The Hated - Part Two

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 26, 2017




The Hated, part two: Heroes we hate

Last week I blathered on a bit about villain Protagonists. These are evil, or “bad” characters who get to be Protagonists!

But what about more traditional heroes, or supporting characters are written to be the “moral compass” or “voice of reason”, or just ...






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Displaying Intense Emotions Subtly

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 21, 2017


Art by Pit-Face and Tantz Aerine

Expressions are key when drawing characters in webcomics- it’s understandably the acting portion of the creative work, and it has to be done well to engage the reader.

In my opinion there are no easy or difficult expressions- only expressions you as a ...




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One Dimensional Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 22, 2016



Talking Stock

A good character is a three-dimensional character, right? They have to be relateable. With wants and fears that make sense. And a bit of a history. And a flaw or two to keep them “human”. And a wound to try and overcome. And maybe even a contradiction within ...



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Diminishing Returns

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



Emotional Charges and Diminishing Returns

Many writing methodologies suggest mapping out the emotional change of each scene. The scene either starts positive, and goes to either negative or “extra positive”, or starts negative and goes to positive or “extra negative” by the end of the scene.

So if a lovelorn ...





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Secret Santa 2016 Gift Matches Have Been Delivered

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 12, 2016



Big thanks to Niccea for organizing the Secret Santa gift art exchange for 2016.

If you signed up on the forums before Saturday, December 10th, then you should have your designated Secret Santa recipient in your Personal Quack (PQ) inbox.

Here are some last minute notes Niccea would like to ...





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Consistency and Continuity

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 14, 2016



I recently posted the above image (click through to see the whole thing) as an extra in my comic. I drew it for myself after I realized something: I kept forgetting the details.

The positioning and style of furniture are trickiest for me. There were a few scenarios where I ...



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Quackcast 296 - What came before?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 8, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

Tantz Aerine, Banes and Pitface join me, Ozoneocean, to talk about back stories, histories and all that extra knowledge you can come up with when creating your story. It can inform your comic story in a really clever way… but don't be tempted to vomit ...


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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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The 2016 Drunk Duck Awards Are Now Being Served!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 17, 2016


Welcome to the presentations of the 2016 Drunk Duck Awards. NIccea will be posting three awards per day this week and then two awards each day next week.

As always, Niccea will be accepting acceptance/concession speeches and other extras to pepper in throughout the comic. She will set the ...


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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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