Purpose of subplots

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 14, 2018




Last week, we looked at ways to prevent the middle of your story from sagging. One of those suggestions was using a subplot or two to help flesh out both the world and characters of your story.

For those of you who are a bit confused as to what a ...




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QUACKCAST 404 - Strong characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2018


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We mined Tantz's Saturday newspost for our discussion topic: Strong characters and how to write GOOD ones!
What is a strong character? Well it has nothing to do with physical ability, power ...




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Getting The Size Just Right

Amelius at 10:28AM, Nov. 4, 2018


(With apologies to the late Mr. Jones for use of his three bears!)

Presentation is very important when you're sharing your comic with the world on the digital medium. There's so much potential for distraction, so you need to make sure that what you are presenting to your ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Paladins

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 24, 2018



Many years ago, a battle between two nations began and ended thanks to the leaders’ children. A star symbol called an elpis was created to symbolize the alliance between the two nations. However after the battle, a darkness emerged forcing the queen to make a sacrifice and use her last ...

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Support DD and be part of the Renaissance!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 13, 2018



DD is always improving and getting better!
We've JUST now had an upgrade to give us our own webcomic ad system so we can support ourselves again as well as some other features that I'll tell you about, but first up we've got a new Patreon! Now ...


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After the End

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2018



After the Endand the Duck is on Patreon!



All stories must come to an end somewhere - whether it's a “just another day” ending, an “everybody dies” denouement, or the always wonderful “it was all a dream”. Or maybe it's just the end of this adventure, with another ...





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Justifying the Tragic Backstory

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2018



Throughout literature and modern media, many faults and drives for leads, damsels and villians have often been motivated by a tragic backstory so much so, that to employ one for your story may appear trite or cliche. There is, however, a way to use a tragic backstory effectively and can ...

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Casting Characters in Comics - 123

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 2, 2018



Creating a Cast - in 1-2-3

One of the challenges…and maybe one of the greatest pleasures…of creating a series is populating it with a cast of heroes. I know I spend many weeks or months tinkering with characters and deciding who they're going to be. …And how many ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Stop Watchers

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 18, 2018



Imagine there was a secret organization of time travelers that could weave in and out of different years in order to fight crime and bring people to justice. Well there is no need to imagine because the Stop Watchers are a task force equipped with the latest technology. They can ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Android Shenanigans

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 20, 2018



This comic is set during the early days of androids being introduced to society. The comic draws parallels from the Greek story of Prometheus as it is the same name of the head android engineer, and Zeus is a multi-billionaire big shot who is also a major shareholder of the ...

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