Quackast 387 - History and Pastiche

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 14, 2018

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In this Quackcast Tantz and I chat about the differences between working with historical settings and the different approaches we take. Tantz's comics (Without Moonlight and Brave Resistance), are both set in a real period of history: Nazi occupied Greece during WW2. Pinky TA is set in the ...

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Announcing the 2018 Drunk Duck Award Finalists!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2018



The nominees have been announced and current volunteers have been given assignments. 

We still need more volunteers. There are 12 unclaimed presentations and 25 judging slots still left over.


2018 Finalists: Genre/Style Awards


My Life as An American Hero 2
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang
Mindfold
Steel & Manitou


Jay’s Internet Fight Club
TransNeptunian


Lego Space
Life and Death


Chunky Skunk
Fluffy 500

Best Community Project
Only one comic rose above. Stay tuned to see the winner in the October ceremony.

Best Drama
Only one comic rose above. Stay tuned to see the winner in the October ceremony.


Dragonet
Electricity Is Her Element
Sword of Kings


Craters Edge
Demon Eater
Monster Soup


Fantasticbrick
Froggtree Comics
Life and Death
The KAMics


Awfully Decent Fellows
Kings Club
Used Books


All Unicorns to Battle Stations
Belle’s Best: the films of Belinda Brandon
Holy Bible: The Albino Ginger Version


Godstrands
Holy Bible: The Albino Ginger Version
Without Moonlight


Godstrands
Mars II
The Constellation Chronicle
TransNeptunian


Fred Peterson: The Mighty Warlord
Generation Bad
Godstrands
My Life as An American Hero 2


Craters Edge
Godstrands
Putrid Meat
Super Impact High School
The Last Sheriff
TransNeptunian


My Life as An American Hero 2
The Gloom


Kings Club
Putrid Meat
Riddick Q Loss Tales
TransNeptunian

2018 Finalists: Technical Awards


Cosmos Song
Craters Edge
Kings Club
Monster Soup
The Constellation Chronicle
Without Moonlight


Charby the Vampirate
Cosmos Song
Kings Club
Sword of Kings


Cosmos Song
Kings Club
Used Books


Godstrands
Simply Sarah
Sword of Kings
Used Books
Without Moonlight


Kings Club
Simply Sarah
Sword of Kings
TransNeptunian


Belle’s Best: the films of Belinda Brandon
Lego Space
Sword of Kings
TransNeptunian


Awfully Decent Fellows
Electricity Is Her Element


Godstrands
My Life as An American Hero 2
The Gloom
Used Books


2018 Finalists: Character Awards, User Awards, and The Big Ones


Bones from Putrid Meat
Cyrenna from Kings Club
Hitomi from The Gloom
Kimber Lee from Godstrands
Searsha from Sword of Kings


Andy from Kings Club
Eeve from Craters Edge
Osprey from TransNeptunian


Nascha from TransNeptunian
Salaster from Craters Edge


bravo1102
ozoneocean
Tantz_Aerine
vinomas


AmeliaP
bravo1102
El Cid
Jason Moon
KimLuster
rmccool


bravo1102
KimLuster
plymayer


AmeliaP
mks_monsters
RecklessHero


Hit Girlz
My Life as An American Hero
Putrid Meat



Fantasticbrick
Modest Medusa


Kings Club
Modest Medusa
TransNeptunian
Without Moonlight



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Where DO you need Planning for your Plot?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2018




So there's a lot of talk and discussion on how to approach the creation of your webcomic (or novel, or short story) regarding planning out your plot, the degrees of planning out, and the option of flying by the seat of your pants.

I have done both, both in ...




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Casting Characters in Comics - Larger casts, personality and temperament

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 9, 2018



Last week there was a post about smaller regular casts in a series - The Loner series, the Duo, and the Trio. Here's that post:

https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/aug/01/casting-characters-in-comics-123/

With a larger cast, things start to get more complicated - but with more possibilities for different ...





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Getting Back on the Proverbial Horse

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2018



I have fallen off the comic horse quite a few times now and, no doubt, I will be bucked off a few more times yet. I have tried six comics and so far only two are looking like they’ll ever get finished. I have one finished novel, (which no ...

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Drunk Drunk Awards 2018 Tiebreakers

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 30, 2018



There actually will not be any tiebreakers this year. The comics fit nicely into their categories without them. However, the finalists will not be announced until some time next week. This is to give me the time to do my final checks to make sure all the finalists are eligible ...

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Your Character's Hobbies

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 28, 2018



We all talk about the sheer necessity to create characters that don't appear cardboard, that are fleshed out, that generally feel like real flesh-and-blood, living, breathing people (regardless of your character's species or nature) with personalities that ring true to the audience.

There are several elements that contribute ...



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Tools of the Trade

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 27, 2018



Webcomics can take many forms and with every story comes a unique and creative style. We have talked about naming your comics, the themes one can incorporate and how you developed your own style over time. This week, we’re getting technical. This week we break out the tools!

Back ...



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Rule of Thirds

Banes at 12:00AM, July 26, 2018



When most people take a picture or draw a picture, the natural thing to do is to photograph or draw the subject in the center of the frame.

But one of the big tenets of visual composition is the RULE of THIRDS.

So pretty much, the frame is divided into ...





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Quackast 384 - Brandcast, PR

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 24, 2018

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You may have read about how a conspiracy theorist dug up some 10 year old tweeted jokes by director James Gunn and got him fired from Disney… Well that incident inspired this Quackcast, which is a re-take on the whole personal brand idea that we discussed in Quackcast 289 ...

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