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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How Much is Just Right when it Comes to Shock Value?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 12, 2017



Having decided that shock value is needed in your comic and you must scare, disgust or generally traumatize your audience in some way in order to get the emotional reaction to serve your theme and your subject matter, how do you decide when and where to draw the line? (note ...

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Quackcast 317 - Hannagrid Wright Interview!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 4, 2017

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Today we interview Hannagrid Wright aka 5thezombie! She's the creator of the great Sci-Fi webcomic To The Galaxy And BACK! -featured by Kawaii last year. To the Galaxy and back features Kat and Zoey, two girls that have been drawn together by fate, across the universe, to have ...

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Quackcast 313 - Technical techniques

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 7, 2017

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Carrying on from last week's Quackcast discussion on tips and tricks for drawing and artwork, we jump again into the topic and THIS time we have Tantz Aerine on board to lend her perspective and tell us about even MORE little techniques to use to draw better. It ...

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Buck the System Imagery

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 4, 2017




So I suppose it is no secret I like activism, standing up for a cause and giving it your all no matter what. From my comics to my actual life I have been doing so.

But what about the imagery that gets such a thing across to an audience in ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Sedna

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 1, 2017




Were you ever excited to go on field trips to the planetarium or natural history museum when you were a kid? If the answer is “Yes!” then you may get a kick out of Sedna, a comic about two brainiac youngsters that like to make science references to space astronomy ...


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Metaphorror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2016



METAPHORROR

Hey, they're always tellin' me to recycle!

Last Halloween I did a breakdown of four categories of horror. So I've repurposed it here, images and all, to talk about the metaphorical nature of horror.

Horror is perfect for metaphor and allegory. In fact, a horror story is ...







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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 -> 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 279 - Meet the Mutants!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 12, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Our very own heavily mutated Pitface put up a guest post about her fellow mutants, filling in for HippieVan while Hippy is away fighting the mutants in Japan wearing a tie-dyed sailor suit and riding a Volkswagen battle mecha, as you do in Japan… anyway, as ...


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