Imitation Flavor

Amelius at 10:14AM, Dec. 30, 2018



The first thing you need to know before we get into this discussion is the following: You can't copyright a style. It's true! Copyright protects an artist's expression of an idea, but not the ideas themselves, the technique, or procedure in making that style. Keep that in ...

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Convergent Creation Part 2

Amelius at 12:21PM, Dec. 16, 2018




Last weekend we discussed that strange phenomenon of independent creation, where there's more than a passing resemblance to another work but it's not a case of plagiarism. Interestingly, not long after I posted that I saw not one but two instances of independent creation being brought up (though ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Belle Starr

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 14, 2018



Belle Starr is a space adventure queen inspired by Barbarella. She steels a little spaceship and tangles with some deadly space pirates whore after more than her treasures… This is sexy retro Sci-Fi Space opera 70's style! And not just “style” but this was actually MADE in the 1970s ...

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3,2,1, Let's Jam!

Amelius at 2:44PM, Nov. 11, 2018



Not all ideas start fully formed. Look at any character which is drawn over a long period of time and you'll almost always see changes, refinements and evolutions in how the character is drawn and the overall style surrounding the character. Frequently these changes are gradual as result of ...

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How Horror Can Make Us Better Writers by El Cid

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 25, 2018




This is a guest post by El Cid, who was kindly enough to write one for us.

Check out El Cid's Transneptunian! (nsfw)


https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/TransNeptunian/



I don't personally view horror so much as a genre, but rather as an ingredient. A little dash of horror ...








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Justifying the Tragic Backstory

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2018



Throughout literature and modern media, many faults and drives for leads, damsels and villians have often been motivated by a tragic backstory so much so, that to employ one for your story may appear trite or cliche. There is, however, a way to use a tragic backstory effectively and can ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> One Sixth Stories

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 19, 2018



This story centres around a group of highly fashionable ladies. They like to meet, compete and compare their stylish looks with each other but all that is about to change! Vicious animals are on the loose! Tigers, carnivorous giraffes, horses with tattoos! Whatever is the world comic to? Grab your ...

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Enter stage left - Introducing new characters

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 24, 2018



Last week, we looked at killing off characters. So it seems only fitting to follow it up by talking about introducing new characters into your story! This is your quick cheat sheet to helping ease your readers into getting to know the new players in your world.

Try to introduce ...



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FEATURED COMIC -->Bob and Rob

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 27, 2018



Rob doesn't remember ANYTHING! Were is she? Why is she wearing an old fashioned deep sea diving suit in the middle of the desert? Bob is a tiny cowboy who works in a bar, sort off… You'll see. They team up and face adventures together. This is a ...

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Quackcast 375 - Categories, genres and rants

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 22, 2018

LISTEN!

In this Quackcast we chat about the categorisation of work by specific genres and how it makes it easier to promote your work to people, while for fans it makes it easier to find what you're into, but it can also be a bad thing when people categorise ...

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