Romanticising Something Terrible

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2020



Who doesn't love pirates?

Kids love to dress up as them in Halloween or during carnival season. There was whole a whole era of Hollywood where pirate movies were the blockbuster vein of gold. Pirates in fiction are charming, fun, dastardly, and the epitome of adventure.

Pirates in real ...





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Hidden Horror - Lifting up the Rock

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 22, 2020




On our last Quackcast I had a realization about one of the recurring elements that shows up in a lot of horror I like.

It's the hidden nature of horror. When someone, or something, appears normal or even extra sweet or appealing, but hides nasty stuff beneath.

It's ...






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The Work of the Mentor

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 17, 2020




Might as well get it out of the way: if you're a mentor in a story, chances are you're going on a boatride over the river Styx at some point.

When a mentor dies it's often the signal that the main character, the one being mentored, is ...




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QUACKCAST 499 - Life's worth?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 6, 2020

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What is the worth of human life in your stories?
This isn't something people often consider, we just tend to have a fairly accurate guess based ...




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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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Horror in Pieces

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 1, 2020


Now that's a little TOO scary!

Horror is perfect for metaphor and allegory. In fact, a horror story is often allegorical by default, what with its bizarre landscapes and freaky beasties.

Here are some categories of horror and some thoughts on what they symbolize:

Reality Bites


psycho killer! Qu ...









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Hit Girlz Has Started a Kickstarter AND My Life as an American Hero 2 Celebrates 500th Page Milestone!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 28, 2020


Hit Girlz: “It's like ‘Mean Girls’ meets ‘Pulp Fiction’!!!”

This is Darryl Hughes aka “TheDeeMan” and I have some DD news. Coydog and I have started a kickstarter for our comic “Hit Girlz”. As you may recall “Hit Girlz” ran on DD until 2018 and won the “best mystery ...


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Hung, drawn and quartered - Making goals for comics

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 18, 2020



We are well into the second half of the year, spring is here in the southern hemisphere, whilst the autumn winds are settling in for winter in the north. With the change in seasons, what better time to get inspired and motivated than now and you know what that means ...

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On the Outside Looking In

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2020




I was surprised and saddened to learn just the other day that Rene Auberjonois passed away at the end of last year. Even before the upheaval of the pandemic hit us, I think life was busy and a bit chaotic, and I just missed it.

I'd been a fan ...




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Character Design Brainstorming: The Holy Man (or Woman)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 12, 2020



The Holy Man or Woman may be within the clergy, but that isn't necessarily the case.

They are simply the person that has found enlightenment, or self actualization, depending on how secular your story (and your approach) is.

They are the character that doesn't have all the answers ...





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