Episode 53 - Spriters Are People Too

Nov 28, 2011

The venerable Skoolmunkee is the special guest this week! This time we have a completely biased and entirely uninformed chat about all aspects of sprite comicing, from their short and turbulent history, to their glittering present and beyond into a glorious galaxy spanning empire that they will one day be responsible for creating!

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Topics and Show Notes

Featured Comics:
Heavy Mech - http://www.drunkduck.com/Heavy_Mech/
Drunk Duck Awards 2011 - http://www.drunkduck.com/Drunk_Duck_Awards_2011/

Sprite comics:
- The feline-canine centipede conundrum.
- What ARE sprite comics?
- Pixel art.
- Polygon comics.
- Some notable sprite comics.
- Programs to use to create sprite comics.
- Why do them?
- Why not?
- How to make a better sprite comic.
- What you should do.
- What you should avoid.

Useful resources for and about spriting:
All our Drunk Duck spriting tutorials - http://www.drunkduck.com/tutorial/?search=sprites&x=0&y=0
Sprite sheet and backgrounds - http://www.spriters-resource.com/ and http://www.gsarchives.net/index2.php
Animated sprite comic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-rFa5nZvQ

Comics mentioned in this QuackCast:
Diesel Sweeties by R Stevens - http://www.dieselsweeties.com/
Kid Radd by Dan Miller - http://kidradd.niftihalostudios.com/
A Modest Destiny by Squidi - http://www.squidi.net/comic/amd/
8 Bit Theatre by Brian Clevinger http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/03/02/episode-001-were-going-where/
Blue Strawberry by Eduds - http://www.drunkduck.com/Blue_Strawberry/
Moose Shoe by G D - http://www.drunkduck.com/Moose_Shoe/
Chrono Redux by Sameth - http://www.drunkduck.com/chrono_redux
Cru the Dwarf by Cru - http://www.drunkduck.com/Cru_The_DwarF/

Contributions from:
Nicky P - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/NickyP/
El Cid - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/El%20Cid/
RPGgrenade - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/RPGgrenade/
BlkKnight - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/BlkKnight/
Naughtelos - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/Naughtelos/
Nintendude - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/Nintendude/
Renga Studio - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/Renga%20Studio/

Episode 52 - The DD 2011 Awards Pt. 2

Nov 22, 2011

5 likes, 6 comments

Here we are, ready for round two of the 2011 Drunk Duck Awards Quackcast! Niccea returns to preside over the announcing of the rest of the DD awards, including the most important ones like Best comic!

Episode 51 - The 2011 Drunk Duck Awards! Niccea to the Rescue!

Nov 15, 2011

7 likes, 9 comments

It's that time of year, the Drunk Duck Awards have rolled around again. This year Niccea is the Awards Empress, taking over from JustNoPoint and she has done a marvellous job with all the complications she's had to deal with. In this Quackcast we announce which comics have won awards so far.

Episode 50 - Enhanced, Exposed and Erect, Adult Webcomics

Nov 8, 2011

8 likes, 8 comments

A broad yet tasteful, classy and highly discrete discussion about the wonderful and disturbing world of lewd, lascivious adult webcomics.

Episode 49 - Love the Fans, Hate the Fandoms

Nov 1, 2011

5 likes, 4 comments

Amy of Charby the Vampirate and Nick of Cwen's Quest rejoin oz and skool for this quackcast, all about the ups and downs of having (and being) fans.

Episode 48 - It Came From The Internet

Oct 23, 2011

7 likes, 8 comments

It's the horror time of year, and for once we get a Quackcast out in time for the holiday! PIT_FACE is our guest this week, and as DD's queen of horror she has plenty of expertise and opinions on the subject.

Episode 47 - The Show About Websites and Design Stuff

Oct 18, 2011

2 likes, 3 comments

oz is the expert on this one, which focuses on advice about designing a comic website which makes your comic look good and is easy to navigate, as well as some advice about logos and branding. skool has her own opinions as well!

Episode 46 - Pop Culture Dress-Up for Fun and Profit

Oct 11, 2011

4 likes, 2 comments

Zac rejoins oz and skool this week for a fun and enlightening talk about cosplay! Together oz and zac have a good bit of experience on the subject (skool's a bit ignorant) and they cover the range from what it is and how to do it, to how webcomicers in particular might benefit.


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