Episode 531 - Same Stories From Differnt Perspectives

May 17, 2021

The famous film Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa gave its name to the style of a story that has the same scenes told from different perspectives. Many comics and movies have done this, it's a really cool trick to try. Not only can it help you show a different perspective of a scene it can also show your story in a completely different style when you show things through the eyes of a particular character and how they “see” the world. It can even be a great trick for making a sequel- rather than a linear continuation of a story you show a story that happened in parallel to the sequences shown.

Topics and Show Notes

You get that with the “event comics” made by DC and Marvel where one large event takes place across multple “titles” and that even made its way to the Marvel cinematic universe with a few stories happening at the same time, very notably the events of Black Panther and the Civil war. In fact this sort of thing was even part of the very first origins of my comic, Pinky TA, back in the late 90s: It started as a painting series depecting the events of a point in time. Some painting followed the stry in a linear fashion (before and after), others depected the same paoint in time from different angles and perspectives. It's a really cool way to help you look at your story differently.

This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Trevor: A black line on the horizon of dense sound builds like a tidal wave,rising higher and higher as it comes closer. It never breaks, only swamps and envelopes you as it rushes past dragging everything with it with the enormous power of the ocean behind it, flooding like a rising tide from the sea, drenching you in sound.

Topics and shownotes


Newspost on timeloops - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2021/apr/28/when-i-come-around/

Featured comic:
Huckleberry- https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2021/may/11/featured-comic-huckleberry/

Featured music:
Trevor - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/TREVOR/ - by JCorrachComics, rated A.

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

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Ozoneocean at 3:20AM, May 24, 2021

Yeah, some good old fashioned nasty villains for villainy sake is what we need!

JCorrachComics at 1:09PM, May 23, 2021

Yoooo the song was so cool to hear! Thank you so much for the feature c: I've also been digging getting to hear some new perspectives on multiple perspectives (haha) like you guys were mentioning how not every villain needs to be sympathetic and how sometimes stories through their eyes seem to change their characters entirely. And while I love a tragic villain sometimes, I'm feeling inclined to agree, especially since it feels like most villain origin stories being made nowadays seem to adhere to that strict sympathetic angle where the villain needs to be completely in the right for that retelling to be told. Something about it feels skeevy... I want to say it's gotta do with big studios wanting to play it safe and be as unproblematic as possible, lest it hurt ticket sales, but I don't know for sure :T

Gunwallace at 6:15PM, May 20, 2021

Thanks :-)

Ozoneocean at 9:57AM, May 19, 2021

Ya, I forgpot to do it in the cast haha!

Banes at 7:41AM, May 18, 2021

The musical feature was added in after we recorded - I didn't realize it was for Trevor. Great comic; great theme song!

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