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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When your muse skips town

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 1, 2018



Inspiration is quite the rush. The mind is set alight with seemingly limitless possibilities and, in that moment, you want to experience them all. For a creator, inspiration is the high that we pursue. But eventually our creative significant other packs up their stuff and quietly disappears into the night ...

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Being a Generous God - when they go against the divine plan

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 25, 2018



As creators, we believe that we are the gods of our stories. The tales we weave are of our construct and the characters are subject to our petty whims…at first. When we begin to craft our worlds and populate them with, what we hope, are well rounded characters, we ...

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Quackcast 375 - Categories, genres and rants

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 22, 2018

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In this Quackcast we chat about the categorisation of work by specific genres and how it makes it easier to promote your work to people, while for fans it makes it easier to find what you're into, but it can also be a bad thing when people categorise ...

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The Democratically elected hashtag is #QuackChat

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 18, 2018



Hi there everyone!

The results are in! After a week of democratically lead voting on Twitter we can finally announce the hashtag to follow. A big congratulations goes out to Ironscarf whose suggestion shall now reign supreme on all our chats from henceforth!

And without further ado the hashtag is ...





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Quackcast 374 - Selling yourself

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 15, 2018

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In this Quackcast we have a chat about some ways to promote your comics and sell yourself. Emma Clare and Tantz have been doing cool stuff with the DD Twitter account. Hash tags are an important part of that, help them come up with a hash tag for DD ...

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#QuackAboutIt - We have a poll!

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 11, 2018



Hi there everyone!

Last week we announced that we will be hosting a Twitter chat later this May and needed some help choosing our all important hashtag. Well we rounded up some of our favourite suggestions from the forum and are now running the poll on our Twitter account.

If ...





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DD Twitter Hour - Come in for a chat

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 4, 2018



If you’re looking for a way to connect with a wider comic audience as well as fellow creators a great way to do so is fly over to Twitter and join in one the weekly chats held throughout the week.

These chats run for about an hour and it ...



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Black + White = Gray (part 3)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 28, 2018




And so we're finally here. The magnificent, ever so popular and edgy Gray characters are the object of our observation today!

Gray characters are those that sit on the fence, being not quite white and not quite black, and this ever walking the tightrope of the narrative's morality ...




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A Stream of Consciousness

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 27, 2018



Welcome to a stream of consciousness.

There are times, more than we might like to admit, when we encounter the chasm of blank thought that is writer’s block. So often in fact, that there are countless books, articles and videos on how to get around it; to spark your ...



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