S'now Time Like the Present

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2016



We had a big snowfall two weeks ago, and I was out driving the city in it (I have a part time delivery job).

My car and I held up pretty well in it, and that was satisfying. As the news warned people to stay off the roads, I was ...



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Do Kiki and Bouba Have a Say in Your Comics?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 15, 2016



Hello, hello! As of today, I am in charge of the Saturday newspost- and you have Ozoneocean to thank (or blame) for that! If you want to get to know me better, I am a regular in the Quackcast where you can hear me be a Greek Person, and you ...

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FEATURED COMIC -> Useless

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



This is a world where people have powers, become registered and work as superheroes. But what happens if you don't make the cut? If you have power, but not quite enough, or the right temperament to join the ranks of the heroes? You become useless, like poor Bonnie… she ...

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Quackcast 275 - Layouts, what to do and what not

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 14, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

The topic this week was ALL Banes' idea! We talk about page layout: techniques to make a good, readable layout, and stuff to avoid. We have Tantz Aerine (greetings), Banes, and myself, Ozoneocean, chatting about how best to do page layouts, at least from our own ...


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Inking: Literally the worst?

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



This is building a bit on ozoneocean's previous newspost on developing a sketch! For most comic artists, after having perfected a sketch (or at least getting it to an acceptable point) the next step is inking. I don't think I'm alone in saying this is one of ...

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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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Quackcast 226 - The Power of Contrast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 7, 2015

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Content:
In this Quackcast I interrogated Mr Banes on the subject of his first newspost: Contrasts. It's a subject near and dear to him, even his comic "Typical Strange“ has its name based on the concept, i.e. two words with the opposite meanings put together to create ...


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Quackcast 207 - A question of bodyshape part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2015

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Photos by Howard Schatz.

Content:
In Quackcast 207 we talk about bodyshapes in comics again; as a follow up from the chat we had about it in Quackcast 205 we thought we'd let the community weigh in with their thoughts… so Banes and I could get the chance ...




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QUACKCAST 205 - What about Bodyshape?

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

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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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Happy Rabbit, Rabbit Day!

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



Today is December 1st which means the holidays are around the corner on The Duck. A common thread between most denominations and cultures is that traditional foods are served around this time. For the month of December, I am going to include a traditional holiday recipe at the bottom of ...

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