The Times They Are A-Changin'

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 29, 2015



Five years ago I was sitting at a dinner table with an older, conservative crowd of family friends when the topic of same-sex marriage was brought up. I added my thoughts to the discussion with the best example of recent history I could muster up at that time. I said ...

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Transforming Conceptual Art into a Plush Doll

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 1, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on the website of Alex Furmansky, the creator of Budsies. He is an entrepreneur whose business is centered around transforming “kid” art into real tangible plush animal dolls. It is pretty awesome:



Furmansky was raised from very humble beginnings and would take the ...



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Summer (or Winter) 2015 Blockbusters

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 25, 2015


-Breathtaking original art by El Cid

While the end of this season of television ending this month, many shows will begin Summer programming this week. The beauty of Summer (or Winter) is that less time can be spent indoors and the movie theatres will be a refuge to cool off ...


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Comic Book Makeovers

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 22, 2015



IDW Entertainment is currently releasing a series of comics this year based on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. As a big Douglas Adams fan, I'm excited to see what they do with the series!

Until I get my hands on a copy, I've compiled a wishlist of ...



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QUACKCAST 216 - Characters done right, part 4

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 28, 2015

LISTEN!

Image by Genejoke

Content:
This is the FOURTH and very final part of our series on what makes a good character in webcomics, movies, and any sort of writing in general. Our very first four-parter! Ozone and Banes are once again joined by the panel of Pitface, Tantz Aerine ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Clint

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 15, 2015



Splitsville. Plastic lawn flamingo. Silence. Loneliness. Ginormous ants.

Our main character lives alone in a dark, empty house. He goes about his daily tasks that involve reading the mail in an abandoned park and walking to the grocery store and leaving without paying. He watches DVD movies by himself until ...



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The Dark Side of Comedy

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 13, 2015


-Art by Gunwallace

There was once an intervention for work-appropriate humour at one of my former jobs where we were asked the question: "A joke told in the workplace can be off-colour or sexually offensive as long as I know that I am only kidding.“ The moderator had the room ...


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Guest Post by KimLuster - Mind March

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 10, 2015



(The following perspective piece may be more representative of a deranged mind than of a model that will actual work – attempt to replicate at your own risk)

A while back there was a discussion here on the Duck about what gives us renewed inspiration for our art, about the sorts ...



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Celebrating Black History Month - The First Black Superhero

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 27, 2015



In 1966, in the midst of the American Civil Rights Movement, Marvel Comics introduced the first black superhero - Black Panther.

Black Panther, real name T'Challa, was the King of vibranium-rich Wakanda, a fictional African country (the first African-American superhero would be Marvel's Falcon). A special herb and his ...



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Comics for Anti-Comic People

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 20, 2015



I'm a bit of a comic book proselytizer. When people tell me they don't like comics, I usually take that as a personal challenge. (I have the same reaction when people tell me they don't like cats, but that's another story for another time.) Generally I ...

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