Author Archives: Tim

COMIC ARCHETYPES & THE SEED OF CHARACTER

By | July 1, 2020

To avoid comic archetypes becoming stereotypes or clichés, place them in a fresh identity and setting of your own devising. Stanley Kubrik’s Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is widely regarded as a breakthrough in cinema satire. The story concerns the US President’s attempts to save the world […]

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Layering Comic Characters

By | July 1, 2020

LAYERING COMIC CHARACTERS Having chosen a role in life and a key ironic attribute for a comic character, you can begin adding layers. The most effective approach is to draw from the character’s ironic attribute. Don’t bother with devising a detailed backstory. Backstories are largely useless writing tools, unless those stories are intrinsic to the […]

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