The Differences Between a Formal, Social, and Psychoanalytic Reading of Art

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 27, 2017


Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith beheading Holofernes, 1611-12, oil on canvas, (Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples)

There are several different ways to read a painting. The perspective of the reader adds a new insight to the history behind the art. For the purpose of this article, I have selected Judith beheading Holofernes ...


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Some More Stuff on Dialogue

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 18, 2017



So last week I talked about the basic principles of dialogue, so the recipe to the cake itself. But now I’d also like to talk about that cake’s icing and trimmings- what will make the dialogue we’re writing be fun and distinct and pop in our comic ...

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Adapting Myth to Modernity (part 2)

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



So last week I’d started talking about the reincarnation upon reincarnation of myth and legend into modern sequential and narrative art- and got some pretty insightful comments on why it persists for millennia (it is said that Euripides adapted the legend of Medea himself in order to make it ...

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The Fears We Explore

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2016




Everyone has their own set of concerns, worries, fears about themselves and their environment, past, present and future. Creators are no different.

So it is only natural that at least some elements of those fears and concerns and worries we have are explored one way or another in the works ...




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C O M I C S

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 8, 2016



There are days that challenge me. There are days that mould me. There are days that have a significant impact on my day-to-day grind. Last Wednesday was one of those days.

In addition to my duties as a webcomic blogger, I have been juggling several other “offline” jobs that are ...



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What are Your Influences, part 2

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2015



It was great to read about the various influences on people's comics last week. I don't know if this topic called for a second part, er, so here it is!

Once again, these are the major influences I've identified for my current comic, Typical Strange. They stretch ...



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Artist: Walt Simonson

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 3, 2015


image by Walt Simonson

I read a lot of Marvel Comics back in the day. The Hulk, Spider Man, The X-Men…it was actually the ORIGINAL X-Men I really loved (which I read in reprints). Right around the time I was discovering those old Stan Lee/Jack Kirby X-Men stories ...


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"What are you, 5 years old?"

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 20, 2015



The act of sharing artwork online was still a new concept around 2004. Before I joined Drunk Duck, I thought it would be a cool idea to share some of my daily sketches from my first high school art class with the Internet. My initial reasoning was that I could ...

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Searching for Printed Comics

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2014


Sometime after the events of 9/11, my family signed up for our first printed newspaper subscription to keep up with the world headlines. I was a high school sophomore at the time and in order to take my mind off of the United State's imminent involvement in an ...

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Drawing Music and Its Impact on Webcomic Art

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 24, 2014


The world is a noisy place. It makes little difference whether noise is coming from a construction site outside the window, loud neighbors in a crowded apartment, or the supposedly “quiet” times in the middle of the night when the sounds of the crickets outside are amplified ten fold. I ...

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