QUACKCAST 290 - Characters coming alive

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 27, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

The idea fr this Quackcast was inspired by a Korean TV series that Tantz Aerine recommended called “W” (http://myasiantv.se/drama/w/). The show is about a manga artist who does a super popular webcomic. He wants to quit doing it and has decided to ...


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The Webcomic Artist Manifesto

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2016



(From the desk of kawaiidaigakusei)

Here is a little treat to celebrate the first week of Autumn. I wrote this version of “The Webcomic Artist Manifesto” in the Fall quarter for an art history class on Dada. A Manifesto is a public declaration used to incite or inspire a group ...



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Getting to the Point

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 23, 2016



So, I tend to be long-winded. The mark of a historian, probably, or I maybe I just love to hear myself talk. But rarely does that become so evident to me as when I’m turning my comic script into actual comic pages. Suddenly what seemed like a brief remark ...

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Stakes

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2016



In a story, a Protagonist wants something, and some kind of obstacle is in the way. When the Protagonist makes a choice, good or bad, to take them to that goal, we're off and running!

But what happens if they don't get what they want? What happens if ...



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FEATURED COMIC -> Aspect Immortal

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2016



ACTION! Action, action, action!!! That pretty well sums up almost ALL of Aspect Immortal. We're dropped right into the middle of a very exciting war action scfi story, involving space marines, Egyptian god aliens, a sexy robot, and an even sexier Egyptian priestess lady (I'm guessing that's ...

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QUACKCAST 289 - Managing your personal brand

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 20, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

This time we're talking about the weird notion of managing your online brand: what name do you publish your creative works under and how do you go about curating that? It's an idea I had after a great artist friend of mine known as ...


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Used Books Comic Reaches 1,300 Pages, Celebrates the 9.5 Year Mark, and Continues to be Awesome!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 19, 2016


-Art by usedbooks

MILESTONE

A long time comic staple on Drunk Duck, Used Books by usedbooks has been updating since the Platinum days and still consistently entertains its loyal fans.

Today, Monday, September 19th, the comic will post its 1,300th page as it begins a new story arc titled ...






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Thought Bubbles: Outdated?

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2016



One of the really cool things about comic making is that we have so many tools at our disposal that people who tells stories in other mediums don’t necessarily have. One of those is the ability to show a character’s inner monologue without interrupting the external narrative or ...

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Bookending

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2016



A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> Eye Hand Voice

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2016



Hand, Eye, and Voice is the moniker of the trio sworn to protect Sparta City. Hand knows the criminal mind and is the muscle, Eye is a supernatural powerhouse and crime lab rolled into one, and Voice is an ex-cop wrapped up in an invisible suit. The three are called ...

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