FEATURED COMIC -> Drachronon

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 17, 2017



Dragons, whether in human form or their own natural reptilian glory, are trouble. Some are more trouble than others… Meet Tanbyr, or Tan for short. She's a little pain in the bum for her brother Edan, also a dragon.These two fight like brother and sis… well, exactly what ...

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The Comedy Plot, Toolbox Edition (part one)

Banes at 12:00AM, May 11, 2017

Hello again!

I'm gonna continue for the next two or three weeks about “The Comedy Toolbox” approach to comedy structure.

There is quite a bit of crossover between this method and other methods you've heard of. But that's probably a good thing; there should be some similarity ...



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Basic Shapes in Character Design

Banes at 12:00AM, April 6, 2017



From the Best of Banes Collection…

CHARACTER SHAPES

I've never consciously designed characters this way, but I recently remembered hearing about this notion some time ago, on the dvd special features for an animated movie or show. I don't remember which one.
Characters derived from basic shapes can ...






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FEATURED COMIC -> Mythologia

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 15, 2017



If you ever wanted to know some more about famous ancient Greek heroes and gods, but were fed up with the cartoony versions touted by Disney and the insane versions in Hollywood movies and video games, then this is the comic for you! This is a faithful retelling of the ...

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Quackcast 314 - The failure of heroes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 14, 2017

LISTEN!

When heroes fail… Hey, why would you ever want a hero to fail? Well there are a lot of reasons and listening to this Quackcast will tell you why, but the quick version is that you don't want your hero to be a perfect Mary-Sue sort of character ...

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Can Comic Heroes and Their Comic Books Co-Exist?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 6, 2017


Logan Copyright 2017 20th Century Fox

Like any loyal X-Men fan, I made my way to the theater to watch Logan during its opening weekend last night. Before the screening, I had been watching reviews that mentioned the film's “R” rating and how it traded its wide audience in ...


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Boring Heroes, Fun Villains

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 4, 2017



It’s something so often encountered and/or mentioned in stories (be they comics or novels or film) that it’s becoming in itself a cliché: Heroes aren’t interesting because they’re straight arrows. Villains are fun because they’re the ‘bad boys’, the ones that can do all ...

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The Hated - Part Two

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 26, 2017




The Hated, part two: Heroes we hate

Last week I blathered on a bit about villain Protagonists. These are evil, or “bad” characters who get to be Protagonists!

But what about more traditional heroes, or supporting characters are written to be the “moral compass” or “voice of reason”, or just ...






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Quackcast 307 - The jerks

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2017

LISTEN!

Jerky, jerk, jerks! Let's talk about this type of character…
This topic is based on Banes' newspost from Thursday, he based it on characters like Reggie from the Archie comics. Jerks can be pretty good characters in their own right. They can be villains, heroes, antagonists or protagonists ...


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The Hated - Part One

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 19, 2017


art by Sandy Jarrell


The Hated, Part One - Villain Heroes

I've picked up all the “new” versions of the Archie universe and enjoyed them to different degrees for the most part. Sometimes there are a few laughs. Or some nice artwork. Or just the fun of seeing the characters ...





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