Quackcast 241 - The Vampcast - Costumecast - Part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 20, 2015

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I vant to suck yer blud… Well Tantz Aerine does anyway. This is the second part of our Vampcast, talking about vampires in comics, lore, movies and popculture in general. We were STILL in costume, watching each other on vid at the time, getting distracted and Ozone was getting ...

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Terror, Horror, and Revulsion, courtesy of the King

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 15, 2015



Apparently the difference between “terror” and “horror” was first expressed by writer Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), who said that Terror is the dread and apprehension about something happening, while Horror is the actual encountering the frightening thing.
Maybe this is what they mean when they talk about “suspense” vs. “horror”. Have ...


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Things That Go DUCK in the Night

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 8, 2015



Horror…and the baddies and creepies and long-legged beasties of horror…come in many flavours.
These divisions might be incomplete or somewhat meaningless in a way, but hey, I have to approach it somehow…

Reality Bites: Human Creeps, Scary Animals and Nature
-Serial Killers, Jason, Michael Myers, The Strangers, And ...





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Collaborations

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 28, 2015



I recently watched a concert of Ed Sheeran singing “Thinking Out Loud” when the camera panned to the person playing the piano and it turned out to be Chris Martin from Coldplay and the song finished with a duet. I sat there thinking, “Wow, that really worked.” Collaborating with another ...

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Quackcast 237 - The Songcast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2015

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For Quackcast 237 we asked people about the songs that inspire them when they do their comics, which songs go with which parts of their comics, what would be the ideal comic movie theme, what songs or music get you in the MOOD to do your comic, and finally ...

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Then and Now

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2015



“Save ALL your work. Never throw your old art in the trash!” was a repeated mantra from all my art teachers over the years. The reasoning behind this idea makes sense: Old art is like a time capsule for fresh ideas and it can be a great addition in a ...

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Artist: Walt Simonson

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2015


image by Walt Simonson

I read a lot of Marvel Comics back in the day. The Hulk, Spider Man, The X-Men…it was actually the ORIGINAL X-Men I really loved (which I read in reprints). Right around the time I was discovering those old Stan Lee/Jack Kirby X-Men stories ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Tangled River

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2015



Tanya is a daydreamer. She loves sitting outdoors and drawing in her sketchbook. Tanya and her best friend Licorice are both technically natives growing up in a space colony even though she thinks of herself as a Spaceling. However, the two have very dissimilar interests. Tanya likes to talk about ...

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An Analysis of a Polarizing Character

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 10, 2015



It seems that I get into a very opinionated argument whenever the topic of discussion veers toward Neon Genesis Evangelion. Usually it is about how the Evangelion movies are awesome and how the main character is not so awesome. That being said, it has been twenty years since the mid-1990s ...

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Quackcast 230 - Getting the formula RIGHT

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 4, 2015

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We've talked about formulas before, but mostly in the context of escaping formulas and reinventing them.
NOW however we're talking about using existing formulas to create a story, or creating new formulas and sticking to them to come up with your stories.
Formulas can be a good ...



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