May 26, 2014
Finally the last part of our Mecha and weaponry Quackcast, where we opened to the thoughts of the community to see what they had to say on the idea of developing and using weaponry and mecha in comics and how they go about it. We had some good discussion on the subject and some very thought provoking and intelligent opinions from obviously very well informed people; our DD community! Kawaiidaigakusei joined Banes and I again to talk this one out and provide some great opinions and insight of her own. Here's a correction: Shinji's suit in Neon Genesis Evangelion is actually blue and white!
Topics and Show Notes
Topics and Show Notes:
Everyone Laughs at the Crocodile Man v2 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Everyone_Laughs_at_the_Crocodile_Man_v2/
Featuring contributions from:
Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
/>El Cid - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Certified_Monster/
/>Cdmalcolm1 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/cdmalcolm1/
/>SLK8ne - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/SLK8ne/
/>JoeL_CQB - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/JoeL_CQB/
/>Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean/
Special thanks to:
My Co-hosts Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
/>And Kawaiidaigakusei - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/
/>Amazing musical track by Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
The musical theme was for ANTI FEATURED - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/ANTI_FEATURED/
The discussion thread is on the forum here - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176137/
May 12, 2014
Continuing our theme on Mecha and weaponry in webcomics we opened the discussion to our DD creators and they had some very interesting things to say! I fact there were so many interesting contributions that we had to split it up over two Quackcasts- this being the first. We start of with a little comedy quiz on what's mecha and what isn't and then play another great music piece by Gunwallace, this time a theme for Pinky TA! Very appropriate to the discussion... Then we launch into the great contributions!
May 5, 2014
Today Banes and I have a little talk about weaponry and mecha in webcomic- how do you come up with it? How much research do you do? Should it actually work? Is coolness the only factor to consider? How detailed do you go when you design it? how far away from reality and cartoony is appropriate? We consider most of those questions and a few more, there's a LOT to get into on a topic like this and we really only just barely scratch the surface! In my own webcomic Pinky TA I've done a LOT of research and design work to get my mecha and weaponry looking right, so this is a subject dear to me. But we all have our own opinions on this, not just in webcomics but in games, movies, anime, and manga. I would love it if people could contribute their ideas in the comments here or on the DD forum here: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176137/
Jun 10, 2013
Quackcast 129 fits in with our technical series of Quackcasts when we investigate different comic making tools, like pen and paper, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Toon Boom Studio, Manga Studio etc. except this time we asked people to tell us about the tools they use to make their comic, the pros and cons, how much it costs, how long it took to learn how to use it, where other people can get it... all that sort of stuff, we wanted to know- that info can help others too so it's good to share it! And thankfully the wonderful wizards of webcomics graced us with the secrets of their best methods.