15 Years, I Keep On Duckin'

Amelius at 12:13PM, Jan. 6, 2019



Oh what a coincidence, that my newspost day should fall upon the date of my 15th year on this very site! So naturally, on this anniversary, I'd like to open up and reflect on how the Duck has left a major impact on my life and work.

Every year ...



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Imitation Flavor

Amelius at 10:14AM, Dec. 30, 2018



The first thing you need to know before we get into this discussion is the following: You can't copyright a style. It's true! Copyright protects an artist's expression of an idea, but not the ideas themselves, the technique, or procedure in making that style. Keep that in ...

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3,2,1, Let's Jam!

Amelius at 2:44PM, Nov. 11, 2018



Not all ideas start fully formed. Look at any character which is drawn over a long period of time and you'll almost always see changes, refinements and evolutions in how the character is drawn and the overall style surrounding the character. Frequently these changes are gradual as result of ...

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Getting Back on the Proverbial Horse

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2018



I have fallen off the comic horse quite a few times now and, no doubt, I will be bucked off a few more times yet. I have tried six comics and so far only two are looking like they’ll ever get finished. I have one finished novel, (which no ...

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Burnout

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 16, 2018



I want to take a quick break for a second to talk about something creators go through but often don’t talk about. It is hard to see it coming and even harder still to lift yourself out of once you are there. This post is about addressing creative burnout ...

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Blurbs!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2017



Blurb writing is an essential skill you need to develop if you're going to be able to sell your work and make it attractive and interesting to people!
What IS a blurb? Well it's a short little summery of your webcomic (or anything else), it's positive, descriptive ...


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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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Archetypal Events – Staples in Devising Plot (part 4)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 20, 2017




So here we are after the brief intermission, back to talking about archetypes from our friend Jung.
As of course is natural, all stories have to have a plot in order to be engaging and be in a position to make their points and get them across because the alternative ...



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QUACKCAST 287 - Evoking emotion

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 6, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

Evoking emotion in your readers/having emotion evoked from comics: How do you do it? what are some mistakes/ineffective methods? As a comic creator you use a whole bunch of different ways to evoke emotion than say a novelist or a film-maker- you don't ...


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The Editorial Voice

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2016



Recently I watched Crystal Lake Memories, an extensive behind the scenes documentary about the Friday the 13th movies (yes, I know…it's not even October yet and I've managed to shoehorn Friday the 13th into the conversation again).

What I found interesting was the role of Frank Mancuso ...



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