ends, not bad fans

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 4, 2019

LISTEN on our new player!
Listen on Stitcher ​​- https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drunkduck-quackcast
Or TuneinRadio - https://tunein.com/podcasts/Books–Literature/Drunkduck-Quackcast-p1150194/


This Quackcast was inspired by the fan reaction to Game of Thrones, a series that I haven't watched but Tantz and Banes have! Specifically it's ...




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The Oversimplification of a Child Hero's World

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 1, 2019



Happy June 1st everyone!

I have been youtube-crawling today around the cinema pop-culture side. And as I was watching assorted comments and commentary on a whole lot of YA (i.e. Young Adult) and children's books and TV/film/animation series, from Harry Potter to The Last Airbender to ...



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Passive Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, May 30, 2019



Didn't Do Nothin'

During the making of the movie Cast Away, Tom Hanks and the screenwriter were developing the story, and
it was going well - other than the ending. In the end, the character was rescued.

Robert Zemeckis, the eventual director of the movie told them that the character ...






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