More than just an NPC

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, July 13, 2024



I recently got married and for our honeymoon, my newly anointed husband convinced me that it would be more than well spent playing Baldur's Gate 3. For a whole week, we sequestered ourselves in the study, turned off our phones, rigged out our monitors and couch co-oped our way ...

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Art, Communication, and Comics

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 12, 2024



Comics are one of the most effective forms of art.
The most important part of all art is communication. It's often overlooked in favour of “meaning” but without the ability to effectively communicate that meaning, the meaning becomes meaningless. Concepts and manifestos are utterly inadequate because they usually become ...


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Preachy Comics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:58AM, July 6, 2024



Last night I had an interesting conversation with one of my favorite creators (you know who you are) about what makes a webcomic (or comic, or movie, or book, anything applies) preachy. Preachy as in trying to force an agenda, or ideology, or outlook down the audience's throat whether ...

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Panel By Panel: Scripting (with examples!)

hpkomic at 3:53PM, July 5, 2024



Hello, everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. Last time, I asked about how you all scripted your comics and got a lot of interesting responses I wanted to run through here. So let’s run through all of them.

First ...



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Creator Interview: Paul Eberhardt

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 29, 2024



Finally! It's time for yet another Creator Interview, and as usual, I have the pleasure of interviewing one more fantastic DDer! This time it's Paul Eberhadt, a wonderful artist and comic creator with a unique style I could discern among many!

Paul already has a bio on his ...



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Quackcast 693 - Betray!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 25, 2024

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Betrayal is not a fave theme of mine in any media. I really dislike it, but it's so popular! We've talked about this one before but no one really remembers Quackcast 427 so we're ...


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You Can't Get What You Want til You Know What You Want

Banes at 12:00AM, June 20, 2024



Characters want something - this is a basic building block of storytelling. Identifying what a main character wants is a big step in defining that character. Figure out how they go about trying to get it - that's the beginning of a story. Figure out what's stopping them from getting ...

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Are We The Baddies?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 15, 2024



Last time I wrote about villains making amends, after they decide to change their ways, flip sides, or generally become support to the protagonist, rather than the antagonist.

But for them to get there, there has to first come the realization that they are the villain of their story. And ...



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Forced Together

Banes at 12:00AM, June 6, 2024



A tried and true story trope is the “forced together”.

I think it was the director Sidney Lumet who said that he really enjoyed the tension that came from
this kind of situation. Taking two people who would never choose to be together are stuck in
a bad situation. It ...





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Quackcast 690 - Mister V, Dozer Manifesto

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 4, 2024

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Mister V, aka Arborcides is our guest today, doing an interview with us about his huge project “Dozer Manifesto”, now finally completed! You can read the entire thing here on DD. It's about a fellow called ...


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