The Understudy Hero

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 18, 2024




There's nothing more shocking than when the hero dies …at the beginning.

Don't worry, Banes isn't dead! I'm just standing in for him this week, he will return! This is only about fictional main characters that didn't get the memo they should reserve their death ...




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Top Five Tales of Teaching

Banes at 12:00AM, April 11, 2024


teacher, teacher, can you teach me –

I was revisiting a classic movie, one of the ones on this list, in the past week or so, and thinking of the archetypal teacher/student dynamic in fiction.

So, in line with my Top Five Tales of Bands from last year, here's ...




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Quackcast 682 - Exposition!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 9, 2024

LISTEN on our player!
Or TuneinRadio - https://tunein.com/podcasts/Books–Literature/Drunkduck-Quackcast-p1150194/

Tantz came up with this week's topic: Exposition! It's because she's well on her way into starting her latest comic, Verdant, and working out ways to introduce the story, the world, characters, culture, magic ...


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Creator Interview: Dragonsong12

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 23, 2024





Today we are interviewing the accomplished and proliferate Dragonsong12 who has actually completed multiple webcomics!



There's so much to tell as an introduction to Dragonsong12 but suffice it to say that she has one of the most recognizable and uniquely beautiful art styles I have encountered on the Duck ...







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Animated X-Men ‘97 Series Picks Up Where 1997 Left

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 11, 2024


Photo: “Memorial dedicated to Professor Xavier” from X-Men ‘97 Trailer. Characters owned by Marvel Studio and Disney+. (2024)

A teaser trailer for the latest Marvel installation of X-Men’97 was released a few weeks ago leading up to the first episode’s release on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

The one ...




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Panel By Panel: The Legacy of Akira Toriyama

hpkomic at 4:20PM, March 8, 2024



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

I had initially intended to discuss some free resources available to webcomic creators. Still, it seemed more prudent this week to discuss the news of the passing of the legendary manga-ka Akira Toriyama ...



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Poetry Time 58: The Messenger

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Jan. 14, 2024



Once you see it, don’t turn back. The seals of yours approval is bleeding through your isolation.
Once you hear it, don’t turn off. The bells of yours improval is screaming through your insulation.
Once you feel it, don’t turn numb. The strokes of yours instinctual is ...



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The magic of webcomic habits

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 6, 2024



Hello there my fellow Quackateers!

The new year is here! And it’s around this time that resolutions and goals are set in stone for the year. However, have you ever found yourself setting ambitious goals for your webcomic, only to feel overwhelmed and demotivated when life inevitably gets in ...



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Welcome to 2K24

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 1, 2024


Photo: “2023 Album Cover: Relaxation and Reflection”. Personalized cover created by YouTubeMusic based on music preferences. (December 2023)

It is New Year’s Eve, a couple of hours before 2024 and I am perusing my college store catalogue searching for any new merchandise showcasing the school’s logo. A few ...


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Poetry Time 56: First Twenty-Four

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Dec. 31, 2023



As the new dawn goes we sprinkle the seeds of unbound rascality
The calamity of the bygone drive-by solitude
For the youth that sows we sink our deeds in offshore synchronicity
The simplest treaty of the offbeat blastoff attitude
As the new dawn goes. As our yesters close. As first ...





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