It's Cold Outside

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 28, 2017



It's downright freezing out there - colder than the norm for this time of year (in recent years at least). And it's going to stay cold, they tell us.

Eeks!

So, comics artists, how do you DRAW “cold”?

There are a few ways that come to mind:

Mostly, I ...









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The Turn

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 23, 2017



There are few scenes more dramatic, more alluring and more riveting than the moment when the one of the main characters of a story makes the Turn: the moment where they change their convictions- for better or worse.

If properly prepared, the Turn is an extremely cathartic and exciting moment ...



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Buy Art Commissions to Support the Drunk Duck Improvements Indiegogo Campaign!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2017



The Indiegogo campaign for comment notifications is still going on this month and so far, we have raised $135 of our $600. There are several different perks being offered including art commissions drawn by fellow ducks on the site. You should check out the Indiegogo campaign page in case you ...

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The Dream Sequence

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 9, 2017



Kim Luster’s The Good Walker webcomic is what inspired me to write this newspost about dreams.
Depicting a character’s dreams in a story is a very powerful and useful tool! Especially when it comes to visual narratives, such as webcomics and movies, a dream sequence can communicate to ...


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Knowing what you Write

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 7, 2017

Last week we talked about “writing what you know” … but how about ‘knowing what you write’? I knew I wanted to do this one as soon as I posted the previous article…just for the title.

In a TV show, series of books, movie, printed comic series, or newspaper strip ...

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The Chosen One’s Origin

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 2, 2017



One of the most prevalent motifs in fantasy, science fiction/ space operas and similar folklore style genres is that of the Chosen One- the one character (99% the main character/protagonist) that is destined to save the world from the big bad- the evil sorcerer, the overlord, the empire, the ...

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Blurbs!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2017



Blurb writing is an essential skill you need to develop if you're going to be able to sell your work and make it attractive and interesting to people!
What IS a blurb? Well it's a short little summery of your webcomic (or anything else), it's positive, descriptive ...


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Writing what you Know

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 30, 2017


this pic has nothing to do with the subject; i've just been waiting for a chance to use it

Writing what you know is one of those old canards that show up in writing advice, thought it's not up there with things like “show, don't tell” and ...


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Quackcast 350 - Scripting

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 28, 2017

LISTEN!
- Cover image by Ariel ZB for the next instalment of Lords Of The Video Wasteland

In this Quackcast we're talking about writing scripts! But not just scripts in general, this Quackcast is about turning your webcomic into a script. As the creator of a webcomic, a story, what ...


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The Main Character Decoy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 25, 2017



One reason why the movie Psycho is so iconic is, aside the expert directing and artistic cinematography, the fact that the one we’re led to believe is the main character of the movie gets brutally killed in the shower quite early into the movie.

What did killing her off ...



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