Lights, camera, alarm clock! Wake up, it's time for another day of higher education at Cartoon University. Cameron's super excited to be a freshman, despite his roommates. Mako is a brooding anime actor from Japan, and Max is a tough-talkin cat toon from the streets of Hoboken. It's a little bit Drawn Together, a little bit general cartoon parody/homage. The Peter Griffin-like Contemporary Sitcom professor baffles Cameron (or maybe it's just the disconnected non-sequitur nature of the material). Max gets on gangbusters with Wack E. Duck in Slapstick Antics, and Mako is just having problems all around. Definitely a comic for cartoon lovers!
Humour. Drama. Side Ponytail.
Wristance is a crazy character and definitely an interesting person. Between the drugs, clubbing, her funny friends and her insane ‘Voice of Reason“ embodied in the form of a grinning speed addict fox, there’s a lot to love about and laugh at with Wristance! She's a pink haired, side ponytail wearing misfit. There's a LOT of humour here and some drama… hilarious drama. The art isn't always perfect, but it has an interesting style of its own and the great writing tops everything anyway!
Adventures of Wristance is a humour comic story, full digital colour, by Distance, rated M
Distance E Larkins, Author of and artist of Adventures of Wristance, passed away a couple of days ago. It was suicide… she must have been in a very dark place. We feel for her and her family.
A fellow DDer and good friend says:
”My friend Distance has passed away, and she had a comic on DD called ‘The Adventures of Wristance’ that she was very proud of, and had managed to sell a first volume. She has always drawn comics and it was the first ‘proper’ one… and very auto biographical.
(It was) very well written. And she was very proud. It has a lot of who she is in it. You know her for real by reading it."
Guy LeBrun wakes up in a cave, tied to a chair and blindfolded. A mysterious man is speaking to him, making him recount the events that led up to his predicament. A chance meeting before work with an old friend who asks touchy questions about his work at a nuclear plant; learning that security at work is paying uncomfortably close attention to him; a disturbing file open on his computer at work when he arrives. Something's definitely up at work… or is it bigger than that? Guy's life is about to change for the worse, because it looks like something big is on the way.
Goblin Tale is about a small goblin domestic worker and his crazy adventures working for a wizard in his tower. As you can imagine, this isn't your normal sort of cleaning job, working in a wizard tower has its own special set of challenges, one of those includes an exceedingly vicious small black kitten! The art style is smooth, slick, and professional, nicely coloured and cell shaded, lending itself to animation… and waddaya know, he's got a Kickstarter to do a short animated version! - which would be cool to see.
By Skulldixon, rated E.
Hero Academy is in trouble! Something's happened to the Heroes (even the dog-handed Dober-Man???) and it's up to the uncool robotic non-student Willem to get help… good thing he can fly to the moon, where he can talk to Moonshadow. No, he doesn't want Moonshadow to save Hero Academy. He probably wasn't even paying attention to that part. Willem is a little preoccupied with his angst. He leaves the panicking Amber behind to handle whatever-it-is, and she has a little freak-out. She may be a babe but she's got some self-confidence issues. This big, bold, and colorful comic is a bit silly and pretty fun! All the antics of superheroes with all the jerkiness and uncertainty of high school! Wait, wait… wasn't there a crisis going on somewhere?
Ace is the main character here! Sometimes she's a little down, sometimes she's high on life and sometimes she's just laughing at its absurdities. Odd Days is about the odd days of a young woman with awesome hair facing all the trails and tribulations of real life in a comic strip that changes tone from outright comedy to introspection as the mood takes it. The art has a unique style, mainly drawn in black and white with pencil. Oh, and there are enough pages here to keep you interested!
Rated T, by nightmarelunatic, AKA Aubrey Miranda.
Anything about nothing is a super hilarious strip full of delicious, colourful stylised comic art and a LOT of humour! It's a comic strip and it's funny, can't go deeper into it than that folks, sorry! The art is lovely and cute, it shows off the jokes perfectly, with lots of different styles.
Anything about Nothing has been dormant for a looong looong time, but now it's finally updating again and it's feature time for this marvellous work!
by Kangel, rated E.
In 2972, Admiral Vektor arrives on a secret facility on a hidden moon to confront Governor Daedalus about the billions of dollars they've been giving him to create a war machine he hasn't delivered yet. Coincidentally enough, he's just in time to see the thing finished and activated… and immediately go on a terrible unstoppable rampage, only to escape them all on a freight flight. The admiral isn't pleased at all! Maybe because the machine was programmed to destroy him and the Empire. The machine joins the crew of the cargo flight and they become bold adventurers. A colorful sci-fi comic with androids, spaceships, and a bit of comedy!
Inspired by Sailor Moon, Tindome Senshi is a romantic fantasy Sci-fi comic about young princess Elm who is just on the verge of womanhood, yet still too immature to take on the responsibilities of her position. She'd rather dream about cute magical cabbits than attend boring political meetings! But things are about to change for her. She's about to have to do some growing up! At least she'll have her new cabbit for company.
Done with bright, pretty, anime influenced, cell shaded style digital art, this is a full colour story comic. There aren't many pages yet so It's a good one to get started with!
By SailorDione, rated E
Element Man is on the loose, and he's transforming his Emerald Eye amulet into a weather-controlling device (to be used for evil, I'm guessing). Something goes wrong and he himself is transformed into an elemental monster! The superteam of puzzling heroes have to stop him! Abracadiva soothes the savage storm, Olympus Man gets big and overly dramatic, Teutonic Titan threatens with patchy English and a sacred sword, Dreamweaver… does some hippie stuff. It's hard to tell this is a superhero parody sometimes! This comic is actually a ‘teaser,’ the rest of the comic is offsite, but it's definitely one for superhero comic fans to check out.
Lil is about to turn 35 years old… but she has not one damn thing to celebrate. All she wants is to be left alone. A lousy waitress, working her lousy days in a lousy diner, her only escape is the smokes… the bottle… and the needle. But in a ruthless world, she knows how the game is played and she is going to play it her way. With a troubled past, and a future going nowhere, she has nothing to live for and nothing to lose. She needs her pound of flesh and she is gonna get it one way or another. But now someone is out to get her! A twisted love, a twisted life and some seriously twisted attitude. Most people end up a version of what they oughta be. Damn near everybody’s a story of what they hope they’re not.
This realisitcally-styled mature noir comic would fit right into Vertigo's catalog! LIL's issues have been broken up across accounts, so after reading Issue 1 be sure to visit LIL_COMIC's user page for the links to the others!
This soldier's name is A.D.A.M. it stands for Army Developed Android Mechanism. He was “created” as a super soldier, to work covertly as a one man army in difficult, if not impossible situations. He's tough, powerful, almost a superhero, absolutely unstoppable… but there are strange mysteries and whisperings surrounding him. Maybe all is not as it seems?
This is an action adventure comic strip. All in four panels in semi-realistic, stylised digital art. It looks very professional and slick, all in a very limited colour palette. This is an exciting, read, full of action and hardcore manly stuff! You'll love it!
By Gaston25, rated E.
Organized by Niccea, with gratefully-received help from a whole slew of community members, it's the Drunk Duck Awards 2012! This annual event is run, voted on, and presented by and for the members of the best comic hosting site out there! Every year the awards celebrates the best DD's got- both comics and users- and gives readers an A-list of titles to check out. This year's awards “ceremony” starts today- so it's time to check in frequently, congratulate the winners (maybe yourself?), and check out some great community-chosen comics!
With Dog The Spot you get TWO comics for the price of one! Dog the spot features dog, who is a… spot. A spot of what, no one knows. He has many interesting and entertaining philosophical ponderings about the world, as much as a splodgey spot can have anyway.
Just A Stage is the second part of the webcomic mix here, it's about the life behind the scenes of an amateur theatre company, in a three panel gag format. There's also a Germanic Einstein-Freud type character who pops up occasionally to tell us about his amazing new discoveries.
Dog The Spot is a gag stri with often subtle humour, it's very stylised and cartoony, drawn with inks and coloured digitally.
By Horque, rated E
Whensdays is a sweetly goofy weekly comic strip starring a wide cast of lovable characters. It's reminiscent of the earlier days of animated cartoons, pun-heavy jokes with caricatured animals. Weekly comic sheets detail the ongoing adventures of Edwin Aardvark and his friend Hugh, Frogman vs. The Beetle, a mouse in a bad living situation, ongoing comic strip auditions, and Margin of Error- a grab bag of one-panel funnies!
In Kawaii Daigakusei we have a young woman growing up and finding her place in the world. Learning how to have relationships, learning about the world of art, and indulging in her passion for video games and fast cars.
Kawaii Daigakusei is a big, comic. It's over 400 pages and it's been going on for a few years now. A lot has changed over that time. The story, writing style, and the art has evolved quite a lot over that time. It's really interesting to see that progression. So if you've got time to spare and want to dive into a big, long story, try out Kawaii Daigakusei!
The art is sometimes colour, sometimes black and white, sometimes grey scale, done in traditional media like pen and ink, and watercolours, then later on fully digital. It's a story comic, sometimes romantic, and only gets better as it goes along.
By kawaiidaigakusei, rated M
The Kingdom of Valheigh is in a tenuous position. The crown prince and his dedicated friend have been away from the land for nine years, to train and to avoid the dangerous political situation. They're now returning, but Rune isn't sure that he wants the throne. It won't be easy to take- its current caretakers have a stake, too. His heart is back with the bandit leader who spurned him. A civil war is certain to occur, and there's mention of the Jinn trapped behind a magical wall which can't be coincidence! Oh, and wizardry has returned, which signals the end of the world, and then Rune gets cursed… Unique-looking CG art and a fantasy yarn straight out of the books!
We start of at AJ and Louis's detective agency in a really interesting and funny detective story comic with supernatural undertones… Halfway through AJ and his fantastic afro leaves, the big, bold, bald Ray shows up as his replacement, the story becomes a comic strip and the undertones become overtones! Ray and Louis, together with Dot their feisty receptionist handle all sorts of strange mythical and mysterious cases in their own humorous way!
Blast is now a three panel comedy comic strip in full colour, drawn and inked traditionally, and finished up in full digital colour.
By Andre61, rated E.
Most people love fairy tales, and Hans Christian Andersen wrote many of the best-known stories… including The Snow Queen! It's a tale of good and evil, innocence and growing up, and a little girl who will do anything to save her friend. Kay has been led astray by a speck of the devil's mirror in his eye, and is taken away by the Snow Queen to live forever in her castle. The town thinks he is dead, but Gerda believes otherwise and goes on an adventure to bring him back, getting help from flowers, animals, and princesses. Charming and colorful art suits this deceptively complex tale. I particularly like the spooky Snow Queen herself!
Annie Chang is a pretty good engineer, with just a hint of special powers… She can build up quite a strong electrical charge in her body. Well the world needs its superheros, as many as it can get, even ones with very little power or ability, so with people like Annie they make do. Watch as Annie and her partner Tabitha are trained up, their powers enhanced and they become Pulse and Bolt, sexy armoured superwomen!
This is a really interesting, well written story comic about superheroes being made. There's a lot of character development here and some breast development too… The art is very original and heavily stylised, all digital. The first 70 or so pages are greyscale then it switches over to colour.
By Lightfoot, rated T.
Misfits of Fandom is a comic about loving too much. Well, loving more than hating. Or maybe loving and hating in approximately equal amounts. It's also about being a preteen, which is kind of the same thing. “Fandom” is the operative word really- like a gamer comic, but its jokes refer to modern entertainment generally more than just games. From red-ringed XBoxes to Wonder Woman's costume to DnD to lots of movies, these cynical kids just can't let a thing go by without comment. And of course there's the interruptions of school, girls and embarassing dads. A comic that will make an entertainment-loving person smile, especially if they love to hate it.
Murts is about the mysterious world of dreams, not dreams themselves but the place dreams are made out of and what goes on underneath, around and outside of the dreaming mind- the hidden dangers lurking, waiting… Sleepers are vulnerable to nightmares who want to ensnare them, this is the story of would-be protectors and their struggle.
The art here is bold, colourful and fully digital, with a nice cell-shaded look. There's anime influence and a very strong Salvador Daliesque style. The writing often verges into the surreal with the sudden jumps into the strange dream plain. Murts is an adventure mystery story comic!
By autumnsacura, rated T.
Guntur is a struggling student. His family doesn't have much money, so he works to help support them- so much so that he's been held back several grades and is at risk of being expelled. His classmate Cici is asked to help tutor him before things get worse- but she's pretty strict. Gunter's a kindhearted guy, perhaps not the smartest, and this all gets pretty difficult for him. This is a lovely professional manga of the ‘school drama’ type, with a feel-good story and some real heart!
Detective superhero vigilante murder mystery! The Dove is the name of the costumed force for good here… but very early on she finds herself on the wrong side of the law. The mystery here is: why? This story is slow to develop and extremely good looking, like the hero herself. The cover is nicely full colour, the rest is black and white, in an older classical manga type style handled with extreme professionalism, superb artistic skill, and excellent graphic design sensibilities!
The Dove is an action drama story comic by noncannonfireworks, rated T. Fave it and follow it!
A young man named Wraith is travelling east in a snowstorm. He's poorly equipped for the weather, he's lost his map, he hasn't slept in days, and his appearance is a little… unusual. He gets some unwanted advice and slurs in a roadside in, but learns of a job opportunity which might work out. He's kind of a chartered freelance mercenary, and although he seems a little young for the job, obviously there's more to him than most people suspect. A manga-style fantasy comic with demons, ruffians, coffee and adventure!