Quackcast 338 - Shared DNA of ideas

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 5, 2017

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The saying goes that “Good artists copy, great artists steal”, it's attributed to various luminaries such as TS Elliot, Picasso, Tantz Aerine etc, but the important thing is the true meaning: there are very few original ideas, culture is built up out of inherited inspiration that is built ...

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Quackcast 229 - Enter the Dragon's den: comic book shops

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 28, 2015

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Tantz and Pitface join Banes and Ozone to talk about comic book stores and the experience of going into them… Yes, that's right: webcomicers actually going into REAL bricks and mortar places that sell comics printed on PAPER! o_O It turns out that none of us really do ...


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Quackcast 228 - Conflicting conflicts conflict

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 21, 2015

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Pic by Ozoneocean

This time we're talking about conflict in webcomic writing, and any writing in general really. Conflict is one of the main drivers of a story, so you pretty much have to have it in there somewhere! But how do you approach it? Do you set ...



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Quackcast 227 - Biggest webcomicing mistakes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 14, 2015

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Pic by Ozoneocean

Content:
Webcomicing is a learning process, you build on your knowledge and skills as you go, comics can take years to complete and your audience is usually pretty forgiving… Well learning is all about making mistakes and if you're like the people who contributed to ...




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Quackcast 226 - The Power of Contrast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 7, 2015

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In this Quackcast I interrogated Mr Banes on the subject of his first newspost: Contrasts. It's a subject near and dear to him, even his comic "Typical Strange“ has its name based on the concept, i.e. two words with the opposite meanings put together to create ...


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Quackcast 225 - To Fan-service or not to fan-service

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 30, 2015

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- Art by Ozoneocean

Content:
Today Banes and I talk about the subject of fan service in comics (and other pop-culture). This Quackcast was inspired by a newspost by HippieVan of that same title. We're helped in our discussion by the really interesting contributions of many smart people on ...




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QUACKCAST 224 - Finding your own voice as a writer

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 23, 2015

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- Art by Kevin Hayman.

Content:
For Quackcast 224 I've asked Kevin Hayman back again (KOTA's world, Mailbox Rocketship, Erant Apprentice), to regale us with his Owen Wilson stylings…
But seriously, the topic is “finding your own voice in writing”, i.e. learning not to imitate your hero ...





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2015 DD Awards - Submit your FYC pages and Trophy Designs!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, June 12, 2015



Niccea is now accepting For Your Consideration pages for the 2015 Drunk Duck Awards! Call Me Tom has prepared the first page, which you can see here.

Rules:
Keep the pages G-rated
Stick to the theme of hunting for/suggesting a venue
Pages must be submitted by the first week ...






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QUACKCAST Episode 31 - I Want to Debate About Webcomics, Like Common People Do

ozoneocean at 6:56AM, June 14, 2011

This week Skool and Oz review some common debates in webcomics, the ones there are no right answers for (except the ones Ozone comes up with, obviously), and go over some of the pros and cons of each side. Our points may be old-hat to some, but everyone's got ...

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Mafia signups! And news about genejokes, squares, bullhonkenators, arachnids, and strawberries

skoolmunkee at 2:43PM, Aug. 27, 2010


MAFIA IS BACK! Signups for the new round end on Monday- so put your left foot in, and prepare to have it regarded suspiciously and possibly murdered! DDer same is running things time ‘round, I think this is a plain ol’ game, so something straightforward for the vets and easy ...

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