Comicking your feelings

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Nov. 4, 2016



I’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch lately in terms of my mental health. I don’t talk about it that often, but I don’t keep it a secret that I’ve always struggled with anxiety. Recently I started on medication for it for the ...

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QUACKCAST 285 - Ride the wave of the Anti-heroes

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 23, 2016

LISTEN!
Art by Ozoneocean

Comedy anti-heroes are a great deal of fun. My faves are characters like Tankgirl and Flashman; they can be selfish, greedy, violent, lustful, out for their own needs first but they still manage to do the “right” thing and vanquish the bad guy along the way ...


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Do you recognize these Mothers?

Banes at 12:00AM, May 5, 2016

In many parts of the world, this Sunday is Mother's Day. So I thought we'd take a look at some of my favourite Mothers in fiction.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii25/Banes500/moms.png

How many of these Moms and their shows/movies/comics can you identify ...



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Wish Fulfillment

HippieVan at 12:00AM, March 18, 2016



I've recently been watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix. Phryne Fisher is undoubtedly a wish-fulfillment character – almost unapologetically so. She is sexy, bold, and intelligent. Whenever a new challenge is put before her, she reveals a previously-unmentioned skill that saves the day (see the above image where ...

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Accents, dialects, and different languages in comics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2016



Accents, patterns of speech and the like can be a useful tool in introducing characters. In a film or tv show, a character's accent can immediately reveal the character's nationality or social background. And of course, we've all been conditioned by Hollywood movies to identify the bad ...

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Who are your Influences?

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 5, 2015


image by Banes, influenced by lots of things

When I came up with the characters and stories that became my webcomic here on The Duck, I knew it didn't come from a vacuum. But for the most part, it was only after writing and posting stories for several years ...


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Growing Up on Drunk Duck

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 2, 2015


Unfinished Digital Art on a Train Ride
Using ProCreate on iOS with Digital Ink

It is a question that has been asked time and time again: “Why did you select Drunk Duck to host your comic?” The answer used to be so simple, I would respond with how the webcomics ...



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Avoiding the Mary Sue (+ a contest!)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, March 6, 2015



This newspost was inspired by this week's Quackcast on testing your writing and knowing your characters. In the comments, KimLuster posted a Mary Sue test and discussed her annoyance in finding that one of her characters scored highly.

So what is a Mary Sue? Everyone sort of knows one ...



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Week 3 of the Halloween 2014 Masquerade Mash: An Original Comic Character and Costume Challenge!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 20, 2014

Can YOU Guess the Drunk Duck Comic Character and Original Costume?

All you need to do is:
1) Identify the character and comic of the above image
2) State the name of the comic origin of the Halloween costume.
3) PQ/email kawaiidaigakusei the correct answers for your chance to ...




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WEEK 2 of the Halloween 2014 Masquerade Mash: An Original Comic Character and Costume Challenge!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 13, 2014



Good evening boys and GHOULS (to quote my favorite crypt keeper).
I hope you have been having a frightful October. Kudos to the Blood Moon making an appearance last week, Mercury Retrograde is in full motion (which means it only appears to be moving in reverse), and Pluto has just ...


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