Quackcast 259 - Drawing Crowd Scenes

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2016

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Pic by Ozoneocean

Crowd scenes of any sort can be horrible to draw. There are many, many reasons for this, one of them is that it's quite boring to invent a whole lot of new character models just for the purpose of making a group scene. My own ...


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Quackcast 258 - Gunwallace music special

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 16, 2016

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We have a special treat this time! Gunwallace is our guest and he's brought with him 15 of his fave tracks that he created as themes for DD webcomics. For two years Gunwallace has been creating fantastic musical themes for webcomics, the total is now over 90! He ...

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Quackcast 257 - Accents in Comics

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 9, 2016

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Using accents and different languages in comics can be a challenge, or at least a challenge to represent. Some people will actually have their text IN a different language or even a made up language in the case of aliens, and they'll have translations in a footnote. Some ...

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Quackcast 256 - Using and creating weapons in fiction

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 2, 2016

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Tantz Aerine, Banes and Ozoneocean discuss the topic of using and creating weapons in fiction and some of the pitfalls involved- all the things you can easily do wrong and do better! Stuff like using overly specialised weapons in too general a role, like giant swords where they'd ...

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Quackcast 255 - Drunk Duck Improvement Drive

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 26, 2016

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We're trying to fix up Drunk Duck, adding the the comic statistics back in, fixing forums, adding notifications to PQs and MORE, but we need money to do it. In this Quackcast, Ozoneocean, Banes, and Pitface talk about the improvements we want to have on DD, and what ...

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Drunk Duck Improvement Drive update!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2016



As you may or may not know we're currently trying to upgrade features on DD and fix some bugs like adding stats tracking for every comic and PQ notifications. But to do that we need money to pay the programmer so we're running an Indiegogo campaign! . Our goal ...

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Quackcast 254 - Sexism in your OWN work?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 19, 2016

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OMFG you sexist PIG! Heh… today we talk about trying to recognise sexism in your OWN work, what to do about it, and WHY. It turns out it can be very hard to do, and if you DO acknowledged it the instinct is to rationalise it away, justify it ...

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Farewell to Two Film Villains from Childhood

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2016



Last week marked the loss of two actors who brought my favorite fantasy villains from childhood films to life.

I was only a baby when Jim Henson's musical fantasy film, Labyrinth, was released in theaters. The fact that there were once home videos of me singing along to “(Dance ...



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Quackcast 253 - narrative order and the flashback

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 12, 2016

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Doing stories that start with the climax, then flash back, tell what happened to get there: the old narrative style of switching the first few chapters around to make a more interesting story.
Sometimes it works GREAT because it throws you right into the middle of things and you ...


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Quackcast 252 - Wish Fulfilment

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2016

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Happy new year! In this first Quackcast for 2016 we have Banes, Pitface and Tantz Aerine along to talk to us about Banes' newspost topic of Wish Fulfilment in writing. It can be a good thing in that it makes the writer more interested and passionate about what they ...

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