The Use of Imagery

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 25, 2021



One of the greatest power of webcomics is that a lot can be said with an image, thus making the need for words minimal. The old ‘picture is a thousand words’ adage, and so on.

Through the power of imagery, and what we choose to add or leave out of ...



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QUACKCAST 542 - Anthology team interview!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2021

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Mal (aka Bluecuts), Alice (aka DameHelsing), and Pitface are all together in the Quackcast to chat about all the things involved in making the DD anthology! They ...



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Danko's Flaming Heart

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 5, 2020




I couldn't have been older than 11 when I read The Flaming Heart of Danko by Maxim Gorky. And boy, did it cut me with the finest of fine glass. Even now thinking about the short story hurts somewhere deep in my soul.

And yet, I love it so ...




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The Significance of Names (Part 1)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 27, 2020



Picking a name for your character is a pivotal moment. Almost like breathing life into them, the name you pick for them will give their identity a hue, a flavor that wouldn't be the same with any other name. Yes, a Rose by any other name would smell as ...

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QUACKCAST 491 - Getting retro right!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2020

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DD member Furwerk Studios posted in our forum about how annoying it was that movies try and do an 80s retro thing often get things totally wrong ...





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So I Finally Saw the Joker...

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 23, 2019



It so happens that as I write these lines, I have a terrible headache. So I can't gather my thoughts enough for the third installment of my discussion of motivations and ideologies and actions, but I think I'm good to write what I'd promised- my review of ...

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QUACKCAST 438 - You just don't get it

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 6, 2019

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Sometimes your audience just doesn't pick up on the clever symbolism, the hints, the metaphor, the underlying themes and all the artistic cleverness in writing and ...



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QUACKCAST 421 - Dreamcast

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 9, 2019

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Today we're talking about all the ways nightmares can be used in stories. This is based on a newspost by our very own dreamboat Tantz Aerine ...



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QUACKCAST 409 - Meaning, Intention, and symbolism

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2019

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*The topic we discussed in this Quackcast was looking for symbolism, meaning and intention in comics: The English literature approach! Deeper meanings and all that. It's ...



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It’s the Mileage

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 3, 2018



A discussion at twitter (you should be there! If you haven’t looked for @Drunkduck you should, add DD and you’ll be added back!) brought to my attention a very subtle but very aesthetically and narratively pleasing element that, when we take the time as artists to factor it ...

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