Fixing DD: Open Call for Suggestions!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 12, 2016



Hi all!

As most of you are probably aware, we are finally in the process of doing some long-overdue fixes to the site. So far we’ve added stats, PQ notifications and fixed a couple other little bugs. We have been gathering suggestions here on DD as well as on ...



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Quackcast 257 - Accents in Comics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 9, 2016

LISTEN!

Using accents and different languages in comics can be a challenge, or at least a challenge to represent. Some people will actually have their text IN a different language or even a made up language in the case of aliens, and they'll have translations in a footnote. Some ...

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C O M I C S

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 8, 2016



There are days that challenge me. There are days that mould me. There are days that have a significant impact on my day-to-day grind. Last Wednesday was one of those days.

In addition to my duties as a webcomic blogger, I have been juggling several other “offline” jobs that are ...



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Celebrating Black History Month: Chuck Clayton joins the Archie Gang

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 5, 2016



Last year for Black History Month I profiled Black Panther, the first black superhero (see that newspost here). This year I’m sticking with the black comic character theme with a mini-history of Chuck Clayton, one of the first non-white characters in Archie comics.

These days Chuck is an established ...



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FEATURED CREATOR SPOTLIGHT -> Alejkhan

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 1, 2016

NOTICE: DD will be shut down for a few hours on Tuesday starting at 12am PST so changes can be made to the full site!


Alejkhan has been on Drunk Duck and has been sharing her awesome talents for over one decade. A master at using black and white line ...


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Webcomics and Update Schedules

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 29, 2016



Somewhere between “all the time” and “hardly ever” lies an ideal update schedule.

I’ve read several times that frequent content updates is one of the best ways to increase traffic to whatever it is you’re creating online, but of course both your audience and yourself need to be ...



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Moving the Rock

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 25, 2016



The years following my college graduation, the most frequent questions asked by my peers and older adults were: “What did you major in?” and “What do you do?” Initially, the questions would bother me because I could not give a direct answer to the second question without feeling inadequate. What ...

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Drunk Duck Improvement Drive update!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2016



As you may or may not know we're currently trying to upgrade features on DD and fix some bugs like adding stats tracking for every comic and PQ notifications. But to do that we need money to pay the programmer so we're running an Indiegogo campaign! . Our goal ...

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Breaks and Hiatuses

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 22, 2016



Hiatuses are a necessary evil in the webcomics world, it seems. Most webcomic artists can’t devote all their attention to their comic, and will at some point find that life – school, work, or family – gets in the way of regular updates.

In terms of maintaining readership, it’s best ...



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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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