Spring Cleaning: Decluttering the Hoard

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 25, 2021



It is difficult for me to focus on a drawing project if my desk is in disarray or there is a pile of unsorted objects around me.

I purchase items in multiples. If I see a good ink pen at the office supply store, I pick up multiple four-packs of ...



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The Struggle for Reality

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 21, 2020



What is real, really?

Can we trust our senses that what information they are giving us is objective? There are many thinkers and philosophers that posit we cannot. That as long as the messages get to our brains, it feels real even if it isn't.

If we can't ...





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QUACKCAST 505 - Character Trajectory!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 17, 2020

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Character trajectories are really interesting- in terms of character alignment, like a good guy that slowly turns into a bad guy through a whole bunch of bad ...



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The Characters Bring The Tension

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 7, 2020



When building tension, it's imperative to have high stakes within your story. It doesn't matter what kind of story it is. It could be a story about huge risks, like the end of the world or even the universe, or it could be a story about a girl ...

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Uncompressed Storytelling

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 5, 2020


stretchin' out them stories!

I think I first heard the phrase “uncompressed storytelling” via the great John Byrne, comic artist and writer, and man of very strong opinions. He was criticizing some other writer or comic series (I don't remember which one) about hinting at stories that wouldn't ...


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QUACKCAST 500 - Celebration!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 13, 2020

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Finally we got to the five hundredth Quackcast! Wow! That's so many. We've been doing these for 10 years now. That's a long running ...



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Digging for references

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 2, 2020



For the longest time, I thought that I would be less of an artist for relying on references. This slowed my progress and made creating comics even longer to produce. Eventually, and thankfully, I got over myself and began using references all the time and by jove did that speed ...

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QUACKCAST 497 - It's just kid's stuff

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2020

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Today we're talking about the idea that entertainment aimed at kids can only be enjoyed by kids and the reason that adults often don't like ...



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QUACKCAST 490 - Genres of webcomics!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 4, 2020

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Aren't genres great? They're so useful for categorising what we like and selling our work. Today we're chatting about all the genres that are ...



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The Fool Triumphant

Banes at 12:00AM, July 30, 2020



Many stories feature some kind of underdog in the beginning. This is a standard approach to a Protagonist. They may be very capable and bright, but have a lower status or disadvantage of some kind. This helps make them relatable and helps people root for them to win. Most mainstream ...

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