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Re: General Comics Writing Discussion
« Reply #135 on: 26 March, 2011, 08:59:17 pm »
"hur hur, foxy dead chicks."

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Re: General Comics Writing Discussion
« Reply #136 on: 26 March, 2011, 09:18:34 pm »
So,

What's the Vampire Vixen subtext?

EDIT: Clearly, a commentary on the emasculation of males in modern society by highlighting the imagined fear created by the prominent placing of strong women in a predominently male environment (war) coupled with the undead motif to empasise the underlying fear of redundancy felt by the contemporary male.

And not "hur hur, foxy dead chicks."

As Sir Alan of Moore says, there needn't be a clever and profound idea behind it (I usually only bother pointing out that kind of subtext when it crops up). It is closer to a "What if" idea, in WWII an alleged layer of occult combat below the more conventional warfare (I allude to the attempt to summon the kind of Cone of Power that saw off the Spanish Armada, or so some claim, in the first episode), so we are pushing that one-step further. It is also an updating and reworking of nazisploitation ideas, but I'm also hoping it will be one man's journey to realise not everything is quite so black and white - although God knows if it'll work on all those levels. Plus there are foxy dead chicks in it.
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Re: General Comics Writing Discussion
« Reply #137 on: 26 March, 2011, 09:30:39 pm »
Glad that's been cleared up.

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Re: General Comics Writing Discussion
« Reply #138 on: 26 March, 2011, 10:27:42 pm »
Glad that's been cleared up.

Plus, it is all Alex's fault. ;)
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Re: General Comics Writing Discussion
« Reply #139 on: 10 April, 2011, 09:18:07 pm »
Re Harlan Ellison - Did you know 2 of his stories for TV (Twilight Zone or Outer Limits) were used without credit by James Cameron to make The Terminator?...Ellison won in court, now always to be credited!
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Re: General Comics Writing Discussion
« Reply #140 on: 10 April, 2011, 11:28:03 pm »
Re Harlan Ellison - Did you know 2 of his stories for TV (Twilight Zone or Outer Limits) were used without credit by James Cameron to make The Terminator?...Ellison won in court, now always to be credited!

All you need to know right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwyyJ3D3g1E.

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Re: General Comics Writing Discussion
« Reply #141 on: 18 April, 2011, 07:35:44 pm »
Nice link, thanks.
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Re: General Comics Writing Discussion
« Reply #142 on: 21 April, 2011, 03:47:33 pm »
Jim Shooter is posting an excellent series of pieces about his history in comics and it includes the Marvel "secret":


Further to this Jim Shooter has recently been posting transcripts from a lecture series he gave back in 1994 about storytelling. Its really interesting and he presents points I've read before in a really clear and interesting way. I'm enjoying it I have to say.

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Re: General Comics Writing Discussion
« Reply #143 on: 20 June, 2012, 07:43:30 pm »
Via DTT:

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Lee Robson and Matthew Badham alerted me to this last month but it got buried in my in-tray. Writer-To-Watch-Out-For Dan Hill has managed to recompile a huge collection of articles and links from professional comic writers about the various aspects of the creative process that originally appeared on the now defunct Warren Ellis forum, The Engine.

The articles cover pretty much everything you could ever want to know about the process of writing comics, from moulding the initial idea all the way through to pitching it, and all of them are written by pros from across the industry, including Chuck Dixon, Matt Fraction, Gail Simone, Warren Ellis, Mark Waid, Kurt Busiek and a shed load more.

You can find the page at this link: http://dan-hill.org/services, but here's a small selection of what he's unearthed...

http://downthetubescomics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/webfinds-writing-comics-resource.html

Looks like plenty of reading ahead....
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Re: General Comics Writing Discussion
« Reply #144 on: 20 June, 2012, 08:16:22 pm »
Yeah, I saw this earlier. What a great post - I need to message Dan Hill a thank you.