Homebound

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 13, 2015


-LA Union Station taken by kawaiidaigakusei

“The next and final stop on this line is Los Angeles. Please collect all personal belongings and use the handrail when using the stairs. Please keep all hands and arms away from the automatic train doors.”

It had been a while. I needed a ...




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Quackcast 226 - The Power of Contrast

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 7, 2015

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In this Quackcast I interrogated Mr Banes on the subject of his first newspost: Contrasts. It's a subject near and dear to him, even his comic "Typical Strange“ has its name based on the concept, i.e. two words with the opposite meanings put together to create ...


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Celebrating Black History Month - The First Black Superhero

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 27, 2015



In 1966, in the midst of the American Civil Rights Movement, Marvel Comics introduced the first black superhero - Black Panther.

Black Panther, real name T'Challa, was the King of vibranium-rich Wakanda, a fictional African country (the first African-American superhero would be Marvel's Falcon). A special herb and his ...



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Quackcast 207 - A question of bodyshape part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2015

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Photos by Howard Schatz.

Content:
In Quackcast 207 we talk about bodyshapes in comics again; as a follow up from the chat we had about it in Quackcast 205 we thought we'd let the community weigh in with their thoughts… so Banes and I could get the chance ...




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The Digital Dark Age Cometh!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 16, 2015


Does everyone remember floppy disks?

This morning, the top trending topic was the warning issued by Vint Cerf, vice-president of Google, that we must create tangible back-up copies of all our digital works or else we may lose everything, every memory in a “digital Dark Age”. So I read about ...


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QUACKCAST 205 - What about Bodyshape?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 10, 2015

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Photos by Howard Schatz.

Content:
This week Banes and I were inspired to talk about body shape in the depiction of figures in comics, inspired by some famous images from photographer Howard Schatz's 2002 book, Athlete. In it there are photos of many athletes who're at the ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Onward

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 4, 2015


What happens when a large anthropomorphic orange Rakasta (cat-tiger) rows up to the shore one day in a bowl-shaped boat? The only answer to that question is: An adventure! Spike is a fun-loving, easily pleased feline with a penchant for getting caught in gillnets. The minute he arrives in town ...

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Happy Rabbit, Rabbit Day!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2014



Today is December 1st which means the holidays are around the corner on The Duck. A common thread between most denominations and cultures is that traditional foods are served around this time. For the month of December, I am going to include a traditional holiday recipe at the bottom of ...

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Drawing One-Point Perspective for Comic Backgrounds

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 1, 2014


I may not be the authority on drawing backgrounds in comics. However, I did spend about two years taking several classes centered around perspective drawing so I do know a little bit more than the average bear. The idea that I have is this, as comic makers, we enjoy telling ...

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Webcomic Creators Have Creative Minds, Right?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 7, 2014

I would like to think that webcomic creators have a different way to see the world. A fresh perspective through rose coloured glasses can soften the realities of the day-to-day. Maybe an artistic touch is all we need to stay content.

This week I created an original inkblot in the ...

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