Meet the Found Family

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 14, 2023



Last year (har har har obligatory New Year's Joke done) I'd started talking about Found Family, one of my favorite tropes in pretty much any narrative work, from movies to novels to comics and webcomics. Found family is when a bunch of characters, usually unrelated and mismatched, end ...

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Four Endings

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 29, 2022



As we approach the end of another year, I had a few ideas about topics related to endings.

If you've read my articles for awhile, you may remember discussions about wants and needs - the plot objective that is more ‘physical’ is the want, and the emotional or thematic pursuit ...



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Found Family

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2022



There's a weird hermit living at the edge of a street. Rumours fly about him and what he does all day, whether he's a criminal or a psychopath. People don't go near him or his property and any interaction is minimal. Until a young vagrant kid stumbles ...

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Three Questions

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 8, 2022



It's been said by…someone that a character WANTS something. It's one of the ingredients that makes a compelling character. It's also something that makes a character relatable, even one who's very different from the reader/audience.

Most of us aren't centuries-old robots, but we ...



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When comics enter development hell

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Dec. 3, 2022



When working on comics, particularly long term, you may encounter a situation where your comic is in…development hell!

Development hell is a form of purgatory for a creative project. We often hear it used in relation to series or movies. The project is bounced from studio to studio, as ...



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A Short Expedition into Sweet Exposition

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2022



I know we've talked about exposition before, but a couple examples popped into my head recently…even though the examples are not recent.

When I was a youngster I loved the Hulk character. Today I remembered a specific issue of that comic, from way back, where the Hulk was ...



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The Silver Lining

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2022



So I just watched the latest Trope Talk by Overly Sharkastic Productions on Youtube (high recommend if you aren't already subscribed). The focus was on Doomed Heroes, and there's not much I'd be able to add to that comprehensive essay. Go watch it.

What it did inspire ...



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Panel By Panel: Spirit Monk and Crossing Boundaries

hpkomic at 7:18AM, Nov. 4, 2022



Hello everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck.

Last week I invited creators to send pages and panels they are proud of for me to look at and potentially write about. The response was good, and I am glad to say ...



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The Drunk Duck Awards 2022 Continues//The KAMics Celebrates Its 18th Anniversary on The Duck

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 10, 2022


Photo: “High Zolvant Iag of the Illumid Pulzelium presenting the Best Community Project Award at the 2022 Drunk Duck Awards”. Drawn by Andreas_Helixfinger. (October 2022)

2022 DRUNK DUCK AWARDS

https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Drunk_Duck_Awards_2022/

Drunk Duck Awards Update:

Best Adventure Comic presented by davidxolukoga
https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Drunk_Duck_Awards_2022/5721487 ...









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Deep and Profound?

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Oct. 9, 2022



Hello, ducks!

Been a while since I did one of these off-top of-my-head kind of pieces. Thought I talk about something that has been on my mind for quite some time. What exactly is deep and profound? A lot of artists throughout history have strived to make their art deep ...



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