Feb 22, 2015
In Quackcast 207 we talk about bodyshapes in comics again; as a follow up from the chat we had about it in Quackcast 205 we thought we'd let the community weigh in with their thoughts... so Banes and I could get the chance to practice our voices. We wanted to know what others thought about the subject of about bodyshape in comics; Ones that they draw, read, or have just seen and think that it needs commenting upon. These Quackcasts were inspired of course by the images of athletes from the 2002 book "Athlete" by Howard Schatz. The photos show various athletes who're at the top level of their respective sports, it also shows that they have wildly different physical attributes: there IS no one ideal, and there IS no “normal”. This got us to thinking how body shape can define a character as much as facial features, hairstyle, clothing etc. Anyway, people had their say and it was enlightening! Also, Gunwallace's music this week was for FUNK! And funky it was, give it a listen.
Topics and Show Notes
Topics and Show Notes:
Steel and Manitou - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Steel_and_Manitou/
Images, taken by photographer Howard Schatz for his 2002 book, Athlete - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2502477/Can-guess-sport-shape-Olympians-body.html
/>Body measurement image from the 1920s mentioned by EJB - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/ozoneocean/Photo%20Feb%2017%206%2003%2033%20AM_zpsxk29wla2.jpg
Genejoke - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Genejoke
/>KimLuster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster
/>cdmalcolm1 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/cdmalcolm1
/>Ejb - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ejb/
/>Kroatz - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Kroatz/
/>Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
/>bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102
/>VinoMas - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/VinoMas
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace, funkmaster musician - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
/>Banes, the banana - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
/>kawaiidaigakusei, model shaped featurer - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/
The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
FUNK - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/FUNK/ - by Shawn Perry
Jun 9, 2014
Kawaiidaigakusei came up with a great idea for a call-in show… That didn’t entirely work out so we did a “Harassment show” instead, where we phoned various duckers till we could finally get someone to talk to us. Seriously, we were desperate! All the people we called utterly destroyed us on our running fridge gag… Tantor tells us about the neolithic days of webcomics and the early days of DD! Such comics as User Friendly and watching porn comics on an Amiga! Kawaii hit us with some profoundly interestings questions on making money vs doing what you love, the madness of creative people, and how much your creative product can influence you emotionally and how much it needs to in order to get you interested in creating it. And finally Mr Neil tells us about using Mark Crilley’s how to draw videos, his great superhero comic Dasien, and an artist’s need for feedback from other creators in order to stay interested in their work. He also talks about his work with Kittyhawk, author of SGVY.
Oct 22, 2012
In Quackcast 100 we open up the influential stories topic to the community! Our Duckers let us know what stories have made the biggest impact on them as creators and comicers. Banes and I read them out in hilarious voices with lots of laughing at our own jokes... but don't let that take you away from the clever stuff people have written! There's a lot of very interesting things to gain from their reading experiences. And because this is number 100 we celebrate with a reprise of Banes' lovely Dylanesque performance of Gunwallace's Dungeon song!
Jan 31, 2012
Ozoneocean was called away for a quick unexpected trip to Bali. Ayesinback and Banes were quick to leap into the breach and take over... and run wild, smashing all the furniture, spray-painting the walls, and whizzing in the corner. Seriously though, I think they did a pretty good job and I hope you'll find it interesting to listen to the first QC with neither Skoolmunkee, NOR Ozoneocean popping up at any-stage. Featured in this QC is the DD Soap Omnibus edition (What Happened While I Was Away), Ayesinback and Banes discussing the upcoming new improved 2012 DD Radio Play (they need scripts!), and two great spoof comic features. No editing at all from Ozoneocean in this one.
Sep 13, 2011
In this extra-ordinary length podcast about extra-ordinary webcomics, skoolmunkee and ozoneocean talk about how media, format, topic (and other features) may factor into whether a comic is "traditional" or not. And some of their favorite examples!