At the End of the Day, We All Revert to Our Seventh Grade Selves

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 22, 2017



Before I begin, I must preface that this news article is brought to you by the workings of a large iced dark roast coffee (black) and a large unsweetened iced green tea. This magical concoction of caffeine has offered a rush of thoughts and clarity to the regular thoughts that ...

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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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ART IMITATES LIFE IMITATES ART

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, May 19, 2017



As all y'all probably are well aware, I am a hilarious genius. All cartoonists are hilarious geniuses; we have to be! Well, half the time anyway- the other half we spend hating ourselves and overcompensating for our inadequacies. It's a storied and well-documented tradition dating back to the ...

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The Comedy Plot, Toolbox Edition (part two)

Banes at 12:00AM, May 18, 2017

Welcome to part two of a twenty-seven part series about outlining simple comedy plots!

Who is the Hero
What Does the Hero Want?
The Door Opens
The Hero Takes Control


So last week we went over the first two items. A particular character who wants something on a surface level ...







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Archetypal Motifs (Carl Jung, part 2): Apocalypse

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 29, 2017



Starting with Jung’s archetypal motifs, I think it’s best to remind why they’re called ‘archetypal’ first:
Archetypal motifs replicate themselves in stories across time and culture, in all human endeavors to create.

Motifs in general are tokens in a story that appear several times and symbolize something ...




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Carl Jung is Your Friend (part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 22, 2017



I’ll start today by talking a bit about one of the superstars in the field of Psychology (please don’t groan, it’s for a good cause):

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist (the super sayan combo in our field). He is considered the founder of analytical ...



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Appropriating imagery

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 15, 2017



This beautiful image is from the movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang, it shows Atlas the giant carrying the weight of the entire city on his shoulders. In this image Atlas represents the combined might and labour of the working class. Interestingly the same theme in imagery is often used for ...

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COMEDY - part one - The Premise

Banes at 12:00AM, April 13, 2017



HAPPY THURSDAY!


The comedic premise is very much the same idea as a premise in any other genre. It's got the same elements…Character, goals, themes, conflict…

Plus laughs.

One way to look at or create a comedic premise is that it has some kind of separation from reality ...








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UHG I CAN'T EVEN

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, April 7, 2017



We've all been there: all of the sudden, the trajectory of your own life seems to thwart you from your ambitions! Maybe it's obligations to schoolwork or your day job; maybe your partner or family; maybe you wind up homeless or awkwardly crashing on a series of couches ...

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Kopy Kats

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, March 31, 2017



Aight! It's that time again, ain't it? Now we been talking a lot about rules and limitations and discipline and approaches to making your comics and making them better. This week we're gonna step away from all that for a spell and talk about how not making ...

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