Episode 369 - Propaganda and agendas

Apr 9, 2018

This week's Quackcast was inspired by a newspost that Banes made about propaganda. We used that as a jumping off point to talk about political messages and social agendas in creative works- when it's deliberate and when it's not. Tantz Aerine made a great point that the world of the Federation in Star Trek is like showing us the world from the perspective of a fascist regime. It's certainly NOT intended that way but that IS an unintentional message. You'll have to listen to the Quackcast to hear her argument for that idea. A movie like Starship Troopers is brilliant at subverting the whole propaganda thing. :) This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Coga nito: Slide into some retro 1970s classic disco, with a modern twist! You’ll feel like your wearing shiny white polyester stretch flares with high white leather platform shoes, then rocket back into the present with the cool techno dance feel of the synthesised beats. Get onto the dance floor and strut your stuff!

Topics and Show Notes

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
The Last Sheriff - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/apr/03/featured-comic-the-last-sheriff/

Propaganda newspost - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/mar/20/points-of-view-propaganda-and-marketing/

Creative works discussed in the cast:
Jesus 2016 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Jesus_2016/
A handmaid's tale - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Handmaid's_Tale
Star Trek - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek
Futurama - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama
The Simpsons - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons
Family Guy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Guy
24 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_%28TV_series%29
The 300 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300_%28film%29
Mephisto - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082736/
The Beast - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094716/
Starship troopers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers
Doonesbury http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/

Comment reply notifications newspost - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/mar/23/test-the-comment-notifications-today/
Reply Notifications - http://next.theduckwebcomics.com/user/replies

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean

Featured music:
Coga Nito - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Coga_Nito/, by Toby Durr, rated T.

Episode 273 - Promoting Side Characters

May 30, 2016

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After last week's massive DD meetup (Next one is on the 18th, BE THERE!), we're back to the core group… me and my side characters, hahaha! Banes, Pitface, and Tantz Aerine join me to discuss the topic of promoting from within the ranks. I did a newspost about this last Thursday (linked bellow), the thrust of which was that when you need new main characters it's so much better and more fun to mine them from earlier in your stories rather than introducing them whole and new minted. This doesn't have to be an unplanned thing though- you can do like Banes or Amelius and have it all designed in advance. What they do is lightly introduce main characters AS side characters initially, knowing they'll be promoted to main status later on, either way it works the same- they fit better in the world of the story, the have more “history” and the audience finds them easier to accept, as we discuss in the Quackcast. Still though, when things aren't so planed, it can be so rewarding when creations grow and find their own voices. This week's theme by Gunwallace is for XTIN , it's weirdly Indian and mournful in a beautiful way that is PERFECT for Xitin!

Episode 126 - Mobile Digital Art

May 20, 2013

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This is another of our technical Quackcasts, this time Banes and I are talking about my own mobile digital art processes. The tools I currently use for that are a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and Sketchbook pro by Autodesk is the software. It's a bit of a rambling discussion but hopefully we managed to impart a bit of sensible info! I even drew a a picture using this equipment during the Quackcast and you can see that in the links bellow as well as links to some of the other stuff we talked about! Regarding the tablet and software though, as a digital artist I highly recommend it to everyone!

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