Characters based on Human Beings

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 25, 2016



In my newspost last week about the “No Hugging, No Learning” mantra, I mentioned that I was basing a throwaway character – a loveable misanthrope – on a real-life friend of mine. It’s something I’m tempted to do fairly frequently; I spend most of my time in an academic environment ...

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The Journey Home

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 21, 2016



I found myself at a crossroads two weeks ago where I felt that my mind and my heart were in two separate places. I would carry on the same routine for months, following the motions of getting to work, performing a mundane task, and then driving home with heavy eyelids ...

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The Webcomic Artist Manifesto

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 26, 2016



(From the desk of kawaiidaigakusei)

Here is a little treat to celebrate the first week of Autumn. I wrote this version of “The Webcomic Artist Manifesto” in the Fall quarter for an art history class on Dada. A Manifesto is a public declaration used to incite or inspire a group ...



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QUACKCAST 282 - MOOD

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 2, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

The topic of THIS particular Quackcast is MOOD! And for no particular reason I dressed as the Mad Hatter, as typified by Tom Petty in the film clip to Don't Come Around here No More… So that was the mood of this Quackast… We based ...


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Casual Comicking

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 27, 2016



For the last few years I’ve been focusing almost exclusively on university. I’ve been working on some stuff off and on (see my lonely little title page here), but I haven’t finished an entire issue of a comic since the year I graduated high school. Basically, you ...

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When the Best-Laid Plans Go Awry

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 23, 2016


-conceptual bridge design by kawaiidaigakusei

"Tell me why all the best laid plans fall apart in your hands. And my good intentions never end, the way I meant.“ -James Blunt ”Best Laid Plans“

My desktop computer has a lot of saved files that have accumulated over the years. Every once ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> The Silence of the Lamps

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 13, 2016



Have you ever laughed at a joke about Hoverboards? Pondered about the museums offered to dung beetles? Compared the strange mannerisms of humans with animals? Made jokes about poppy flowers? Thought about the items that would be sold at a “Man Mart” themed store?

The Silence of the Lamps has ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Undead 20XX

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 30, 2016



800 years ago, there was a battle against evil looking forces and they were thought to be vanquished during the middle ages by a wizard. The artifacts from the castle have since turned into a museum display for tourists looking for a few chilling secrets in the modern day. Now ...

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Black History Month spotlight: The first black superheroine

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



In 1971, five years after in creation of Black Panther and four years before Marvel introduced Storm, the first black female superhero appeared in Hell-Rider #1.



A trained fighter, Butterfly’s super cool costume included a jetpack, suction cups for climbing, and lights that were capable of permanently blinding her ...





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Modern Heroes: Only in West Hollywood

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 9, 2015



After spending three hours reading Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman in a public library on Friday afternoon, I ran into the most marvelous sculpture on display while taking a stroll through West Hollywood Park. The shiny, white sculpture was based on two popular and beloved comic book superheroes, Batman and ...

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