Episode 190 - The Halloweencast!

Oct 26, 2014

For the Halloweencast Banes and I will be journeyed beyond the veil, down into the depths of webcomic HELL… There, we encountered the LOST and the DAMMED: the tormented souls of abandoned webcomics that were ended before their time. Deep underneath the black, soaring Gothic spires of DD HQ lie the labyrinthine catacombs, dry, dusty crypts, and ossuaries where the bones of old abandoned webcomics go to rest and moulder away, their lonely souls pining for the time when they could see the day and frolic in the sun, with viewers to keep them company. Watched over by the great demon Death Porn and harried by mischievous spriter sprites, the poor souls languish in their solitary torments, hoping to one day be reborn anew! For the Halloweencast, Banes and I asked for contributors to name some of their old lost faves so we could pay our respects to these tragic cases, give them a voice once more, and hopefully return them for a few brief moments to the sun again by sending some more viewers their way.

Topics and Show Notes

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
YOUR CHOICE... - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/YOUR_CHOICE/ />
The Lost Soul Webcomics:
MISFIT ASSASSINS -
http://theduckwebcomics.com/MISFIT_ASSASSINS/ />The Hub - http://theduckwebcomics.com/The_Hub/ />Cricket's Creature - http://theduckwebcomics.com/Crickets_Creature/ />Magiversity - http://theduckwebcomics.com/Magiversity/ />Angelfish - http://theduckwebcomics.com/Angelfish/ />The Rose Killer - http://theduckwebcomics.com/The_Rose_Killer/ />Opey the Warhead - http://theduckwebcomics.com/Opey_the_Warhead/ />BLANK LIFE insert player rokulily - http://www.drunkduck.com/BLANK_LIFE_insert_player_rokulily/ />The People That Melt in the Rain - http://theduckwebcomics.com/The_People_That_Melt_in_the_Rain/ />1946 - http://theduckwebcomics.com/1946/ />Gore - http://theduckwebcomics.com/Gore/ />Lovecraft Jr - http://theduckwebcomics.com/Lovecraft_Jr/ />Abby Sanders Lawyer to the Supernatural - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Abby_Sanders_Lawyer_to_the_Supernatural/ />Bally Who - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Bally_Who/ />BALLMAN - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/BALLMAN/ />BadBlood xXx The History Of Malden - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/BadBlood_xXx_The_History_Of_Malden/ />leather woman - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/leather_woman/ NSFW
Melaines Choles - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Melaines_Choles/ />The Naked Nurse - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Naked_Nurse/ NSFW
Jump - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Jump/ />Detective Fork 2 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Detective_Fork_2/ />
Our zombie comic thread -
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176584/ />
Our suffering contributors:
The vampiric Usedbooks -
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/usedbooks/ />KimLuster the succubus - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster/ />Dragonaur the lich - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Dragonaur/ />Captain Hook's ghost Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/ />
Special thanks to:
The goulish Banes -
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ />The dark piper Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com />
The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
Demon Eater -
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Demon_Eater/ by Jillyfoo!

Episode 186 - X-men of the galaxy wintersoldier

Sep 29, 2014

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No more pre-recorded Quackcasts... Ozoneocean is BACK from Europe! For this Quackcast Banes and Ozone chat about 3 superhero films... well, more like two because BANES bloody didn't see Guardians of the Galaxy! The bastard. Anyway, Ozone and Banes have a bit of a talk about these films and give them a rating out of five. They were all good films pretty much, some better than others, Banes and Ozone talk about the things that worked best, the things that didn't work, and which films were their faves. SPOILER- the film starting with G was THE best out of the 3 by a looooong way!!!!

Episode 184 - The Trevor Mueller Hour

Aug 18, 2014

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Trevor A Meuller, author of many astounding comics including Albert The Alien, @$$hole and Temple of a Thousand Tears came on to tell us about some of the different projects he's working. Banes and I were highly impressed by his professional approach and his amazing radio voice! Trevor is a Drunk Duck graduate who you might remember working on @$$hole and Temple of a Thousand Tears in the early days, he's since moved on to bigger and better things, working with the award winning artist and colourist artist Gabriel Bautista Jr on the gorgeous all ages comic Albert The Alien. He's also involved in the great comics based educational reading initiative readingwithpctures.com as well as may other joint projects. he's definitely worth listing to for his exciting motivated approach and the advice he has to offer beginners in the field.

Episode 179 - Token representation in comics

Aug 11, 2014

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There's no question in my opinion as to whether representation of different kinds of people in fiction matters. Having spent my childhood poring over superhero comics in which the girl's job is usually to turn invisible and press a button or something, I remember being impressed and delighted by some of the badass female characters in The Spirit. Lady-people could be cool, too?! Is it insulting when comics add token characters to their line up, or does it really make a difference? And what makes a token character anyways? -HippieVan. Banes, HippieVan and I focus on the subject of token representation in media, mainly comics. This discussion was inspired by a newspost HippieVan made in response to a new character in the Archie comic, which got a lot of interesting responses.

Episode 174 - Endings, part 1

Jul 7, 2014

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This is the end, Beautiful friend, This is the end, My only friend, the end... so drones Jim Morrison in the classic Doors song, but this isn't the end, rather it's a Quackcast ABOUT endings! Today we talk about the ends of stories: how do your write good ones? What makes a good ending? What makes a bad ending? What do you hate? What do you love? Well, many people had something to say on this topic of endings, and it's a very useful subject because ending a story is the hardest part of writing it! We could all use a bit of help in this regard, so listen in for tips and tricks in part one of Endings, a 3 parter! Our very first one!!!

Episode 173 - The Marvelous Tomorrowcast!

Jun 30, 2014

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In the AMAZING world of webcomics tomorrow Chromium printing presses will print out up to 6 pages an hour!!!! In all 3 colours! Black, White AND yellow!!! For your viewing pleasure comics from many different creators are all able to be viewed AT THE SAME TIME, fully updated every day on our state of the art pin-boards! Comic pages are affixed to a state of the art cork backed board with only the finest drawing pins and tacks! Well, that's not actually what we were talking about... In this DD community webcomics podcast of the future we talk about all the possibilities that will happen down the road for webcomics: the mobile space, more money for creators, the professional and amateur worlds of comic making getting closer and closer together, net neutrality, and the possible pitfalls that may befall us. We had some great contributions from some wise guys.

Episode 170 - The REAL Chatcast!

Jun 9, 2014

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Kawaiidaigakusei came up with a great idea for a call-in show… That didn’t entirely work out so we did a “Harassment show” instead, where we phoned various duckers till we could finally get someone to talk to us. Seriously, we were desperate! All the people we called utterly destroyed us on our running fridge gag… Tantor tells us about the neolithic days of webcomics and the early days of DD! Such comics as User Friendly and watching porn comics on an Amiga! Kawaii hit us with some profoundly interestings questions on making money vs doing what you love, the madness of creative people, and how much your creative product can influence you emotionally and how much it needs to in order to get you interested in creating it. And finally Mr Neil tells us about using Mark Crilley’s how to draw videos, his great superhero comic Dasien, and an artist’s need for feedback from other creators in order to stay interested in their work. He also talks about his work with Kittyhawk, author of SGVY.

Episode 167 - Anatomy of a Villain

May 19, 2014

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Today we talk about villians! Kawaiidaigakusei made a newspost about villains that generated quite a bit of interest so Banes and I had her on to chat about them and read out some of the things our community members had to say. Kawaii can introduce the topic in her own words: I used to take the side of the cheerful, positive, and heroic protagonist in films and comics when I was much younger. As I got older, I wised up to the idea that being a protagonist is relative to biases of the storyteller. Now I rewatch those same films with a renewed perspective of what constitutes “good” and “bad”. Lately, I have been finding that more and more, I am a fan of villains. I believe the reason we are seasoned to differentiate heroes and villains at a young age is to train our super-ego about rules and societal expectations. It teaches every Goffus that they should aspire to be more like Gallant. But living a hero's lifestyle by-the-book can be as boring as vanilla. For the record, I love vanilla, it is GOOD, but it does not make it any less boring. Emulating the characteristics of a supervillain feeds our id. It just feels good to break the rules. Give villains a chance. Afterall, without a villain, there would be no need for a hero.


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