Panel by Panel: Charby the Vampirate and the Three-Beat Sequence

hpkomic at 12:24PM, June 17, 2022



Hello and welcome to Panel by Panel, an analysis of panels from comics right here on The Duck and exploring what they do, how they work, and what we can learn from them.

We're mixing things up a bit this week by looking at three panels. We're talking ...



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QUACKCAST 587 - Heroes who are Villains

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 14, 2022

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Our very own Tantz made a newspost last week about the idea of “Heroes” who are really villains… or at least they're actually villains who think ...



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Mind Tricks 2 - The Phantom Life

Banes at 12:00AM, June 9, 2022



On the last “Mind Tricks” discussion, we talked about false memories, where a characters' true nature is hidden from them because of memory loss or artificial memories.

The Phantom Life is similar, certainly in the two examples that I thought of initially…but the stories play out
in a different ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Space Pack

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 8, 2022



Something eerie and weird is happening in Yarmo, Southern California… Some sort of strange creature is scarring the willies out of the locals! Meanwhile 382.5 miles North in Liverlife, Little Bally Williams is bored, bored, bored because none of the boys can hang out with her and there's ...

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Panel by Panel: 'Succubus' and the Panel Breakout

hpkomic at 1:32AM, June 3, 2022



Hello and welcome to Panel by Panel, an analysis of panels from comics right here on The Duck and exploring what they do, how they work, and what we can learn from them.

This week's panel comes from the webcomic Succubus by Coydog. This specific panel this week is ...



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MindTricks 1 - Memory

Banes at 12:00AM, May 26, 2022


I don't wanna be remembered; I wanna be forgotten


MEMORY and MEMORY LOSS in FICTION

Playing with memory and memory loss is a handy device for fiction writers, from soap opera-type melodrama to exciting-but-thought-provoking stories like The Matrix, and in all kinds of stories betwixt and beyond.

Like any ...







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Panel by Panel: 'Ghastley Heights' and Framing

hpkomic at 12:00AM, May 20, 2022



Hello and welcome to Panel by Panel, an analysis of panels from comics right here on The Duck and exploring what they do, how they work, and what we can learn from them.

This week's panel comes from the Ghastley Heights strip “Pamphlets.” This comic is by IronScarf. Let ...



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The Unholy Alliance

Banes at 12:00AM, April 28, 2022


Holy Unholy Alliance, Batman!

Last week we talked about what I called the “villain combo platter” with different types of villains that could make for multifaceted kinds of conflicts for the hero to face.

At the time, PaulEberhart mentioned the alliance between villains that happened at one point during Deep ...




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The Villain Combo Platter

Banes at 12:00AM, April 21, 2022



Back when the Deep Space Nine series was developing into a more serialized kind of story, the writers wanted to define the major threat from the distant Gamma Quadrant. Who was going to be the big villain for the series?

The stakes were pretty high, here - what if the villains ...



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Webcomic Soundtracks

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 11, 2022



Several hot summers ago, while enrolled in a video production class, the instructor said a movie must be watched at least three times in order to appreciate different aspects of the film.

First watch: Watch the film in its entirety to get the general storyline.
Second watch: Mute the film ...




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