QUACKCAST 287 - Evoking emotion

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 6, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Evoking emotion in your readers/having emotion evoked from comics: How do you do it? what are some mistakes/ineffective methods? As a comic creator you use a whole bunch of different ways to evoke emotion than say a novelist or a film-maker- you don't ...


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Lackadaisical Nonsense

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 5, 2016



“If you want to get through the work week, then you need to allow some time in your schedule to do something completely mindless.”
“How about playing board games like this one? Scrabble is pretty fun.”
“No.”
“What about yoga?”
“No, that still does not count. In yoga, you are ...





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A Great Big Community Project Round-Up!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2016



There are quite a few interesting little projects going on right now! I thought it would be nice to showcase some of them in case people are interested in getting involved. Community projects are a great way to play around with your characters, get creative with writing and drawing, and ...

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The Editorial Voice

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2016



Recently I watched Crystal Lake Memories, an extensive behind the scenes documentary about the Friday the 13th movies (yes, I know…it's not even October yet and I've managed to shoehorn Friday the 13th into the conversation again).

What I found interesting was the role of Frank Mancuso ...



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FEATURED COMIC -> Krasnosvit

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2016



A well dressed young prince stalks his way into the dark forbidding forest in search of the house the the rooster legs… He's come to beg a favour from the forest witch, but what will it be? Will she grant his request? At what cost? Krasnosvit is a retelling ...

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QUACKCAST 286 - Offence, walking on eggshells

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 30, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

- Do you worry about offending specific people with your writing? Where's your line between honest expression and regard for other people's feelings? This was Bane's brilliant idea for a Quackcast. We touch a little on the idea of a “culture of offence”, where ...


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Web VS Print

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 29, 2016


-Guest Post written by Prototype

I believe webcomics authors are often too eager to mimic our paper print cousin. We try to make our comics as close to a normal issue as possible with format and length when we in fact should embrace the stuff we can do better. We ...


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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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