Quackcast 379 - Troptastic

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 19, 2018

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ALL the tropes!!!!
Based on Emma Clare's newspost, tropes are damn useful but they can also be your undoing if you handle them badly. Tropes are shortcuts to meanings, scenes, procedures or jokes that take too long to set up in their own right. You can use them ...


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Studies

Banes at 12:00AM, June 14, 2018

STUDIES

Recently I began two training programs: one for writing and one for drawing. Both have teachers that are very impressive.

The art program in particular is cool, because I've done almost no study of art or drawing other than some lessons in elementary and high school classes.

I ...





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On Being Militant

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 9, 2018




Anyone that knows me even a little is aware that I have strong involvement in common affairs, activism and maintain strong political views. My comic also has a lot of social and political commentary woven into the story and I strive to make my case through my art, be it ...


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The Sheet of Glass and Other Tropes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 8, 2018



Tropes aren’t bad. In fact, they are a useful and, at times, necessary shorthand that creators, particularly in the webcomic field, can wield to enhance their work. J Hillis Miller posited a trope as, “… the use of figurative language, via word, phrase or an image, for artistic effect.”

Every ...



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Talk about your best work!

Banes at 12:00AM, June 7, 2018

Your Best is Enough!

On the previous Quackcast we talked about what we consider to be our best work, the work we're most proud of, and why.
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/jun/02/quackcast-377-your-best-work

For the next episode, we'd like to look at you, our community ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> dreamcomicbookDOTcom

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 6, 2018



After a quiet afternoon of reading Leo Tolstoy, Allie drifts to sleep and enters the realm of dreams. Upon grabbing hold of a mysterious orb, Allie is transported to Gtegra where its blue-skinned inhabitants can fly. This is a fish-out-of-water story that will whisk you away to a world beyond ...

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Your Javert's Options

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 2, 2018



So last time we had talked about the Javert trope, a category of character that is very compelling and makes for excellent drama, immense suspense and often gets their own following in fandom. (Just check out Saito Hajime's hero's journey as a prime example.)

The Javert character is ...



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Bookends

Banes at 12:00AM, May 31, 2018

A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Detox Camp

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 30, 2018



Kiro is sent far, far into the icy northern wastes of Alaska as punishment for her crimes, but the place she arrives isn't the prison she expects. It's not a prison at all… It's far worse. She soon finds herself at the mercy of her fellow inmates ...

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Quackcast 376 - Comic Tutorials

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 29, 2018

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kawaiidaigakusei makes a return to the Quackcast! Together with the crew we chat about some of our favourite comic making tutorials on DD. Yes, there IS a tutorials section on the site and people have created some amazing and clever tutes on how to both write and draw better ...

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