Jun 3, 2013
Like Quackcast 127, 128 is about early print comic influences, except this time it's the influences of Banes and Ozoneocean. We have a good long chat together about some of the old print comics that had the biggest influences on us in our early days of comic making... and reminisce about good old fun times reading those great comics like Mad Magazine and what we learned and took away from those experiences in art style, genre, comedy, and writing style.
Topics and Show Notes
Handsome and Ransom - http://www.drunkduck.com/Handsome_and_Ransom/
Links to our comic influences
Commando Comics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commando_(comics)
Torkan - http://www.rogerfletcher.com.au/main/page_torkan.html
Mad Magazine -http://www.madmagazine.com/
Crock - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crock_(comic_strip)
Asterix - http://www.asterix.com/
Archie - http://www.archiecomics.com/
Mandrake the Magician - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandrake_the_Magician
Modesty Blaise - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modesty_Blaise
Tintin - http://us.tintin.com/
Footrot Flats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footrot_Flats
The Phantom - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom
Appleseed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appleseed_(manga)
Ghost in the Shell - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell
Heavy Metal - http://www.heavymetal.com/
Judge Dredd - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Dredd
Tank Girl - http://titanmagazines.com/t/tank-girl/pages/tank-girl-digital/
Corto Maltese - http://cortomaltese.com/
Fungus the Bogeyman - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fungus-Bogeyman-Raymond-Briggs/dp/0141342692
When the wind blows - http://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Wind-Blows-Raymond-Briggs/dp/0140094199
US Dennis the Menace - ]http://www.dennisthemenace.com/
UK Dennis the Menace - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_the_Menace_and_Gnasher
Ziggy - http://www.gocomics.com/ziggy
For Quackcast 129 we'd love to hear from YOU guys how you go about creating your comics, what techniques you use, computer programs, types of pen etc. Please post about it here:
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May 28, 2013
For Quackcast 127 we asked the DD community about the traditional print comics that influenced them over the years, from their early days onward. No webcomics! Only the old printed kind in comic books or newspapers, or gum wrappers or... however else people got their comicbook goodness. And it was TOTALLY ok to talk about mainstream comics like Batman and Superman if that was their thing or obscure stuff no one ever heard of or weird embarrassing crap like He-Man comics, whatever, it's all good, we wanted to know! We got quite a few responses and we thank everyone for those, It also gave us a chance to do our funny voices again, which we appreciated!
May 20, 2013
This is another of our technical Quackcasts, this time Banes and I are talking about my own mobile digital art processes. The tools I currently use for that are a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and Sketchbook pro by Autodesk is the software. It's a bit of a rambling discussion but hopefully we managed to impart a bit of sensible info! I even drew a a picture using this equipment during the Quackcast and you can see that in the links bellow as well as links to some of the other stuff we talked about! Regarding the tablet and software though, as a digital artist I highly recommend it to everyone!
May 13, 2013
Niccea tells Ozoneocean all about this year's DD comic awards! They're just starting and just beginning to pick up steam! You can join the discussion to help direct how the awards will work, you can try and become an awards judge or you can even try and get your wonderful webcomic nominated for a DD Award!!!! Actually, even if you don't DO a comic you can nominate your faves and help along with the whole process. At the moment they want you to submit a bit of artwork on a fun theme where your characters try and raise money to help with the awards, as a way of showcasing your stuff and helping you get nominated/voted for. Just go to the DD award comic!
May 6, 2013
With ozoneocean away having fun this week, it falls to Banes and skoolmunkee to pick up the slack! Our chosen topic is "Challenges" - those longer-term thematic projects you see around, meant to get you off your drawing/writing duff and doing stuff that makes you better. They can be fun though! From the simple DeviantArt meme sheet to the gruelling Pokemonathon, we mention all kinds (although I'm not sure we mention sixty different ones...) for drawing, writing, and even a few for comic-making. Some are more famous than others, and some you might even just make up on your own! We do agree it's more fun to do them with other people, though. Don't forget you can find lots/get good ideas by searching for a likely challenge and adding 'tumblr' to the search.
Apr 29, 2013
This week we interview Leonardo Da Abt Nihil, The Duck's very own renaissance man: Philosopher, scientist, self taught artist and writer, he is a man of many talents and lucky for us he posts the fruits of his labour on our site, many of which have been featured! Abt kindly agreed to be interviewed on his birthday, so Banes and I were finally have to do an in-depth talk with him and find out some of what makes him tick and at the same time celebrate that special day with him. So please listen and enjoy the melefluent tones of Abt's amazing voice and then GO and read some of his comics, especially Bombshell and Holon!
Apr 22, 2013
Continuing our technical Quackcast series, Banes and I talk about vector art illustration program Adobe Illustrator, what it is, what it does, and some of its uses in comic art. It's another one of those big, expensive, industry standard programs with a LOT of power and potential to do many different amazing and cool things that you'll never more than scratch the surface off in comic art, but what it DOES do in comics it pretty much does that better than anything else. Next week we hope to interview the awesome, amazing, mysterious, and frequently featured Abt_Nihil!
Apr 15, 2013
This is another Quackcast in our technical series focussing on the stuff people use to make webcomics. This week we focus on the art program chiefly used by Banes in the making of his comic, Typical Strange, and that program is Toonboom studio! Toonboom is mainly for doing cell style digital animation but it's also pretty good for doing drawings and Banes tells us just exactly HOW. Next week we'll be looking at Adobe Illustrator.