2006 - 2008

lothar at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2023

Hi everyone and welcome to the Quail-zone
Fall is in the air in the northern part of our planet . And through a haze of cold medicine and sedetives I'mn the bus.



Comic - The John Dana Audition Strip
Author - Frank Valenti
Year - 2008

The wiring on this one is pretty ...








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Panel By Panel: 'Pious' and the Shot/Reverse Shot

hpkomic at 3:49PM, Sept. 8, 2023



Hello, everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. One common technique we've not devoted time to is the iconic shot/reverse shot, but thankfully, we have a strong example thanks to this week's webcomic. This week, we are looking ...

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At Them With Them

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2023



Redlettermedia, in an old review of Michael Bay's Pain and Gain, contrasted that movie to The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese.

In the Wolf of Wall Street, the RLM guys say, there's a subtext that we're ALL capable of the mistakes the main character ...



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Imitation and The Content Avalanche Ahead?

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2023



During the filming of Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock was unable to be on set one day. His crew filmed the scene for that day (I believe it was where Arbogast, the detective, goes up the stairs where he encounters Mrs. Bates). Hitchcock saw the footage, and said he had to reshoot ...

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Don't You Know Who You Are?

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 10, 2023



The movie “Hook” is not one of Spielberg's best-regarded movies - I've always liked it quite a bit, though. One element of it that speaks to me is the main character who's forgotten his true identity and true nature. I love the story about the writing of the ...

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Panel By Panel: Reader Request - "Blessed Days" - How Do You Read It?

hpkomic at 6:40PM, July 28, 2023



Hello everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. This week I am tackling yet another reader request! This time I received a request for some feedback by InkyMoondrop regarding a particular page of their comic, Blessed Days. That proved interesting, leading ...

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Horror - The Morality Play

Banes at 12:00AM, July 27, 2023



The idea of “sin” is a prevalent one in horror stories. In terrifying tales, the monstrous against the human also explores good vs. evil.

There is often a “sin” perpetrated by horror Protagonists. The classic Psycho begins with Marion Crane stealing money from her job. Her intentions are understandable, maybe ...



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Pammertime Introduction+LaBalleur vs. Polar Ecksprez

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, July 23, 2023


LaBalleur (to the left), Polar Ecksprez (To the right), drew this fighting gamey pic myself:)


Hello everyone

This here will be a pilot post for a potential new blogposting series of mine that is going to be tabletop gaming related. Well… sort of. Let me explain

In the script writing ...







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🐈 ANIMALZZzzzzz

lothar at 12:00AM, July 7, 2023






HELLO—
It's summer in the northern hemisphere! …. So hot

Here's some stories about anthropomorphic dudes

Here are the 3:

FIRST one here is a story from 2013 called Grim Dog by Saikiyo




Grim Dog
It's a short story about a couple of cat-like creatures living in a ...

















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The Adventures of Adventure Man

Banes at 12:00AM, June 29, 2023


This wasn't the official poster, but the teaser poster, for the Last Crusade. There was a giant
version of it in my local theater before the movie came out. Excitement unbound at the time!


My earliest clear memory of Indiana Jones - or one of his movies - was in a ...


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