Author Archives: Tim

Creating Comic Characters

By | November 15, 2019

Creating Comic Characters Comic characters work best when they are built from a simple base. Simplicity is the chief imperative, whether you’re inventing a character from the ground up, or applying new attributes to an ancient archetype. True, comic characters may present complex combinations of warring attributes, and comic delivery can range from the subtle […]

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Narrative Comedy Themes

By | September 9, 2018

[Excerpt from The Cheeky Monkey – Writing Narrative Comedy] Every TV comedy needs a theme or what is known in feature-film development as a ‘controlling idea’. This inspires a show’s moral framework, the subtextual message that drives the show. Once you’ve had some initial thoughts about a project, take the time to identify its overarching […]

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