Horror and Comedy: True Bedfellows

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 6, 2016




I have a high interest in comedy. Writing and drawing it, reading and watching it, studying and cuddling it.

Trying to be funny is a way of life for me. When I have the time, I want to bury myself in trying to be funny in my comics as often ...




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Be on the Jonathin Quackup #1 "Personalized" Comic Book Cover!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 3, 2016

This article was written by raytoons of Jonathin Quackup of the Planet Weralt on Drunk Duck.



The Jonathin Quackup of the Planet Weralt series tells the story that takes place in the fantastical planet of Weralt. The world was once protected my a mysterious beings called the Quacki. They protected ...



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Stakes

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2016



In a story, a Protagonist wants something, and some kind of obstacle is in the way. When the Protagonist makes a choice, good or bad, to take them to that goal, we're off and running!

But what happens if they don't get what they want? What happens if ...



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Bookending

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2016



A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...





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QUACKCAST 288 - Evoking too much Emotion

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 13, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

Drunkduck's beloved HippieVan was influenced by last week's Quackcast on Evoking emotion to come up with a newspost about NOT invoking emotion when you don't mean to: keeping things funny, even IF heavy stuff happens to be going on, which can be tricky ...


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Lackadaisical Nonsense

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 5, 2016



“If you want to get through the work week, then you need to allow some time in your schedule to do something completely mindless.”
“How about playing board games like this one? Scrabble is pretty fun.”
“No.”
“What about yoga?”
“No, that still does not count. In yoga, you are ...





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The Editorial Voice

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2016



Recently I watched Crystal Lake Memories, an extensive behind the scenes documentary about the Friday the 13th movies (yes, I know…it's not even October yet and I've managed to shoehorn Friday the 13th into the conversation again).

What I found interesting was the role of Frank Mancuso ...



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Backgrounds, part 2: Familiar Locations

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 26, 2016



Last week, I wrote about my attempts to put more effort into drawing backgrounds. A few people in the comments brought up the settings that they draw repeatedly for their comics.

Planning

My main character is a wanderer, so there aren’t a ton of repeat locations in my comic ...





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weDRAW

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2016



There's some down time at work sometimes, where I either grab a coffee, chat with coworkers, or pull out my wretched, beloved phone and disappear into it. Sometimes a combo of all three activities.

But a few weeks ago, I grabbed my clipboard and did some sketching instead. I ...



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A Canadian Tragedy

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2016



(This one is not comics related).

If you're not Canadian, or spent some time here, it's fairly unlikely that you've heard of the Tragically Hip. It's not impossible, of course, and you may have heard of them recently, with the band going on its farewell tour ...



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