Breaks and Hiatuses

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 22, 2016



Hiatuses are a necessary evil in the webcomics world, it seems. Most webcomic artists can’t devote all their attention to their comic, and will at some point find that life – school, work, or family – gets in the way of regular updates.

In terms of maintaining readership, it’s best ...



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Just Breathe

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 21, 2015


-art by Gunwallace

Take a deep breath. Count to ten. Exhale.

This time of the year can be the most joyous while being the most stressful. There are less hours of work and more places to spend money. It is a time for reuniting with old relatives, eating great food ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Two Hearts

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 9, 2015



One evening, during a town gathering centered around a glowing tree of light, a mysterious cloaked stranger shows up and removes all the light from the tree before fleeing. The switch to darkness unleashes grim shadow monsters to chase after the townspeople and sends the blue-skin toned community into distress ...

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Quackcast 234 - Climactic Climaxes!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2015

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What's best? One big climax, multiple small ones, early, or delayed? How much should you work UP to a climax? What about anticlmactic events, how important are they?
Climaxes are really important in stories. Often you work up to them over the course of a whole series, but ...


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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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Quackcast 219 - Sexy and attractive characters, Part 3

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 19, 2015

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Image by Ozoneocean

Content:
And now for the last in our series of questioning just what makes characters sexy and/or attractive! We have more interesting contributions to read from and delve into but we thought we'd stop for now so we don't waste all our sexiness ...




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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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Quackcast 183 - Work Life balance

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 9, 2014

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- Art by Kawaiidaigakusei

Content:
This Quackcast topic was inspired by a newspost by Kawaiidaigakusei who described a short autobiographical account of her own experiences managing the difficult work/life balance of doing webcomics online and at the same time having a normal life otherwise. How do you balance those ...




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Congratulations to all DD Awards Finalists!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2014



Hear ye, Hear ye!

After the long and arduous journey of seeking voting nominations for the annual Drunk Duck Awards, the official list of finalists has been released just in time for the judges to deliberate over the final outcome of the awards. This is also a reminder for everyone ...



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Drawing Music and Its Impact on Webcomic Art

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 24, 2014


The world is a noisy place. It makes little difference whether noise is coming from a construction site outside the window, loud neighbors in a crowded apartment, or the supposedly “quiet” times in the middle of the night when the sounds of the crickets outside are amplified ten fold. I ...

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