The trouble with Commissioned artwork

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2017



As a comic artist you build up a repertoire of marketable skills that people would like a piece of. When you need a bit of money you're able to offer your services, which is very useful! Sometimes people will look at your work and just offer you money to ...

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NEWS: Sword of Kings Reaches 100 Pages

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 20, 2017



bravo1102 says:

Technically it hit 100 pages last Monday, but I prefer to go with 100 pages of story as opposed to “making of –” segments so it's this week.

And we're entering into Book 2 where we get back to plot as opposed to character angst. Somebody has ...





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Don't Look Back in Anger, I Heard You Say

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 6, 2017



Ever heard of the “starving student” stereotype? Or is the term “starving artist” more appropriate in this situation? Six years ago, I was given the opportunity to experience life as a starving student even though I was unaware about it at the time.

"Once upon a time you dressed so ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Adventures with Captn Heroic

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2017



Pearl city is under siege! Who will save it? More importantly though, who CAN save it? The forces assaulting the place are WAAAAY beyond the skills of its lone superhero SKA… (sorry, “Silent Knight”). What's to be done?! We need a hero… I suspect that one is on his ...

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Time for an Upgrade?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 2, 2017



When I first started drawing comics in 2007, I had a desktop computer that was mainly used for essay writing and reading webcomics. I had very little drawing programs installed and MS Paint was the program I used for lettering! There was a problem, if I had too many programs ...

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Quackcast 341 - Objectification and porn

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2017

LISTEN!

In this Quackcast we chat about how objectification can rob the humanity from a character and turn them into a meaningless object which can in turn alienate your audience by making your work less relatable, but with things like porn where character is less important than the on screen ...

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Character Development and a Captivating Storyline OR Stunning Graphics?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 25, 2017


Above: Final Fantasy IX (2000) by Squaresoft. Below: Final Fantasy XIII (2010) by SquareEnix.

One of the main influences of my art style comes from the Final Fantasy video games of the late 1990s and early 2000s. I remembered being mesmerized by the full orchestrated score by Nobuo Uematsu, I ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Mallory Bash

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 20, 2017



Mallory Bash is a charming comic about the titular character; a brash, rough around the edges, little red haired girl who gets into adventures and scrapes. She lives alone with her kind hearted grandfather in the small town of Moonblush, a place inhabited by other equally interesting people! This is ...

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Quackcast 340 - Reviews

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 19, 2017

LISTEN!

In this Drunk Duck Quackcast we chat about the importance and the process of reviews! Good ones, bad ones, why they all matter, and also why they often don't! ;)
Reviews are an interesting animal, they're a parasitic form of entertainment. They rely wholly of other forms of ...


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Psychopomps and Death Personified

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2017


Chihiro and No Face from Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Studio Ghibli

I was driving home from work this evening and an unusual, rather old fashioned looking car with bright high beams began following me on my route. When I made a turn, I looked in the side mirror ...


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