WRITING A SCENE

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2015



Here are some thoughts on writing that smallest unit of a story: the scene.


First off, what is a scene? What defines it?

It's Change.

Something changes between the beginning and end of a scene.

Here's a way to write one if you're stuck. These are the ...










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Character Profile: JUGHEAD.

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 6, 2015



I'm not sure who the first fictional character was that I became attached to. The Cat in the Hat? Superman? Jason Voorhees, maybe?

In any case, Jughead Jones was somewhere in that early group of beloved characters. I liked Archie, and envied his dating life with Betty and Veronica ...



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DEADLINES - (Banes talks to himself)

Banes at 12:00AM, July 30, 2015





I remember the first time the idea of deadlines made any kind of impression on me. I was maybe fifteen and a substitute teacher told me a bit about higher education and that a professor had told her to take all the time she needed to finish some project or ...



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"Cheating" as an Artist

Banes at 12:00AM, July 23, 2015



Years ago, when I did my first animation and posted it online, looking for attention like always, there was one comment that made me defensive, annoyed, and eventually, thoughtful.

I had no idea about animation timing or any of the little rules at the time; I just wanted to do ...



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BAD IDEAS

Banes at 12:00AM, July 16, 2015


Image by Internet.

On the Quackcast this week, we talked about the MISTAKES we make when making our webcomics. In the end, we agreed that the biggest mistake one can make is not creating their webcomics in the first place!

It's easy to get lost in uncertainty, anxiety and ...




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JNP's deals o'rama!

JustNoPoint at 12:00AM, July 10, 2015



Right now you can get Clip Studio Paint for only $15!!! It's a very limited time sale.
You can get the EX version for $87. This program is made specifically for making comics. I have used it since Manga Studio 3 when I debuted Devon Legacy here in 2006 ...


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Them's Fightin' Words: CONFLICT

Banes at 12:00AM, July 9, 2015


Image by Banes

Conflict
If you're anything like me (you poor soul), you may have learned about conflict in English or Creative Writing classes, and they told you that stories could either be

Man vs. Himself,
Man vs. Man, or
Man vs. Nature.

So a character would be either ...









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Quackcast 226 - The Power of Contrast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 7, 2015

LISTEN!

Content:
In this Quackcast I interrogated Mr Banes on the subject of his first newspost: Contrasts. It's a subject near and dear to him, even his comic "Typical Strange“ has its name based on the concept, i.e. two words with the opposite meanings put together to create ...


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Thursdays With Banes - Contrast and Conflict

Banes at 12:00AM, July 2, 2015



Ozoneocean has been goodly enough to let me participate on the DD front page on Thursdays. So I'll be jabbering here weekly and attempting to be

1. Entertaining and/or
2. Informative and/or
3. Punctual

It's a treat to get to do this, so thanks!

CONTRASTS

The ...











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MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS!!!! ...I mean,Thursdays feature is: Bear Versus Zombies!

ozoneocean at 11:01PM, March 25, 2009

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You HAVE to check out this comic. Comedy action at its most awesome! Bear must get revenge for his dead mate against the hordes of green, stinking zombies! Watch as bear fights like a big brown shaggy demon, using all the weapons he has at his disposal. I don't ...





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