Bookending

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2016



A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> to the galaxy and back

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2016



Zoey is completely caught off guard and bewildered when her father pushes her into an escape capsule located in his old lab the minute the aliens arrive. In a single moment, everything she has ever known is taken away from her and she is left stranded on a barren planet ...

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CHARACTER PROFILE: The Hulk

Banes at 12:00AM, June 16, 2016



In the early 60's, shortly after the beginning of Marvel Comics with the Fantastic Four, a second series was released: The Incredible Hulk.

As the Marvel Universe took shape with Spider Man, The Avengers, The X-Men and Daredevil titles, The Hulk stood apart from all the other Super Heroes ...



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Why do my characters all speak the same way? (Guest Post by Gunwallace)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, April 15, 2016



Rather than write about something I'm good at I thought I write about something I'm struggling with, and my attempts to resolve it. Writing characters with distinct voices.

Comics are usually conversations between characters. Speech bubbles are the preferred way to tell comic stories, as opposed to large ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Satan Ninja 198X

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 9, 2016

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Satanic Ninjas are after a magical item of power and a sexy space pirate bounty hunter is slaughtering alien monsters, meanwhile nerdy all American teen Eddie just wants a hot date for the high school prom!
This is a gorgeous pastiche/parody of all the best of the 1980s: heavy ...

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QUACKCAST 260 - D.U.C.K. Radio1

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 1, 2016

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Art by Ozoneocean

Welcome to D.U.C.K. Radio! Get ready for your DJs: Smooth Ramone, Hard rock Jimmy Storm (BRINING THE THUNDER!!!), Weatherman Rhet Blanket, Conspiracy theorist Smiley Fraudson, and hilarious* Maple and The Syrup (*they're not funny). This is the first part of Radio DUCK ...


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Quackcast 257 - Accents in Comics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 9, 2016

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Using accents and different languages in comics can be a challenge, or at least a challenge to represent. Some people will actually have their text IN a different language or even a made up language in the case of aliens, and they'll have translations in a footnote. Some ...

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Quackcast 254 - Sexism in your OWN work?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 19, 2016

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OMFG you sexist PIG! Heh… today we talk about trying to recognise sexism in your OWN work, what to do about it, and WHY. It turns out it can be very hard to do, and if you DO acknowledged it the instinct is to rationalise it away, justify it ...

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Accents, dialects, and different languages in comics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2016



Accents, patterns of speech and the like can be a useful tool in introducing characters. In a film or tv show, a character's accent can immediately reveal the character's nationality or social background. And of course, we've all been conditioned by Hollywood movies to identify the bad ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Berrybelle

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 25, 2015



A light pink woman descends from the sky and winds up in a psychedelic land of blue dinosaurs and strange alien creatures. This super heroine is made of candy and creates a whole new outfit complete with a pink tie just by using her mind. Her super powers include incredible ...

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