QUACKCAST 417 - Can we be better?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 12, 2019

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This is a big, awkward, contentious and fiery subject. What we're talking about in this Quackcast is the current phenomenon of social marketing and how it ...




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A Most Awesome DD Year!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 22, 2018



As we are well into holiday season and only 9 days before 2019 (the final countdown!), I think it's good to have a look at all the awesome stuff that happened at the DD site, all absolutely done, funded, supported and cultivated by webcomic artists for webcomic artists AND ...

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Convergent Creation Part 2

Amelius at 12:21PM, Dec. 16, 2018




Last weekend we discussed that strange phenomenon of independent creation, where there's more than a passing resemblance to another work but it's not a case of plagiarism. Interestingly, not long after I posted that I saw not one but two instances of independent creation being brought up (though ...


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The great Tumblr censorship Exodus! DD Welcomes you!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2018



Tumblr made its name years ago as a great place to post images. It was always a kind of photo album journal site. Unlike Facebook and other places that were more about text, Tumblr did a really good job with pictures. Other sites have since moved into that territory but ...

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The Need To Denigrate

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 17, 2018



Lately there has been this pattern that I've noticed in both social media and mainstream comics/cartoons outlets that is very saddening: the use of denigration and belittlement as a promotional tactic, or as an argument.

More and more I seem to notice that new series, reboots, retellings or ...



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White Swan, Black Swan

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2018




In Swan Lake, the black swan Odile is transformed by her warlock father into the white swan, Odette, and posing as Odette she tricks the prince into breaking his oath to the white swan- because clearly making life-binding oaths to a woman you know so little you can mistake her ...


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The Benefit of Trauma

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2018



Trauma is such a delicious thing in writing- it gives characters their backstories, their motivation, their special slant in a narrative wrok, from novels to webcomics.

However, it's usually considered in the context of how it has made a character ‘damaged goods’. Why they are grim, why they're ...



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A Few Announcements and Heads Up!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2018



Today I got a list of stuff I want to talk to you about and remind you!

First off- USED BOOKS NEEDS OUR HELP

She has a pretty high vet bill to pay for saving the lives of her awesome rats. So please help her out whichever way you can ...





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The Results for the 2018 DD Awards Trophy Contest are Here!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 6, 2018



The votes have been tallied up and the trophy award with the most vote is Emevsa's design!

Not far in second place is the award by KimLuster!

Also, to piggyback on last week's call for volunteers, usedbooks wrote a very nice statement on volunteering for the awards:

usedbooks ...







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When Feedback Doesn't Come

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 7, 2018



A couple of days ago Banes gave us a wonderful article on the issue of who to please- yourself or the audience, and how that can go very right or very wrong.

So that got me thinking that we should also talk about the dreaded silence. You update a page ...



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