Archetypal Events – Staples in Devising Plot (part 4)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 20, 2017




So here we are after the brief intermission, back to talking about archetypes from our friend Jung.
As of course is natural, all stories have to have a plot in order to be engaging and be in a position to make their points and get them across because the alternative ...



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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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Movie Inspirations for Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 13, 2017



So I’m worrying I might be boring the hell out of all of you with Jung and archetypes and odd archaic symbols and mystical imagery cryptography of late…

So here’s something a bit more fun that’s been rolling around in my head as I was gathering up ...



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Yin and Yang – Creation and Deluge: Archetypal Motifs part 3

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 6, 2017



Who hasn’t seen this ubiquitous symbol? It’s one of the most typical motifs signifying the balance between opposing forces in the world- but also the ever alternating phases of destruction and creation, of overwhelming overturning of the status quo so the new can be created.

And that is ...



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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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Archetypal Motifs (Carl Jung, part 2): Apocalypse

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 29, 2017



Starting with Jung’s archetypal motifs, I think it’s best to remind why they’re called ‘archetypal’ first:
Archetypal motifs replicate themselves in stories across time and culture, in all human endeavors to create.

Motifs in general are tokens in a story that appear several times and symbolize something ...




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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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Carl Jung is Your Friend (part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 22, 2017



I’ll start today by talking a bit about one of the superstars in the field of Psychology (please don’t groan, it’s for a good cause):

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist (the super sayan combo in our field). He is considered the founder of analytical ...



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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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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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