The Duck is BACK, baby!
Thanks to the hard work and effort of Ozoneocean of Pinky TA, JustNoPoint of The Devon Legacy, and Jamey Sharp of Comic Rocket, our beloved webcomics host is back up and running!
There’s a small snag in that the drunkduck.com URL doesn’t work right now, and everything has to be accessed through http://www.theduckwebcomics.com (so some links and such may not work)… but everything’s still there! Your favorites, the forums and threads, user accounts and comics- all restored. A pretty big success, I’d say!
And in BONUS developments, [b]The Duck is currently in community hands with Wowio’s blessing[/b]. There is more discussion going on in the DD Facebook group, and some things to be discussed/worked out privately, but it is our goal to get coding, advertising, and all functional site development and support back in the hands of its members. Ozoneocean is driving this effort, which has been a lot of work on his and several other peoples’ part, so kudos to him. It has been going very well so far- Wowio is very agreeable- there’s just the usual details to work out. Stay tuned for more updates. Things may happen a little slowly (and perhaps not publicly) at first, but the most important thing is that things ARE happening! Heck, we’ve got the site back up and everything. :] If you really want to keep up with this development, join the Facebook group! It looks like there’s also a forum thread where ongoing information will be posted.
Featured comic for 17 July, 2013
Will Weasel has been away fighting in the war these past seven years. He’s just now returning home to his little home town of Blue Bough. A lot has changed since he’s been away and the town is beset by a crippling drought, will feels lonely and strangely disconnected from all that was once familiar to him. This is a story of homecoming, and how war and change can affect someone. May The Rain Come is an entirely character driven story, the art is digital with evocative, textured autumn hues over thin sketchy lifework, with anthro figures.
By Zimeta, rated T.
So the idea this time was an evolution of what I did for Quackcast 132, except THIS time we made up a list of crazy interview questions and a lot of great people answered them in the personalities of their comic characters in really silly and fun ways. Banes and I acted out all the parts. Skoolmukee makes a fantastic guest appearance for the last one so make sure you listen all the way to the end! (part two next week!!!) I hope this inspires you to check out some of these comics, plus it’s a really fun way to write for your character and learn a bit more about the way they think, so I’ll keep the thread open if anyone else wants to add to it: - http://www.drunkduck.com/forum/topic/175825/
Featured comic for 10 July, 2013
It’s that time of year again - Maxwell McDuff has got another mystery to solve, this time involving his friend Bill Duck! (Of course there’s the usual cast of entertaining supporting characters too.) Gunwallace has provided this year’s script, and lovely DDers have provided the comic version! The audio version is on its way, but for now read the story as a comic and enjoy everyone’s different takes on the details!
Ozoneocean has an interview with his OWN webcomic character! The fabulous Pinky of Pinky TA comes to life for reals and submits to interrogation from her creator… The fourth wall is smashed wide open for this one as Ozoneocean tries to uncover the secret of Pinky’s real hair colour and just what IS behind those bottomless pants? …not much it turns out. This is an interesting experiment, trying to see how else you can explore and promote the imersive creative world that is your webcomic! For next week’s Quackcast we would love YOU to submit your OWN character interviews, either as answers to the interview questions I have listed in the link bellow (in the forum), or just answers to questions you’ve invented yourself. You can even email a recording of it direct to me at ozoneocean at yahoo dot com.
Featured comic for 3 July, 2013
Yes people, IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! The DD webcomic awards are open for business once more, this time it’s the 2013 edition.The ballots are now open. Votes will be accepted until July 20th. We are looking for some brave volunteers to present and judge. Vooote and stuff, go there now. Go. Go. Go! Go now. I command it.
There are some great comics on DD and they need validation and honours heaped upon them. This is the purpose of the DD Awards. Show them your lurv. Please ^_^
DD users can vote here!
This week we have some generous contributions from people who have let us know about their fave adaptions of comic book movies! Last week it was just Banes and I crapping on about our choices, THIS week we get to hear from a much wider perspective. Our contributors had some very interesting things to say about their choices!
Featured comic for 26 June, 2013
Lovecraft, Jr. is a charming little comic about a charming little guy. HP Lovecraft, author responsible for an entire library wing of writings, features in this comic as a little kid. A surly and socially inept little kid. He’s got the cynical outlook and concerns of an adult, but the logic processes and naiveté of a young’un. It suits him, actually, although I’m sure it doesn’t represent what he was really like at all, it’s a version of him based on his library and cultural impression. The comics themselves are pretty light- gags and soft jokes, with occasional appearances by other authors and perhaps a tentacle or two.
By indigobunting, rated E
Banes and I talk about some of our fave comic book movies! That is, comics that have made the creative transition to the medium of film. We missed out a LOT but what can you do? It’s a popular field. We discuss many modern superhero comicbook films like Watchmen, Batman, The Phantom etc, as well as non-superhero comicbook films like Brenda Starr, Modesty Blaise, Ghost in The Shell, Tank Girl, Asterix, Conan the Barbarian and so on. We talk about the different approaches they take to represent a vast comicbook cannon in the short space of 1 and a half or two and a half hours that a film goes for: sometimes they go for the origin story approach, sometimes they’ll spoor the character, sometimes they’ll depict a normal everyday representative adventure to show, and sometimes they’ll show a condensed version of the entire story.