Thought Bubbles: Outdated?

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2016



One of the really cool things about comic making is that we have so many tools at our disposal that people who tells stories in other mediums don’t necessarily have. One of those is the ability to show a character’s inner monologue without interrupting the external narrative or ...

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QUACKCAST 288 - Evoking too much Emotion

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 13, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

Drunkduck's beloved HippieVan was influenced by last week's Quackcast on Evoking emotion to come up with a newspost about NOT invoking emotion when you don't mean to: keeping things funny, even IF heavy stuff happens to be going on, which can be tricky ...


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Keeping Things Light

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 9, 2016



This newspost is inspired by ozoneocean’s recent thread and quackcast about evoking emotion. I've recently been struggling with the opposite issue in my own comic. The whole project is really just a light-hearted excuse to draw my favourite things and write odd characters, but it's also held ...

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A Great Big Community Project Round-Up!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2016



There are quite a few interesting little projects going on right now! I thought it would be nice to showcase some of them in case people are interested in getting involved. Community projects are a great way to play around with your characters, get creative with writing and drawing, and ...

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Backgrounds, part 2: Familiar Locations

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 26, 2016



Last week, I wrote about my attempts to put more effort into drawing backgrounds. A few people in the comments brought up the settings that they draw repeatedly for their comics.

Planning

My main character is a wanderer, so there aren’t a ton of repeat locations in my comic ...





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Drawing Backgrounds

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2016



Earlier this week, I completed the prologue for my new comic. It's been several years since I completed a full issue of a comic, and I'm putting in a conscious effort to improve on something I've been lazy about in the past: backgrounds.

With earlier comics, I ...



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DD Radio Play 2016 – Call For Scripts

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 12, 2016



If you missed last week’s announcement, the big news is that we’re going to do another radio play! Or I’m going to try my darndest to make it happen, anyways.

The first thing we’ll need is a script. I’m going to allow four weeks for ...



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DD Radio Play 2016 – Time to Brainstorm

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2016



I realized the other day that our last radio play was way back in 2013! We tried to pull one together a while back, but everyone was too busy to do all the organizing and editing. Fortunately for everyone, I’ve recently graduated with a history degree virtually guaranteeing my ...

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Land of Yeld Kickstarter, and Vote in the DD Awards!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, July 29, 2016



JakeRichmond, creator of Modest Medusa, is launching a kickstarter today for his tabletop RPG The Magical Land of Yeld. Yeld is based in the Modest Medusa universe!


As someone who was only recently introduced into the particular geekdom of tabletop RPGs, this game looks super fun! You can check out ...




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Travel Journaling

HippieVan at 12:00AM, July 22, 2016



Hi, all! I’m back from my adventure in Japan – thank you so much to PitFace and Ironscarf for writing amazing guest newsposts while I was away. It’s so lovely being part of a site where someone’s always willing to jump in and help out (and you two ...

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