Children's Stories

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2021



When I was growing up in the 80s, stories that were marketed as ‘children’s' were occasionally brutal.

Characters got maimed or killed, tortured or traumatized, met with horrid ends in worlds that were anything but rosy. And this was a pattern that wasn't limited to, say, English literature ...



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When characters take on a life of their own

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2021



As I was unwinding by absent-mindedly scrolling through Twitter, I happened upon a tweet asking if other writers/creators experience creating characters who take on a life of their own, and it got me to thinking. Recently I had drafted two scripts for one of our comics, only to then ...

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A Cat Comic Jam and Goodbye to Norm Macdonald

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2021




Lite Bites Cat Jam


Hey folks, Genejoke here. Hopefully many of you have noticed that the community project Lite Bites is up and running and updating regularly. If anyone isn't aware Lite Bites is a project a run with a mixture of short stories, reviews and other oddities.

https ...







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FEATURED COMIC --> Max Jaw

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2021



Max Jaw is a tough, relentless, cool, ruthless gangster. He hunts down his man and ends him. Guaranteed. Every time. With the help of his trusty cat. This is a beautufully stylised minimal comic with sparse text, evococative images, simple colours and silhouettes. This is definitely a case of show ...

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QUACKCAST 548 - Foreign Influence

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2021

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Translating cultural concepts so they can be understood in a different country can be really tricky, most people never bother. Often the audience is just left to ...



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Mega Milestone: Used Books Has Reached 1,500 Comic Pages

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 13, 2021



Excellent news! Long-time Drunk Duck user, usedbooks, has an announcement:

usedbooks writes:

Hi, I hope you are well.

Used Books hit a milestone (those don't come too often these days), and I would be really happy to have a little nod in the newspost.

Used Books just reached 1500 ...









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When & How to Say Goodbye

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Sept. 12, 2021



Last week I talked about how you know you should take a break and some simple steps that will hopefully aid you when taking this break.

But, how do you know when it’s time to say goodbye?

That’s a little tougher. Some times you may think it’s ...





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Rooting for the bad guy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2021



Normally in stories there is the hero vs the villain or the protagonist vs the antagonist. As the audience, we generally expect to root for the hero or the protagonist and hope for the villain's or antagonist's comeuppance.

But there come those times when we find ourselves rooting ...



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Using pre-made assets

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2021



As I was scrolling through Instagram I saw a video from a fellow comic creator. They were demonstrating how they went about drawing shoes. They opened up a sheet and, here’s the kicker, the sheet was full of shoes at different angles. They just copied and pasted the angle ...

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Things You Wish They Taught in School

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 9, 2021



I've had the conversation multiple times - maybe based on something I read in the past - that the
business of taking care of your money, your credit, taxes and expenses is something that was never touched on when I went to school.

Well, these have been proclamations rather than conversations ...




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