On Time Travel Yarns

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2019



Time travel is a narrative trap. It's quicksand.

It's very alluring to use, being able to put a person from one historical era into another and watch as shenanigans ensue, but very quickly, a writer (and often the audience too) discovers that it quickly unravels, and the story ...



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Heavy Metal

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 7, 2019



Metal Hurlant: The Craziest Comic Book Series You Probably Never Heard About.
Comic books and graphic novels are considered by many an inherently American form of publication. They became popular in the English-speaking parts of the world (the US and the UK) in the 1930s and conquered the world in ...


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On Reviving an Era

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 6, 2019



I had a meeting the other day with a director, who asked me “how do you approach a historical era to keep true to it?” and “how do you keep from being biased?”

I fear that I eclipsed the poor guy with my soap box lectures, but that aside, I ...



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Casting Characters in Comics - 123

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 2, 2018



Creating a Cast - in 1-2-3

One of the challenges…and maybe one of the greatest pleasures…of creating a series is populating it with a cast of heroes. I know I spend many weeks or months tinkering with characters and deciding who they're going to be. …And how many ...



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Quackcast 382 - Suspension of disbelief

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 10, 2018

LISTEN!

This week we talk about maintaining suspension of disbelief: the way you have to convince people of the world your story is set in and keep them there. Everything you do is done for that, to convince them your characters make sense and the world works. There's a ...

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Black + White = Gray (part 3)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 28, 2018




And so we're finally here. The magnificent, ever so popular and edgy Gray characters are the object of our observation today!

Gray characters are those that sit on the fence, being not quite white and not quite black, and this ever walking the tightrope of the narrative's morality ...




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The KAMics Reaches the 1,700 Page Milestone!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 19, 2017



http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/

Golly gee willikers! Can you believe that The KAMics has reached an outstanding level of pages that it deserves recognition?

That is correct, on Friday, June 16th, the KAMics reached its 1,700 page milestone and we are very impressed here on the site. Surely ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> Will Draw for Food

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 7, 2017



Will Draw for Food is a semi-autobiographical, slice-of-life, day in the life comic of Jim, a hungry webcomic creator. Some pages hint at the realities of finding food that some comic creators have to experience like having to buy raw ingredients to make bread. Several of the strips deal with ...

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UPDATE: DD Awards Announcements!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 5, 2017



The 2017 Drunk Duck Awards need your help designing this year's trophy.
Rules:
-Designs due June 10th
-Submit to the thread below
-Use white or transparent background if possible
-Have fun
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/177684/


Also, the awards are accepting For Your Consideration (FYC) comics. This ...










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Daring to Do Something Different

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 29, 2017



Today is Memorial Day in the United States. I have met many young men who have joined the military and each time I look into their eyes, I see a brave person who is able to confront fears I never had to face at that age. Some of them may ...

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