Language

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 8, 2022



As a compulsive - and rather obsessive – writer I often find myself tinkering around with language. And I’ve always found the creativity and imagination that can go into the language within a fictional world to be similar to that of an illustrator. When done well it can bring color and ...

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Panel by Panel: 'Goldstar' and the Power of the Establishing Shot

hpkomic at 12:00AM, May 6, 2022



Hello and welcome to Panel by Panel, an analysis of panels from comics right here on The Duck and exploring what they do, how they work, and what we can learn from them.

Let's start with our panel in question this week. This one comes from the webcomic of ...



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Inspiration/Plagiarism

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 1, 2022



I’m taking a pause from the Fantastic Bestiary this week as I haven’t been my best healthwise lately. Also lately I’ve been distracted by something that has left me with this question poppin’ into my mind, And so this sunday I'm posting this question that perhaps ...

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Fantastic Bestiary 5: Witches

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, April 24, 2022




As Easter has come by to melt away the final vestiges of a long, cold winter (at least up in these parts where I live) it feels like a good time to bring up the mythology of witches. Witches have a central role in the Easter that we celebrate here ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Up the Pyramid

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 20, 2022



The road to self-actualization is filled with arduous challenges and obstacles. The climb is high and many have previously attempted the climb with little success. The journey to the tip of the pyramid is the goal, once food, shelter, clothing, and relationships become an after-thought. Daily interactions expose the fragility ...

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Friday Fashion Spotlight 22: Typhon and Polly

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 15, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 22.



Typhon and Polly are couple who's relationship spans the decades. Typhon, aka Orson Scarpacci, is a man with a great sense of style that changes markedly over the years. Polly, aka Appolonia Whatkins, is a little more conservative in her choices ...








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The Professional as Character and Plot Device

Banes at 12:00AM, April 7, 2022


Better Call Saul!

First, let me apologize in advance for what will probably be a LOT of Better Call Saul related Newsposts over the next few months. The show is finally coming back, and has been one of my all-time favorites. So…BCS Lovefest incoming.

It won't be every ...




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Slaphappy

Banes at 12:00AM, March 31, 2022


not the Smiths

I had a topic in mind for this week, but didn't get to it early enough, and it turns out that it's a bit too ambitious to bring together in time for today.

Instead, I'll go for the low-hanging fruit and spew out a ...




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Fantastic Bestiary 1: The Jinn

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, March 27, 2022



Well, look! It’s Sunday again! And for this here Sunday, Sunday, Sunday article I thought I’d start this new little series of articles that the awesome Quackcast 575 inspired me to do. I shall call it the Fantastic Bestiary series, which will be a series of articles where ...

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Friday Fashion Spotlight 19: Anesthesia and Wicked Woman

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 25, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 19.



Anesthesia and Wicked Woman are both characters from the webcomic Generation bad. They're not the main protagonists but I picked them because I think they look cool! Anesthesia is the heroic type, dressed in a really cool style. I love that ...








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