Different Variations of Protagonist

Banes at 12:00AM, June 10, 2021



When we think of a Protagonist, the standard type that comes to mind is the underdog, maybe a young character who goes on a difficult journey and learns some lessons and faces many challenges, or a capable person who gets in way over their head in some kind of intriguing ...

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The Foil

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 15, 2021



You're watching the main character do their thing, and it's all smooth sailing, when another character comes in the room and sparks fly. You expect them to, and if written well, you look forward to each scene that has them both.

That other character is the foil.

The ...





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Comics Vs Books Vs Illustrated Stories

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 1, 2021



I was browsing my twitter a few weeks ago and I noticed someone I follow ask if there’s any webcomic hosts out there. Of course I said the duck, wings down. One thing led to another and the conversation turned to when I could read it. They said they ...

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QUACKCAST 525 - Sexual Tension

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 6, 2021

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Image from Genghis Khan by Miike Snow.

Sexual tension between characters is a great way to augment the conflict that drives a story. The audience really wants ...




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Building the stakes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 2, 2021



Not long ago, I wrote about utilising cliffhangers. This week it’s all about them stakes. When it comes to creating a comic, it is important to give a reason for the reader to care about it. Stakes are a pivotal part of that. Cutscene University explains what stakes are ...

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Archetypes Through a Psych Lens: Psychodynamics

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 20, 2021



When talking about personality, one must mention Freud.


pictured here with a small cigar.

Yes, even me. (Anyone who knows me knows I'm not a fan)

Despite my personal thoughts about his theory, mad props and respect has to be given to Sigmund Freud for being one of the ...








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Top five romance tropes

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 5, 2021



It’s not surprising that drama and romance are two popular genres when it comes to media. From TV to novels to comics, they draw the audience in with the simple question: “Who is going to end up with who?” Ships set sail, twists get turns and hearts get broken ...

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QUACKCAST 511 - TENSION

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 29, 2020

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Blame Mr Banes for this one, he's also the man responsible for the great cover art! Haha, he originally ...




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Secret Santa Assignments Have Been Revealed, Drunk Duck Anthology Deadline has Been Extended

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 14, 2020



SECRET SANTA 2020

Hello! Please check your PQs if you signed-up to be part of the 2020 Secret Santa Art Trade. All art submissions are due by Thursday, December 24th at 11:59PM on the Secret Santa 2020 Gift Thread!


Gift Thread Link: https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/178560 ...






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getting on track with subplots

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2020



A subplot is a co-current narrative that runs alongside the main plot, often providing context, character development or further world building. They can be used to build further tension, explore other perspectives or themes.

The theme is what the overall story means. A subplot allows you to lend more emotional ...



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