Quackcast 674 - Fashion

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 13, 2024

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Do you change your style to go with current fashions or do you stick with your own thing and stay independent of changing trends?
This is complicated by the fact that most people's styles are often ...



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Panel By Panel: 'Mega Maiden' and Linear Composition

hpkomic at 11:08AM, Dec. 29, 2023



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

This week, I wanted to get back to my roots regarding these kind of posts, mostly just clicking through comics, finding a panel that speaks to me, and exploring why. I appreciate the ...



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Supernatural Selection Zine - Cryptid Encounters 2024

hpkomic at 12:40PM, Dec. 15, 2023



I am taking a break from the regularly scheduled Panel By Panel this week to share some news about a project I am putting together, and I am inviting you all to participate. While not affiliated with The Duck, I hope to involve as many of you as possible in ...

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Zines!!!???

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2023



Zines were in the news recently
(https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/nov/28/zines-exhibition-brooklyn-museum-art)

What’s a zine you might ask? It’s a small print run, usually small sized, amateur magazine. Often using photocopied pages, hand stapled, and it can be very unpolished in terms of content, but ...




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Panel By Panel: 'Pious' and the Shot/Reverse Shot

hpkomic at 3:49PM, Sept. 8, 2023



Hello, everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. One common technique we've not devoted time to is the iconic shot/reverse shot, but thankfully, we have a strong example thanks to this week's webcomic. This week, we are looking ...

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Writing Strong Characters of Any Gender

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 26, 2023



Last time I'd written about gender toxicity and what a trap it can be for creators seeking to write powerful characters. It is not something that only plagues the “strong female character” attempt, but also the “strong male character” and definitely the “strong LGBTQ+ character”.

Too many of these ...



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Horror - The Morality Play

Banes at 12:00AM, July 27, 2023



The idea of “sin” is a prevalent one in horror stories. In terrifying tales, the monstrous against the human also explores good vs. evil.

There is often a “sin” perpetrated by horror Protagonists. The classic Psycho begins with Marion Crane stealing money from her job. Her intentions are understandable, maybe ...



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The Adventures of Adventure Man

Banes at 12:00AM, June 29, 2023


This wasn't the official poster, but the teaser poster, for the Last Crusade. There was a giant
version of it in my local theater before the movie came out. Excitement unbound at the time!


My earliest clear memory of Indiana Jones - or one of his movies - was in a ...


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The Destruction of Monuments⚡

lothar at 12:00AM, May 26, 2023


Somethings that are part of the landscape can disappear overnight. Spring still arrives on time and the grass and bugs don't care. The fountains turned off to save water. The lights in the vending machine turned off to save power. And the memories of the dreams of the future ...

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Panel by Panel: 'Meatware' and the joy of Infographics

hpkomic at 2:45PM, March 24, 2023



Hello everyone, and welcome to Panel by Panel, a periodic exploration of comic panels around The Duck. This week we're going to look at the usage of infographics in comics as expositionary devices. Our panel for this comes from the comic Meatware by The Jagged. Specifically, we're looking ...

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