The Benefit of Trauma

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2018



Trauma is such a delicious thing in writing- it gives characters their backstories, their motivation, their special slant in a narrative wrok, from novels to webcomics.

However, it's usually considered in the context of how it has made a character ‘damaged goods’. Why they are grim, why they're ...



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Quackast 391 - personality mix group dynamics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2018

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This Quackcast was based on an idea from Banes. We chat about designing a group of characters with complementary temperaments. In Banes' own words:
“I like the idea of the line between a logical, left brained person and a creative, right brained person, crossed with a spectrum of a ...


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Quackast 390 - Imprinting on your characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 4, 2018

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We nicked the idea for this Quackcast from a newspost by Emma Clare. What we chat about is the unintentional process of giving your characters you own traits or even traits of people you know without realising it: Every time you draw an expression for your character you're ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Faded Garden

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 15, 2018



There are two races in this world that are set up like a chess board. There are the Firmissimam (white), descendants of the human race, who are least affected by the distortion. Then there are the Contaminavit (black) who were fully affected by the distortion, which causes their souls to ...

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#Twitter_Feature: Stringy and Mopy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:31PM, Aug. 12, 2018



This Sunday's #Twitter_Feature is Stringy and Mopy by MegaRDaniels! Congratulations!

[url=
https://twitter.com/i/moments/1028724957356929024]Click here to see the entire twitter thread in one twitter moment!


Get your own #Twitter_Feature! Book your Sunday now! PQ me!

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How Does a Comic Get Featured Revisited

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 25, 2018



I have been helping with the featured comic section for the last five years. A while back, a comic creator on The Duck asked how a comic gets featured, and this was the explanation:

In order for a comic to get featured on The Duck, it must pass through a ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Tethered From Dusk to Dawn

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 16, 2018



Beautiful Nor'eena the elf and Melodwyn the stagsister are thrown together by a surprising twist of fate after the magical heartwood tree in the forest exploded mysteriously during a ritual and killed all Melodwyn's siters. Nor'eena and Melodwyn are strangely tethered via markings on their wrists, markings ...

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Quackcast 374 - Selling yourself

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 15, 2018

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In this Quackcast we have a chat about some ways to promote your comics and sell yourself. Emma Clare and Tantz have been doing cool stuff with the DD Twitter account. Hash tags are an important part of that, help them come up with a hash tag for DD ...

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The Incredibly Long List of Drunk Duck Award Categories

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 30, 2018

If you have checked out the Drunk Duck Award Forum thread that is being moderated by Niccea, then you would have seen the list of award categories posted. This is a useful list if you want to see if your comic qualifies for any of the categories before creating a ...

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Quackcast 369 - Propaganda and agendas

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 10, 2018

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This week's Quackcast was inspired by a newspost that Banes made about propaganda. We used that as a jumping off point to talk about political messages and social agendas in creative works- when it's deliberate and when it's not. Tantz Aerine made a great point that ...

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