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
- To a theme, which you can vote on now
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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