The Impracticality of Being Practical

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 13, 2017


The Businessman, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

I have a certain level of disdain for people who believe that comics and art in general are merely hobbies. When I was much younger and on the receiving end of advice from many well-meaning grown-ups, the word “practical” and the phrase ...


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The Webcomic Artist Manifesto

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2016



(From the desk of kawaiidaigakusei)

Here is a little treat to celebrate the first week of Autumn. I wrote this version of “The Webcomic Artist Manifesto” in the Fall quarter for an art history class on Dada. A Manifesto is a public declaration used to incite or inspire a group ...



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Catharsis and the Drunk Duck Awards

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2016


I wrote my newspost several days ahead of schedule for the first time ever!

First things first:

THE DRUNK DUCK AWARDS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

The DD Awards are always great fun, and Judges and Awards Presenters are still needed!

Please come over to the Volunteer thread to ask any questions and ...








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Quackcast 277 - The great DD meet-up number 2!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 28, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

Well this was the SECOND big electronic DD meet up! And we had many people joining us and coming in and out over the cause of the ten our time that we were on. We started at 11am New York time (which is 11PM my time ...


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How a "Starving Artist" Mentality has Helped Me Dodge the Money-Centric Bandwagon

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 27, 2016


-Art by Edvard Munch (cover for Hunger by Knut Hamsun)

It is a common phrase that has been repeated time and time again: “(The love of) money is the root of all evil”. At least for me, it was one of the few words to live by that my Latin ...


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Character Arcs Part 2: Arcs in Sequels and Series featuring Iron Man

Banes at 12:00AM, March 24, 2016


Today we'll talk sequel and series character arcs, and focus on the cinematic portrayal of Iron Man

Last Week we talked about character arcs. They're an important element of fiction writing…although a lot of the time, there is no arc! But a strong, unpredictable character arc can ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> The weird adventures of Armless Amy

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2016



Little Amy is the cutest and sweetest little girl in the post-apocalypse. Of course, her adorable personality seems to attract the strangest of characters from a top hat wearing stranger, happy dolls, white rabbits, Sherry the living doll, Eloise, and Eustace.

This is a mature comic because it deviates from ...



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Celebrating Black History Month: Chuck Clayton joins the Archie Gang

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 5, 2016



Last year for Black History Month I profiled Black Panther, the first black superhero (see that newspost here). This year I’m sticking with the black comic character theme with a mini-history of Chuck Clayton, one of the first non-white characters in Archie comics.

These days Chuck is an established ...



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Drunk Duck Improvement Drive update!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2016



As you may or may not know we're currently trying to upgrade features on DD and fix some bugs like adding stats tracking for every comic and PQ notifications. But to do that we need money to pay the programmer so we're running an Indiegogo campaign! . Our goal ...

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"Every revolution is sparked by an art movement"

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


Jane Alexander, Butcher Boys

That happens to be a line from one of my favourite albums, a combination CD/graphic novel from an obscure now-defunct South African hip hop group.

I think it’s pretty easy to understand how a South African group would come to that conclusion. When I ...




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