Backgrounds, part 2: Familiar Locations

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 26, 2016



Last week, I wrote about my attempts to put more effort into drawing backgrounds. A few people in the comments brought up the settings that they draw repeatedly for their comics.

Planning

My main character is a wanderer, so there aren’t a ton of repeat locations in my comic ...





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weDRAW

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2016



There's some down time at work sometimes, where I either grab a coffee, chat with coworkers, or pull out my wretched, beloved phone and disappear into it. Sometimes a combo of all three activities.

But a few weeks ago, I grabbed my clipboard and did some sketching instead. I ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Military Variant

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 24, 2016



Military Varient is an honest portrayal of military life from an infantry Marine during the post-9/11 years. The comic follows a slice-of-life comic strip format from the perspective of Detone, who was only eighteen-years-old when he decided to enlist because he wanted his life to have adventure and to ...

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QUACKCAST 285 - Ride the wave of the Anti-heroes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 23, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Comedy anti-heroes are a great deal of fun. My faves are characters like Tankgirl and Flashman; they can be selfish, greedy, violent, lustful, out for their own needs first but they still manage to do the “right” thing and vanquish the bad guy along the way ...


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Tales of a Pokemon GO! Trainer

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 22, 2016



It was a blisteringly hot Thursday morning when my nine-year-old pupil pulled out a cell phone and opened an app saying, “There is a Ponyta in the area!” Having grown up in a Pokemon World, and knowing a good chunk of the original 151 pokemon, I said, “Wait, don't ...

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Drawing Backgrounds

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2016



Earlier this week, I completed the prologue for my new comic. It's been several years since I completed a full issue of a comic, and I'm putting in a conscious effort to improve on something I've been lazy about in the past: backgrounds.

With earlier comics, I ...



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A Canadian Tragedy

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2016



(This one is not comics related).

If you're not Canadian, or spent some time here, it's fairly unlikely that you've heard of the Tragically Hip. It's not impossible, of course, and you may have heard of them recently, with the band going on its farewell tour ...



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FEATURED COMIC -> High Explosives Play Mobil

Genejoke at 12:00AM, Aug. 17, 2016



High Explosives Play Mobil is the tale of slacker dude Warwick ‘Ricky’ Chesterton. Ricky glides through by working at his fathers company and hanging out with his stoner friends, until one day he ‘accidentally’ consumes the contents of a bottle from a genetic research laboratory. Hi-jinks ensue.

High Explosives Play ...



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QUACKCAST 284 - Writing Dialogue pt2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 16, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Well this is the SECOND part of our Quackcast on Dialogue! As with last week, this Quackcast is based on a thread in the DD forums discussing different approaches to creating Dialogue in webcomics. This time we have an additional guest though: the mighty Pitface joins ...


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"What is Essential is Invisible to the Eye"

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 15, 2016


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince (2015)

When I was very young, my mom had placed a series of book collections on the headboard of my bed before I learned how to read or developed any interest in books. Among the titles, nestled between C.S. Lewis' Narnia series ...


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