Episode 376 - Comic Tutorials

May 28, 2018

kawaiidaigakusei makes a return to the Quackcast! Together with the crew we chat about some of our favourite comic making tutorials on DD. Yes, there IS a tutorials section on the site and people have created some amazing and clever tutes on how to both write and draw better when making your comics. There are some cool instructions on how to make better pages, write scripts, do rain effects, all sorts of shortcuts and clever tit-bits of info to have you creating like a pro. This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Potato and Kraut. Feel the gigantic weight this music layers onto your shoulders. A synthesised torrent of gravity, followed by the heavy, deep notes of a piano dropping on top of you like frozen slabs. The torrent slowly eases, brings light and relief, then fades away.

Topics and Show Notes

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Captain Galactose - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/may/22/featured-comic-captain-galactose/

Links:
Drunk Duck comic making Tutorials - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/tutorial/

Ozone's choices:
Drawing Hair: The Basics by ShadowsMyst - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/tutorial/332/
A Simple Lineart Tutorial by finalfantasyfreak_07 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/tutorial/297/
Drawing the Ozone way by Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/tutorial/334/

Banes' choice:
Screenwriting, The Banes Method by Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/tutorial/478/

Tantz's choice:
The structure of a manga page by Lace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/tutorial/467/

Kawaii's choices:
Rain effects by Silentkitty - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/tutorial/319/
Coloring a design presentation drawing by Fallopiancrusader - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/tutorial/549/

Pit's choices:
Profesional lineart for traditional artists by Miu3 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/tutorial/433/
Preparing Line Art for Colouring by Mister Spook - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/tutorial/429/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
kawaiidaigakusei - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/banes
Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean

Featured music:
Potato and Kraut - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Potato_and_Kraut/, by NicAndBen, rated T.

Episode 371 - PC GORN MAD!!

Apr 23, 2018

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Everyone tends to have a strong opinion on Political Correctness so I thought why don't we try and have a chat about that and ask what people think. Can it be a problem in comics and other creative works? I was inspired by a video by Youtuber Metaron. He was talking about the decision to put a black actor in the role of Greek mythical figure Achilles in a BBC series about the fall of Troy and questioning the reasoning for it given that being a blonde haired incarnation of the sun-god Apollo is a huge part of the character. My main issue is that the actor is as bald as an egg! At least give him a blonde wig, I don't care how silly it looks. To be fair Achilles has rarely been portrayed well on the big screen, there was Brad Pitt's petulant version in Troy and an even balder Joe Montana in Helen of Troy! Do we spoil creative works by trying to be too inclusive or not being inclusive enough? This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Wanted dead or dead: Welcome to a much cooler version of the old west… we open on a widescreen panorama shot of a dry, dusty desert scene and a lone cowboy all in black, kicking his toe in the dirt. This music is as warm as the hot desert breeze, the guitar is as hard as gunmetal.

Episode 332 - The trouble with immortality

Jul 17, 2017

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In this Quast we talk about immortality, which is a common trope in literature. Who seeks immortality in stories? It's usually bad guys, and it usually has some sort of extreme price,catch or dark side, so much so that people actually believe that if immortality WAS real that it would somehow be an evil thing. The fact is that most of the possible downsides are cultural constructions or justifications for our own mortality, if immortality WAS a real thing we don't really know what the down sides would be… But this means that the trope of immortality is not as limited as we've come to believe; it's wide open to be re-written and redefined. And a not, the story mentioned in the Quackcast was The Trouble With Lichen and it was by John Wyndham, not Roald Dahl. Gunwallace's theme for the week was for The Beard. This one is creepy and magical, just the type of music you’d associate with alien hair follicles, it brings to mind strange activity on a microscopic level inside the skin… unsettling!


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