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HyenaHell at 12:00AM, May 19, 2017



As all y'all probably are well aware, I am a hilarious genius. All cartoonists are hilarious geniuses; we have to be! Well, half the time anyway- the other half we spend hating ourselves and overcompensating for our inadequacies. It's a storied and well-documented tradition dating back to the ...

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The Art of Constellations

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 17, 2017


Ursa Major constellation from Uranographia by Johannes Hevelius

The night sky in southern California has been clear the last couple of nights. When I look up at the sky I see Orion the Hunter and the clear dots that make up the Big Dipper. The night sky shows different constellations ...


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Traveling Back to the Beginning

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 10, 2017


Paris Street; Rainy Day, Gustave Caillebotte, The Art Institute of Chicago

In less than twenty-four hours I am going to board a plane and end up in the city of my childhood. I am returning to the Windy City because it is Spring Break and because I yearn to have ...


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Kopy Kats

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, March 31, 2017



Aight! It's that time again, ain't it? Now we been talking a lot about rules and limitations and discipline and approaches to making your comics and making them better. This week we're gonna step away from all that for a spell and talk about how not making ...

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Surprise and Suspense courtesy of the Master

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2016


Sorry for the lack of picture! Computer is not cooperating. I'll add one today if I can!



You may already know of Alfred Hitchcock's take on surprise and suspense. Here it is:

“There is a distinct difference between “suspense” and “surprise,” and yet many pictures continually confuse the ...







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QUACKCAST 290 - Characters coming alive

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 27, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

The idea fr this Quackcast was inspired by a Korean TV series that Tantz Aerine recommended called “W” (http://myasiantv.se/drama/w/). The show is about a manga artist who does a super popular webcomic. He wants to quit doing it and has decided to ...


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Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, May 19, 2016



Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...



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It's time to make some TUTORIALS!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 22, 2016



So…how many of you know that DD has a tutorials section? If you’ve happened to hit that little button near the top of the page at any point, you probably found something more than a little embarrassing…



2013? Yikes.

Genejoke recently had the excellent idea that the tutorials ...







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Quackcast 265 - Drunk Duck updates and the future

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 5, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

For Quackcast 265 I wanted to steer the direction toward the idea of future fixes and features for Drunk Duck! We talked a bit about the 2nd wave of fixes that will be happening now- HippieVan worked to gather people's suggestions for the most important ...


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Getting involved in your local arts community

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 1, 2016



I think most of us who live in or near big cities have been to comic conventions. But despite having such a huge concentration of artists here, we seldom seem to talk about broader arts communities. I’ve always been a casual patron of local art galleries, but the curatorial ...

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