That Moment a Children’s Movie Introduces Serious Topics that Adults Find Relatable

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 10, 2019



Last week, I was in a classroom and the plans on the desk were to show a DVD. “Oh good, Zootopia it is!” I said as I happily loaded the disc into the computer. I had already seen the movie three years ago when it came out in theaters, so ...

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Countdown to Free Comic Book Day

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 1, 2019



Free Comic Book Day is coming up and there is still time to figure out if your local comic book shop is handing out free comic books. On Saturday, May 4, 2019, several comic books shops will have comic books on the racks at no charge to you. It is ...

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How to Research for Your Comic

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 24, 2017



Every comic needs to be researched. Except maybe an autobiographical one, since it’s most likely you already have a thorough knowledge of what is going on in your life.

Or maybe you don’t, and this is your Cognitive Therapy homework.

In any case, a few exceptions aside, just ...





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Advertise in a Quackup Comic!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 8, 2017



Spread the word to thousands of readers.

Thank you everyone for making QUACKUP #1 a success with over 4 thousand copies released!

I will be sending Quackup #2 to the printers in about a week (May 13) and was checking to see if anyone else wants to advertise before I ...





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HOME v. AWAY: where to work?

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, May 5, 2017



Typically I work on my comics and illustration at home in my studio. I know I'll have everything I need on hand, for one. Also I hate and mistrust almost everyone and everything, as working in the service industry for the majority of my adult life has left me ...

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Peace and Quiet, or Buzzing with Activity?

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 16, 2016



What is the best atmosphere to create in? This applies to art, of course, but also to just about anything you might be working on independently.

Some of my friends seem to be able to work with limitless distractions around. Fairly regularly I go over to my friend’s house ...



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Weirdos, Loners, and Mutants: How the Uncanny X-Men Taught Me How to Embrace the Outsider

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 6, 2016


-Art by Trico

Like any other backpack-toting American kid in the nineteen-nineties, the one thing I looked forward to each week (well, after TGIF) was Saturday morning cartoons. My absolute favorite show was X-Men The Animated Series which led to frequent trips to old, dusty comic shops to buy Series ...


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Getting involved in your local arts community

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 1, 2016



I think most of us who live in or near big cities have been to comic conventions. But despite having such a huge concentration of artists here, we seldom seem to talk about broader arts communities. I’ve always been a casual patron of local art galleries, but the curatorial ...

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Quackcast 229 - Enter the Dragon's den: comic book shops

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 28, 2015

LISTEN!


Tantz and Pitface join Banes and Ozone to talk about comic book stores and the experience of going into them… Yes, that's right: webcomicers actually going into REAL bricks and mortar places that sell comics printed on PAPER! o_O It turns out that none of us really do ...


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Exploring new comic book stores

HippieVan at 12:00AM, July 17, 2015



Recently I had the pleasure of spending a few day's in my country's capital city, Ottawa. Among museum trips, walks along the canal, and an awesome sound and light show at our parliament building, I managed to coerce my best friend into visiting a couple of comic book ...

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