Episode 53 - Spriters Are People Too

Nov 28, 2011

The venerable Skoolmunkee is the special guest this week! This time we have a completely biased and entirely uninformed chat about all aspects of sprite comicing, from their short and turbulent history, to their glittering present and beyond into a glorious galaxy spanning empire that they will one day be responsible for creating!

Topics and Show Notes

Featured Comics:
Heavy Mech - http://www.drunkduck.com/Heavy_Mech/ />Drunk Duck Awards 2011 - http://www.drunkduck.com/Drunk_Duck_Awards_2011/ />
Sprite comics:
- The feline-canine centipede conundrum.
- What ARE sprite comics?
- Pixel art.
- Polygon comics.
- Some notable sprite comics.
- Programs to use to create sprite comics.
- Why do them?
- Why not?
- How to make a better sprite comic.
- What you should do.
- What you should avoid.

Useful resources for and about spriting:
All our Drunk Duck spriting tutorials -
http://www.drunkduck.com/tutorial/?search=sprites&x=0&y=0 />Sprite sheet and backgrounds - http://www.spriters-resource.com/ and http://www.gsarchives.net/index2.php />Animated sprite comic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-rFa5nZvQ />
Comics mentioned in this QuackCast:
Diesel Sweeties by R Stevens -
http://www.dieselsweeties.com/
Kid Radd by Dan Miller - http://kidradd.niftihalostudios.com/ />A Modest Destiny by Squidi - http://www.squidi.net/comic/amd/
8 Bit Theatre by Brian Clevinger http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/03/02/episode-001-were-going-where/ />Blue Strawberry by Eduds - http://www.drunkduck.com/Blue_Strawberry/ />Moose Shoe by G D - http://www.drunkduck.com/Moose_Shoe/ />Chrono Redux by Sameth - http://www.drunkduck.com/chrono_redux
Cru the Dwarf by Cru - http://www.drunkduck.com/Cru_The_DwarF/

Contributions from:
Nicky P - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/NickyP/ />El Cid - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/El%20Cid/ />RPGgrenade - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/RPGgrenade/ />BlkKnight - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/BlkKnight/ />Naughtelos - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/Naughtelos/ />Nintendude - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/Nintendude/ />Renga Studio - http://www.drunkduck.com/user/Renga%20Studio/ />

Episode 51 - The 2011 Drunk Duck Awards! Niccea to the Rescue!

Nov 15, 2011

7 likes, 9 comments

It's that time of year, the Drunk Duck Awards have rolled around again. This year Niccea is the Awards Empress, taking over from JustNoPoint and she has done a marvellous job with all the complications she's had to deal with. In this Quackcast we announce which comics have won awards so far.

Episode 48 - It Came From The Internet

Oct 23, 2011

7 likes, 8 comments

It's the horror time of year, and for once we get a Quackcast out in time for the holiday! PIT_FACE is our guest this week, and as DD's queen of horror she has plenty of expertise and opinions on the subject.

Episode 46 - Pop Culture Dress-Up for Fun and Profit

Oct 11, 2011

4 likes, 2 comments

Zac rejoins oz and skool this week for a fun and enlightening talk about cosplay! Together oz and zac have a good bit of experience on the subject (skool's a bit ignorant) and they cover the range from what it is and how to do it, to how webcomicers in particular might benefit.

Episode 42 - My Infinite Canvas Could Beat Up Your Interactive Story

Sep 13, 2011

2 likes, 5 comments

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!

Episode 41 - The Best Laid Plans, Awry and A Wreck

Sep 6, 2011

1 like, 3 comments

ozoneocean had big plans for his trip to San Diego Comic Con to promote his comic, which basically went completely wrong in almost every way possible. He tells his story and what he did to try and recover. What could go wrong for you and what would you do?

Episode 39 - It's My World, I Can Break The Rules

Aug 16, 2011

5 likes, 5 comments

Kroatz joins skoolmunkee today to talk about the huge topic of world-building. All kinds of things should be taken into consideration, so this episode should be a lot of food for thought!

Episode 38 - QuackCast+, Sharing and Stuff

Aug 9, 2011

6 likes, 2 comments

Aside from a hilarious clip by VegaX to promote "Duck and Quail", skoolmunkee is on her own this week. She takes the opportunity to think out loud about community involvement, Google+, and the idea of a site-wide poll.


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