Politics in Fiction

Banes at 12:00AM, July 19, 2018

There was recently a Provincial Election in the part of Canada where I live, and there's a Federal Election coming up in about a year.

With the brouhaha going on in the world these days about politics and the divisions between many people that are resulting from it, I ...

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RIP Steve Ditko

Banes at 12:00AM, July 12, 2018




Last week, Steve Ditko passed away at the age of 90. Legend? Titan? Master? I'm not sure what kind of descriptor to use for this guy.

He was one of a very small group of people who shaped the Marvel Universe, which rocked and redefined the comics world, and ...




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When Feedback Doesn't Come

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 7, 2018



A couple of days ago Banes gave us a wonderful article on the issue of who to please- yourself or the audience, and how that can go very right or very wrong.

So that got me thinking that we should also talk about the dreaded silence. You update a page ...



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How Does a Comic Get Featured Revisited

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 25, 2018



I have been helping with the featured comic section for the last five years. A while back, a comic creator on The Duck asked how a comic gets featured, and this was the explanation:

In order for a comic to get featured on The Duck, it must pass through a ...



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Quackcast 379 - Troptastic

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 19, 2018

LISTEN!

ALL the tropes!!!!
Based on Emma Clare's newspost, tropes are damn useful but they can also be your undoing if you handle them badly. Tropes are shortcuts to meanings, scenes, procedures or jokes that take too long to set up in their own right. You can use them ...


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Studies

Banes at 12:00AM, June 14, 2018

STUDIES

Recently I began two training programs: one for writing and one for drawing. Both have teachers that are very impressive.

The art program in particular is cool, because I've done almost no study of art or drawing other than some lessons in elementary and high school classes.

I ...





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Quackcast 378 - Your best work, Comicsgate, Mark Wade, Tantz comic spotlight, Twitter

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 12, 2018

LISTEN!

We have community contributions for this Quackcast! Many DDers told us about their best work and we read that out and chat about in on the Quackcast. We talking about promoting comics through DD's Twitter account. The DD awards have begun, get in on them and get nominated ...

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Quackcast 377 - Your Best Work?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 5, 2018

LISTEN!

In this Quackcast we're talking about your best work… Our best work in this case. What are YOU most proud off? Please share it with us so that we can promote it.
We all talk about some of the projects that we think came out the best for ...


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When your muse skips town

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 1, 2018



Inspiration is quite the rush. The mind is set alight with seemingly limitless possibilities and, in that moment, you want to experience them all. For a creator, inspiration is the high that we pursue. But eventually our creative significant other packs up their stuff and quietly disappears into the night ...

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Bookends

Banes at 12:00AM, May 31, 2018

A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...



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