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 235 - Climax of the Climaxes

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 8, 2015

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Pitface joins Ozone and Banes again for the second and last part of the climax cast! It's the climax of the climax casts!! We discuss what people think about climaxes in stories, their own and those they watch or read. It's hard to write up to climaxes ...

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Let's Colour With Crayons!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2015



(Colouring Sheets Included @ Bottom of Post)

Did you ever watch Mister Rogers when you were a little kid? My all-time favourite episode was the one where he takes the viewer to the crayon factory and showed us how crayons were made. I thought it was the most mesmerizing thing imaginable ...



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WRITING A SCENE

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2015



Here are some thoughts on writing that smallest unit of a story: the scene.


First off, what is a scene? What defines it?

It's Change.

Something changes between the beginning and end of a scene.

Here's a way to write one if you're stuck. These are the ...










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Quackcast 227 - Biggest webcomicing mistakes

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 14, 2015

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Pic by Ozoneocean

Content:
Webcomicing is a learning process, you build on your knowledge and skills as you go, comics can take years to complete and your audience is usually pretty forgiving… Well learning is all about making mistakes and if you're like the people who contributed to ...




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Fan Service in Comics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, June 26, 2015



This post was inspired ozoneocean's forum thread about sexism, as well as a recent update by JustNoPoint. (Quick note: none of my comments about fan service are directed at JNP's work! It was just his joking about fan service that had me thinking about it.)

“Fan service” can ...



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Avoiding the Mary Sue (+ a contest!)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, March 6, 2015



This newspost was inspired by this week's Quackcast on testing your writing and knowing your characters. In the comments, KimLuster posted a Mary Sue test and discussed her annoyance in finding that one of her characters scored highly.

So what is a Mary Sue? Everyone sort of knows one ...



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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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Drawing from Life

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 5, 2015
tags: life drawing



Around Spring of last year, in an attempt to keep my pen moving, I signed up for a life drawing class. It was the first time since high school art class that I was going to draw human models in real life. Over the last decade, most of the human ...

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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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