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Comics are my life! Seriously!
cartoonprofessor at 7:12AM, Sept. 8, 2007
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Gday everybody!
I learnt to read by looking at (and slowly learning to read) Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge adventures.
I had a big old box full of them that sadly got left in my childhood ‘Secret Headquarters’ my brother and I built in the patch of rainforest behind our house. (The whiteants found the box and turned it into a mound of dirt)
Every school holidays my Mum would hire a TV (we didn't have one in the house until I was 16, sad hey?) and I would watch every cartoon possible. But then the holidays would finish and I would go back to comics and books.
Living in Australia the comic supply was extremely limited… TinTin, Asterix, and the occasional superhero stuff.
To this day I don't like superhero comics (except for the modern Spiderman).
Because of this limited supply I avidly read lots of comic strips. The first character I seriously tried to draw was ‘the dog’ from a New Zealand strip called ‘Footrot Flats’.
At Uni I studied film and discovered I could make good money out of teaching classes of kids at the local schools how to draw cartoons. (my Mum, being a teacher fostered any creative spark with ‘How-To’ books so I was adept at all the techniques.)
That was back in ‘92 and I have been teaching ever since all over Australia.
During that time I wrote and drew a comic strip called Zamba Daze about a family and its dog, Illustrated various business signage and marketing material, a few book covers, etc. and tried my hand at various business ventures.
I have always told stories in my classes at teh schools. Some of these stories began to develop over the years and I decided in about 2001 to set up a web site teaching cartoon art which would also be the vehicle for those stories to form and develop further.
Two years ago some money came into my life so I purchased a G5 Quad and a Wacom Cintiq 21UX, learnt how to use photoshop and Carrara 5 (a 3D program) and I was off…. I spent the last two years hitting the severe learning curve of digital art and website construction. The site is online but membership is slow so I googled ’on-line comic' and found DD.
So here I am….

I absolutely love some of the new styles of comic being published these days, both on-line and in hard copy, and look forward to reading more of members' stuff.

Sorry about the size of the banner…
I'll fix it soon as I get time, I've only just worked out how to do it tonight.
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Dark Clown at 7:19AM, Sept. 8, 2007
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Wow thats a mouth full. We would Like to Say Welcome. And Would you like a Nice Cold Hot Cola?

This Fluid feels like Pain, This stoic mood is all in vain.
I reach into the dark, I tear this other me apart.
How many years ago, How many deaths I can't let go.
My Flesh Is Temporary, My God Extraordinary.
You… can''t… Kill… My… MIND!!!!!

The War Will continue, Just on a different battle field
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Lord Shplane at 7:23AM, Sept. 8, 2007
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Sorry that I didn't read your entire post.

Welcome though.
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Priest_Revan at 8:24AM, Sept. 8, 2007
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'Ello guvnah. It's so very nice to see a new fella' in DD.



To be honest, I read most of your post.

Updates Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday's (depends).

7/0

Offering Project Wonderful Ad space on my website.
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Cthulhu at 10:38AM, Sept. 8, 2007
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Well then, you're in the right place.
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usedbooks at 11:16AM, Sept. 8, 2007
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Welcome!

I remember those Scrooge MacDuck comics! We had a gigantic full-color hardback book on our coffee table. I read that thing all the time. You know, I forgot all about that until reading your post.
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maritalbliss at 2:39PM, Sept. 8, 2007
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Good Day, Professor.

I think I popped out of the wound reading. I was one of those kids that used to get grounded from my books and my love for them has not faded with time. I can remember reading “Richie Rich” comics and of course, “Archie.” I like a good “Superhero” comic, myself.

Lots of Australians here at “The Duck.” I'm not the artist of our “team.” I'm more a wordsmith. I taught for several years, but now I write. Can't wait to see your “stuff.” Welcome to Drunk Duck.

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DLMcomics at 9:57AM, Sept. 9, 2007
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Welcome! I'm fairly new to webcomics, also. I'd like to think of myself as a professor. OF LOVE. *wink wink How YOU doin'?
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CaptianCrunch at 4:32AM, Sept. 10, 2007
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Hello I am Captian Crunch!
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Poke Alster at 9:55AM, Oct. 30, 2007
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what a long intro, welcome anyways
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Rutger at 1:05PM, Oct. 30, 2007
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As the TD would say, tl;dr

But welcome! Have this box of meat as a token of my good will and such and so.

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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trevoramueller at 7:47AM, Oct. 31, 2007
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What a coincidence, comics are my life too! Welcome to the Duck!
My Drunk Duck Comics:


Nominated for numerous web awards, see more news at My Website
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crazyninny at 2:07PM, Nov. 1, 2007
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Even though I've seen you around here already, welcome!
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