May 6, 2013
With ozoneocean away having fun this week, it falls to Banes and skoolmunkee to pick up the slack! Our chosen topic is "Challenges" - those longer-term thematic projects you see around, meant to get you off your drawing/writing duff and doing stuff that makes you better. They can be fun though! From the simple DeviantArt meme sheet to the gruelling Pokemonathon, we mention all kinds (although I'm not sure we mention sixty different ones...) for drawing, writing, and even a few for comic-making. Some are more famous than others, and some you might even just make up on your own! We do agree it's more fun to do them with other people, though. Don't forget you can find lots/get good ideas by searching for a likely challenge and adding 'tumblr' to the search.
Topics and Show Notes
My Friend Fear the Monster - http://www.drunkduck.com/My_Friend_Fear_the_Monster/
There's no way we can include links to all the things we mention, so here are some of the more notable ones!
A sampling of DeviantArt art memes: http://karlmac.com/2011/09/top-10-deviantart-memes-that-will-improve-your-drawing-skills/
/>Monster Girls: http://fuckyeahmonstergirls.tumblr.com
/>Yuko Ota and Ananth's Exquisite Beast: http://exquisitebeast.tumblr.com/
/>Dave Shabet's 3-Color Critters: http://3colorcritters.tumblr.com/
/>The Pokemonathon: http://pkmnathon.tumblr.com/
/>Photo Challenge UK: http://www.photo-challenge.co.uk/
/>Story idea generator: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/
/>Example 30-day creative writing challenge: http://mycreativewritingchallenge.tumblr.com/post/16858313832/30-day-creative-writing-challenge
/>Nedroid's 200 Bad Comics: http://www.nedroid.com/bcpage1.html
/>Kate Beaton's book cover comics: http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=242
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.
Sep 10, 2012
Banes and I give the webcomics of Drunk Duck a chance to shine! For Quackcast 94 we asked our webcomic creators to write short intros to their comics from their comic character's point of view as a way to creatively advertise their comic in a really fun and entertaining way, as well as giving us a short little Haiku inspired by their comic. We had lots of great contributions from many creators which we had acted out by various people who did amazing performances- Don't miss Bravo as Grey guy Hank, Abt_Nihil doing Holon, Ayesinback doing Tao of Kenji, Pit Face doing Gretchen from Putrid Meat, Usedbooks' friend doing Usedbooks, and Skoolmunkee, Banes and I acting the rest. We'll put Gunwallace's song in NEXT week, promise!
Jul 16, 2012
Our idea was to revisit some of the interesting featured comics from the past years... We picked features that appeal to us and that are still on the site, commenting about what we like and don't like about the art, writing, design, style of humour, type of story, and the genre.We hope this will be an interesting topic to revisit in future Quackcasts too. The feature spotlight is fleeting and only happens once to a comic, then they sink away again, so it's worth having another look at the great and wonderful glories of the past to see just how great and wonderful they were! I'm joined again on the Quackcast by my personable and friendly voiced co-host Banes!
Sep 6, 2011
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?
Jun 14, 2011
This week skool and oz review some common debates in webcomics, the ones there are no right answers for, and go over some of the pros and cons of each side. Our points may be old-hat to some, but everyone's got an opinion on these and they're worth thinking about!
Feb 15, 2011
Part 1 of another extra-long podcast, all about advertising and external promotion. Get noticed!