Rain Has its Uses

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 18, 2017



These past few days in Greece we’ve had torrential rains that feel like the prelude to a second Flood- terrible casualties included. And that got me thinking that it rarely rains in webcomics.

Usually the weather is dry in sequential art- perhaps because it’s troublesome to draw characters ...



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How Much is Just Right when it Comes to Shock Value?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 12, 2017



Having decided that shock value is needed in your comic and you must scare, disgust or generally traumatize your audience in some way in order to get the emotional reaction to serve your theme and your subject matter, how do you decide when and where to draw the line? (note ...

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Of course I know what I'm doing.

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, Feb. 3, 2017



Every good story (true, fabricated, or more typically, somewhere in between) here in the City That Forgot to Care, begins with a thoughtful pause, a drawn out “Well,” followed by the phrase “what had happened was…”

“Who drank my beer?”
“Dude, what happened to your face?”
“Why are you carrying ...





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Your Self-Insert is Everywhere

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 26, 2016




I came across a little blurb the other day about Mary Sues, and fanfiction, and how the writer of a fanfiction is basically writing a fantasy, inserting themselves as the character at the center of attention, immaculate, glittering and perfect. Basically everything you want to smack into a different galaxy ...


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Constructing Suspense

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 19, 2016



Everyone loves a good thriller, a titillating mystery, a tale full of twists and turns (that make sense), something that challenges you to find the answer before you’re given it at the final act.
I’m not sure how many like sitting down to construct them.

Don’t get ...




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Quackcast 236 - The Songcast/Drunkcast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2015

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Pitface, Banes, Tantz Aerine and Ozoneocean reunited for a repeat of the legendary Drunkcast of Quackcast 137! Almost exactly 100 Quackcasts later we hit the booze again, but this time we had a goal to pursue with our drunken ramblings: music. We decided to talk about what themes inspire ...

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An Ode to Sidekicks

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 17, 2014



I have been slowly lamenting over the end of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson ever since he announced that he was stepping down from hosting late night television in April. Needless to say, the jokes from his show have been a welcome distraction from the daily grind and ...

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Creator Interview with Flinto of Restaurante Macoatl!

kawaiidaigakusei at 6:00AM, March 10, 2014

Today I have a very special newspost featuring the muy interesante webcomic creator of Macoatl. Updating from Mexico, this interview highlights his influences, drawing techniques, historical inspirations, and translating his story from Spanish into English. So sit back, relax, and learn a little about Flinto!



Who are your greatest art ...



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QUACKCAST Episode 98 - Storytime with Dr Banes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 9, 2012

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Summary:
This week Bane's bright idea was to talk about our favourite stories and explain just WHY they're our faves, telling about what we take away from them or how they've changed us or formed us, what resonated in those stories with us. I talk about ...


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Quackcast Episode 83 - Naughty or Nice?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 26, 2012

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Summary:
In comedy, funny, humour, gags, all that stuff! What's your opinion, there is always a bit of a divide between “dirty” and “clean” humour. Obviously “clean” humour has a much wider potential market, while “dirty” humour is a bit more limited in its audience potential- not generally ...


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