When the Best-Laid Plans Go Awry

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 23, 2016


-conceptual bridge design by kawaiidaigakusei

"Tell me why all the best laid plans fall apart in your hands. And my good intentions never end, the way I meant.“ -James Blunt ”Best Laid Plans“

My desktop computer has a lot of saved files that have accumulated over the years. Every once ...




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We Are The Duck Comic Jam, and Top Ten News!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 20, 2016



Irrevenant is looking for volunteers for the next Comic Jam for We Are The Duck!

From irrevenant:
“A comic jam is a process where artists collaborate on creating a single comic. There is no script, and the content of the comics is improvised based solely on what happened in the ...




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Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, May 19, 2016



Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Bruno Harm

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 18, 2016



Bruno Harm is getting on, he's old and a bit paunchy, but he's still one hell of a PI! His unorthodox methods will solve most cases faster than any po-faced CSI crime team, with a good deal more humour and fun. He sees himself as an old time ...

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Quackcast 271 - Pitface’s tales of ribaldry

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 17, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

What makes the “meat” of a story? What makes you fall in love with it, keep coming back for more watches or reads or whatever? I contend it has nothing to do with conflict or culminations or climaxes, those are merely generic structural plottings that are ...


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The Great Electric Drunk Duck Meetup: Be There, or Be a Square!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 16, 2016



Word on the street is that there is going to be a world-wide Drunk Duck meet-up this Saturday, May 21st. This will be a chance for all users of Drunk Duck to mingle on Skype (https://www.skype.com/).

The first Electronic Drunk Duck Meetup is going to begin at ...



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PLEASE READ: Bug Fixes and New Issues

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 13, 2016

We are in the process of implementing bug fixes right now! The following bugs have been fixed:

1. When pre-uploaded/queued comics go live on the set date they do not appear in the “recently updated” list, and sometimes have the wrong date.

3. Multiple page/bulk uploader sometimes ends ...



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Mentors

Banes at 12:00AM, May 12, 2016



I like mentor characters.

This is not just me of course; the mentor and protagonist relationship is powerful. Some of the best moments in many stories are the first encounter with the mentor, the training and sense of discovery for the protagonist, and the eventual loss of the mentor character ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> The Magpie

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 11, 2016



In the depths of eternal darkness, a young man makes a sacrifice in exchange for his father but there is an even darker force in charge of his fate. His wish might have been granted, but it was accompanied by much dire consequences.

The story is set in a small ...



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Quackcast 270 - Historical Accuracy Vs Story Needs part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 10, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

We return to the topic of historical accuracy versus the needs the the story. This was Bravo's idea and we wanted to have him along but alas it was not to be! Tantz Aerine, Pitface, Banes and I discuss the topic, reading from a few ...


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