Episode 225 - To Fan-service or not to fan-service
Jun 29, 2015
Today Banes and I talk about the subject of fan service in comics (and other pop-culture). This Quackcast was inspired by a newspost by HippieVan of that same title. We're helped in our discussion by the really interesting contributions of many smart people on DD... that we read out in High-larious voices! Is fan service a good thing? How do you think about it in stuff you read and see? Do you put it in your own work? Why? Why not? These were some of the things we talk about on the subject. Also, catch Gunwallace's great theme for Grueson!
Topics and Show Notes
Topics and shownotes
Jabaru - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Jabaru/
Based on HippieVan's newspost:
Fan-service in comics - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2015/jun/25/fan-service-in-comics/
MOrgan - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/MOrgan/
/>Bravo - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
/>Usedbooks - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/usedbooks/
/>Hippievan - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/HippieVan/
/>JustNoPoint - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/JustNoPoint/
/>fallopiancrusader - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/fallopiancrusader/
/>Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
/>PaulEberhartd - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PaulEberhartd/
/>Neilsama - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Neilsama/
/>Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean/
/>Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
/>Meemjar - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/meemjar/
The drunkduck awards - http://theduckwebcomics.com/Drunk_Duck_Awards_2015/5486338/
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace, Soundman - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
/>Banes, hostman - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
/>Kawaiidaigakusei, featuregirl - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei
The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
Grueson - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Grueson/ by Yan Gevuld
Episode 224 - Finding your own voice as a writer
Jun 22, 2015
For Quackcast 224 I've asked Kevin Hayman back again (KOTA's world, Mailbox Rocketship, Erant Apprentice), to regale us with his Owen Wilson stylings... But seriously, the topic is "finding your own voice in writing", i.e. learning not to imitate your hero's, move beyond that and write in your own style. Kevin is a really funny and interesting guy who's been doing webcomics for many many years since the very earliest days of Drunk Duck and he has some great insights to impart on "finding your own voice". You can also catch KOTA at the Mississippi comic con this weekend! -Enjoy Gunwallace's lovely, creepy musical take on our featured comic, Restless.
Episode 223 - Collaborating with the Aliens
Jun 15, 2015
On today's Quackcast I, the marvellous Ozoneocean am speaking to the equally marvellous Trevor Mueller of Albert the Alien! This fine chap is returning to the Quackcast (was on Quackcast 184), to chat with me about the process of collaborating from the point of view of a writer who's working with an artist. Trevor also he another Kickstarter for the second volume of Albert the Alien out now so please consider contributing to that. Trevor is a highly acclaimed writer of a fantastic and funny all ages comic and his artist on Albert the Alien, Gabriel Bautista, is an award winning successful comic creator in his own right. Trevor brings a LOT of experience to the topic of collaboration. Catch the great theme for The Ink by our very own Gunwallace!
Episode 222 - Time to Ramble on!!
Jun 8, 2015
Ozoneocean and Banes Ramble On (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-EakzxmO-o) about Ozoneocean rambling on while they catch up after a long three week break since Ozone has been in Greece with Tantz Aerine and Pitface, and then Serbia while Banes and Bravo were plotting to take over the Quackcast. After they caught up we chatted about various pop-culure things like Mad Max Fury Road, Babbadook, Brooklyn 99 and more. As a sort of treat there are some pics of Ozone, Tantz, and Pit here: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2015/jun/08/quackcast-222-time-to-ramble-on/
Episode 221 - Banes goes Bananas!
Jun 1, 2015
Banes is home alone in the studio this time while Ozoneocean was away gallivanting around the globe… he's joined by intrepid security guard Bravo, who saves him from a fate worse than death. Together they chat and gabble away about things and stuff, primarily inspired by the topic “Why do you do a webcomic?” Together they manage to find out. Reading the contributions of many fine DDers really helped along with that though! Gunwallace provides a great theme for Clockwork Atrium too!
Episode 220 - the Process of Creation
May 12, 2015
Hello from Belgrade in Serbia! This Quackcast was recorded 3 weeks ago and I am currently in Europe, though I'm still writing this from Perth Western Australia 3 weeks in the past… So in this particular Quackcast you get to hear ME Ozoneocean, Banes, Bravo1102 and Tantz Aerine (who I visited in Athens last week), chat about the process of creation! Creation is a topic very close to the heart of all webcomic creators and the four of us try and explore all aspects of it with the help of some very wise people on DD. The music for this week is Gunwallace's them fro The Temple at 50 Fathoms, a comic by Skreem, SO if you like a hyper dance club sound, you better strap on your dancin' pants when you listen to this one!
Episode 206 - Turning An Idea Into A Comic
Feb 16, 2015
Back in January our own HippieVan was in a quandary as to how to turn a creative idea she had into a webcomic, so she decided to put it o the DD community and croudsource their wisdom via a newspost. Banes and I thought the topic would make a good Quackcast, especially since we could read out all the interesting and informative posts people made on the subject! Banes has also approached the idea previously for Quackcast 68 where he outlines a screen-writing method called "save the cat", also known as "The Banes' Method". That Quackcast was since deleted but as a special treat I will re-upload it!
Episode 182 - Biggest mistakes made in starting a webcomic
Aug 14, 2014
This Quackcast came about in response to an article that was supposed to be about the biggest mistakes in starting out with a webcomic, I felt it was incredibly superficial and that it was mainly focussed on someone who wanted to go straight for the “pro” side, jump right in and make it BIG right away… The trouble is that there's WAAAAAAY more to the subject than that! Hence this Quackcast on the subject. I've seen thousands of webcomics come and go over the years, most fizzle out in the first few weeks or months for a whole lot of reasons, but even the ones that have staying power still run into many issues at the beginning. Here we cover a lot of the big mistakes webcomic creators make early on. We've also got some great contributions too!