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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Tales from Two Tiny Tittybars by moneko Now Has a Kickstarter!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 31, 2016



This message was written by moneko:


Hello, I've been working on a kickstarter to fund a print edition of my comic, Tittybar Tales, which has been hosted here on The Duck since I began creating it.

Tales from Two Tiny Tittybars is a frank and funny autobiographical webcomic about ...






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Metaphorror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2016



METAPHORROR

Hey, they're always tellin' me to recycle!

Last Halloween I did a breakdown of four categories of horror. So I've repurposed it here, images and all, to talk about the metaphorical nature of horror.

Horror is perfect for metaphor and allegory. In fact, a horror story is ...







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Character and subtext in horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 20, 2016



The Drunk Duck Awards, 2016 are underway! Check 'em out here:
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Drunk_Duck_Awards_2016/

In the movie “The Innkeepers”, two clerks in an allegedly haunted hotel work on the last night before the place closes down. They deal with some odd final guests, both human and otherwise (maybe ...




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QUACKCAST 293 - THE BURBS DVD commentary

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 18, 2016

LISTEN!
The Burbs video cover

In this happy season of October we come to that time of year again when Banes starts to get excited by Halloween! This year his idea was for us all to do a real time DVD commentary for The Burbs, that great comedy horror film ...


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A True Scary Encounter

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 13, 2016



I continue to be an occasional fan of true scary stories found online. The “realistic” ones are cautionary tales, and might even give an important reminder to be on guard and keep one's eyes open…and the more unusual/“unexplained” stories are pretty darned entertaining and addictive!

Anyway, I ...



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Horror and Comedy: True Bedfellows

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 6, 2016




I have a high interest in comedy. Writing and drawing it, reading and watching it, studying and cuddling it.

Trying to be funny is a way of life for me. When I have the time, I want to bury myself in trying to be funny in my comics as often ...




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Bookending

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2016



A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...





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A Great Big Community Project Round-Up!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 2, 2016



There are quite a few interesting little projects going on right now! I thought it would be nice to showcase some of them in case people are interested in getting involved. Community projects are a great way to play around with your characters, get creative with writing and drawing, and ...

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And To All A Good Night

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 24, 2015



I love Christmas Eve. Possibly more than Christmas Day. Both are great fun, and reuniting with friends and relatives I rarely see is delightful of course.

But the quiet anticipation of Christmas Eve is where it's at. For me it's usually a day off work, wrapping (occasionally running ...



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