Catharsis

Banes at 12:00AM, June 8, 2017
tags: banes thursday



CATHARSIS
from the Best of Banes Collection


A writing instructor once gave me brief advice on how to write a story, structurally speaking. It was 1/4 Act One setup, 1/2 Act Two complications and rising stakes (I think), and about 1/4 An Act Three “cathartic ending”.

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Quackcast 326 - changing our look

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 6, 2017

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concept by Skreem

In this Quackcast Tantz Aerine, Banes, Pitface, and I (Ozoneocean) discuss the changes that we'd like to do to the look of Drunk Duck!
Contribute designs here: - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/177679/
We want YOU to help us come up with different design ...




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Quackcast 325 - walk the line

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 30, 2017

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Art by Ozoneocean

In this Quackcast we cover the Importance of good linework in comics and different line techniques such as Herge's Ligne claire, the traditional thick line for characters and thin for everything else as exemplified in the work of Mucha, variable line widths as in Manga ...


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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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Quackcast 323 - A space of your own

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 16, 2017

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Drawing in public can be a pain! You really need to find somewhere comfortable, with lots of space, good lighting, and the right atmosphere to be able to settle down and work on your drawings… It can be tricky to find just the right posy. But it also depends ...

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Quackcast 322 - Comedycast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 9, 2017

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Banes has been doing a series of very intelligent newsposts focusing on the mechanics of comedy over the past few weeks. Today in this Quackcast we go over the first three parts of these reports: Comedic Premise, Comedic Characters, and Good and Bad character traits! This one is just ...

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Quackcast 321 - Cafecast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 2, 2017

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Art by ozoneocean

We titled this one “Cafecast” on the suggestion of Pitface! Instead of chatting about a subject, we took ourselves off to a metaphorical cafe and all started drawing, working on sketches, our latest comic pages, and chatting as we did. We're all comic artists after ...


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Quackcast 320 - Making the reader believe

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 25, 2017

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In this Quackcast I wanted to talk about the magic of authorship: how the creator of a story sets up the whole situation so that they can convince the reader of anything. You can write a story about the smartest man in the world, and the reader will believe ...

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Quackcast 319 - Roll out the photocomics!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 18, 2017

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Photocomics don't get nearly enough love. A while ago Banes did a great newspost on the subject where he did some great little promotional reviews of some prominent photocomics on DD. I thought that was a cool idea and I've been meaning to return to the subject ...

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Quackcast 318 - Maintaining the enthusiasm!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 11, 2017

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The most important thing when doing your comic is to maintain your enthusiasm- THIS is what helps you keep working, not feedback, not praise, not fans, but your own internal passion. Feedback is great, but you can become addicted to it and when it's not there or there ...

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