When Being Confined

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 4, 2020



Nearly a billion people, perhaps more, are being confined in their homes as you read these lines, due to the Covid-19 quarantine to stem the pandemic. A good percentage are going stir-crazy right now, or are juggling with the limitations and necessary work-arounds of having to stay in a single ...

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Expressing Theme part 2

Banes at 12:00AM, March 5, 2020



So, last week we talked about theme, and how it is generally expressed through the Protagonist in a given story, as they struggle through whatever type of conflict is appropriate to that tale. We had a few common examples of themes:

-Love conquers all

-The strongest or most determined will ...





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When the Plot is Too Busy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2020



The plot is the spine of your story, the scaffolding upon which everything will be placed in order to create a full experience for the audience to immerse themselves in- be it a movie or a comic or a novel.

Just like the spine, however, there is a limit to ...



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World building basics (Part 2 - Society and culture)

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2020



Last week, I went into the basics of building your fictional worlds. We’re continuing on with our second instalment where we’ll dive a bit deeper into the nitty gritty of world building. Without further ado…

What’s your world’s system of government?
Politics plays a large role ...




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Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 2, 2020




Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> The St Nickolas Conspiracy

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 27, 2019



Is Santa Claus just a story we tell young kids, is it a vast conspiracy involving all adults working together with the government for some reason, or is he a real person? In the The St Nickolas Conspiracy Heather sets out to discover the truth after her science-minded friend Micha ...

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QUACKCAST 452 - Storytelling styles change!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2019

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Storytelling styles change over time for various reasons: fashion, audience expectations, competition for audience attention due to increased choice and availability of media, technological limitations and abilities ...



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Motivation, Ideology, Action 1

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 9, 2019



As any psychologist will tell you, no matter how it is explained, motivation is key.

There is no behavior that lacks motivation- a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way.

Even our most subconscious actions have motivations, from tics to small morning rituals.

The thing that ...







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Genejoke Created a Proposal to Reboot the Drunk Duck Anthology!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 14, 2019



Back in June, ozoneocean brought our attention back to getting fixes and a redesign for the site.

https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/178185/

Some of these changes included: better page organisation for creators, likes, threaded comments and comment notifications for a better social experience (we have SOME of that ...





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Structural Integrity part 2

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 3, 2019



Last week I talked about structure in webcomics, and asked you about how you make your longer-form comics digestible by new readers as well as ongoing readers.

But what about other alternate ways to present a webcomic?

Most of the ones I've read are roughly the dimensions of a ...





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