May 14, 2018
In this Quackcast we have a chat about some ways to promote your comics and sell yourself. Emma Clare and Tantz have been doing cool stuff with the DD Twitter account. Hash tags are an important part of that, help them come up with a hash tag for DD! Who understands hash-tags on Facebook? Covers are one of my favourite ways to promote your work. They're tricky to get right but you need them to properly encompass your work and promote it, the form they take can depend on where your work is: Amazon, Drunk Duck, a convention, targeted ads etc. But be careful not to disappoint your audience with false advertising. This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Coward of Valor. It's a Modern yet medieval, this tune strides in with great pomposity and deigns to dance for us. It pirouettes and swoops in all its beauty and extravagance then exits stage left with just as much flare.
Topics and Show Notes
Topics and shownotes
Sune - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/may/08/featured-comic-sune/
DD Twitter account - https://twitter.com/DrunkDuck
Covers newspost - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/may/11/designing-a-cover/
Advertising in comics newspost - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/may/02/this-way-to-the-egress/
Promotion newspost - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/may/09/the-sizzle-and-the-steak/
DD Twitter poll for a hashtag - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/may/10/quackaboutit-we-have-a-poll/
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
kawaiidaigakusei - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/banes
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
/>Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean
Coward of Valor - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Coward_of_Valor/, by Matt@Deadpen E.
Jul 19, 2015
This time we're talking about conflict in webcomic writing, and any writing in general really. Conflict is one of the main drivers of a story, so you pretty much have to have it in there somewhere! But how do you approach it? Do you set it up really carefully or just put a bunch of volatile characters together and see what happens? I think for a lot of us we don't think too much about the science of our conflicts, rather we approach it artistically and develop things by feel and instinct because conflict is such an intrinsic trait. But understanding how you use it can be very useful when you're writing satisfying resolutions and climaxes. A good understanding of the types of conflict in your story is also pretty essential when you're writing a good comedy (it's a great source of humour!), and also when you're explaining or selling your work to the public: It's all very well to chat about your clever setting and your funky characters, but conflict is the reason they're IN a story to begin with and that's really what will get people wanting to read out it. I hope you enjoy Gunwallace's great porn style music type theme for Tales of Two Tiny Titty bars!