The 2017 Drunk Duck Award Season is Officially Here!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 3, 2017



Niccea has unveiled the 2017 DD Awards and needs your help.

Topics for discussion:
How do we want to handle “For Your Consideration” submissions.
Do any categories need to change?

Also, I would like to have a strong partner to help me out for these awards. There might be long ...







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The Use of Shadows

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 1, 2017



There are some comics where shadows don’t really exist- like Tintin where nothing casts a shadow at all. In other comics, shadows play a huge part, like Sin City. And yet in others they are just part of the natural environment of the comic and nothing more.

All are ...



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Kopy Kats

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, March 31, 2017



Aight! It's that time again, ain't it? Now we been talking a lot about rules and limitations and discipline and approaches to making your comics and making them better. This week we're gonna step away from all that for a spell and talk about how not making ...

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Hands

Banes at 12:00AM, March 30, 2017



They say that how hands are drawn is a good indicator of the technical expertise of the artist.
Makes sense!

Hands are definitely the most varied parts of the body, capable of the most diverse configurations. Add in the always-challenging angles and forshortening and you have a very difficult hill ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> The Gloom

kawaiidaigakusei at 1:44AM, March 29, 2017



High school student, Hitomi ends up at the wrong place at the wrong time of night when she witnesses a young girl wearing her school's uniform get attacked. Strange events begin happening around town including an unexpected visit to her room by Hayate, a young man who was seen ...

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Quackcast 316 - The Quirkcast!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 28, 2017

LISTEN!

For this Quackcast we decided to chat about quirks- the things that stand out about a character, help you remember them, get interested in them, traits that pick them out as individuals and can ALSO be used to point at deeper character traits! These are so useful in so ...

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The Differences Between a Formal, Social, and Psychoanalytic Reading of Art

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 27, 2017


Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith beheading Holofernes, 1611-12, oil on canvas, (Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples)

There are several different ways to read a painting. The perspective of the reader adds a new insight to the history behind the art. For the purpose of this article, I have selected Judith beheading Holofernes ...


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Character Quirks

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 25, 2017



So last time I talked about the little extras that can go into dialogue and how that dialogue can be presented on the page of your comic, so I was thinking today might be good to continue in that general trajectory and talk about little extras in your character design ...

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START AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON

HyenaHell at 11:17PM, March 23, 2017



Every now and again, an acquaintance or friend who ain't as deep in comics culture and creation as I am (which is to say they ain't really got much of an idea about comics but have seen the Sunday funnies page and know that Batman is a thing ...

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But and Therefore

Banes at 12:00AM, March 23, 2017



But and Therefore

I'm a fan of user-friendly, practical advice on things, especially writing. It's why I dig the Banes Method (it's not my method; it's just named after me).

Anyway, I came upon some dandy advice from Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park ...





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