Panel By Panel: Expanding the Scope

hpkomic at 8:46AM, Feb. 9, 2024



Hello, everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck.

This week, I wanted to take a step away from our usual format to gather some feedback about the direction of the column and consider some additional topics that might be worth covering ...



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Fictional Sports

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Nov. 26, 2023



In case you’re asking, no, I did not draw this image you see here. It’s one of many drawings I found on this website I just stumbled upon this morning called Drawception.com where from what I understand reading the site’s info section is about playing these ...

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What you really, really want

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2022



This is gonna be yet another rambling kind of post and a long one at that–so be warned. In the recent month I’ve been doing some soul searching that ties into this personal Christmas shopping spree of sorts that I’ve had recently. To be more specific, I ...

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When comics enter development hell

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 3, 2022



When working on comics, particularly long term, you may encounter a situation where your comic is in…development hell!

Development hell is a form of purgatory for a creative project. We often hear it used in relation to series or movies. The project is bounced from studio to studio, as ...



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Thumbnails in comics - Why you should be using them

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 4, 2020



When crafting a visual narrative, creating thumbnails is a crucial and often overlooked part of the process. It’s about helping you figure out the pacing and dialogue over the course of a chapter or issue of your comic. As the story comes together you’ll also be able to ...

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Beginning your plan!

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 12, 2018



When it comes to creating stories or comics you get one piece of advice that is now standard and that is, when it comes to making a story, you’ve got to plan it out. This means creating an outline, doing thumbnails, correcting and editing dialogue and creating pages in ...

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'Tis the Season! Art-based charities

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 19, 2014
tags: art, based, charities



Since it’s the holiday season, I thought I would take the opportunity to suggest a way that we can all express some generosity in a way that matters to us. I imagine most of us understand how valuable art can be as a way of escaping a bad situation ...

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Spring 2014 Comic Conventions and Free Comic Book Day!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 14, 2014

The 2014 Spring Comic Convention season is here and in full swing. I have read about virtual conventions for webcomics, but nothing beats the thrill of traveling to a con, spending money on an entrance ticket, waiting in long lines next to strangers in cosplay, and taking photos with famous ...

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THURSDAY'S FEATURE --> The Brilliant Bella

Ozoneocean at 12:58AM, May 26, 2011



Magical girl (or woman rather) Brilliant Bella is a superhero hailing from the magical realm of Avalon. She comes to earth to battle vicious monsters and impress the rest of us with her tight suited sexy bod! The stories are pleasantly humorous and cool and the art is amazingly beautiful- ...

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QUACKCAST Episode 28 - Writers' Workshop

Ozoneocean at 1:25AM, May 24, 2011

This is the companion podcast to the Artists' Workshop episode from several weeks ago. This episode is full of tips, advice, exercises and things to try for practising and developing your writing skills (and your comic-writing skills)!
Ozone also explains how fantastic he is at everything.

Listen to QUACKCAST Episode ...


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