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We're talking about swearing! Swearing in comics, types of swearing, the use of swearing, causing offense, taking offense, swearing used as a term of endearment, and ...
Quackcast 636 - The CusscastOzoneocean at 12:00AM, May 23, 2023
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The True Face by Marcorossi Celebrates Its Final Pagekawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 22, 2023
The Slippery Slope (Or How to Make a Great Villain Origin Arc)Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 6, 2023
Villains are tremendously important for a story. They set the framework and standard for a lot of things in an unsaid but definite manner: how far your villain is willing to go sets up audience expectations for how big and how dire the stakes will be in the story.
Fanservice and NostalgiaBanes at 12:00AM, April 27, 2023
Picard Season Three hit the fan service HARD. I absolutely loved it.
The final season of Star Trek Picard is winning very good reviews from fans and critics.
Of course, in some corners there is criticism of fan service, nostalgia and ‘member berries’ being the driving force behind the season ...
FEATURED COMIC --> Night Lights and Dark Placeskawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 5, 2023
Another Approach to Story StructureBanes at 12:00AM, March 16, 2023
I'm a big fan of story structure. It can be a big help to figuring out how to put a story together in a way that works. Not that structure needs to be followed in a slavish way, or that one structure applies to every story.
But it can ...
Prose v ComicsBanes at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2023
When I first started putting together my story idea for Typical Strange many years ago, I imagined it to be an animated series. With a lot of time and effort and learning Toon Boom software along the way, I had a pretty strong idea of the main characters, and a ...
Panel By Panel: ‘Small Gods’ and A Classic Establishing Shothpkomic at 1:35PM, Dec. 30, 2022
Hello everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. This week we're talking about the comic Small Gods, created by Duck user Bof Phaff. Specifically, we are looking at a panel on “page 55 of chapter 6.”
First off, the panel ...
A Dash of WhimsyAndreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Dec. 4, 2022
I had a solo game of Neuroshima Hex this Saturday morning where I discovered something peculiar. I was playing army Borgo against army Dancer and I was quite mesmerized by the aesthetic and playing mechanic of army Dancer. Usually an army in Neuroshima Hex consists of over a dozen playing ...
Fantastic Bestiary 7: The GoblinAndreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, May 22, 2022
So it is Sunday again. Following up on the suggestion left by Kou the Mad in my last article, today’s Sunday’s Fantastic Bestiary post is gonna be about Goblins. We’re pretty much all familiar with goblins. Ever since Tolkien they’ve become a common stock creature in ...