"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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Stories Written for Children (That Might Have Been Intended for Adults)

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 23, 2015
tags: books that haunt me


The Giving Tree, Story and Illustration by Shel Silverstein

I remember reading along with certain children's books that became very near and dear to me as a young kid. Over the years, I revisit the story and it begins to take on a whole new meaning as my perspective ...


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New experiences!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 20, 2015



Yesterday evening my friend and I donned our prettiest dresses and went to see The Marriage of Figaro. Neither of us had ever been to the opera before, and we weren't the only ones - it was “student night” where they sell cheap tickets to the final dress rehearsal, so ...

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Opportunitatem Cape

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 16, 2015



It had been years since I donned my black cocktail dress to spend an evening listening to one of my favorite writers, and that is exactly what I did on Saturday night. The scene was set in Long Beach at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center and I was excitedly waiting ...

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2015 Secret Santa Sign-Ups!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 13, 2015


The absolutely incredible gift art I got from fallopiancrusader last year!

We had our first tiny snowfall today (surprisingly late for us), which means that I am officially allowed to start preparing for Christmas! And it wouldn't be Christmas without DRUNK DUCK SECRET SANTA!

I'm doing Secret Santa ...




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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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Confidence in Art

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 6, 2015


Art by Gunwallace

If anxious art exists, that’s what I make. Particularly in the early stages of a drawing I tend to be very tenuous and unsure of myself. I become more confident when I move into colouring, but that uncertainty is definitely reflected in the way my art ...


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Happy Halloween, DDers!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 30, 2015



Here's a little Drunk Duck Halloween roundup!

Okay, this isn't really Halloween related, but your vote for the DD Awards' best presenter is due October 31st! Also check out the awards for ongoing extras.

There's still time to submit your character in their awesome Halloween costume for ...





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Character outfits

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 23, 2015



Since comic characters usually aren't too concerned with Halloween costumes, let's talk about how you dress your characters normally!

A character's outfit can convey the character's personality as well as the world they live in, and even their occupation in some cases. As a bare minimum ...



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Tune in for the 2015 Drunk Duck Awards!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 16, 2015



The 2015 Drunk Duck Awards have officially begun!

The DD Awards are a great way to find new favourites on the site - every comic featured is bound to be pretty darn good! At the same time you can support your existing favourites by cheering on the winners. Discover some of ...



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