Say My Name: Titles

Banes at 12:00AM, March 15, 2018



Say My Name

There are titles that fit perfectly with their subject, titles that could fit multiple subjects/contexts, and titles that don't work at all.
Recently I've seen several titles referenced that made me say “I HAVE to see that/read that!”.

A title can be handy ...






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How Long?

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 1, 2018



I think John Byrne once said he did about two or three pages a day (I believe it was an eight hour workday).

Of course, the length of time a page will require depends a lot on what KIND of comic you're doing! A stick figure comic or sprite ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Toni Kino Adventures

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2018



Toni Kino befriends a happy little dog, rescuing it from a grumpy old bearded guy who claims it's getting into his dreams. Of course Toni isn't having any of that nonsense and brings home the dog to his daughter. But pretty soon he starts to have strange encounters ...

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Quackcast 358 - Damaged Characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2018

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This week we mine Banes's ideas about damaged protagonists. Does having physiologically damaged protagonists (as opposed to merely flawed), make them more realistic or relatable? I think we came to the conclusion that this isn't necessarily the case at all, in fact it can mean the opposite ...

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Quackcast 348 - Action Talking

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 14, 2017

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Special treat at the start of this Quackcast, a Spang news announcement from the oooooold days of DD!

This week's Quackcast is on the interesting notion that talking CAN be action. It's based on a newspost of Tantz's. I'm not quite bright enough to fully ...



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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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Psychopomps and Death Personified

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2017


Chihiro and No Face from Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Studio Ghibli

I was driving home from work this evening and an unusual, rather old fashioned looking car with bright high beams began following me on my route. When I made a turn, I looked in the side mirror ...


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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 --> ZINC COMIX

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 23, 2017



Zinc comix is all about Japanese death poems called Jisei. Each poem consists of 3 pages: one page for each line of the poem, and all the syllables on each page add up to 17, the the haiku form of the jisei. Each poem is listed with a number and ...

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How Much is Just Right when it Comes to Shock Value?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 12, 2017



Having decided that shock value is needed in your comic and you must scare, disgust or generally traumatize your audience in some way in order to get the emotional reaction to serve your theme and your subject matter, how do you decide when and where to draw the line? (note ...

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