Quackcast 325 - walk the line

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 30, 2017

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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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Elsewhere Reaching 350 Pages and Started Pages for Book of Obscure Holidays, Lady Unlucky Ten Year Anniversary

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 30, 2017



Elsewhere, the comic series, is hitting 350 pages on The Duck this week.

At the start of this year it also started working on pages for “Elsewhere's Calendar Girls- A Book of Obscure Holidays”. It is full of strange holiday, weird facts and humor. This will be going on ...



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A Comic Idea Is Born

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



It is sometimes unclear to recollect the exact moment that a comic idea comes to fruition. Sometimes a comic emerges out of ton of quickly drawn doodles over a span of time before any of the characters have names or the story has a title.

I can recall the exact ...



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2016 DRUNK DUCK AWARDS: FYC Comic Jam and Commercials

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 30, 2016



The Drunk Duck Awards FYC Comic Jam has started and going strong. There is still one last page that needs to be claimed. Also, anyone that wants to can send in “Commercial Pages” that break away from the plot. We have some people that are submitting an FYC page without ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> The Magpie

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 11, 2016



In the depths of eternal darkness, a young man makes a sacrifice in exchange for his father but there is an even darker force in charge of his fate. His wish might have been granted, but it was accompanied by much dire consequences.

The story is set in a small ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Ayla Speaker for the Dead

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 27, 2016




Ayla's day job is pretty tough–she is the speaker for the ones without a voice, otherwise known as the dead. It takes a strong individual to be able to call people out on their lies. It is even more difficult when all her clients are no longer alive ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Cogs and Claws

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 19, 2015



Cogs and Claws is a surreal odyssey for your imagination.

In the opening sequence, a giant flounder emerges from an underwater pod and boards a space shuttle submerged in water. Soon thereafter, the shuttle is blasted into space where it joins several other spacecrafts driven by various anthropomorphic creatures.

This ...





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Quackcast 207 - A question of bodyshape part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2015

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Photos by Howard Schatz.

Content:
In Quackcast 207 we talk about bodyshapes in comics again; as a follow up from the chat we had about it in Quackcast 205 we thought we'd let the community weigh in with their thoughts… so Banes and I could get the chance ...




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The Digital Dark Age Cometh!

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


Does everyone remember floppy disks?

This morning, the top trending topic was the warning issued by Vint Cerf, vice-president of Google, that we must create tangible back-up copies of all our digital works or else we may lose everything, every memory in a “digital Dark Age”. So I read about ...


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QUACKCAST 205 - What about Bodyshape?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 10, 2015

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Photos by Howard Schatz.

Content:
This week Banes and I were inspired to talk about body shape in the depiction of figures in comics, inspired by some famous images from photographer Howard Schatz's 2002 book, Athlete. In it there are photos of many athletes who're at the ...




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