Mar 31, 2014
While out on a routine survey mission in the Asimov Nebula, space-Captain Ozone and security officer second class Stanley Banes find themselves face to face with a drunken rampaging mutated alien duckmonster! Join our spacefaring heroes as they ramble about some of their favourite SciFi and discuss some of the best and worst features of the genre. But more importantly; will they get out of this predicament alive and will they ever get their booze back?
Topics and Show Notes
Topics and Show Notes:
Ad Humanae - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Ad_Humanae/
For Quackcast 161, we'd like to hear from you about science fiction:
What are your favourite scifi tales/books/movies/shows/etc? What areas or concepts appeal to you? Which ones don't?
What “type” of sci fi do you like and why? Do you write a sci fi comic or work on sci fi projects? Tell us about that. What do you try to do in your sci fi work? What are the challenges? What do you try to avoid in your scifi work?
Post here: - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176119/
Some of the SciFi media mentioned:
Isaac Asimov’s Robot Series
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Battle Beyond the Stars
The last Starfighter
Mar 12, 2012
This marks the beginning of our story writing month! We're focusing exclusively and intensively on the art of writing, following on naturally from Kroatz's clever take on the concept of the monomyth. Bane's special interest and expertise is in scriptwriting, particularly movie screenwriting, so this is the approach we're taking. Screenwriting translates perfectly to comics even more than it does to novel writing or play-writing so hopefully this should come in handy to our webcomicing writers out there! First up we begin with an outline of general story structure, then move on to an explanation of some of the different TYPES of story.
Mar 5, 2012
Today we have Kroatz with us; A highly intelligent writer from the Netherlands who explains the concept of the monomyth and how to use it to tighten and improve your story writing. He's so bright in fact that he makes Ozoneocean look rather dim, which is embarrassing for Ozone, but he gets over it. We give examples of how monomyth applies to great movies and books like Scott Pilgrim VS the world, Star Wars, and The Lord of the Rings, just to help you understand it better... totally NOT to confuse you even more. Totally. And yet again we have brave, loyal, and heroic Banes to thank for the clever editing, especially his fine work with the DD soap, which ironically breaks every single rule of the monomyth paradigm.