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Why drew the Drunk Duck?
ShadowDion at 11:42AM, Oct. 22, 2007
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i wasn't quite sure where to ask this, so i'm putting in the general discussion, feel free to move it where ever. i was just wondering if anyone knew who drew the image of the drunk duck we see so often? and also…what's the deal with the quail?
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carly_mizzou at 12:54PM, Oct. 22, 2007
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earlier versions were drawn by Chuck and John Diker (Dyker?) the current version was drawn by a designer here at Platinum. Her name is Nicolette and she has really long hair. :)

BTW what do you mean “what's up with the quail”?
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Short_Circuiting at 12:58PM, Oct. 22, 2007
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I think he means, “what is the quail doing there”, because it has nothing to do with drunk ducks.
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AQua_ng at 1:03PM, Oct. 22, 2007
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What do you mean? The quail is integral to the design.

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mlai at 1:24PM, Oct. 22, 2007
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Volte6 had a pet duck and a pet quail. One day his duck died and so he drew an image of a dead duck. A friend remarked that the duck looked drunk rather than dead. When he created the site, he figured Drunk Duck sounds better and less jinxy than Dead Duck.

It's all there in the FAQ.

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Rutger at 1:31PM, Oct. 22, 2007
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There's a FAQ?

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ShadowDion at 3:31PM, Oct. 22, 2007
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i knew the story of how the term ‘Drunk Duck’ came, but i wanted to know about the little brown quail. there is some info on it here but it's not an FAQ and it says nothing about a quail.
by quail i mean

see the little brown guy next to the duck? i thought it was a quail
thanks for answering about the design carly, i thought it may have been one of the admins, or the great Volte himself. or does he even draw?
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Red Slayer at 6:33PM, Oct. 22, 2007
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Why is the sky?

I just noticed, Quail looks like a cyclops.
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Evil_Snuffkin at 6:39PM, Oct. 22, 2007
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Maybe to show the site is kid friendly?
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ozoneocean at 6:56PM, Oct. 22, 2007
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Her name is Nicolette and she has really long hair. :)
This Nicolette? Perhaps we should vote for her to dieeee instead? lol!
 
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ShadowDion at 8:23PM, Oct. 22, 2007
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Her name is Nicolette and she has really long hair. :)
This Nicolette? Perhaps we should vote for her to dieeee instead? lol!


BWAHAHAHA, DEATH TO THE DESIGNER!
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Volte6 at 8:04AM, Oct. 23, 2007
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Gather ‘round children, and I shall tell you a tale. A tale of mystery and intrigue. Of joy and sorrow. Of a phoenix, rising from it’s ashes…. well… a duck really.

Back in 2002 I start this site… I asked a friend to draw a mascott/avatar type of character for the site.

I had a pet duck just before that… a pet duck along with a pet quail. The ducks name was “Professor Quackers”, the quail; “Mach 5” (He was a fast bastard). They lived with me in my apartment (Yes you read correctly, in my extra bedroom!).

Well, one day I awoke to find Professor Quackers had committed Duck Suicide! Alas, my poor duck was no more.

My friends, being the comforting caring sorts, laughed and pointed and so on… in fact, it became a running joke somehow. I guess it had something to do with me keeping him in a box (it was a big box!!! Very luxurious).

So when it came time for the mascott, my friend drew this:
SITE 1

Naturally the site would be called “DeadDuck.com”… but for shame, the domain was taken. So, the Duck looked kinda… passed out… so he became DRUNK, not DEAD! The quail was thrown on there by the same friend, since he knew I HAD a quail… and why not? Every mascot needs a sidekick!

That site design was too limiting of course, and soon a new version was needed… as a result, Chuck Rowles (Ronson of Gods of Arr-Kelaan) designed a new duck, seen here:
D&Q Comics

That one remained the duck and quail design for a long long time… the one seen here was done by John Daiker (cindermain here at DD):
Site 5

Finally, so that we could uniformly design new material with the duck, he underwent another translformation once Platinum Acquired DrunkDuck.com… Our illustrator came up with the Duck and Quail you NOW see on the front page of the site.


….


Long winded enough?
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Pixie at 8:11AM, Oct. 23, 2007
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Best bedtime story EVER…





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Volte6 at 8:15AM, Oct. 23, 2007
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Well I omitted the explosions, car chases, and love interest in an effort to keep it short.
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Pixie at 8:19AM, Oct. 23, 2007
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XD I actually wasn't being sarcastic. Just flippant. I liked the story. It had pictures! :D
Alaka-bwee-oop! Old school.
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Custard Trout at 8:24AM, Oct. 23, 2007
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It was a good story, bit too short though.
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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mlai at 12:48PM, Oct. 23, 2007
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He left out the good parts, such as how his duck committed suicide by choking itself with a cable wrapped around the toilet.

Or was it suicide…? Dun dun duuuun!

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ShadowDion at 2:03PM, Oct. 23, 2007
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Gather ‘round children, and I shall tell you a tale. A tale of mystery and intrigue. Of joy and sorrow. Of a phoenix, rising from it’s ashes…. well… a duck really.

Back in 2002 I start this site… I asked a friend to draw a mascott/avatar type of character for the site.

I had a pet duck just before that… a pet duck along with a pet quail. The ducks name was “Professor Quackers”, the quail; “Mach 5” (He was a fast bastard). They lived with me in my apartment (Yes you read correctly, in my extra bedroom!).

Well, one day I awoke to find Professor Quackers had committed Duck Suicide! Alas, my poor duck was no more.

My friends, being the comforting caring sorts, laughed and pointed and so on… in fact, it became a running joke somehow. I guess it had something to do with me keeping him in a box (it was a big box!!! Very luxurious).

So when it came time for the mascott, my friend drew this:
SITE 1

Naturally the site would be called “DeadDuck.com”… but for shame, the domain was taken. So, the Duck looked kinda… passed out… so he became DRUNK, not DEAD! The quail was thrown on there by the same friend, since he knew I HAD a quail… and why not? Every mascot needs a sidekick!

That site design was too limiting of course, and soon a new version was needed… as a result, Chuck Rowles (Ronson of Gods of Arr-Kelaan) designed a new duck, seen here:
D&Q Comics

That one remained the duck and quail design for a long long time… the one seen here was done by John Daiker (cindermain here at DD):
Site 5

Finally, so that we could uniformly design new material with the duck, he underwent another translformation once Platinum Acquired DrunkDuck.com… Our illustrator came up with the Duck and Quail you NOW see on the front page of the site.


….


Long winded enough?

thanks for the detailed answer, i really did enjoy it.
have you ever thought of getting another Prof. Quackers?
and most importantly…
did i see Penny Arcade featured on the site?!?
did they host here for a while?
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Volte6 at 2:08PM, Oct. 23, 2007
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No, it was used for the design and mock placement… it was still there a little while into the life of the site before one of the cronies started threatening me via email ;)
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subcultured at 3:14PM, Oct. 23, 2007
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i think you should come up with a more outlandish story in the future. :)
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Volte6 at 3:18PM, Oct. 23, 2007
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Well he DID commit duck suicide…. in an valiant effort to escape “The Box” he flipped upside down and broke his neck!
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subcultured at 3:33PM, Oct. 23, 2007
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3 am in the morning, I look down at my useless wings. They flap with little enthusiasm nowadays. It's the same routine. drink. eat. crap. pee. I long to fly towards the moonlight, it taunts me as I shift around this cubicle. This cold life meaningless. I miss my flock.

I remember flying towards that endless horizon, so far high you can see the earth's orange curve as the sun lightly creeped on it's edges. Now this hollow existence within this paper prison. Life sure has a way of turning around. But tonight, as the masters sleeps, i will try to climb out of my situation.

as I was halfway past the point i felt my wings slipped and I heard the sound of a branch breaking and God turning out the lights.
J
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Orange at 3:45PM, Oct. 23, 2007
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Oooh another bedtime story!

Good night world!
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ShadowDion at 5:56PM, Oct. 23, 2007
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there should be a new section of the forums:
bedtime stories.
and or stories that each person can add onto to continue it.

i am half serious about this suggestion…
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marine at 7:29AM, Oct. 24, 2007
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Hence fourth the drunk duck shall be known as,

Professor Quackers
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cartoonprofessor at 5:18PM, Oct. 25, 2007
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ShadowDion
there should be a new section of the forums:
bedtime stories.
and or stories that each person can add onto to continue it.

i am half serious about this suggestion…
Great idea. I have started a post for this. It has been moved to the Art and Literature Corner.
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hpkomic at 10:51PM, Oct. 25, 2007
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The real question is, when do we get more Duck and Quail comics?
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Poke Alster at 10:13AM, Oct. 26, 2007
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I always thought it was computely grahpically made
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carly_mizzou at 12:19PM, Oct. 26, 2007
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Well there MAY be a special limited edition Duck and Quail shirt available to people whom attend Wizard World Texas and the following Wizard shows after that…I mean *I* wouldn't have insider info or anything…nope not at all…
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Rutger at 12:27PM, Oct. 26, 2007
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Well there MAY be a special limited edition Duck and Quail shirt available to people whom attend Wizard World Texas and the following Wizard shows after that…I mean *I* wouldn't have insider info or anything…nope not at all…

Aww…and I can't come…'ll have to trick someone into getting one for me.

I curse my location!

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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