FEATURED COMIC --> The Ink

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 27, 2015



Following a late night visitation from a dark form while asleep, a girl is plagued with hallucinations that a black ink-like substance keeps seeping out of her palms. The only problem is that it only happens when she is alone. She finds solace when confessing her strange paranormal phenomenon to ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> We Made a Comic

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 29, 2015



What do you get when two sweet potatoes/yams decide to collaborate with each other to make a comic? Mashed potatoes!

We Made a Comic is centered around the personified yams, Allen and Scott. The premise follows the formula for gag-a-day comic strips about two couch potatoes sitting around making ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Steel and Manitou

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2015



Steel and Manitou tells a tale of the legendary Gtchi Manitou, a Great Spirit, embodied by a white horse with a feather in its mane. The stories are inspired by the Nêhiyawak (Plains Cree) Aboriginal legends from Saskatchewan, Canada. This tale begins when a young orphaned girl, Kassidy Kerr, finds ...

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Traditional Art in Webcomics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 6, 2015



We've talked a few times in newsposts and Quackcasts about how tablets have made digital art more convenient than ever. But as much as I enjoy the clean lines and bright colours of digital drawing, when inspiration strikes I still often find myself reaching for my sketchbook and ProMarkers ...

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Handmade versus Store-Bought Gifts

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2014



The tradition of creating handmade gifts began sometime in elementary school when it was not only appropriate, but expected, to give our parents original creations. Eventually, a handmade knick-knack has a difficult time competing with the latest smart phone or drawing tablet and is pushed aside to make room for ...

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Día de los Muertos

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2014
tags: Day of the Dead



Living in Southern California makes me no stranger to to the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos, otherwise known as Day of the Dead. However, I had never experienced one before and lucky for me, when the opportunity arose this weekend I jumped at the chance.

I decided to dress ...



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FRIDAY NEWSPOST - Comic Book Idols

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 29, 2014



Yesterday, August 28th, was the anniversary of Jack Kirby's birthday. This has prompted some people to talk about how his work affected them, and made me think a bit about comic book influences and artists we look up to. Although I wasn't actively a huge fan of Kirby ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Wastelanders Anonymous

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 20, 2014



Flash forward to the year 2046.The future looks dismal in the bleak aftermath of the “End of the World”. Our main character and hooded-sweatshirt hero, Benjamin, was born after the Earth took a nose dive and now he is left to look after himself and defend complete strangers from ...

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FRIDAY NEWSPOST - Contribute to Quackcast#172: "The Marvelous World of Tomorrow"

HippieVan at 12:00AM, June 13, 2014



Special thanks to Gunwallace for this illustration - be sure to check out his comic All Unicorns to Battle Stations!
If you would like to have your art featured in a newspost, send it my way via PQ or email!


For Quackcast 172, ozoneocean and Banes are going to be talking ...





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Digital Sketching in a Café with a Tablet in My Hand

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 2, 2014



I went to a café Sunday afternoon and spent my time doing something I have not been able to do in months–sat down and sketched. The last time I felt like drawing in a public space involved my oversized sketchbook, a few reference magazines, drafting mechanical pencils, and rubber ...

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