Exposition - Just the tip

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2019



In a nutshell, exposition is a big ole mound of information that the author wants the reader to know before they move on in the plot. It often gets a bad rap but that is usually due to it being used incorrectly. There is definitely a place for exposition so ...

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Purpose of subplots

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 14, 2018




Last week, we looked at ways to prevent the middle of your story from sagging. One of those suggestions was using a subplot or two to help flesh out both the world and characters of your story.

For those of you who are a bit confused as to what a ...




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The Importance of Reading Other Comics

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2018



At times, you might find yourself struggling to come up with creating new pages and plot lines for your comics. It might but that the structure of page is not as impactful anymore or it could be that a pose that is proving difficult to land. This was the problem ...

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When you hate your characters!

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2018



You’ve gone through the arduous process of fleshing out your world, the themes and the lore and you’re standing back looking at your shining new playground; but there is a blight standing right in the centre that you can no longer ignore. You hate your characters. Maybe it ...

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Easy and Tough

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2018

An old movie called Sullivan's Travels is about Sullivan (natch), a film director who makes successful but shallow comedy movies. He wants to abandon these efforts and do a more serious project about the plight of the downtrodden.

After some wild adventures posing as a hobo, Sullivan experiences some ...

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Is this the real life, is this just fantasy, caught in a landslide...

Genejoke at 12:00AM, June 10, 2017

Guest Saturday news post.



Hello Drunkduckers, Genejoke here with a guest news post for you. Well let me be honest, there won't be much news. Guest article would be more accurate.

Many of us regulars here on the duck are ageing a bit, we're no longer young whipper ...





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Quackcast 325 - walk the line

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 30, 2017

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

In this Quackcast we cover the Importance of good linework in comics and different line techniques such as Herge's Ligne claire, the traditional thick line for characters and thin for everything else as exemplified in the work of Mucha, variable line widths as in Manga ...


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Keeping Things Light

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 9, 2016



This newspost is inspired by ozoneocean’s recent thread and quackcast about evoking emotion. I've recently been struggling with the opposite issue in my own comic. The whole project is really just a light-hearted excuse to draw my favourite things and write odd characters, but it's also held ...

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Who Are These People?

Banes at 12:00AM, June 30, 2016



For several years I've been doing a comic called Typical Strange here on the Duck. And I'm still doing it, I swear!

The characters are a fairly diverse assortment of different temperaments and personalities, and the adventures they've had and will continue to have will hopefully be ...



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Chasing the Whirlwynd: A Look Into Jumping-Mediums from Webcomics to Animation

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 18, 2016

(This exclusive front page article was written entirely by DD's very own Whirlwynd!)

Hey all! My name's Whirlwynd. I've been producing webcomics since the late 90's and I've been a member of the Duck since 2004. Thanks for reading this thinly-veiled attempt to promote my ...

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