Tools of the Webcomic Trade

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 27, 2015



I began creating webcomics because it was an affordable hobby. All I needed to create a page was some bristol paper, some black ink pens, a scanner and a computer. Having a digitally-formatted final product cut out the additional printing costs of traditional comics.

Eventually, I started learning new drawing ...



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"What are you, 5 years old?"

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 20, 2015



The act of sharing artwork online was still a new concept around 2004. Before I joined Drunk Duck, I thought it would be a cool idea to share some of my daily sketches from my first high school art class with the Internet. My initial reasoning was that I could ...

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BAD IDEAS

Banes at 12:00AM, July 16, 2015


Image by Internet.

On the Quackcast this week, we talked about the MISTAKES we make when making our webcomics. In the end, we agreed that the biggest mistake one can make is not creating their webcomics in the first place!

It's easy to get lost in uncertainty, anxiety and ...




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Homebound

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 13, 2015


-LA Union Station taken by kawaiidaigakusei

“The next and final stop on this line is Los Angeles. Please collect all personal belongings and use the handrail when using the stairs. Please keep all hands and arms away from the automatic train doors.”

It had been a while. I needed a ...




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Voting Is Now Open for the Awards!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 6, 2015



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IMPORTANT:

Server down time. DD will be down for an hour or two in the early hours of Wednesday morning (PST time). We're switching down to a cheaper hosting package to try and save money on the hosting bills.
We tried to do it on Saturday but there was ...





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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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2015 Drunk Duck Award Contest Voting

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 22, 2015
tags: VOTING NOW OPEN



The window for the DD Award trophy design submissions is now closed. There are three stellar designs competing for the top spot. So now the outcome for the winning design is up to YOU!

VOTING will be open from June 22 (Monday) to June 24 (Wednesday).

Votes will be be ...





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Digging Deep

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 15, 2015



There is a brand new piece of off-white coloured paper on the desk. The click of a GraphiGear mechanical pencil. The lead hitting the table. Tap. Tap. Tap. The need to draw is there, but the inspiration behind it makes it very difficult to create an image out of thin ...

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Summer Breeze, Makes Me Feel Fine

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 8, 2015



I was searching for some seasonal fruits and vegetables during my last trip to the market and ended up buying a personal sized watermelon. That is when I knew that Summer is finally here.

What are your favourite traditional summertime activities? Did you grow up in a family that made ...



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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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