The first webcomic page

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 25, 2019




I’m in the process of moving house and I took the opportunity to go through some childhood belongings. During my excavation I stumbled across the very first comic page I ever drew. This was quite the find as I had long believed that my first ever webcomic, with its ...


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Imitation Flavor

Amelius at 10:14AM, Dec. 30, 2018



The first thing you need to know before we get into this discussion is the following: You can't copyright a style. It's true! Copyright protects an artist's expression of an idea, but not the ideas themselves, the technique, or procedure in making that style. Keep that in ...

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Convergent Creation

Amelius at 1:15PM, Dec. 9, 2018



Inspiration strikes! A new idea forms, and you're really excited about it. You want to take your time, however– you want this to be great, and no great thing just springs fully formed from one's brow. For years you toil, tweak, refine, moving ever closer to the point ...

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Imprinting on Characters

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 10, 2018



The other day, I was discussing my creative process to a poor, unsuspecting soul, who, to their credit, seemed content to put up with a bit of a ramble. They had mentioned that they enjoyed the facial expressions of the characters in our comics, (I did mention they were super ...

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Single pages, larger issues and archive panic

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2017


SINGLE PAGES vs. The GREATER WHOLE

I'm at a nice place in my webcomic right now. Well, it's nice as the writer, at least.
The characters have a nice history now, with some adventures behind them, some established relationships, and a stable of supporting characters who can be ...



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Quackcast 334 - body technique!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 8, 2017

LISTEN!

Let's get physical! let me hear your body technique!
As a follow up to my newspost on Friday about figure drawing, we all got together to do a Quackcast about it, along with contributions in the form of comments from DDers on my newspost. Figure drawing is hard ...


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Kopy Kats

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, March 31, 2017



Aight! It's that time again, ain't it? Now we been talking a lot about rules and limitations and discipline and approaches to making your comics and making them better. This week we're gonna step away from all that for a spell and talk about how not making ...

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Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2016



So this quote that, according to Google, is attributed to Picasso, popped up in my facebook feed, and now I want to talk about it.

At first I thought to make the newspost about plagiarism vs. inspiration, but it sounded something self explanatory, especially in a community of comic artists ...



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Quackcast 256 - Using and creating weapons in fiction

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 2, 2016

LISTEN!

Tantz Aerine, Banes and Ozoneocean discuss the topic of using and creating weapons in fiction and some of the pitfalls involved- all the things you can easily do wrong and do better! Stuff like using overly specialised weapons in too general a role, like giant swords where they'd ...

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Advice for creating and using weapons in fiction

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 7, 2016



If you want to decent job of it, creating and using weapons in fiction can be quite tricky. There are a lot of pitfalls that newbies and even long time veterans of creating fiction fall into.

1. Number one is simply copying what others have done without understanding it yourself ...



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