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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Language Learning through Comics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 20, 2017



A little comic by Vasya Lozhkin: “I will take revenge”

Earlier today I was reading this article about an immigrant to Canada who learned English with the help of comics, and who now creates comics himself. It got me to thinking about what a great resource comics are for learning ...



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Cultural background and comicking

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 13, 2017



My city had a massive snowfall on Boxing Day this year – the day after Christmas, for you non-Canadians. Nothing too unusual for a Canadian winter, but even so the city always seems to grind to a halt when it happens. After having a neighbour help him get his car unstuck ...

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My webcomic goals this year!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 6, 2017



Sorry about last week’s missed newspost, everyone! Last week’s post happened to fall on “friend Christmas.” I’m the world’s worst adult, and spent the day eating so much holiday junk food that I got sick and had to go to bed rather than finish writing. I ...

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Happy Holidays from the Great White North!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 23, 2016

I claimed in last week’s newspost that I tend to work best in a nice quiet environment. Well, I’m currently testing whether or not that’s true. As you’re reading this, I’m in the middle of the woods in a lovely cabin with a fireplace and ...

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Peace and Quiet, or Buzzing with Activity?

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 16, 2016



What is the best atmosphere to create in? This applies to art, of course, but also to just about anything you might be working on independently.

Some of my friends seem to be able to work with limitless distractions around. Fairly regularly I go over to my friend’s house ...



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Digital drawing on a tablet

ozoneocean at 6:00AM, Dec. 13, 2016




I promised a follow up to how I do digital drawing specifically, not in general!
(Original article on digital drawing - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2016/dec/08/digital-drawing/)
Well, here's an example, it's not a great one, but I did it yesterday so it's nice and ...



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ONE DAY LEFT to sign up for Secret Santa!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 9, 2016



Secret Santa sign-ups are due tomorrow! The sign-up thread is here: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/177589/

Here's how it works:

Step One - Deadline: December 10th

Sign up! Let us know what you'd like a picture of. Your comic character wearing an ugly Christmas sweater? An epic ...







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Secret Santa 2016 - Sign Ups!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 2, 2016



I nearly forgot about Secret Santa this year! Fortunately the lovely Niccea is more on top of things than I am, and has kindly organized it in my stead.

Secret Santa is always one of my favourite community projects - it's a lovely way to spread Christmas cheer and get ...



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Characters based on Human Beings

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 25, 2016



In my newspost last week about the “No Hugging, No Learning” mantra, I mentioned that I was basing a throwaway character – a loveable misanthrope – on a real-life friend of mine. It’s something I’m tempted to do fairly frequently; I spend most of my time in an academic environment ...

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