Character Deep Dive: Molly Lusc

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 20, 2024




Today’s Character Deep Dive is on the intriguing Molly Lusc from the comic Molly Lusc by Andreas Helixfinger!

Molly Lusc is a straight up noir comic complete with an origin story… sort of… of the main character and primary detective Molly Lusc. It has a lot of the noir ...




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Panel By Panel: Who Will Be Our First Workshop Victim?

hpkomic at 12:00PM, April 19, 2024



Hello, everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. I had mentioned a couple of updates ago that I wanted to mix things up a bit and figured now was a good opportunity for that. So I am putting out a call ...

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The Understudy Hero

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 18, 2024




There's nothing more shocking than when the hero dies …at the beginning.

Don't worry, Banes isn't dead! I'm just standing in for him this week, he will return! This is only about fictional main characters that didn't get the memo they should reserve their death ...




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Quackcast 683 - Hot for Teacher

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 16, 2024

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This week it's a short cast because my computer broke and we wasted time trying to fix it!
We're chatting about teachers in fiction, a topic inspired by Banes' newspost on the subject. There have ...



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Hurt and Comfort

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 13, 2024




There's few moments more dramatic than when the hero gets hurt. The more serious the injury (or illness or poisoning or other type of affliction) the higher the drama.

And from that drama (the hurt) comes the period of treatment, convalescence, and recovery (the comfort). This is a plot ...




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Top Five Tales of Teaching

Banes at 12:00AM, April 11, 2024


teacher, teacher, can you teach me –

I was revisiting a classic movie, one of the ones on this list, in the past week or so, and thinking of the archetypal teacher/student dynamic in fiction.

So, in line with my Top Five Tales of Bands from last year, here's ...




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Quackcast 682 - Exposition!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 9, 2024

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Tantz came up with this week's topic: Exposition! It's because she's well on her way into starting her latest comic, Verdant, and working out ways to introduce the story, the world, characters, culture, magic ...


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Blessed Days Breaks Through 1,000 Milestone; Mercury Virus Milestone Makes 75; Preorder TheDeeMan’s E-Book “The Wee Ones”; HawkandFloAdventures Hits 850 Pages and Opens Twistverse Q&A!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 8, 2024


Photo: Blessed Days by InkyMoondrop

“Blessed Days 1,000 Page Milestone”

InkyMoondrop writes:

Hi!



If my estimates are correct, Blessed Days should be reaching its 1000th page on the Duck on the 8th of April, Monday (Today), I will publish 4 or 5 pages that day with a memorable, powerful ...








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Of flaws and foibles - creating characters with rough edges

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 6, 2024



Hello hello Quackateers! Today, let's chat about the secret sauce that makes webcomics, hell comics in general, pop – crafting a character with flaws so relatable, they spark lengthy reddit discussions!

Think about it. What makes your favourite characters stick with you long after you've closed the comic tab ...



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Panel By Panel: 'Thirley Peak' and Evolving Craft

hpkomic at 9:19AM, April 5, 2024



Hello, everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. This week I want to look at the work of one of the most recently prolific creators on the Duck. I wanted to look at the growth of creator HawkAndFlowAventures, by looking at ...

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