Panel by Panel: 'Goldstar' and the Power of the Establishing Shot

hpkomic at 12:00AM, May 6, 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.

Let's start with our panel in question this week. This one comes from the webcomic of ...



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Fantastic Bestiary 2: The Nixie

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, April 3, 2022



In my first post of the Fantastic Bestiary last week I talked about a mythic specie associated with smokeless fire and wishes. In this second post I’m gonna talk about a mysterious, mythic figure associated with water and music. The Nixie is a shapeshifting water spirit that originated from ...

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Fantastic Bestiary 1: The Jinn

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, March 27, 2022



Well, look! It’s Sunday again! And for this here Sunday, Sunday, Sunday article I thought I’d start this new little series of articles that the awesome Quackcast 575 inspired me to do. I shall call it the Fantastic Bestiary series, which will be a series of articles where ...

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Μerry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Coincidence?

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 25, 2021



It's Christmas Day today!

What are the chances! It's the first time my day to post in the blog is so perfectly timed for well wishes! So first off, I'd like to wish you all a happy Christmas Day, and if you don't observe it, a ...



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Comic Holidays

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 18, 2021



Holidays are approaching for roughly all mainstream religions, winter holidays for non-observers, and Christmas is generally the main theme for at least the western world. It's a festive season all around! People rush for Christmas shopping, make plans for vacations or leisure or gatherings, brace for meetings with the ...

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Horror is Living Forever

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 21, 2021



Living Forever

Robert Zemeckis, director of Back to the Future, Forest Gump, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit among other great movies, made a more obscure dark comedy called Death Becomes Her. The subject matter involves magic related to living forever…even after you're technically dead.

This has always been ...





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A face you love to hate

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 22, 2021



The villain is a counter balance to the protagonist and it is their role to push the protagonist into action and, with any luck, do it in an entertaining way. If there is one type of character that knows how to hold an audience’s attention is a villain you ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> The Red Moon

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2020





On the eve of a terrible event, corrupt government officials will lay the foundation that will unleash a dangerous foe on Adelon city. A young high school student, Yukio, wants to join his older sister’s group of motorcyclists even against his mother’s wishes. Jane, a young professional heiress ...


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Writing your hopes and fears

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 28, 2019


Do the things you draw come true?

At the end of Annie Hall, Woody Allen's character writes a play that recreates his breakup with Annie. But in the fictional version, they stay together and the romance continues. Narrating the movie, Woody apologizes to the movie's audience and says ...


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Point of View

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 22, 2019



Points of View - part one

In literature, we know there are several points of view that can be used by the author. First person (everything is ‘I did this, I did that’), Third person limited (he does this, she does this, we can see the thoughts of only one character ...



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