Episode 434 - Where do your characters exist?

Jul 8, 2019

This time we're chatting about settings and where your characters exist in space… where does all the action happen in your comics and WHY does it happen there? Bane's had the really novel idea of thinking of story settings as action playsets, which are toy settings made based on a TV show or movie where you can play with action figures and act out key moments FROM the TV show or movie: Unlike a dollhouse they only have the key sets where the important things happen.

Topics and Show Notes

This is a magnificently clever way of thinking about the key sets for your comic… Think of them like playsets or the sets on a TV show or movie. You don't want to draw or even design an entire building or town, you just want the main places where you can have all the drama and fun. It saves time and energy to work this way.
-That might seem obvious to YOU deer reader but I am a literal minded fool and will draw the entire world and everyone in it just for my characters.

This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to the Outbreak the Stumbling Dead. Git yer cowboy boots, jeans and hat on and line uo for some bootscootin’’ in the dry, dusty ground! The country-themed tune stumbles and skips along while sipping whisky and chewing a chunk of beef jerky. Get up and dance! The music is calling you!

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Unprecedented Cleanup - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2019/jul/02/featured-comic-unprecedented-cleanup/

Featured music:
The Outbreak - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Outbreak/, by The Stumbling Dead, rated M.


Banes' playset newspost - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2019/jul/03/worldbuilding-with-playsets/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean
kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/

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Ozoneocean at 6:19PM, July 9, 2019

I'm always worried with other people's characters... Don't want to disrespect them.

Ozoneocean at 6:18PM, July 9, 2019

Here's the article: https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2019/jul/03/worldbuilding-with-playsets/

cdmalcolm1 at 10:10AM, July 9, 2019

Interesting topic. This should also be an article. With so many characters running around in my head the current settings for SolarCell and DarkBeauty is in the HA universe. Those two started in my universe as great foes to each other until they were both vanished to the HA universe with memory lost of how they use to be. The HA universe is set as a community created project. So the rules here are placed on how characters interact with each other by creator story outline. It does get tricky when you plan use another persons character for your story.

Ozoneocean at 5:04AM, July 9, 2019

LOL! Everyone wants revenge for the fridged Banes... he spoils all the food!

Banes at 4:57AM, July 9, 2019


Gunwallace at 1:33AM, July 9, 2019

Banes in a fridge! It's a new meme. (So many kidney stones!)

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