Quackcast 364 - JUST DO IT!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 6, 2018


All the planning and set up in the world will never count for anything if you never start your webcomic, so just put your own to paper and begin!
“Getting started on a webcomic” is what we chat about here. I was inspired by PitFace's newspost about a ...

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Mecha Drawing

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 2, 2018

Emma is indisposed today so it's my turn to step into the breach.
What I want to chat about today is how to draw mecha. I draw a lot of it. It's fun, but it's not that easy.
What is “mecha”? Mecha usually refers to futuristic looking ...

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Points of View - part one

Banes at 12:00AM, March 1, 2018

Welcome to March!

I thought I'd try a connected theme of Thursday articles this month. I've had some half-baked ideas floating around on the subject of “Point of View”. They haven't coalesced completely but I think I can figure out four articles on this topic over the ...

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On Stand-Up Comics and Natural Humour

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 26, 2018

Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to snag some tickets to a stand up comedy club in Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. I am an avid fan of Saturday Night Live from the early 2010s/Bill Hader era. Therefore, I constantly stream stand up routines of my favorite comics ...

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Lending a hand | The practice of cross-promotion

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2018

The hardest part of creating a webcomic is not the writing or the art, but actually attracting and retaining those coveted pairs of eyes. Building an audience, particularly when you are starting out with no prior projects, feels like a never-ending uphill trek and there more than a few pitfalls ...

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Quackcast 361 - Primordial Creations

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 13, 2018


Today we talk about where our characters began, not their origin stories or why we started writing them but rather what they used to look like! Pitface was inspired to create a thread based on this idea by Emma Clare's newspost series of origin stories. So we just ...

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Depicting Cultures Different than Your Own

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 10, 2018

Depicting a culture different to ours can be a tricky process. There are a ton of pitfalls involved, from showing a stereotypical (right down to racist) almost fetishized version of the actual culture to presenting it in a light directly connected to the author’s/creator’s culture (therefore either ...

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Quackcast 360 - How did you start in webcomics?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 6, 2018


In this Quackcast I thought we'd chat about Emma Clare's great and thoughtful topic of webcomic origin stories:
Basically, what was happening to make you start your webcomic on DD, all that stuff in your life back when you first began posting… Emma's newsposts are a ...

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The Origin Stories of Webcomics | Part 3

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 2, 2018

So here we are.

The final part.

The end of the journey.

Settle in kids because this is looooong. I’m going to get a bit real and it may be confronting for some people so I just want to warn you.

I was in my final year of university ...

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How Long?

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 1, 2018

I think John Byrne once said he did about two or three pages a day (I believe it was an eight hour workday).

Of course, the length of time a page will require depends a lot on what KIND of comic you're doing! A stick figure comic or sprite ...

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