How to Research for Your Comic

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 24, 2017



Every comic needs to be researched. Except maybe an autobiographical one, since it’s most likely you already have a thorough knowledge of what is going on in your life.

Or maybe you don’t, and this is your Cognitive Therapy homework.

In any case, a few exceptions aside, just ...





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Superheroes & The Duck!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 9, 2017

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Guest newspost by Nepath

Firstly, let me get the self-promotion out of the way. Sunday just gone I started a third story arc for my comic Energize (www.theduckwebcomics.com/energize), which originally launched on this site, 10 years ago that day. It's called Energize and if you like ...


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Archetypal Motifs (Carl Jung, part 2): Apocalypse

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 29, 2017



Starting with Jung’s archetypal motifs, I think it’s best to remind why they’re called ‘archetypal’ first:
Archetypal motifs replicate themselves in stories across time and culture, in all human endeavors to create.

Motifs in general are tokens in a story that appear several times and symbolize something ...




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Appropriating imagery

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 15, 2017



This beautiful image is from the movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang, it shows Atlas the giant carrying the weight of the entire city on his shoulders. In this image Atlas represents the combined might and labour of the working class. Interestingly the same theme in imagery is often used for ...

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Jonathin Quackup Kickstarter: Issue #2 - Cat Warriors Capture Our Hero!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 20, 2017



QUACKUP #2 is now available on Kickstarter!
 Thank you everyone for making QUACKUP #1 a success with over 4 thousand copies released! 

We are offering more personalized edition covers! Plus ad space, alternate covers, the Quackup game app, and more!

Overview

The Jonathin Quackup series takes place in a dying ...





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FEATURED COMIC --> The Archer and the Squirrel

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 8, 2017



Deep in the forest lives a pale, white squirrel (that might not be a squirrel at all) and it instills fear in the hearts of the country folk who believe it to be an evil beast. The prince of the kingdom has vowed not to marry a bride until the ...

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Chekhov's Gun

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 7, 2017



To me this is one of the most fascinating elements of storytelling. The idea behind Chekhov’s Gun is to employ parsimony in the information comprising a plot and content: If something isn’t essential to the story, just don’t include it. Little by little, it became more “if ...

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Emotional Color Wheel

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 10, 2016

No pic for this one. I'll add one later if the fates allow!

I was a big fan of all the Indiana Jones movies back in the day. When the fourth one, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, finally came out, it was exciting times! Harrison Ford only seemed ...

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Check out the last of this year's Drunk Duck Awards!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 28, 2016



The 2016 Drunk Duck Awards is wrapping up with weekend, with a few last-minute presentations! You can also send your extras and acceptance/concession speeches to Niccea until November 4th.

Discover some of this week's winners below!


So many ways of comicking!

Best Use of Traditional Medium, presented by ...








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A True Scary Encounter

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 13, 2016



I continue to be an occasional fan of true scary stories found online. The “realistic” ones are cautionary tales, and might even give an important reminder to be on guard and keep one's eyes open…and the more unusual/“unexplained” stories are pretty darned entertaining and addictive!

Anyway, I ...



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