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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Quackcast 378 - Your best work, Comicsgate, Mark Wade, Tantz comic spotlight, Twitter

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 12, 2018

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We have community contributions for this Quackcast! Many DDers told us about their best work and we read that out and chat about in on the Quackcast. We talking about promoting comics through DD's Twitter account. The DD awards have begun, get in on them and get nominated ...

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Quackcast 377 - Your Best Work?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 5, 2018

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In this Quackcast we're talking about your best work… Our best work in this case. What are YOU most proud off? Please share it with us so that we can promote it.
We all talk about some of the projects that we think came out the best for ...


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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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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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