The Murky Middle

Banes at 12:00AM, July 27, 2017

Thursdays with Banes - The Murky Middle

A good way to put together a story is to figure out some essentials, first - Elements of Character, Plot and Theme, and Building some World and all that. We've talked about these things around here a lot, and we'll prolly continue to ...

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Reflecting on Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, July 20, 2017



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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Drawing Attention #2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 14, 2017



Continuing to expand my knowledge and discover comics on The Duck that I had previously let slip by me, last week I found something amazing. A comic that seems low down in the ranking of it's genre. A comic that has only 10 Likes (including me) at time of ...

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Fantasy Is Hard Work

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 8, 2017


art by yours truly

It is no secret that as an artist, it is prose that I’m professional at rather than painting/drawing. And historical fiction aside, what I’m told I write quite well is fantasy. So, for a long time I have wanted to talk about writing ...


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An Attractive Fantasy

Banes at 12:00AM, July 6, 2017

There are several ways to make a series interesting. I've been working on a new one for the past few months and endeavoring to make it something people will be compelled to read (or watch, if it ends up being animated).

To hook people in, you know? How does ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> LostandFound

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 5, 2017



A young lady is living quietly with her quirky pinky-haired room-mate. She's trying to make her way in the world, working as a waitress while she studies at college- basically the life of a typical student. But one day something weird happens… The sandman is off work for the ...

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Quackcast 330 - A feature on features!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 4, 2017

LISTEN!

Following on from my newspost about features last week, now we have a whole Quackcast on the subject, tell you what features are and how we do them at DD.
Refer to the links bellow to learn about how to get a feature. In this Quackcast Banes and Pitface ...


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What IS a Quackcast anyway?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 1, 2017



Every week I do a newspost about “this week's Quackcast”, but what IS that?
Well, it's pretty simple: it's the official Drunk Duck podcast!
We've been recording these every week (pretty much) since 2010! We talk about the site, drawing, comicing, story and writing techniques, pop-culture ...



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Drawing Attention

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 30, 2017



I am going to be writing an article bi-monthly for The Duck until I either run out of things to say, or more likely, they tell me to stop. I decided that i wanted to focus on comics on the site that in my opinion deserve a little more limelight ...

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How to Research for Your Comic

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 24, 2017



Every comic needs to be researched. Except maybe an autobiographical one, since it’s most likely you already have a thorough knowledge of what is going on in your life.

Or maybe you don’t, and this is your Cognitive Therapy homework.

In any case, a few exceptions aside, just ...





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