Depicting Cultures Different than Your Own

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 10, 2018



Depicting a culture different to ours can be a tricky process. There are a ton of pitfalls involved, from showing a stereotypical (right down to racist) almost fetishized version of the actual culture to presenting it in a light directly connected to the author’s/creator’s culture (therefore either ...

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The trouble with Commissioned artwork

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2017



As a comic artist you build up a repertoire of marketable skills that people would like a piece of. When you need a bit of money you're able to offer your services, which is very useful! Sometimes people will look at your work and just offer you money to ...

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Time Stand Still

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 9, 2017



Time doesn't really exist in comics. Someone can blast through multiple pages in seconds, or linger on one panel for years. Well, that would be rare. But you see what I'm saying.

What if you want to make your readers slow down? To give your pages the pace ...



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Quackcast 331 - Retconning your work

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 11, 2017

LISTEN!

Starwars, Ender's game, Captain America… All these are great examples (or bad ones) of “retcons”. But what IS a “retcon”?
What it means is that you go back and change an established work by adding new information that has the effect of changing it in a small or ...


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Playing with Time

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 2, 2017



Time doesn't really exist in comics. Someone can blast through multiple pages in seconds, or linger on one panel for years. Well, that would be rare. But you see what I'm saying.

What if you want to make your readers slow down? To give your pages the pace ...



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One Dimensional Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 22, 2016



Talking Stock

A good character is a three-dimensional character, right? They have to be relateable. With wants and fears that make sense. And a bit of a history. And a flaw or two to keep them “human”. And a wound to try and overcome. And maybe even a contradiction within ...



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Drunk Duck Awards Week One Results!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2016



BEST BACKGROUND ART


Winner: Cochlea and Eustachia by hansrickheit
Presentation by Banes

BEST ANTHROPOMORPHIC COMIC


Winner: Bunny Comic by dustmeat
Presentation by El Cid

BEST ACTION WITHIN A COMIC


Winner: Putrid Meat by PIT_FACE
Presentation by KimLuster

BEST ADVENTURE COMIC


Winner: Mindfold by fallopiancrusader
Presentation by Genejoke

BEST ALL AGES ...

























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Finding My Way to Paradise Falls

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 11, 2016


I was feeling emotional a few nights ago, so I did what I normally do in this situation–I went on YouTube and watched clips from sad children's movies. I picked the intro montage from Disney Pixar's UP as my poison of choice and it did the job ...

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Buying In

Banes at 12:00AM, June 2, 2016


I'm all in!
Poker reference.


We've all read comics that grab us and get us invested completely in what's going on. And we've read others that don't do it for us. Most are probably somewhere in between, with hits and misses. Such is life.

And ...




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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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