Burnout

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 16, 2018



I want to take a quick break for a second to talk about something creators go through but often don’t talk about. It is hard to see it coming and even harder still to lift yourself out of once you are there. This post is about addressing creative burnout ...

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The Origin Stories of Webcomics | Part 1

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 19, 2018




For this week I decided to take a break from the usual topic of comic promotion and, instead, talk about something more personal. Every now and then I get asked how I got into webcomics and, as an inevitable follow up, where should they start. If you’ll indulge me ...


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Romance As a Side Dish

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 19, 2017



The other day I read a very interesting post by our very own Vickie of Used Books where she was talking about Romance. And what caught my eye the most was her description of the driving force behind romance stories as “relationship-driven conflict”- a very succinct way to put it ...

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Grit --> Gore --> Gorn : When is it true to subject matter and when is it porn?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 5, 2017



We’ve heard it and experienced it many times: For a creator to make an impact, to truly etch his/her message in the brains of his/her audience when it comes to art, from novels to films to comics, imagery with a high shock value is employed or simulations ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> The Chicken Warrior

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 2, 2017



No one in the village is quite sure how the Chicken Warrior came to be. There is speculation that he choked a chicken (or at least hung it) before placing the skin on top of his head and wearing it as a helmet. There is a horrible beast that looks ...

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QUACKCAST 224 - Finding your own voice as a writer

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 23, 2015

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- Art by Kevin Hayman.

Content:
For Quackcast 224 I've asked Kevin Hayman back again (KOTA's world, Mailbox Rocketship, Erant Apprentice), to regale us with his Owen Wilson stylings…
But seriously, the topic is “finding your own voice in writing”, i.e. learning not to imitate your hero ...





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QUACKCAST 212 - Gateway Comics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 31, 2015

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Image by Gunwallace

Content:
Tantz Aerine, Pit Face and Abt Nhil join Banes and Ozone to discuss the kinds of comics that are good intros into the medium for people who aren't into them: Gateway comics! You know the sorts of people; “Comics are for kids”, that sort ...




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Say It Straight, Simple and With a Smile

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2015


-Art by Gunwallace

Hello Ducks! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Last week was filled with big holidays like Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday/Carnival, Ash Wednesday, the Lunar New Year (Gung Hay Fat Choy!) it is now the year of the Ram! I think I spent Sunday watching the Oscars ...


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Comics for Anti-Comic People

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 20, 2015



I'm a bit of a comic book proselytizer. When people tell me they don't like comics, I usually take that as a personal challenge. (I have the same reaction when people tell me they don't like cats, but that's another story for another time.) Generally I ...

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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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