Choosing Your Genre

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 1, 2020




For better or for worse, we are creatures of categorizations. We love to label things, and to sort them into neat little boxes so that we are absolutely certain we know what to expect when dealing with each one. It is that sense of familiarity that we are looking for ...


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Keeping on time

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 10, 2020



Establishing and maintaining a consistent update schedule is not just important, it also has many benefits. It’s a big part of being a content creator. But what makes it so beneficial? Here are a few reasons why a well paced schedule can help you as a comic creator.

It ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Ingenimia Aus

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 1, 2020



It is a typical morning in a picturesque cottage: wake up, smell the flowers, pick some fruit from an unknown plant, get chased off the scene by a pair of vicious boars. Aus is about to meet another Guardian named Eradin and take a needed vacation from his home. Before ...

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Using 3D Art to Create Comics by Genejoke part 2

Banes at 12:00AM, June 4, 2020



Here's Part 2 of Genejoke's tutorial on 3d comics using Daz3D. He talks about character creation here, and also gives some
info on the computer capacity you might need. These tutorials accompany Genejoke's new video versions of his tutorials. Enjoy!



Video Tutorial Part 2: https://www.youtube ...




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The Art of the Conversation

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 1, 2020




Understanding the importance of the dialogue between two characters (or an internal monologue) is crucial for writing conversations in comics. It is true that comics are written differently than real world conversations because it removes a lot of the idiosyncrasies that happen in real-time conversations. However, learning to apply techniques ...


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More Thoughts on Discovery Writing

Banes at 12:00AM, May 21, 2020



We've had some interesting discussions on various Newsposts, in the Forum and elsewhere on theduckwebcomics about knowing your ending, knowing your genre, planning ahead and outlining vs. ‘pantsing’ or ‘Discovery writing’, which is writing without knowing where you're going.

Though up to now I've mostly been a ...



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Cause and Effect Writing Exercise

Banes at 12:00AM, April 23, 2020


classic tale of cause and effect!

Our very own Pickle-Face made a forum topic on the Duck, asking people to create a basic ‘cause and effect’ statement on their comic.

The structure goes something like this: Say what happens, and then what the effect is in the story. This is ...




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Maintaining an update schedule

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 17, 2020



There are generally two kinds of webcomic artists. Those that update irregularly and those that operate like clockwork. Maintaining an update schedule has many benefits both for you and your readers. Here are some of the positive reasons for putting in place a realistic update schedule.

Readers like reliability
Having ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Chinese Diary

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 11, 2020



When a male student from the West embarks on a journey to Southern China with the hope to be in closer proximity to the girl he longs to be with, he brings along a diary and records his daily adventures. This comic is based on a real Chinese diary that ...

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Building basics (Part 1)

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 14, 2020



A key aspect to creating a story, be it a modern day slice-of-life, an epic space opera or a high fantasy saga, is the world in which the characters inhabit. Now there are lots of aspects to consider when building your story and, this week, we’ll be going into ...

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