Handling Controversial Historical Characters

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 13, 2019


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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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Targeted Practice

Amelius at 8:06AM, April 7, 2019


When I see artists just getting into the craft or people simply looking to improve their art ask for advice, the most omnipresent answer is “practice”; I don't like that answer. It assumes the person asking the question doesn't realize this is obvious, and hasn't already been ...

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On Reviving an Era

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 6, 2019



I had a meeting the other day with a director, who asked me “how do you approach a historical era to keep true to it?” and “how do you keep from being biased?”

I fear that I eclipsed the poor guy with my soap box lectures, but that aside, I ...



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The Use of Nightmares

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 30, 2019




When they happen, nightmares can be anything from a terrible experience to a nuisance that can be settled with a warm cup of tea or chocolate. And while they harp on our peace of mind and our precious time asleep, the general consensus among psychologists is that, if it isn ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Generation Y

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 27, 2019



Shinji Desmedi is a shy, introverted student unlike his very social sister and loving father. He has a difficult time looking up once he lets his gaze down at school. One day he is approached by a girl who misreads his inability to engage in a conversation as a rejection ...

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QUACKCAST 419 - The Rating Game

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 26, 2019

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It's the rating game! Yeah!
This Quackcast was inspired by Emma Clare's newspost on Friday about rating levels. On Drunk Duck we have 4 rating ...




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Translating Your Webcomic

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 16, 2019



There's a reason why any literature professor worth their salt will urge you to reach a novel or enjoy any piece of literature in the language it was originally written, if you are lucky enough to speak that language: because the author intended every word that you read to ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Bunni and Carot

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 13, 2019



Bunni could have stayed underground and been happy, but one day he discovered Carot, a once worshipped “veggi” that needed to be plucked. However, lurking deep in the forest lives scary creatures like a monster pig that Bunni and Carot are able to tag team and take down. Welcome to ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> My Cute Wish

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 27, 2019




When a wish granting fairy appears in front of two boys, Katsuo and his best friend Will, she asks what they both want. Will refrains to answer, but Katsuo wishes for the most beautiful girlfriend in the world. The next morning, Katsuo wakes up next to a beautiful, blonde, and ...


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5 great comic book slots

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2019



Comics have always had a special hold on people’s imaginations, with stories immersing readers in fantasy worlds where literally anything is possible. And, unlike books, comics combine the power of words and pictures. The skills of the artist mean that those worlds and other phenomena are there for all ...

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