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 one

Banes at 12:00AM, March 1, 2018



Welcome to March!

I thought I'd try a connected theme of Thursday articles this month. I've had some half-baked ideas floating around on the subject of “Point of View”. They haven't coalesced completely but I think I can figure out four articles on this topic over the ...



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Quackcast 355 - New Years cliffhanger!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 2, 2018

LISTEN!

Happy 2018 everybody! Another year passes and a new one has just begun. We recorded this Quackcast on the 30th of December so it was the very last Quackcast of 2017. Pitface was drunk and very entertaining, drinking beer from her new drinking horn, you can hear her entertaining ...

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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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The Chosen One’s Origin

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 2, 2017



One of the most prevalent motifs in fantasy, science fiction/ space operas and similar folklore style genres is that of the Chosen One- the one character (99% the main character/protagonist) that is destined to save the world from the big bad- the evil sorcerer, the overlord, the empire, the ...

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NEWS: Sword of Kings Reaches 100 Pages

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 20, 2017



bravo1102 says:

Technically it hit 100 pages last Monday, but I prefer to go with 100 pages of story as opposed to “making of –” segments so it's this week.

And we're entering into Book 2 where we get back to plot as opposed to character angst. Somebody has ...





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Rain Has its Uses

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 18, 2017



These past few days in Greece we’ve had torrential rains that feel like the prelude to a second Flood- terrible casualties included. And that got me thinking that it rarely rains in webcomics.

Usually the weather is dry in sequential art- perhaps because it’s troublesome to draw characters ...



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Don't Look Back in Anger, I Heard You Say

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 6, 2017



Ever heard of the “starving student” stereotype? Or is the term “starving artist” more appropriate in this situation? Six years ago, I was given the opportunity to experience life as a starving student even though I was unaware about it at the time.

"Once upon a time you dressed so ...



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Doing sexy artwork

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 6, 2017
tags: Sexy art



How do you feel when creating sexy artwork or writing sexy scenes for your comic?
This topic came to my mind because of a thread MegaRdaniels started in the DD forums: “Writing Sexualized Pages in your Comic” - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/177742/.

People had very different responses to ...




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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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