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bluecuts34 at 2:38AM, July 21, 2020
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Hi everyone!

Welcome to the DDDDD&D* session!

If you’re a Quackcast listener or lurk in the discord, then you already know that we’re in the stages of planning an anthology featuring comics from around the Duck. If you’re a forum regular you know also that this idea got floated around last year as a fundraiser - a special thanks to Genejoke for getting that original forum thread going, and drumming up so much hype for this project!

I'm Mal (or Bluecuts34), and I'm your friendly lead editor on the Drunk Duck anthology. We've also got PIT-FACE and Aggie on board as editors and the Duck site admin team lurking in the background. Ominously.

“But what's this anthology???? Why now???”

This'll be a volunteer anthology to support the redevelopment of the site - this community is the best thing about the Duck, so let's harness it together. It was discussed a little last year how nice some new feathers on this bird would be, so this anthology will aim to give the admins the cash they need to make this the comic site of our dreams.

We have a plan - after consulting with the site admins, we've got a basic shape to this anthology:

  • Digital release
  • Full colour
  • Featuring talents of the Duck community in comic and illustration form
  • E-A rated (we'll get to that in a sec)
  • Proceeds going to support the redevelopment of the site

And some dates:


  • Midnight, July 31st: voting closes.
  • August 1st: theme is announced, pitches open. We’ll run some voice chat info sessions over on the discord, hosted by one of the editors.
  • August 31st: pitches close.


Right now, we're in voting. This'll close on July 31st, so once we've tallied the votes, we'll announce the winning theme on August 1st. Then, we'll be taking pitches for comics of E-A rating. Each person can submit a story from 1-16 pages.

The anthology itself will be split into two - one T rated SFW version with all the naughty bits removed, if that’s not your cup of tea, and one A rated version with the full complement of stories. They'll be priced accordingly depending on how many stories fall into each category.

If you’re not able to contribute a comic, you’re welcome to submit a single page illustration and we’d be delighted to feature that too! Even if you are making a comic, you’re welcome to contribute an illustration as well.

We’ll be running this in stages, so after pitches close, you’ll be able to send in your pitches and scripts to the anthology email. Don’t worry - we’re not here to gatekeep or critique, this is just for keeping track of the artists and having an idea on who’s doing what. An interest check, if you will.

We’ll have more updates on the anthology once voting has closed - expect another post from me around the 1st of August with more information.

If you’ve got questions, unending praise, or concerns you can either contact any of the three editors on the duck or you can email this very special email address that’s for the anthology: drunkduckanthology@gmail.com. Or you can comment here because this is a forum.

You can keep up to date with the anthology chat in real time on the discord here

And once again, voting is open! Go vote! EDIT: be sure to use your DUCK username when putting your name in!

There will be a front page blog post version of this post with the exact same info, so please don't be confused if that drops in the next few hours.

*discussion and deets, the closes I'll get to D&D for months hahaaaaa stay at home
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ozoneocean at 4:21AM, July 21, 2020
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OK, cool beans. Great post and good summary!

Can we get Genejoke into the team on this somewhere? he's realy good and getting writers and artists together and knows a lot of people at DD.
 
bluecuts34 at 4:45AM, July 21, 2020
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ozoneocean wrote:
OK, cool beans. Great post and good summary!

Can we get Genejoke into the team on this somewhere? he's realy good and getting writers and artists together and knows a lot of people at DD.

That's a great idea! I made sure to reach out before this post went up so he's always more than welcome on the team.
IronHorseComics at 4:54AM, July 21, 2020
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My excitement is through the roof for this
You can read Fluffy 500 right here! https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Fluffy_500/
Genejoke at 5:15AM, July 21, 2020
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I like the idea of Halloween/horror if the time frame works for getting it done for then.

yeonwoo at 5:53AM, July 21, 2020
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I voted but I had to look up some words meanings. ㅠ.ㅠ english is not my first language. I am happy to see it’s being started. I need to listen to the pod casts. ^^
Jason Moon at 8:26AM, July 23, 2020
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The horror theme sounds fun :)
damehelsing at 6:05PM, July 23, 2020
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Hey everyone! Just a reminder to please sign the voting poll with your drunk duck username and not your real name! I don't know the names of everyone here and I won't able to confirm who is who and who voted, so if you vote using your real name and I can't confirm it I will not count your vote (it will be tossed out) and you won't be able to vote again, this is IP-based and VPN users cannot vote either.

HOWEVER if you do know you voted with your real name please contact me, let me know what your real name is and I will count it then. If you don't get back to me I will toss it.
damehelsing at 8:54PM, July 31, 2020
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//////UPDATE\\\\\\\
August 1st 2020


Guess what theme has been chosen?? HORROR .

Horror is our theme! So what is our next step??

From August 1st to August 31st we will be accepting your pitches.

What is this pitch?
The pitch is a summary of the idea you have for your story, if you’re planning on doing only illustrations please go ahead and send us thumbnails!

Where to send the pitch:
drunkduckanthology@gmail.com
Title your email using PITCH(username-date)
Example, my email title would be: PITCH-damehelsing-8/1/2020 (this is for organization purposes.)

Information to include in your email:
- Who’s working on it. (Your duck-username/your name)
- If you are under 18.
- How many pages will you need. (Remember, you can use anything from 1 page to 16 pages max.)
- What is the beginning – middle – end of your story.
- Is your story SFW or NSFW.
- Let us know your rating: E (for everyone) – A (for adults only)
- Illustrations: send us your thumbnails, doesn’t need to be a concrete idea, after all it’s a thumbnail!

!!IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND REMINDERS!!

- If you are under 18 and looking to submit you absolutely MUST include this in your email as this could create legal trouble.

- Characters and story must clearly be in public domain, anything skirting the legal boundaries may be rejected.

- You cannot use images you don’t own. This includes stock background.

- Our theme is horror, make sure your pitch/story/illustrations follow the theme accordingly.
Horror does not necessarily mean terrifying, it could be something cute. It is a broad theme, explore your options.

- Page sizes and info:
• Use ka-blam’s sizing for 7”x10.5” for your pages, with submissions being in 300dpi RGB .tiff formats ( https://ka-blam.com/main/standard-sized-page-template/ )
◦ Double page spreads are fine
◦ 1-16 pages
◦ Full color, black and white, or tones are all fine
Stories must be stand alone, they can tie into your comic, but please make sure it’s readable to those unfamiliar with your work.


- We ask that you do not at any time show your work publicly as this is to aid the DrunkDuck website and give it good revamp and bring it to 2020. Publishing your work elsewhere other than inside the anthology will do more harm than good. :[

- Editors: damehelsing(aka Aggie), bluecuts34(aka Mal), PIT-FACE, reserve the right to reject your pitch or ask for alterations if it is un-publishable.

- Your pitch is NOT your submission. Submissions will begin starting September 1st. (more information will come for when submissions open)

- Just for fun, we request that you include a duck hidden somewhere in your story or illustrations. ;]


Editors also follow the same guidelines as participants.

Alright!
You made it to the end of the post! Keep in mind, the deadline for your pitch is August 31st, now go out there and be creative!!

last edited on Aug. 1, 2020 5:11PM
dpat57 at 12:07AM, Aug. 1, 2020
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Just curious, what was the vote spread like?

I don't usually do standard page sizes (webcomics being infinite canvas length) so I thought I'd just copy Ka-blam's sample page and use it, but weirdly it's 21.88 x 32.81 inches instead of 7 x 10.5 inches. Those jokers!
bluecuts34 at 4:04AM, Aug. 1, 2020
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dpat57 wrote:
Just curious, what was the vote spread like?

I don't usually do standard page sizes (webcomics being infinite canvas length) so I thought I'd just copy Ka-blam's sample page and use it, but weirdly it's 21.88 x 32.81 inches instead of 7 x 10.5 inches. Those jokers!

I had a quick look at the vote spread a day or so before it closed and horror won by a landslide.

Ka-blam going and confusin' everyone!

Thanks Aggie for putting this one up! I'm really excited to for everyone's pitches to come in and to start making this thing a reality.
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Ironscarf at 1:46PM, Aug. 1, 2020
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damehelsing wrote:

- We ask that you do not at any time show your work publicly as this is to aid the DrunkDuck website and give it good revamp and bring it to 2020. Publishing your work elsewhere other than inside the anthology will do more harm than good. :[


Would this extend to people posting work in progress updates on their social media, as a way of promoting the anthology?
 
damehelsing at 2:08PM, Aug. 1, 2020
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Ironscarf wrote:
damehelsing wrote:

- We ask that you do not at any time show your work publicly as this is to aid the DrunkDuck website and give it good revamp and bring it to 2020. Publishing your work elsewhere other than inside the anthology will do more harm than good. :[


Would this extend to people posting work in progress updates on their social media, as a way of promoting the anthology?

When the time comes, as far as I'm aware, after submissions, depending on how many pieces you do, what type of work you make, you will be allowed to display a certain amount of pieces in hopes of getting the anthology out there. We will also eventually ask if any participants wish to make their own ad banners to help advertise the anthology they absolutely can.
This is to be discussed in the future, however showing off all your pieces or your short story somewhere that isn't the anthology isn't approved of but we can't really stop you.
It will however defeat the purpose of this anthology.

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