Digression Girl

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Well, that is The Question, isn’t it? (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!) In our writing series, this is a good time to explore inner drive for a character if they don’t have some personal loss as the inciting incident to kick off their quest. Many super heroes and heroes in fiction DO, because it’s an …

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We have seen countless heroes and villains grace the comic pages in an array of eye-popping costumes but have you ever questioned why artists have picked those colours in particular? Comics Alliance introduces us to the idea of colour theory which – in its most basic form – states heroes wear bright colours such as …

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The concept of Joker’s “super-sanity” was first mentioned in the classic Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean back in 1989 and comes as a “diagnosis” by an Arkham psychologist who is obviously both unreliable and not good at her job—she tried to cure Two-Face by giving him …

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Some odd years ago while perusing the library comic and graphic novels section, I stumbled across a comic series that I had no idea I would end up falling in love with. It was a post-apocalyptic series called Y: The Last Man. I’ve read other stories by Brian K. Vaughan (Saga anyone?) and can’t sing …

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