STAN LEE

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 5, 2017
tags: stan lee



I've given the propers to artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, two of the three fathers of the Marvel Universe.

But we can't neglect the other one. The man. Stan ‘the man’ Lee.

We probably all know this guy already of course, and he's renowned these days ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> Journey Through NhauWe

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2017



There's some troubled relationships amongst the tribe… when you're hunter gatherers living in a lush green forest full of dangerous animals, irresponsible behaviour could mean death! Harp isn't making many friends with her impulsive devil-may-care ways, riding a wolf-like gruuf through the middle of the hunting party ...

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Diminishing Returns

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 28, 2017


Emotional Charges and Diminishing Returns

Many writing methodologies suggest mapping out the emotional change of each scene. The scene either starts positive, and goes to either negative or “extra positive”, or starts negative and goes to positive or “extra negative” by the end of the scene.

So if a lovelorn ...




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Steve Ditko

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2017


One of the greatest comic book stories ever written, by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby are known as the main architects of the Marvel Universe. But there was a third originator of that landmark creation:

Steve Ditko was an artist who originally worked as a ...




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Before the Beginning

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2017



One of the great things about the original Star Wars movies was the strong sense of a grand, adventurous, and terrible history before the movie started. So much is hinted at through Obi Wan Kenobi about the Jedi Knights, Anakin Skywalker, great friendships, laser swords, and terrible war and loss ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Reversion

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 13, 2017



Apollodorus Kratos is a dashing, young artist and scholar of archeology stuck in the shadows of his deceased father and floundering relationship with his female colleague. He is generally an observer who captures secret glances of couples at train stations in his sketchbook. After speaking publicly at a conference, he ...

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Single pages, larger issues and archive panic

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2017


SINGLE PAGES vs. The GREATER WHOLE

I'm at a nice place in my webcomic right now. Well, it's nice as the writer, at least.
The characters have a nice history now, with some adventures behind them, some established relationships, and a stable of supporting characters who can be ...



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Wardrobe Is a Tell

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2017




They say that the best and most important elements in visual arts, from movies to comics, are done well when the audience doesn’t quite notice them. And that is definitely true- research and plot development and world building are some of them about which I’ve already talked about ...


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Jack Kirby

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2017

Just the other day was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby (Jacob Kurtzberg, originally).

Jack “King” Kirby drew comics from the 1930's for various companies and co-created many characters for Timely Comics, notably Captain America (co-created with Joe Simon). Cap was one of the few Marvel ...

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Drawing Attention #5

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2017



This week I wanted to dredge up something from the past and talk about a comic that is effectively dead. Launched in June 2010, rightly featured in October 2010 and last updated with an actual page of content in August 2012. But still one of my favourite comics on the ...

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