Incomprehensible Notes to Yourself

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 7, 2016



I think we all do this – you leave a quick note to yourself with some great idea you’ve had, or something you need to remember to do later on. Days, weeks, or months later you re-discover the note and you have no idea what your past self was thinking ...

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On Calling It Quits

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 30, 2016



This newspost was inspired by a milestone of sorts sent to me by awsome owl 98, so I suppose I ought to start with that! His comic Powell and Derry has just wrapped up after five years and 374 pages. He’s also written a long post in the forums ...

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Getting to the Point

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 23, 2016



So, I tend to be long-winded. The mark of a historian, probably, or I maybe I just love to hear myself talk. But rarely does that become so evident to me as when I’m turning my comic script into actual comic pages. Suddenly what seemed like a brief remark ...

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Thought Bubbles: Outdated?

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2016



One of the really cool things about comic making is that we have so many tools at our disposal that people who tells stories in other mediums don’t necessarily have. One of those is the ability to show a character’s inner monologue without interrupting the external narrative or ...

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Keeping Things Light

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 9, 2016



This newspost is inspired by ozoneocean’s recent thread and quackcast about evoking emotion. I've recently been struggling with the opposite issue in my own comic. The whole project is really just a light-hearted excuse to draw my favourite things and write odd characters, but it's also held ...

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A Great Big Community Project Round-Up!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2016



There are quite a few interesting little projects going on right now! I thought it would be nice to showcase some of them in case people are interested in getting involved. Community projects are a great way to play around with your characters, get creative with writing and drawing, and ...

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Backgrounds, part 2: Familiar Locations

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 26, 2016



Last week, I wrote about my attempts to put more effort into drawing backgrounds. A few people in the comments brought up the settings that they draw repeatedly for their comics.

Planning

My main character is a wanderer, so there aren’t a ton of repeat locations in my comic ...





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Drawing Backgrounds

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2016



Earlier this week, I completed the prologue for my new comic. It's been several years since I completed a full issue of a comic, and I'm putting in a conscious effort to improve on something I've been lazy about in the past: backgrounds.

With earlier comics, I ...



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DD Radio Play 2016 – Call For Scripts

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 12, 2016



If you missed last week’s announcement, the big news is that we’re going to do another radio play! Or I’m going to try my darndest to make it happen, anyways.

The first thing we’ll need is a script. I’m going to allow four weeks for ...



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DD Radio Play 2016 – Time to Brainstorm

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2016



I realized the other day that our last radio play was way back in 2013! We tried to pull one together a while back, but everyone was too busy to do all the organizing and editing. Fortunately for everyone, I’ve recently graduated with a history degree virtually guaranteeing my ...

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