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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Mary Jane Had Options

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2021


Photo: Mary Jane “MJ” Watson (played by Kirsten Dunst) and Harry Osborn (played by James Franco) in Spiderman 3 (2007).

Traveling down the memory lane archives has taken me back to watching the Tobey Maguire Spiderman trilogy that was released during the early-2000s.

Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman was my masked ...




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QUACKCAST 492 - Impermanence of the new digital age

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2020

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This Quackcast is about the impermanence of online services and the lie that services are provided for fee and providers have no responsibility to the creators and ...



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This Week is the Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Comics in the 2020 Drunk Duck Awards!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 3, 2020


Congratulations, Tantz Aerine for designing the winning awards trophy! 🏆


This is the last week to vote, and we still need a lot of volunteers!! PQ or email Niccea at niccea (at) gmail (dot) com to sign up to help out or volunteer in any way you can.


Ballot will be ...






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2020 Drunk Duck Awards Ballots Now Open!!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 13, 2020



Ballot will be open from July 12th, 2020 until August 8th, 2020.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QQk5VFGEkNqiIMxmnWainotcenl3-oRiQQetxnHFq1Q/

~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 ...








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On Writing Therapists 1

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2020




I've already written a bunch of articles on writing mental illness, so I figured I should write about writing therapists as well!

Oh, the woes for therapist representation in narrative works! All the stereotypes are there: from the shrink that is actually a little (or a lot) loopy and ...




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So I Finally Saw the Joker...

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 23, 2019



It so happens that as I write these lines, I have a terrible headache. So I can't gather my thoughts enough for the third installment of my discussion of motivations and ideologies and actions, but I think I'm good to write what I'd promised- my review of ...

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The More Things Change

Banes at 12:00AM, April 18, 2019



Lately I've been watching the original Twilight Zone series. I'm still early in the series. I watched it as a kid, but there are a LOT of episodes I've never seen. Of course, the Twilight Zone is in my bones just because it's so much a ...

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15 Years, I Keep On Duckin'

Amelius at 12:13PM, Jan. 6, 2019



Oh what a coincidence, that my newspost day should fall upon the date of my 15th year on this very site! So naturally, on this anniversary, I'd like to open up and reflect on how the Duck has left a major impact on my life and work.

Every year ...



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Convergent Creation Part 2

Amelius at 12:21PM, Dec. 16, 2018




Last weekend we discussed that strange phenomenon of independent creation, where there's more than a passing resemblance to another work but it's not a case of plagiarism. Interestingly, not long after I posted that I saw not one but two instances of independent creation being brought up (though ...


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