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 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 28, 2020



When constructing your world, be it in fantasy or within a realistic/historical/existing place, the names you pick are very important.

They are important for suspension of disbelief and immersion: how consistent the names are, how congruent with what reality the audience reasonably comes to expect within the framework ...



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QUACKCAST 483 - Burnt out

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 16, 2020

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Emma Clare posted about avoiding burnout on Friday and we thought we'd steal that subject to chat about it. Burnout is something that can affect all ...



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When to ask for help

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Aug. 9, 2019



It’s very easy for us comic creators to find ourselves in a creative rut. We become so lost amongst the trees we can no longer see the forest. When this occurs it’s a great opportunity to look for feedback as a fresh pair of eyes can help elucidate ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> KAWAIIDOLIA

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 28, 2018



Let plant lovers and lovers of architectural dwellings rejoice! Here is a comic that will teach you a TON about trees and leaves and will put a kawaii (cute) face on it. In addition to this comic being visually calming, there are important messages in it like why we should ...

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Quackcast 313 - Technical techniques

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 7, 2017

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Carrying on from last week's Quackcast discussion on tips and tricks for drawing and artwork, we jump again into the topic and THIS time we have Tantz Aerine on board to lend her perspective and tell us about even MORE little techniques to use to draw better. It ...

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Quackcast 312 - happy little trees

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 28, 2017

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In THIS particular Quackcast it's just Banes and I chatting about tips and tricks for artwork. Hopefully some of the stuff we mention is helpful to someone, I tried to illustrate some of that in the cover pic. Banes drew the image of Penny crashing through a scene ...

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Drawing Backgrounds

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2016



Earlier this week, I completed the prologue for my new comic. It's been several years since I completed a full issue of a comic, and I'm putting in a conscious effort to improve on something I've been lazy about in the past: backgrounds.

With earlier comics, I ...



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Stories Written for Children (That Might Have Been Intended for Adults)

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 23, 2015
tags: books that haunt me


The Giving Tree, Story and Illustration by Shel Silverstein

I remember reading along with certain children's books that became very near and dear to me as a young kid. Over the years, I revisit the story and it begins to take on a whole new meaning as my perspective ...


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Homebound

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 13, 2015


-LA Union Station taken by kawaiidaigakusei

“The next and final stop on this line is Los Angeles. Please collect all personal belongings and use the handrail when using the stairs. Please keep all hands and arms away from the automatic train doors.”

It had been a while. I needed a ...




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