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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QUACKCAST 577 - The Agony and the Ecstasy.

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 5, 2022

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Creation is a process with a lot of ups and downs: Agony and ecstasy! The easiest way to think of it is a simple inverted parabola- you ...




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Technology and Story

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2022



I just can't quit you, Star Wars!

George Lucas once said something about special effects without story being a pretty boring thing.

I wonder what Mr. Lucas thought about the recent episode of Book of Boba Fett, where (spoilers!) Luke Skywalker shows up in his Return of the Jedi-era ...





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QUACKCAST 566 - feeling the vibe!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2022

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Let's talk about total immersion… When consuming media rather than creating it, if you're lucky you become immersed: the struggles and fears of the character ...



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QUACKCAST 562 - the plots the themes - The space between

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 21, 2021

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Merry Christmas and whatever you celebrate :)
Interesting topic from Banes! It's his idea that sometimes the literal elements of a story (the plot etc.) are simply ...




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Above and Below the Surface

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 16, 2021



There are a couple of movies I've seen - only a couple that come to mind - with a very specific issue
that makes them not work for me.

It's when the THEME or below-the-surface meaning of the story holds together but the actual plot suffers for it.

Spoiler for ...






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FEATURED COMIC --> Tiger Tea

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2021



An out of the blue phone call is the catalyst that sends Agnes walking across the city in the middle of the night to check-in on Lulu, a long-lost friend from the past. This impromptu visit involves singing, hot baths, drinking Tiger Tea, catching up on meals, and hanging out ...

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Truth and Lies

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 18, 2021



Everybody lies.

Generally speaking.

I mean, there could be a few out there who don't. A few pure souls that never stray from the truth. Could be. But I doubt it.

Could a mute person lie? I suppose so…whether they're writing something down or using sign language ...







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Scribbling for fun - The benefits of making art for yourself

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



I have a script to write for one of our comics. We’re transitioning from one scene to another. It’s written in the outline, I can see the location in my mind, however I couldn’t think of how to put it into words. How would it open? What ...

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QUACKCAST 553 - Out of date humour?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 19, 2021

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I was reading an article the other day about the comedy of Sacha Baron Cohen and how that style of comedy is now out of date, along ...



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