How a "Starving Artist" Mentality has Helped Me Dodge the Money-Centric Bandwagon

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 27, 2016


-Art by Edvard Munch (cover for Hunger by Knut Hamsun)

It is a common phrase that has been repeated time and time again: “(The love of) money is the root of all evil”. At least for me, it was one of the few words to live by that my Latin ...


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Character Evolution Showcase

Banes at 12:00AM, June 9, 2016


Lobo! My, how you've grown!


This week on the Quackcast we discussed the evolution of main characters in a long running piece of work. We considered character changes, cultural changes in the real world, and artistic changes over time.

So many things evolve unconsciously, by design, or just because ...





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FEATURED COMIC -> Little Fir Cone

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 1, 2016



In the frozen forests of old Russia the mother of a small peasant family dies, leaving her husband and her two children, a boy and a girl. The father sends his daughter off to a big town for a finer more refined life than he can give her… it doesn ...

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Quackcast 273 - Promoting Side Characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 31, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

After last week's massive DD meetup (Next one is on the 18th, BE THERE!), we're back to the core group… me and my side characters, hahaha! Banes, Pitface, and Tantz Aerine join me to discuss the topic of promoting from within the ranks. I ...


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Side Characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 26, 2016


*Colin and Betty from Pinky TA

When you write a big long story that goes over many chapters and arcs, things tend to evolve, grow and expand quite a bit outside of what you originally envisaged. What I'm talking about here are side characters- These are people that may ...


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It is All in the Details

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 4, 2016


Have you ever taken a walk with a young person?

Each morning when I get to work early, I walk down to the bus circle and wait for one little boy's bus to arrive at school. On the good mornings, he walks off the bus grinning from ear-to-ear with ...


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Captain America: Civil war.

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 3, 2016



It's that time of year again, the big blockbuster movies are coming and Marvels first movie of the year and contestant in this years superhero smack down is Captain America: Civil war.
Based on the massive Marvel crossover comic that saw Marvels superheroes taking sides over a controversial government ...


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Character Arcs Part 2: Arcs in Sequels and Series featuring Iron Man

Banes at 12:00AM, March 24, 2016


Today we'll talk sequel and series character arcs, and focus on the cinematic portrayal of Iron Man

Last Week we talked about character arcs. They're an important element of fiction writing…although a lot of the time, there is no arc! But a strong, unpredictable character arc can ...


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Character Arcs

Banes at 12:00AM, March 17, 2016



A character starts in one state of being, and ends in a very different state of being.

The Character Arc in a nutshell!

Every time the subject of character arcs comes up around the site or on the Quackcast, one of the first examples that comes to my mind is ...





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