San Diego Comic Con Rocks Southern California this Week

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 15, 2019



San Diego Comic Con comes to town in a few days to begin a new Hotelacolypse, or when hotels run out of space in downtown San Diego. The line ups are going to range from new film and series announcements with the casts of Game of Thrones, IT 2, and ...

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Quackast 389 - Intimidating Baddies

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 28, 2018

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What makes bad guy intimidating? Tantz Aerine made a great newspost about the question, carefully outlining various key bad-guy properties like confidence, composure, efficiency, and amorality. Banes, Pitface, Tantz and I stomp ALL over that, traipsing about like drunken, muddy rugby players, as we blather on about our opinions ...

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Quackcast 382 - Suspension of disbelief

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 10, 2018

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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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FEATURED COMIC --> The Chicken Warrior

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 2, 2017



No one in the village is quite sure how the Chicken Warrior came to be. There is speculation that he choked a chicken (or at least hung it) before placing the skin on top of his head and wearing it as a helmet. There is a horrible beast that looks ...

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Comedy Plots

Banes at 12:00AM, May 4, 2017

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I was going to go over the structure of a comedy story, based on the fine book “The Comic Toolbox” by Jason Voorhees.

If you have the interest, I can go into the structure outlined by Jason; he lays out a few different options that you may find useful ...



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Quackcast 320 - Making the reader believe

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 25, 2017

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In this Quackcast I wanted to talk about the magic of authorship: how the creator of a story sets up the whole situation so that they can convince the reader of anything. You can write a story about the smartest man in the world, and the reader will believe ...

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Why do my characters all speak the same way? (Guest Post by Gunwallace)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 15, 2016



Rather than write about something I'm good at I thought I write about something I'm struggling with, and my attempts to resolve it. Writing characters with distinct voices.

Comics are usually conversations between characters. Speech bubbles are the preferred way to tell comic stories, as opposed to large ...



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FEATURED CREATOR SPOTLIGHT -> usedbooks

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 14, 2016



Usedbooks has been a member of the Drunk Duck community since early 2007, which means she has been sharing, contributing, and participating in this site for the last nine years! She has always been a creative addition to many community projects on the site such as the original Comic Remix ...

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Quackcast 259 - Drawing Crowd Scenes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2016

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Pic by Ozoneocean

Crowd scenes of any sort can be horrible to draw. There are many, many reasons for this, one of them is that it's quite boring to invent a whole lot of new character models just for the purpose of making a group scene. My own ...


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Casting: 1 2 3

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2015


Cast of an obscure 1970's science fiction flick. Current whereabouts unknown

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 ...


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