Episode 490 - Genres of webcomics!

Aug 3, 2020

Aren't genres great? They're so useful for categorising what we like and selling our work. Today we're chatting about all the genres that are popular in webcomics now, that we know of. Back in the day webcomics were mainly defined by TWO genres: slice of life, and gaming. And out of those two gaming was king! Actually a lot of comics combined the two. The biggest were things like 8 Bit Fantasy, PVP, Penny Arcade, and Ctrl Alt Delete.

Topics and Show Notes

But things expanded pretty quickly. Now a lot of sites are specifically known for the genres that define them, like Webtoons and Tapas have a very specific “look” to the content that they like to promote and that encourages people want to join there to also work in that style. Smackjeves was known for its manga boy-love content, Furafinity was the home of furry comics etc. One of the best things about Drunk Duck is that we DON'T have a specific look to the comics on our site, we love to promote lots of different genres and styles. The idea of having a unified look is an anathema to us.

My own main genre for my Pinky TA comic is war/adventure, and that hasn't really expanded much over time. For Bottomless Waitress the genre there is Teasing sex-comedy/romance, and that again is NOT well represented in the world of webcomics. Tantz and Pit tell me that “Fairytail” is one of the big up and coming webcomics genres these days and I can definitely see that. What genre does your work best fit into and what do you think are the main webcomics genres now? Horror, romance, scifi, adventure, fantasy, western…?

The musical feature this week that Gunwallace has given us is theme to Bottomless Waitress II - Part two of the BW cannon! Revenge of the banjo! We start off with a tractor roaring into life and a banjo opening us up to the sounds of rural Midwest America- wide open corn fields, golden wheat, grain silos, quiet backroads, haystacks, big red barns, and a kinky little diner where the coffee is is bottomless and so are the staff! Ava’s diner is a welcoming place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Buttered buns, glazed donuts, and creamy desserts are a house specialty! So swing on by. We prefer you to come in by the front door, rear entry is for staff only.


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Links

Join the Discord server to chat in real time with other DD comics people - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

Tantz's post on genre - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2020/jul/31/choosing-your-genre/

Featured comic:
Bottomless Waitress - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2020/jul/28/featured-comic-bottomless-waitress/

Featured music:
Bottomless Waitress - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Bottomless_Waitress/,by Ozoneocean and Banes, rated M.

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Pit Face - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean
Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/

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comment

anonymous?

ozoneocean at 11:08AM, Aug. 7, 2020

He's a master!

kawaiidaigakusei at 7:13PM, Aug. 5, 2020

On the other hand, fallopiancrusader is already a pro at drawing She-Orcs.

kawaiidaigakusei at 7:12PM, Aug. 5, 2020

Hahahahahahahhahahaha “Make it So” El Cid!!

ozoneocean at 4:59PM, Aug. 4, 2020

Hahaha, that will be El Cid 🤔😉

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:08PM, Aug. 4, 2020

Just finnished listening to this Quackcast, and now I'm imagining that somebody out there just got inspired to create "World of Warsex" the gamer webcomic😆

ozoneocean at 10:18AM, Aug. 4, 2020

Thanks Jason!

Jason Moon at 8:34AM, Aug. 4, 2020

Love listening to you guys. Great music Gunwallace!

ozoneocean at 5:33AM, Aug. 4, 2020

Hahahaha, I will send you another link to my master-list. I think I have them all written down along with the number of the cast they were in.

Banes at 5:11AM, Aug. 4, 2020

Fantastic new version of the theme. I really loved it

Gunwallace at 2:00AM, Aug. 4, 2020

I had completely misplaced the first Bottomless Waitress theme, and so did not realize I was making a second. I wonder how many other themes I have lost? Time to make a better record.

kawaiidaigakusei at 1:38AM, Aug. 4, 2020

I really enjoyed the Bluegrass feel of Gunwallace’s theme. And gamer comics! Yes! Those were huge.


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