In Quackcast 207 we talk about bodyshapes in comics again; as a follow up from the chat we had about it in Quackcast 205 we thought we'd let the community weigh in with their thoughts... so Banes and I could get the chance to practice our voices. We wanted to know what others thought about the subject of about bodyshape in comics; Ones that they draw, read, or have just seen and think that it needs commenting upon. These Quackcasts were inspired of course by the images of athletes from the 2002 book "Athlete" by Howard Schatz. The photos show various athletes who're at the top level of their respective sports, it also shows that they have wildly different physical attributes: there IS no one ideal, and there IS no “normal”. This got us to thinking how body shape can define a character as much as facial features, hairstyle, clothing etc. Anyway, people had their say and it was enlightening! Also, Gunwallace's music this week was for FUNK! And funky it was, give it a listen.
Topics and Show Notes: Featured comic: Steel and Manitou - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Steel_and_Manitou/ Links: Images, taken by photographer Howard Schatz for his 2002 book, Athlete - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2502477/Can-guess-sport-shape-Olympians-body.html Body measurement image from the 1920s mentioned by EJB - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/ozoneocean/Photo%20Feb%2017%206%2003%2033%20AM_zpsxk29wla2.jpg Our contributors: Genejoke - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Genejoke KimLuster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster cdmalcolm1 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/cdmalcolm1 Ejb - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ejb/ Kroatz - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Kroatz/ Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/ bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102 VinoMas - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/VinoMas/ Special thanks to: Gunwallace, funkmaster musician - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Banes, the banana - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ kawaiidaigakusei, model shaped featurer - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/ The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for: FUNK - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/FUNK/ - by Shawn Perry