A Nearly Perfect Sunset at the End of an Imperfect Day

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 18, 2016


-image taken by kawaiidaigakusei-

I am not a perfectionist in any sense of the word. I have been asked by strangers in passing if I was a perfectionist to which I replied, “The architecture in my university was built under the notion that only ‘God can make something that is ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> COCHLEA and EUSTACHIA

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 22, 2016



Step into a forgotten realm of quandary and whimsy where two twin girls, Cochlea and Eustachia, find themselves as test subjects in a lab experiment put on by a mole in Victorian clothing and a wheelchair. Every corner of this magnificent building maze contains hybrid creatures that come from the ...

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Breaks and Hiatuses

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 22, 2016



Hiatuses are a necessary evil in the webcomics world, it seems. Most webcomic artists can’t devote all their attention to their comic, and will at some point find that life – school, work, or family – gets in the way of regular updates.

In terms of maintaining readership, it’s best ...



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Casting Part Deux: 4 and More

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2015



Last time, solo heroes, teams of two, and trios were the order of the day. Today let's talk quartets, quintets, sextets, septuplets, octets, and…uh…neuf-tets…?
More possibilities for self-contained drama/comedy/conflict exist with groups of four or five. There are several ways to begin building such a ...


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A Story to Read Before Bedtime

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 12, 2015


-art by Gunwallace


THE PASSENGER
by kawaiidaigakusei

On a very untypical evening, I found myself driving around the rainy streets of Los Angeles late at night by myself. Somehow I ended up south of Pico Blvd and as I turned the corner onto Venice Blvd around Loyola High School, I ...






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Inking: Literally the worst?

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 9, 2015



This is building a bit on ozoneocean's previous newspost on developing a sketch! For most comic artists, after having perfected a sketch (or at least getting it to an acceptable point) the next step is inking. I don't think I'm alone in saying this is one of ...

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Quackcast 238 - Draw your world

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 29, 2015

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-Cover art by Tantz Aerine

We had a Quackcast about creating your world a while ago, but that was mainly in terms of writing. Some people touched on the visual aspects, Falopian Crusader among them, and Usedbooks showed us her city map.
For this Quackcast we discussed creating the ...




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Escapism Via Books

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2015



You know that idea about a frog in a pot of water getting cooked before realising that the water had been gradually increasing in temperature until it was rapidly boiling? Well last week, I was the frog and my room was that pot of water.

September has been the hottest ...



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Quackcast 232 - Creating a Rounded World

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2015

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Hello, hello, hello! This is the second part of our hugely long expose on the tricky art of WORLD BUILDING! And it really IS extra loooooooooooog… that's because we take so much time crafting the Quackcast world for you. To recap: world-building is a big part of ALL ...

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Quackcast 231 - The importance of world building

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2015

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You always do a bit of world building in fiction, in some types of stories like alternative histories, fantasy and Sci-Fi you have to do a bit more, in things set in the real world you don't have to do nearly as much - maybe only limited to a ...

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