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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Quackcast 357 - Power, baddies, and sexiness

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 16, 2018

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Sexy badguys: power vs confidence vs sexiness. That's what we chat about here. Why do we have sexy bad guys? Are all bad guys and girls sexy? What makes them sexy? Is power truly sexy in fiction or is it confidence? There are so many aspects to this ...

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Quackcast 348 - Action Talking

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 14, 2017

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Special treat at the start of this Quackcast, a Spang news announcement from the oooooold days of DD!

This week's Quackcast is on the interesting notion that talking CAN be action. It's based on a newspost of Tantz's. I'm not quite bright enough to fully ...



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QUACKCAST 336 - Side romance

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 22, 2017

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Romances don't always have to be the main focus of a story, infact you can have richer, more interesting romances if they occur in support of a bigger plot issue. It can lend them and the story more weight if they're in a secondary position. Characters can ...

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Them's the rules, bub.

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, March 3, 2017



Well last week we had chaos and disruption, so reckon it's high time we reestablished some order around here. And to do that ya need rules, right?

Rules. Yeah… Oh boy.

Well fine, we ain't got to call it “rules”; we can think of it as a set ...





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Bill Paxton

Banes at 12:00AM, March 2, 2017
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Bill Paxton, 1955-2017

Bill Paxton was a regular presence in my prime movie-loving years. As the punk in The Terminator, the Marine having a meltdown in Aliens (“no way, mian!”), and the nasty older brother in Weird Science, he could be tough, scary, AND funny. He was always memorable, even ...



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Quackcast 308 - Hyena Hell

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 31, 2017

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Today on the Quackcast we interview Hyena Hell!
You might remember the bombastic, punkrocker HyenaHell for her comic The Hub
She used to be very active on all of DD (forums, comics, everything), before life issues took her away from DD. But she was still a prolific poster on ...



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Quackcast 306 - Culture club

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 17, 2017

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Patriotism, flags, nationalism, religion, politics, national symbols hijacked by racists! These are some of the unique aspects of our cultural identity and national differences we chat about on this quackcast. I was inspired by HippieVan's newspost on Friday (about Cultural identity and how it defines our writing), to ...

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Quackcast 305 - Chekhov's phaser

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 10, 2017

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Chekhov's gun is the principal (as I understand it), that if you have some item, fact or piece of information introduced into your story that you draw specific attention to, then you'd better use it some how later on in your story. The simplest example is a ...

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The Webcomic Artist Manifesto

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2016



(From the desk of kawaiidaigakusei)

Here is a little treat to celebrate the first week of Autumn. I wrote this version of “The Webcomic Artist Manifesto” in the Fall quarter for an art history class on Dada. A Manifesto is a public declaration used to incite or inspire a group ...



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