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Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 25, 2018



In a world of adapted comic book characters and stories, reborn old franchises, and endless brand-excavation of old TV shows, toys, and video games, our entertainment culture is something different than we've previously seen.

“I.P.'s” are dug up repurposed endlessly, in order to try and make a ...



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Political Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 11, 2017



Considering that a lot of comics have politics embedded in their stories or worldbuilding or actively part of their characters’ parameters, what would constitute a political comic as opposed to a comic containing politics?

In my opinion and from the general descriptions of this budding genre, a political comic is ...



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Controversial Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 4, 2017



I’ve written about controversy before, and how it has its uses. But I haven’t really yet discussed what makes a comic controversial.

There are the usual hype-controversies like gender bending and race swapping in characters, but in my opinion these types of controversial issues are just what I ...



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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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How to Research for Your Comic

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 24, 2017



Every comic needs to be researched. Except maybe an autobiographical one, since it’s most likely you already have a thorough knowledge of what is going on in your life.

Or maybe you don’t, and this is your Cognitive Therapy homework.

In any case, a few exceptions aside, just ...





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Quackcast 324 - The *Bleeping*cast!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 23, 2017

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In this Quackcast we discuss the interesting notion that censorship can actually be a positive force for creation. Sometimes working WITHIN restrictions of censorship can make you more creative and your work a lot more individual, special and more interesting. I came to this subject after reading a review ...

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World Building Is Ubiquitous

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 8, 2017


image from The Art of Veiling, by yours truly

There have been posts before (I think) about how to go about creating a world, especially when it comes to fantasy settings. You’re supposed, if you want to do it right, to build everything that makes up the world in ...


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Quackcast 306 - Culture club

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 17, 2017

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Patriotism, flags, nationalism, religion, politics, national symbols hijacked by racists! These are some of the unique aspects of our cultural identity and national differences we chat about on this quackcast. I was inspired by HippieVan's newspost on Friday (about Cultural identity and how it defines our writing), to ...

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QUACKCAST 291 - The philosophy and politics of comics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2016

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Raphael's School of Athens.

This week's Quackcast is brought to us by Tantz Ariene! Tantz is a very political creature, seeing as she comes from Athens which is pretty much the birthplace of politics AND philosophy, that's hardly surprising. Clever Tantz in her tantzglasses, dudeman Banes ...


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QUACKCAST 286 - Offence, walking on eggshells

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 30, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

- Do you worry about offending specific people with your writing? Where's your line between honest expression and regard for other people's feelings? This was Bane's brilliant idea for a Quackcast. We touch a little on the idea of a “culture of offence”, where ...


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