Showing and Telling

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 10, 2018



Anyone who ever dabbled in creative writing or any sort of narrative work, had the phrase “show, don't tell” hammered into them. The sheer anxiety of being caught ‘telling’ rather than ‘showing’ made us all think in terms I assume only exhibitionists do.

The truth though is, that sometimes ...



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Points of view - part two - Unreliable

Banes at 12:00AM, March 8, 2018



Last week we talked a little pov basics.

This time, how about we talk the fascinating device called the Unreliable Narrator. For anyone who doesn't know, this type of narration (usually first person in prose, but not necessarily) tells the story in question…but is not necessarily giving an ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Kitty Kitty Bang Bang

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 7, 2018



Time to take down some Hoosiers! We open to an armed and very dangerous catgirl taking on a massive villain who's a cross between The Macho man Randy Savage and the Kool Aid guy. It looks bad for our sexy little plucky hero but we know this battle could ...

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Mecha Drawing

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 2, 2018



Emma is indisposed today so it's my turn to step into the breach.
What I want to chat about today is how to draw mecha. I draw a lot of it. It's fun, but it's not that easy.
What is “mecha”? Mecha usually refers to futuristic looking ...



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Quackcast 363 - The Art Of Comments

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 27, 2018

LISTEN!

Jason Moon, author of Crater's Edge, messaged me about some comments he had. He was perturbed about reader reaction to his storyline and wasn't sure how to handle the comments. I told him that those sorts of comments are the very greatest compliment an author can get ...

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On Stand-Up Comics and Natural Humour

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 26, 2018



Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to snag some tickets to a stand up comedy club in Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. I am an avid fan of Saturday Night Live from the early 2010s/Bill Hader era. Therefore, I constantly stream stand up routines of my favorite comics ...

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The Dance Scene

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 24, 2018



Just like the table scene, the dance scene can be an invaluable story telling tool: a way to showcase where your characters stand without having to force them to speak about it or have someone else infodump about it.

This stance can be on the characters that dance (i.e ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Stringy and Mopy

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2018



This is the origin story of a superhero pair. A mysterious baby arrives from nowhere in the middle of a thunderstrom… years later an evil sexy lady dressed all in red arrives in the night to shake things up. MegaRdaniels has been developing this comic for quite a long time ...

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Fallopiancrusader's Goldmine of Technical Drawing Tutorials

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 19, 2018



If you have been on the forums over the last few months, you would notice that DrunkDuck's very own brilliant artist, fallopiancrusader, has been creating videos in which he demonstrates how he creates his illustrations on computer.

One type of art he has mastered is conceptual sketches using technical ...



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