On the Outside Looking In

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2020




I was surprised and saddened to learn just the other day that Rene Auberjonois passed away at the end of last year. Even before the upheaval of the pandemic hit us, I think life was busy and a bit chaotic, and I just missed it.

I'd been a fan ...




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Character Design Brainstorm: The Man (or Woman) of the Cloth

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 29, 2020



There are many tropes and many archetypes that we use for character designs. I had a couple of years go (have I really been at it this long!?) done a series of articles on the standard character type/functionality archetypes.

I'm thinking it's high time to explore archetypes ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> The Daily Doodle

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 20, 2020




The Daily Doodle is an amazing daily journal comic that chronicles the reality that we are all currently experiencing—life in the middle of a global-pandemic. The illustrations by haraya, drawn starting mid-April showcase the germaphobia and paranoia of life indoors and on the streets with an unknown presence lurking ...


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QUACKCAST 456 - Smackdown on Quackjeeves

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2019

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Smack Jeeves has been sold out from under its community to a Korean mobile content provider company NHN. The same company approached us last year but the ...



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QUACKCAST 425 - Pay-off or rip-off?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 7, 2019

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In this Quackcast we chat about set-ups. pay-offs, and rip-offs. To make your climaxes and endings more satisfying you have pay-offs for audience expectations: set them up ...



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RIP Tupapayon

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 1, 2019
tags: RIP Tupapayon



Isaac Ramirez (Tupapayon), one of our favourite people on Drunk Duck webcomics has passed away today at the age of 45.
Isaac was always a super friendly presence. Whenever he's post on the site it'd be with a knowing, good humour. His words would drop like little jewels ...


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Handling Controversial Historical Characters

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 13, 2019


image by Ben Burgraff

When writing a historical fiction, it's very likely that you will need to include some actual historical personalities along with your historically-adept yet fictional cast.

Depicting a historical character is hard enough when there's a general consensus among historians and popular belief about who ...




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Holy Bible A.G.V. Angel Character Design Submission

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 4, 2019



In the Networking and Community Project section on the forums, Albino Ginger made a call to artists that are interested in having one of their characters appear as an angel in the Holy Bible Albino Ginger Version Comic. Sign-ups and requests can be made on the forums at this link ...

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Writing Mental Illness (Part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 12, 2019




Writing a character with mental illness can be a very tricky thing. Writers usually go for the extremely rare, exotic and spectacular: multiple personality disorders, extreme manifestations of psychopathy or sociopathy, high functioning autism with that ever alluring ‘savant’ magic going for the character, bombastically spectacular schizophrenia… in many ways ...


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Amanda Palmer and the Fraud Police

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 23, 2018




In my quest to improve myself by reading more than one book this year, I made a point to try and finish one that was given to me last Christmas, (I think anyway). Namely, Amanda Palmer’s, The Art of Asking. There was a passage in there that really jumped ...


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