Orphans

Banes at 12:00AM, May 25, 2023



It never really occurred to me how many of our heroes are orphans.

Superman was the last survivor of a planet that perished. He was adopted by loving Earth parents, but he's one of the iconic orphans in fiction.

His counterpart Batman, of course, lost his parents at an ...





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Panel By Panel: Our First Scavenger Hunt (The Results!)

hpkomic at 11:43AM, May 19, 2023



Hello everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. This week we are checking in with the scavenger hunt launch in the last post, where I asked you to find specific examples of a panel in your work, and we have some ...

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Weird Science 👽

lothar at 12:00AM, May 12, 2023


Hi everybody,
Since I can't get anything done until right before the deadline I've decided to just keep hitting refresh on the front page and click on stuff til I find something to comment on. I'll pick 3 comics again.



1. Afterworld Part I (2007) by Dan ...





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The 1990's Whiny Slacker Protagonist

Banes at 12:00AM, May 4, 2023



In rewatching some 1990's movies, I saw quite a few of these Protagonists show up - they're these disaffected types, usually quite intelligent or at least verbose, who are wrapped up in their emotions and sort of spinning their wheels in life as they analyze their problems and face ...

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Back to the Mushroom 🍄 Planet

lothar at 12:00AM, April 28, 2023


HELLO—
I am LOTHAR

I would like to introduce you to the Bi-Monthly spotlight on some of the forgotten or abandoned comics we have lingering in the basement of Drunk Duck. Who knows why they stopped updating or what their authours are up to now. I think here on DD ...



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A Sense of Entitlement

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 8, 2023



Entitlement. Privilege. Obnoxiousness.

We all deal with these things every day, whether we want to or not. It comes in all shapes and sizes. From the kid that throws a tantrum if they can't take some other random kid's toy to the adult that is pissed they stole ...



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Being Inclusive vs. Being Authentic

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 18, 2023




So for some reason my youtube is being besieged by rant videos over The Little Mermaid live action movie by Disney… AGAIN. You'd think the algorithm would know by now that I only watch ER skits and debunking videos, but here we are.

The controversy (again) is over the ...




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You Kids Are Testing My Limits

Banes at 12:00AM, March 2, 2023



I was reading a critique of a series, a successful series, of novels. I think it's an urban fantasy/horror thing where the main character has a specific paranormal ability, limited, but useful in her detective work. She had a love interest, who was maybe on and off, but ...

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Valentine’s Eve

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 13, 2023


Photo: “Venus: Love and Beauty”. National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Universe by Roy A. Gallant. (1980)

Love is the center of discussion in “The Speech of Pausanias” from Plato’s Symposium. Pausanias brings up the existence of two goddesses that both embodied love: an older deity, Urania, known as ...


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Toxic Positivity, Toxic Acceptance (Part 2)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 11, 2023




So last time, in Part 1 of this discussion of …sunnier villains or antagonists, we had left off talking about how toxic positivity is all about the toxic person's comfort. And that this need to impose a certain behavior, dogma, and/or approach to reality in their environment leads ...


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