RIP Steve Ditko

Banes at 12:00AM, July 12, 2018




Last week, Steve Ditko passed away at the age of 90. Legend? Titan? Master? I'm not sure what kind of descriptor to use for this guy.

He was one of a very small group of people who shaped the Marvel Universe, which rocked and redefined the comics world, and ...




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Week Two: The 2018 Drunk Duck Award Ballots are Still Open!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 9, 2018



The voting ballot is now open!

Ballot will be open from July 1st, 2018 until July 28th, 2018.

~One ballot per person. (Must have a valid Drunk Duck Account)

~No voting for yourself. (That means comics you work on)

~Drunk Duck hosted (or mirrored) comics only.

~Comics must be actively ...








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Please Yourself? Or Please the Crowd?

Banes at 12:00AM, July 5, 2018



May the Forcefulness Be With You


I've been fascinated to watch the unfolding of the “battle” between Disney's Lucasfilm and the fandom playing out over the past few months.

If you haven't been looking at the fallout, there's too much for me to cover here; I ...






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The 2018 Drunk Duck Award Ballots are Now Open!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 2, 2018



The voting ballot is now open!

Ballot will be open from July 1st, 2018 until July 28th, 2018.

~One ballot per person. (Must have a valid Drunk Duck Account)

~No voting for yourself. (That means comics you work on)

~Drunk Duck hosted (or mirrored) comics only.

~Comics must be actively ...








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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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Speed Vs Detail

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 22, 2018



Balancing detail and speed is one hell of a trick for a webcomic creator. It is common pitfall for many of us starting our webcomic. Unfortunately one cannot always have both of these qualities in the work. We go ham on all the intricacies early on and then wonder why ...

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Your Javert's Options

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 2, 2018



So last time we had talked about the Javert trope, a category of character that is very compelling and makes for excellent drama, immense suspense and often gets their own following in fandom. (Just check out Saito Hajime's hero's journey as a prime example.)

The Javert character is ...



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Bookends

Banes at 12:00AM, May 31, 2018

A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...



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#QuackAboutIt - We have a poll!

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 11, 2018



Hi there everyone!

Last week we announced that we will be hosting a Twitter chat later this May and needed some help choosing our all important hashtag. Well we rounded up some of our favourite suggestions from the forum and are now running the poll on our Twitter account.

If ...





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DD Twitter Hour - Come in for a chat

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 4, 2018



If you’re looking for a way to connect with a wider comic audience as well as fellow creators a great way to do so is fly over to Twitter and join in one the weekly chats held throughout the week.

These chats run for about an hour and it ...



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