QUACKCAST 291 - The philosophy and politics of comics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2016

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Raphael's School of Athens.

This week's Quackcast is brought to us by Tantz Ariene! Tantz is a very political creature, seeing as she comes from Athens which is pretty much the birthplace of politics AND philosophy, that's hardly surprising. Clever Tantz in her tantzglasses, dudeman Banes ...


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The Joy Of SFX

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 15, 2016



Hello Fellow Duckers. Today I want to talk to you about a sensitive topic, but one that many of us enjoy, so there’s no need to feel embarrassed. We’re all friends here after all. I’m talking of course, about SFX.

My entry to the mysteries of SFX ...



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Chasing the Whirlwynd: A Look Into Jumping-Mediums from Webcomics to Animation

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 18, 2016

(This exclusive front page article was written entirely by DD's very own Whirlwynd!)

Hey all! My name's Whirlwynd. I've been producing webcomics since the late 90's and I've been a member of the Duck since 2004. Thanks for reading this thinly-veiled attempt to promote my ...

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Damaged Protagonists

Banes at 12:00AM, March 31, 2016




A well written protagonist will generally have some flaws, starting out as an underdog of some kind, with lessons to learn and improvements to make over the course of the story.

Granted, some heroes are, well, just heroes, who are pretty much who they need to be from the beginning ...




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Merry Christmas, Ducks!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 25, 2015



I hope you will all forgive me for not putting together a proper newspost this week! I've just finished baking a ginger cake (to be served after dinner tomorrow with warm lemon sauce), and I'm about to settle down with my family to watch A Muppet Christmas Carol ...

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Marvel vs. DC In Gaming

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 5, 2015
tags: Marvel vs DC In Gaming



If you haven't noticed, 2016 is all about pitting superheroes against one another. This coming spring, we'll have Captain America facing off with Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, and DC's two biggest heroes at odds in Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. But forget about ...

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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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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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Adaptations

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 21, 2014



In recent years Hollywood has been desperately mining already popular material in the hopes of producing ready-made hits, so we've had a great bonanza of classic Scifi, fantasy and comic book films blasting onto the silver screen with the likes of The Lord of The Rings, The Chronicles of ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> The Last Nerds on Earth

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 29, 2014



Move over Big Bang Theory, these nerds are the real deal. Oliver and Adam have become expert zombie hunters by default after the latest apocalypse left them as the last nerds on Earth. This comic is not for anyone with a queasy stomach, but beyond the cartoon blood splatter, this ...

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