The Medium is the Message

Banes at 12:00AM, March 17, 2022



People experience the pace of a story in different ways according to different story mediums.

When I bought some collections of the old newspaper strip “Li'l Abner”, I was interested to see how many strips would have a panel of recap from the story so far. It was funny ...



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Seeing the Whole Thing At Once

Banes at 12:00AM, March 10, 2022



I like the feature in my art program that allows me to see all the pages in progress at once.

Professional TV and film writers use a bulletin board with index cards to map out their stories - I've tried this a few times and it makes sense to me ...



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Writing in an existing Fictional Universe

Banes at 12:00AM, March 3, 2022



I asked Genejoke if he would answer a few questions about his comic Albion, which
takes place in the Universe Star Trek.

You can read Albion here:

https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Albion/



And you can read the interview right here!

So, why did you choose to do a comic set ...












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Back and Fore

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 6, 2022



Characters and Backgrounds … and Compositing Different Styles


when I started putting my webcomic out I'd been drawing for most of my life already, and knew the characters and setting really well. The stories I would figure out as I went…and still do.

As far as the art goes ...






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How Long?

Banes at 12:00AM, May 23, 2019



I think John Byrne once said he did about two or three pages a day (I believe it was an eight hour workday).

Of course, the length of time a page will require depends a lot on what KIND of comic you're doing! A stick figure comic or sprite ...



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Move It

Banes at 12:00AM, May 16, 2019


by Frank Miller

SHOWING MOVEMENT

I was talking to my brother about writing scripts for comics and mentioned that I sometimes forget that what I'm writing can't move. I'd start accidentally writing as if it were a movie script, with characters moving around, then realize that I ...




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QUACKCAST 289 - Managing your personal brand

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 20, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

This time we're talking about the weird notion of managing your online brand: what name do you publish your creative works under and how do you go about curating that? It's an idea I had after a great artist friend of mine known as ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Urthe

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 6, 2016



Owen has just returned home from fighting in a war after being away for many years. All he wants to do when he gets back is cuddle up with his wife, Lily, and whisper sweet nothings into her ear. His lovely wifey is about to send some chills up his ...

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QUACKCAST Episode 23 - And Then He Said, Let There Be Characters!

Ozoneocean at 8:56AM, April 19, 2011

This time Skool and Oz talk about the fine art of character creation- With lots and lots of input from the words of other DD creators!
Listen to QUACKCAST Episode 23 - And Then He Said, Let There Be Characters!



Featured Comic:
Hocusha

Organized around Scott McCloud's criteria of Inner ...







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Man why it rainin so much lately

skoolmunkee at 1:39AM, Jan. 15, 2008

I'm hijacking this newspost to make my announcements first! Because I can.

Firstly, we've had a bit more trouble lately filling 3 featured comics spots a week. I'm not saying the good comics aren't there any more, I'm just saying we've been pretty busy ...

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