It's Cold Outside

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 28, 2017



It's downright freezing out there - colder than the norm for this time of year (in recent years at least). And it's going to stay cold, they tell us.

Eeks!

So, comics artists, how do you DRAW “cold”?

There are a few ways that come to mind:

Mostly, I ...









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Designing your Characters

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 9, 2017




So you have your kick ass story ready, you’ve researched your world well and feel comfortable in it, and you have an awesome set of personalities to equip your characters that will propagate your story (or complement it if the plot is story driven).

The only thing left to ...




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Dialogue

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 10, 2017


Last Thursday I talked a little about writing a scene, in terms of the change that happens, what the character wants, and what obstacle is in the way of achieving that want.

But what about dialogue? Eh?

One way to help define what's going on in a scene is ...




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HOME v. AWAY: where to work?

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, May 5, 2017



Typically I work on my comics and illustration at home in my studio. I know I'll have everything I need on hand, for one. Also I hate and mistrust almost everyone and everything, as working in the service industry for the majority of my adult life has left me ...

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A Canadian Tragedy

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2016



(This one is not comics related).

If you're not Canadian, or spent some time here, it's fairly unlikely that you've heard of the Tragically Hip. It's not impossible, of course, and you may have heard of them recently, with the band going on its farewell tour ...



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Quackcast 279 - Meet the Mutants!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 12, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

Our very own heavily mutated Pitface put up a guest post about her fellow mutants, filling in for HippieVan while Hippy is away fighting the mutants in Japan wearing a tie-dyed sailor suit and riding a Volkswagen battle mecha, as you do in Japan… anyway, as ...


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QUACKCAST 260 - D.U.C.K. Radio1

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 1, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

Welcome to D.U.C.K. Radio! Get ready for your DJs: Smooth Ramone, Hard rock Jimmy Storm (BRINING THE THUNDER!!!), Weatherman Rhet Blanket, Conspiracy theorist Smiley Fraudson, and hilarious* Maple and The Syrup (*they're not funny). This is the first part of Radio DUCK ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> The weird adventures of Armless Amy

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2016



Little Amy is the cutest and sweetest little girl in the post-apocalypse. Of course, her adorable personality seems to attract the strangest of characters from a top hat wearing stranger, happy dolls, white rabbits, Sherry the living doll, Eloise, and Eustace.

This is a mature comic because it deviates from ...



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Tell Me What I Say - Dialogue

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 20, 2015



image by Banes

Last Thursday I talked a little about writing a scene, in terms of the change that happens, what the character wants, and what obstacle is in the way of achieving that want.

But what about dialogue? Eh?

One way to help define what's going on in ...







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Those images that get stuck in your head

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 7, 2015



Is there a word for these?

I’m talking about those things that you automatically start drawing when you have a piece of paper and no specific ideas in mind. The images that find their way into the margins of your notebooks, onto napkins in restaurants…or on a whiteboard ...



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