QUACKCAST 404 - Strong characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2018


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We mined Tantz's Saturday newspost for our discussion topic: Strong characters and how to write GOOD ones!
What is a strong character? Well it has nothing to do with physical ability, power ...




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On Calling It Quits

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2016



This newspost was inspired by a milestone of sorts sent to me by awsome owl 98, so I suppose I ought to start with that! His comic Powell and Derry has just wrapped up after five years and 374 pages. He’s also written a long post in the forums ...

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Comic-making shortcuts

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 4, 2015



After a long comic-making hiatus, I’ve had several ideas for comics in the last little while. Working on the first one, though, I’ve realized that unless I get a heck of a lot faster at drawing it's unlikely that all of my ideas will ever come to ...

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Those images that get stuck in your head

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 7, 2015



Is there a word for these?

I’m talking about those things that you automatically start drawing when you have a piece of paper and no specific ideas in mind. The images that find their way into the margins of your notebooks, onto napkins in restaurants…or on a whiteboard ...



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Avoiding the Mary Sue (+ a contest!)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, March 6, 2015



This newspost was inspired by this week's Quackcast on testing your writing and knowing your characters. In the comments, KimLuster posted a Mary Sue test and discussed her annoyance in finding that one of her characters scored highly.

So what is a Mary Sue? Everyone sort of knows one ...



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The 2015 Drunk Duck Valentine's Day Card Exchange Extravaganza!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 9, 2015


(click cover image for a printable version of all the cards)

Valentine's Day is this upcoming weekend and to commemorate this most lovely of holidays, a group of Drunk Ducks have come together to bring you the most unique set of Valentine's Day cards. This set is a ...


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Turning an Idea into a Comic

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



I was sitting in a boring Canadian politics lecture the other day (I'm not sure what else I expected from that class, really…) when inspiration struck - a comic idea! Unfortunately it's the first good idea I've had since approximately 2008, and I'm a few years removed ...

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QUACKCAST 154 - Abandoned Webcomics Nostalgia

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2014

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It's one of the great tragedies of webcomics the way ‘real life’ so often gets in the way of our comic work. This Quackcast was inspired by HippieVan's newspost about webcomics that disappeared into the atmosphere or deadended into nowhere… Hippie joins Ozone and Banes to ...


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FRIDAY NEWSPOST - Meet your new newspost overlord(overlady?)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 15, 2013



Hi all!

Those of you who frequent the forums are probably familiar with me, but for those of you who aren’t, here is a quick introduction!

I joined Drunk Duck some 5 years ago to post a webcomic I was working on with a friend of mine, a short-lived ...





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Charity art auction and lots, lots of milestones!

skoolmunkee at 3:30AM, July 16, 2009

I've been told that the LGBT Webcomic Charity Auction starts up on July 20th, which is a fundraiser for a good cause (and involves webcomics, so us comic nerds can really get behind it if the LGBT wasn't enough). You want kids to get scholarships, don't you ...

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