The Silver Lining

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2022



So I just watched the latest Trope Talk by Overly Sharkastic Productions on Youtube (high recommend if you aren't already subscribed). The focus was on Doomed Heroes, and there's not much I'd be able to add to that comprehensive essay. Go watch it.

What it did inspire ...



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Friday Fashion Spotlight 12: Zener

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 4, 2022



Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 12.


Axel De Veyra is the Master Mentalist, Zener. That's his hero name. He's very striking in his fantastic outfit and cape, showing off his hero muscles and great hair. All in all it's quite a traditional take on the ...






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Friday Fashion Spotlight 4: SWALLOW Vamps in the Big City

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2021



Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 4.

Vampires are usually very stylish people, Trilby Carlson and London are certainly no exception to this! These two very fashionable women are the main characters of SWALLOW Vamps in the Big City. Both women have simple yet lovely looks on show. They ...





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When characters take on a life of their own

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2021



As I was unwinding by absent-mindedly scrolling through Twitter, I happened upon a tweet asking if other writers/creators experience creating characters who take on a life of their own, and it got me to thinking. Recently I had drafted two scripts for one of our comics, only to then ...

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Foreshadowing the future

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 2, 2021



An effective way to land the climax of your comic arc is to build it up using foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is when a creator lays down small nods or clues throughout their story that an event is going to happen or a character is going to act a certain way. When ...

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Balancing speed and detail

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 28, 2021



It is a balancing act when it comes to the level of detail we comics artists like to include in each page and the speed at which we can complete said page. Sitting back and seeing a beautifully coloured render of your work may be satisfying, but is the level ...

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Spring Cleaning: Decluttering the Hoard

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 25, 2021



It is difficult for me to focus on a drawing project if my desk is in disarray or there is a pile of unsorted objects around me.

I purchase items in multiples. If I see a good ink pen at the office supply store, I pick up multiple four-packs of ...



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Outlining the foundation of your webcomic

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2021



An outline for a story, whether it be a one-shot or a serialised epic, needs a strong foundation. The building blocks that will become your comic must be able to stand firm on the themes, concepts, story beats and character moments explored in your outline. “I need an outline?” you ...

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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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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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