Archetypal Events – Staples in Devising Plot (part 4)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 20, 2017




So here we are after the brief intermission, back to talking about archetypes from our friend Jung.
As of course is natural, all stories have to have a plot in order to be engaging and be in a position to make their points and get them across because the alternative ...



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Quackcast 320 - Making the reader believe

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 25, 2017

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In this Quackcast I wanted to talk about the magic of authorship: how the creator of a story sets up the whole situation so that they can convince the reader of anything. You can write a story about the smartest man in the world, and the reader will believe ...

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Adapting Myth to Modernity (part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2017



So last week I’d started talking about the reincarnation upon reincarnation of myth and legend into modern sequential and narrative art- and got some pretty insightful comments on why it persists for millennia (it is said that Euripides adapted the legend of Medea himself in order to make it ...

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Adapting Myth to Modernity (part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 5:03AM, Feb. 11, 2017



In a chat where we were discussing our comics, Pit-Face told me that if Bones from Putrid Meat is Odysseus, then Blitzov from Epic of Blitzov is Gilgamesh. And that very solid analogy of the two characters’ function in her stories, got me thinking about how myth of all sorts ...

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Cultural background and comicking

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 13, 2017



My city had a massive snowfall on Boxing Day this year – the day after Christmas, for you non-Canadians. Nothing too unusual for a Canadian winter, but even so the city always seems to grind to a halt when it happens. After having a neighbour help him get his car unstuck ...

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The Webcomic Artist Manifesto

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2016



(From the desk of kawaiidaigakusei)

Here is a little treat to celebrate the first week of Autumn. I wrote this version of “The Webcomic Artist Manifesto” in the Fall quarter for an art history class on Dada. A Manifesto is a public declaration used to incite or inspire a group ...



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QUACKCAST 288 - Evoking too much Emotion

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 13, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Drunkduck's beloved HippieVan was influenced by last week's Quackcast on Evoking emotion to come up with a newspost about NOT invoking emotion when you don't mean to: keeping things funny, even IF heavy stuff happens to be going on, which can be tricky ...


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FEATURED COMIC -> Krasnosvit

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2016



A well dressed young prince stalks his way into the dark forbidding forest in search of the house the the rooster legs… He's come to beg a favour from the forest witch, but what will it be? Will she grant his request? At what cost? Krasnosvit is a retelling ...

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QUACKCAST 285 - Ride the wave of the Anti-heroes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 23, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Comedy anti-heroes are a great deal of fun. My faves are characters like Tankgirl and Flashman; they can be selfish, greedy, violent, lustful, out for their own needs first but they still manage to do the “right” thing and vanquish the bad guy along the way ...


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FEATURED COMIC -> High Explosives Play Mobil

Genejoke at 12:00AM, Aug. 17, 2016



High Explosives Play Mobil is the tale of slacker dude Warwick ‘Ricky’ Chesterton. Ricky glides through by working at his fathers company and hanging out with his stoner friends, until one day he ‘accidentally’ consumes the contents of a bottle from a genetic research laboratory. Hi-jinks ensue.

High Explosives Play ...



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