Thought Bubbles: Outdated?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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QUACKCAST 288 - Evoking too much Emotion

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 13, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Drunkduck's beloved HippieVan was influenced by last week's Quackcast on Evoking emotion to come up with a newspost about NOT invoking emotion when you don't mean to: keeping things funny, even IF heavy stuff happens to be going on, which can be tricky ...


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A Comic Idea Is Born

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



It is sometimes unclear to recollect the exact moment that a comic idea comes to fruition. Sometimes a comic emerges out of ton of quickly drawn doodles over a span of time before any of the characters have names or the story has a title.

I can recall the exact ...



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Keeping Things Light

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 9, 2016



This newspost is inspired by ozoneocean’s recent thread and quackcast about evoking emotion. I've recently been struggling with the opposite issue in my own comic. The whole project is really just a light-hearted excuse to draw my favourite things and write odd characters, but it's also held ...

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Al Jaffee

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2016



MAD Magazine shows up once in awhile in our conversations around The Duck. Not a whole lot, but once in awhile. And when someone mentions it as an influence or whatever, there's usually a chorus of Duckers who chime in, expressing their agreement and their love for MAD.

Al ...



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FEATURED COMIC -> Dragons in Civilized Lands

Genejoke at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2016



The story follows Tahni Vey, a singer whose life is changed when she is kidnapped to be part of a magical quest with other unwilling adventurers.

It's an epic sword and sorcery adventure in the vein of the black and white comics of the 70s and 80s with a ...



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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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