Quackcast 383 - Slow burn

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 17, 2018

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The idea for this Quackcast came from a rant by the irascible PitFace. She was talking about how there's a trend in modern SciFi and horror movies to bash you over the head with constant action and it doesn't allow you time to relax and take in ...

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A Trilogy in Reverse

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 16, 2018



I spent the weekend doing something I have wanted to do for quite sometime: having a midnight pizza party while watching the early 1990s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movies with the Jim Henson turtle costumes. Yes, the turtles were a thing when Vanilla Ice was still household name, but what ...

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Quackcast 382 - Suspension of disbelief

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 10, 2018

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This week we talk about maintaining suspension of disbelief: the way you have to convince people of the world your story is set in and keep them there. Everything you do is done for that, to convince them your characters make sense and the world works. There's a ...

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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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When Feedback Doesn't Come

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 7, 2018



A couple of days ago Banes gave us a wonderful article on the issue of who to please- yourself or the audience, and how that can go very right or very wrong.

So that got me thinking that we should also talk about the dreaded silence. You update a page ...



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Quackcast 381 - site upgrades and messing with creators

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 3, 2018

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We talk about all the new upgrades that DD has just gotten: the new comment notification and reply features (a huge thank you to all who donated and helped out with that!!!), our new notification icons, getting HTTPS on the site, moving to the new ad system after the ...

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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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Quackcast 380 - Going back, retro style

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 26, 2018

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Retro is GOOoooooooooood! Damn good. Don't underestimate the power of retro. Old material and the past is where pure gold hides. Mine that stuff for all it's worth! But it can be overdone and when it is it's like warmed over fish and chips, it becomes ...

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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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Quackcast 379 - Troptastic

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 19, 2018

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ALL the tropes!!!!
Based on Emma Clare's newspost, tropes are damn useful but they can also be your undoing if you handle them badly. Tropes are shortcuts to meanings, scenes, procedures or jokes that take too long to set up in their own right. You can use them ...


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