Talking is Action Too

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 28, 2017



Often in making webcomics, creators may try to have more action than discourse, as it tends to make the comic more visually interesting and give opportunities to avoid ‘talking head’ scenes.

However, I think that sort of conundrum is a potential trap that might prevent creators from truly making use ...



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Quackcast 345 - Horror no horror

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2017

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- Cover image from horror short Little Matthew

Does a horror film without the horror still make sense? If it does then it's probably a really good film… that's what we're talking about in this Halloween themed month! The idea was based on a recent newspost by ...


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DD’s Twitter Account is Back!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 21, 2017


image by Sam Spratt

As Ozoneocean mentioned in his post yesterday he went above and beyond and he re-animated DD’s twitter at the perfect time for all the zombie jokes ever!

I will be handling the account, and keep it alive- but the idea is for it to be ...




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Quackcast 344 - Active/Reactive characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 17, 2017

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Some characters are active and others are reactive. Reactive characters mostly only react to things rather than make them happen so they can be very boring if not done right! Active characters are the ones that drive events by doing things and making stuff happen, these characters grab your ...

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Active vs. Reactive Characters

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 14, 2017



In stories there are always protagonists and antagonists. And sometimes it’s the protagonists that are more interesting while others it’s the antagonists that steal the scene. Very rarely, it is both.

In all the wide versatility and range between characters, what is the common feature of interesting, memorable ...



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Quackcast 343 - sexy Drawings

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 10, 2017

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How do YOU feel when drawing or writing about something sexy? That was the question put to the erotically charged ladies and guys of DD, who answered in a full frontal, frank and unashamed manner! It's a harrrrd question to answer but we were wiiiide open about it ...

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How the Dominoes Fall - Tragedy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 7, 2017



I have made comics’ storylines both ways- flying by the seat of my pants and meticulously scripting everything. So I feel I’m in a position to say that while both methods are valid and extremely fun, the latter one has one advantage over the former: it can make the ...

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That Damn Amnesia

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2017



Amnesia is a very frequently used plot device in narrative works, especially in genres like romance or mystery or melodrama. It’s a perfect way to achieve either of the following (or all):
(a) Draw out a story that should have wrapped up already
(b) Reuse a character’s ‘naïve ...



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Quackcast 341 - Objectification and porn

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2017

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In this Quackcast we chat about how objectification can rob the humanity from a character and turn them into a meaningless object which can in turn alienate your audience by making your work less relatable, but with things like porn where character is less important than the on screen ...

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The Power of Comments

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 23, 2017



Feedback from your audience has always been important- from the renaissance palace parlors to enlightenment salons to the modern art galleries, how much the audience is pleased by what the creator procures is central.

But in the age of the internet and webcomics, where comics are updated page by page ...



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