Modern Heroes: Only in West Hollywood

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 9, 2015



After spending three hours reading Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman in a public library on Friday afternoon, I ran into the most marvelous sculpture on display while taking a stroll through West Hollywood Park. The shiny, white sculpture was based on two popular and beloved comic book superheroes, Batman and ...

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Halloween Costumes!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 19, 2015


(Pizza Rat Costume)

Halloween was once thought of as a holiday made for children because it involved carved pumpkins, festive costumes, and copious amounts of candy. However, as the years passed, the more I observed how adults have a firm hold on the holiday because of its outrageous nature. One ...


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Do You See the Kind of Shape I'm In?

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 24, 2015



CHARACTER SHAPES
I've never consciously designed characters this way, but I recently remembered hearing about this notion some time ago, on the dvd special features for an animated something-or-other.
Characters derived from basic shapes can give a very strong impression of their basic personality type. This can help the ...



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Long Form Stories and Standalone Pages

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 27, 2015



Make sure you've read all the previous issues!

I'm at a nice place in my webcomic right now. Well, it's nice as the writer, at least.
The characters have a nice history now, with some adventures behind them, some established relationships, and a stable of supporting characters ...




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Listen to Skoolmunkee on a re-issued Quackcast!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 30, 2015



HEEEEEEeeeyyyy
We had a tiny bit of quota left over on libsyn this month so I've been able to squeeze in TWO of the old previously deleted Quackcasts! Number 63 With Skoolmunkee as the special guest and number 64 where Banes and Ozone talk about superheroes and how they ...


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Comics for Anti-Comic People

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 20, 2015



I'm a bit of a comic book proselytizer. When people tell me they don't like comics, I usually take that as a personal challenge. (I have the same reaction when people tell me they don't like cats, but that's another story for another time.) Generally I ...

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QUACKCAST 205 - What about Bodyshape?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 10, 2015

LISTEN!

Photos by Howard Schatz.

Content:
This week Banes and I were inspired to talk about body shape in the depiction of figures in comics, inspired by some famous images from photographer Howard Schatz's 2002 book, Athlete. In it there are photos of many athletes who're at the ...




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2015 Radio Play - Call for Scripts!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 9, 2015



As I mentioned in last week’s newspost, we’re in the beginning stages of doing this year’s radio play. The first step will be to choose a script (or two)! Here are Kroatz’ rules for scripts.


RADIOPLAY CREATION AND SELECTION RULES

Here's what we're going to ...






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Quackcast 191 - The Halloweencast part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 4, 2014

LISTEN!

- Art by Ozoneocean

Content:
We find our heroes STILL stuck far beneath the soaring spires of the Drunk Duck Gothic palace of doom, down deep in the dank, dark, dusty catacombs, their way lit by the guttering orange light of stinking flaming torches… As the quaking Banes and Ozoneocean ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> The Rat

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 1, 2014


It's a Bird. It's a Plane! No, wait, is it The Rat?!

In the same vein as other comic heroes that name themselves after creatures, the Rat is a bit unique.

Danny is a high school student from North Side Chicago's Irving Park neighborhood and living with ...




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