Seriously?

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2022



When a dramatic actor gets a chance to perform a comedic role, I hear that sometimes they get excited to do something different but their first instinct is to play up the comedy. In an interview with a comedy writer/producer recently, he explained that these actors need the insight ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Remedial Magic

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2022



Felicity Stone, once a teen wizard prodigy of amazing power and achievement is now an adult woman teaching her first day of wizard school. Lucky for us she doesn't have any lessons prepared to lecture her students, instead she chooses to tell them how she started out as a ...

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Panel By Panel: Phantasos and Perspective

hpkomic at 8:09AM, July 29, 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 we will check out a panel from the webcomic Phantasos by user jslongstreet. This is ...



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The Manchild

Banes at 12:00AM, July 28, 2022



The manchild is a very comic trope in fiction over the years. It's the kind of person who is an adult physically, but have not accepted adult responsibilities in some parts of life…or maybe any part of life. They are irresponsible in relationships or work or life in ...

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Drama of the Historical

Banes at 12:00AM, July 21, 2022




Historical Drama/period pieces present multiple issues for the writer/creator to deal with.

In talking about the drama in his movie “Cinderella Man”, Ron Howard said that the drama was built into the story itself. Meaning the actual true events. The moving radio broadcast where the Depression-Era boxer Jimmy ...




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You Call That a Period Piece?

Banes at 12:00AM, July 14, 2022



It was only a little over ten years ago that everyone seemed to be talking about the dustup in the late night talkshow world with the Conan O'Brien/Jay Leno transfer at NBC. It hinged on the (forced) retirement of Jay Leno, and Conan taking over the coveted Tonight ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> Goldstar Of Wishes and Miracles

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 6, 2022



Emily Thompson is a college student, but also a super hero with incredible powers! We get to see what she can do in the awesome prologue to “Goldstar Of Wishes and Miracles” as she competes in a battle royal for her very life on a strange alien planet against a ...

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QUACKCAST 590 - Fave Superhero Movies?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 5, 2022

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I wanted to do an easy and fun one this week and just chat about our fave superhero movies, starting with our firsts! For me and Banes ...



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Friday Fashion Spotlight 27: John Henry Hunter

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 10, 2022




Welcome to…
The DD Fashion Spotlight!
Number 27.


John Henry Hunter is a terrible dastardly villain in a very classic sense… he's handsome, has a great goatee, fierce eyebrows, a marvelous figure with a powerful chest, and most importantly for this article: he dresses with style and care. He ...







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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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