Feb 29, 2016
Welcome to D.U.C.K. Radio! Get ready for your DJs: Smooth Ramone, Hard rock Jimmy Storm (BRINING THE THUNDER!!!), Weatherman Rhet Blanket, Conspiracy theorist Smiley Fraudson, and hilarious* Maple and The Syrup (*they're not funny). This is the first part of Radio DUCK, we're bringing you ALL of the fantastic themes Gunwallace has composed for many great webcomics. You got a small, tiny, insignificant taste little taste of it in Quackcast 258, now be prepared to take the FULL blast! 29 of Gunwallace's classic themes in this cast and two more casts to go to get the rest so stay tuned. Gunwallace radio - All great music all the time!
Topics and Show Notes
Topics and shownotes
Drunk Duck 54 cards community project - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Drunk_Duck_54_cards/
Get your OWN Gunwallace created theme by helping out DD - http://igg.me/at/DrunkDuck
All Gunwallace's projects on DD - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
Gunwallace's homesite! - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Entanglement - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Entanglement/
Pegwarmers - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pegwarmers/
The Temple at Fifty Fathoms - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Temple_at_Fifty_Fathoms/
Andee Candy - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Andee_Candy/
PUTRID MEAT - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/PUTRID_MEAT/
Barbarian Adventure - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/BARBARIAN_ADVENTURE/
Demon Eater - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Demon_Eater/
The Understanding - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Understanding/
JustAnotherDay - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/JustAnotherDay/
May the Rain Come - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/May_the_Rain_Come/
Smorty Smythe - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Dragon_Fists_of_Smorty_Smythe/
ATHENA SCULPTURE - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/ATHENA_SCULPTURE/
Ginger and Shadow - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Ginger_and_Shadow/
Lite bites - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Lite_bites/
Albert the Alien - http://albertthealien.com/
FOX Academy - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/FOX_Academy_The_New_Breed/
All Unicorns to Battle Stations - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/All_Unicorns_to_Battle_Stations/
Throviria - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Throviria/
X UP - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/X_UP/
The Flower and The Nose - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Flower_and_The_Nose/
Inappropriate Irving - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Inappropriate_Irving/
ANTI FEATURED - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/ANTI_FEATURED/
Joe Pop - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Joe_Pop/
Everyone Laughs at the Crocodile Man
Caggage - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Caggage/
Dead Leon - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Leon/
Duck and Quail - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Duck_and_Quail/
Regarding Dandelions - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Regarding_Dandelions/
Journey man - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Journey_Man/
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
- See more at: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2016/feb/29/quackcast-260-duck-radio1/
Feb 22, 2016
Crowd scenes of any sort can be horrible to draw. There are many, many reasons for this, one of them is that it's quite boring to invent a whole lot of new character models just for the purpose of making a group scene. My own way of combating that problem was to do cameos of other characters that I stole from my fellow Quackcasters, Banes, Pitface and Tantz. There are many other tricks and clever ways of managing crows though which you can hear bout in the Quackcast or see us talk about in the Quackcast video. Gunwallace's theme for Phineus Magician for Hire is VERY Sword and Sorcery! It reminded me a little of the famous music to the first (and best), Conan film, and brought to mind the writing of Fritz Leiber.
Feb 15, 2016
We have a special treat this time! Gunwallace is our guest and he's brought with him 15 of his fave tracks that he created as themes for DD webcomics. For two years Gunwallace has been creating fantastic musical themes for webcomics, the total is now over 90! He, Banes and I chat about the background behind the tracks, there are some interesting stories, and the music is awesome! Gunwallace is the author of many great comics and a contributor to even more as a writer, such as the Drunk Duck Plays. We hope you enjoy his 15 tracks as well as the 5 bonus ones picked out by me, Ozoneocean, including the theme to Valentine's Dei in honour of the day we recorded on. If you want your own theme by Gunwallace, help up by contributing to our Indiegogo campaign and pick it up as a perk!
Jan 18, 2016
OMFG you sexist PIG! Heh… today we talk about trying to recognise sexism in your OWN work, what to do about it, and WHY. It turns out it can be very hard to do, and if you DO acknowledged it the instinct is to rationalise it away, justify it, or just try and brazen it out in some kind of old fashioned, largely embarrassing, display. I frequently do all three. How do we spot it? Well the Bechdel test isn't that useful, that's better for looking at broad trends not giving specific works a pass/fail - sexy outfits is one thing, if females are dressed minimally or in tight gear in CONTRAST to the males or vice versa - females ONLY having old stereotype roles (maiden/mother/whore archetypes, secretary, nurse, victim, maid etc), though this is context sensitive, i.e. it's more forgiveable if you're doing a historical story or something stylised like a fairytale or a noire story - Gender balance is another thing, it's context sensitive because certain stories will naturally have more of one gender (WW2 submarine crew, Girl's school, a prison story etc), and you don't have to have an exact balance anyway but it's definitely something to THINK about because there is no reason most stories should feature a majority of male characters and a minority of females. WHY should you think about it? Why should you care? Well the audience for almost ALL types of stories, be they action adventure, romance, Scifi, fantasy, historical, even porn, is getting close to 50/50 between men and women these days (maybe it always was?), it really doesn't make sense to alienate or belittle half your audience just because you like to cling to older ways of doing stuff. Gunwallace's theme this week reminds me of a cross between the Knightrider theme and Gunship- it's VERY retro-future. It's the theme to DDSR, a comic with cool custom “sprites”, AKA pixel-art.
Dec 6, 2015
Today we interview Dario Di Donato, the creator of the great webcomic Barbarian Adventure! You may recall that Gunwallace did an amazing theme to Barbarian adventure that we played in Quackcast 244, AND the comic was featured a few weeks ago too! Anyway, this time around, Banes, Pitface and I interview the creator of this fine work and he fills us in on his many classic 1980s pop culture sources of inspiration. Dario brims with a positivity, dedication and enthusiasm that is infectious! And you can listen to Gunwallace's dark punky theme to Monster Soup!
Nov 9, 2015
This week's Quackcast marks the end of the Halloweencasts! Late, I know, but we recorded these all in advance. We dressed in costume again, which you can see in our VIDEO. Banes as the arctic death wolf, Pitface as the evil Nancy Regan, Tantz as a fierce Greek pirate rebel, revolutionary warrior, and myself as a horrible, horrible glam metal rocker. The topic of discussion was inspired by another newspost by Banes, this time the subject was “your horror playlist”, so we chat about all the scary, horror themed stuff we enjoy around this time of year. Gunwallace's theme was for BARBARIAN ADVENTURE, I LOVE this track! It's heavy and bluesy, reminiscent of Lenny Kravitz or Cream.
Sep 28, 2015
We had a Quackcast about creating your world a while ago, but that was mainly in terms of writing. Some people touched on the visual aspects, Falopian Crusader among them, and Usedbooks showed us her city map. For this Quackcast we discussed creating the LOOK of the world your story takes place in. Whether that's just the flat scenes with a few props you get in a comic strip or the whole city you get in Tantz Aerine's Without Moonlight. Do you do research? Just base it all on imagination? Draw what you know? Do you do designs for buildings, floor plans, interiors, the objects within the room? What about the colour choices of your environments - Do you go for a unified scheme or just do whatever? Pitface and Tantz Aerine joined us to tell us how THEY do it. Have a listen to Gunwallace's quirky theme for the slice of life comic Monday Monday!
Jul 26, 2015
Tantz and Pitface join Banes and Ozone to talk about comic book stores and the experience of going into them... Yes, that's right: webcomicers actually going into REAL bricks and mortar places that sell comics printed on PAPER! o_O It turns out that none of us really do that anymore for various reasons and we all have different recollections of going to cimicbook shops in the past. We also recount the experiences of other DDers who've described their comic buying adventures. Check out Gunwallace's haunting and desolate theme for the comic No Future, Vanish In Time.