Jun 3, 2013
Like Quackcast 127, 128 is about early print comic influences, except this time it's the influences of Banes and Ozoneocean. We have a good long chat together about some of the old print comics that had the biggest influences on us in our early days of comic making... and reminisce about good old fun times reading those great comics like Mad Magazine and what we learned and took away from those experiences in art style, genre, comedy, and writing style.
Topics and Show Notes
Handsome and Ransom - http://www.drunkduck.com/Handsome_and_Ransom/
Links to our comic influences
Commando Comics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commando_(comics)
/>Torkan - http://www.rogerfletcher.com.au/main/page_torkan.html
/>Mad Magazine -http://www.madmagazine.com/
Crock - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crock_(comic_strip)
/>Asterix - http://www.asterix.com/
/>Archie - http://www.archiecomics.com/
/>Mandrake the Magician - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandrake_the_Magician
/>Modesty Blaise - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modesty_Blaise
/>Tintin - http://us.tintin.com/
/>Footrot Flats - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footrot_Flats
/>The Phantom - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom
/>Appleseed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appleseed_(manga)
/>Ghost in the Shell - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell
/>Heavy Metal - http://www.heavymetal.com/
/>Judge Dredd - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Dredd
/>Tank Girl - http://titanmagazines.com/t/tank-girl/pages/tank-girl-digital/
/>Corto Maltese - http://cortomaltese.com/
/>Fungus the Bogeyman - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fungus-Bogeyman-Raymond-Briggs/dp/0141342692
/>When the wind blows - http://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Wind-Blows-Raymond-Briggs/dp/0140094199
/>US Dennis the Menace - ]http://www.dennisthemenace.com/
UK Dennis the Menace - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_the_Menace_and_Gnasher
/>Ziggy - http://www.gocomics.com/ziggy
For Quackcast 129 we'd love to hear from YOU guys how you go about creating your comics, what techniques you use, computer programs, types of pen etc. Please post about it here:
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May 28, 2013
For Quackcast 127 we asked the DD community about the traditional print comics that influenced them over the years, from their early days onward. No webcomics! Only the old printed kind in comic books or newspapers, or gum wrappers or... however else people got their comicbook goodness. And it was TOTALLY ok to talk about mainstream comics like Batman and Superman if that was their thing or obscure stuff no one ever heard of or weird embarrassing crap like He-Man comics, whatever, it's all good, we wanted to know! We got quite a few responses and we thank everyone for those, It also gave us a chance to do our funny voices again, which we appreciated!
May 13, 2013
Niccea tells Ozoneocean all about this year's DD comic awards! They're just starting and just beginning to pick up steam! You can join the discussion to help direct how the awards will work, you can try and become an awards judge or you can even try and get your wonderful webcomic nominated for a DD Award!!!! Actually, even if you don't DO a comic you can nominate your faves and help along with the whole process. At the moment they want you to submit a bit of artwork on a fun theme where your characters try and raise money to help with the awards, as a way of showcasing your stuff and helping you get nominated/voted for. Just go to the DD award comic!
Apr 15, 2013
This is another Quackcast in our technical series focussing on the stuff people use to make webcomics. This week we focus on the art program chiefly used by Banes in the making of his comic, Typical Strange, and that program is Toonboom studio! Toonboom is mainly for doing cell style digital animation but it's also pretty good for doing drawings and Banes tells us just exactly HOW. Next week we'll be looking at Adobe Illustrator.
Mar 18, 2013
After Bravo1102 mysteriously vanished from his remote, smelly, shack in the wilderness, Banes and I were thrown back onto our own not inconsiderable resources in an attempt for a replacement topic! That was provided for us serendipitously by Skoolmunkee and her fantastic newspost about figure drawing! So Banes and I go into detail about the importance of drawing models from life and about some of the tricks of the trade- i.e. shorter poses tend to be more dynamic than the longer ones, and other helpful tips like using movies for reference as opposed to photos if you want to get better poses, scenes and see how clothes and fabrics work... The topic of this weeks Quackcast has inspired us to tackle more technical subjects, so next week: Photoshop!
Feb 19, 2013
Banes and I interview TheJimmy! TheJimmy is the Authour of the very popular and very long standing autobiographical comic Been Better! This is our second try at Quackcast 113, the first try didn't record so we came back another day to try again and it worked, hooray!!!! TheJimmy gives us a deep inside look on what it's like and also what it means to be the writer of a long standing autobiographical comics strip, where you can look back on pages and see significant events of your life rendered in a comedy fashion. Been Better has been witness to his many relationships, old friends, numerous valentines, career changes and a lot of growing up. But he also tells us about how he uses real life events as jumping off points to surreally humorous flights of fancy. It's an interesting chat! Also, the number 23 is watching you.
Feb 4, 2013
For this episode we asked many of our esteemed DrunkDuck creators to weigh in and enlighten us on the subject of creating and overcoming obstacles for their characters. This of course ties in with Quackcast 109 where we discussed aspects of that topic with Pit Face and Tantz Aerine. Here we specifically asked: "Obstacles, challenges for your characters. How do you create 'em? How do you and your characters overcome them??? Just tell us about the things you go through with your characters and their plotlines!". Due to a small misunderstanding Banes heroically handled this entire Quackcast on his own!
Jan 28, 2013
This week two down-home good'ol boys escape from the clutches of crazy alien probers and wind up in the middle of a cornfield crop-circle, only to discover week's Quackcast topic: Old time features! Yes, that's right, this is the second time we probe our way into secondhand features, exposing them to the light of day again, trying them on for size and seeing how they fit with current fashions. To that end we've re-looked at some real beauties! Some are still going and some that've since stoped updating, but all six deserve another look 'cause it's all mighty fine work that we are proud to have up on DD!