My New Year's Eve at a Nerd Convention

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 4, 2016



"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And ...

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Thanks to our Secret Santa participants!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 18, 2015


alejkhan's Secret Santa gift for ashtree house

Thank you so much to everyone who has posted their Secret Santa gift art! I have been absolutely blown away this year by the quality of art that everyone submitted. You all obviously spent a lot of time on your gifts!

The ...




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Picture books

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2015



My love for art - and narrative art in particular - began well before I had ever laid eyes on a comic book. As a child, my parents and my grandparents worked selling books for publishers. Every few weeks we would get a big box of sample books and it would be ...

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What are Your Influences, part 2

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2015



It was great to read about the various influences on people's comics last week. I don't know if this topic called for a second part, er, so here it is!

Once again, these are the major influences I've identified for my current comic, Typical Strange. They stretch ...



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My Halloween Playlist

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 22, 2015



If you've heard me talk for any reasonable amount of time (apologies!), you know I can't maintain much of a conversation before beginning to list movies. What can I say? I love ‘em!

So for this penultimate October Thursday, I thought I’d share my Halloween movie playlist ...



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Things That Go DUCK in the Night

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 8, 2015



Horror…and the baddies and creepies and long-legged beasties of horror…come in many flavours.
These divisions might be incomplete or somewhat meaningless in a way, but hey, I have to approach it somehow…

Reality Bites: Human Creeps, Scary Animals and Nature
-Serial Killers, Jason, Michael Myers, The Strangers, And ...





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Directing Action in Comic Scripts

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2015



I usually write comic scripts with a pretty specific idea of what each panel will look like when drawn: the setting, who’s doing what, facial expressions, and so on. What I almost never do is write any of that down. Except for specific actions that characters have to respond ...

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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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FEATURED COMIC --> Unhinged

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 13, 2015



What happens when you put a penguin in a trench coat, a turtle that has not come out of its shell, and a smoking bear with anger management problems in the same room for group therapy? You get Unhinged!

This comic begins with the clashing personalities of Chester Black the ...



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QUACKCAST 216 - Characters done right, part 4

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 28, 2015

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Image by Genejoke

Content:
This is the FOURTH and very final part of our series on what makes a good character in webcomics, movies, and any sort of writing in general. Our very first four-parter! Ozone and Banes are once again joined by the panel of Pitface, Tantz Aerine ...




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