Quackcast 180 - Colour your world! part 1
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- Art by Ozoneocean

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For this week's Quackcast I asked people what colour techniques they use and BOY was I surprised by the high calibre of the responses! We had some heavy hitter contributions, people with colour skill beyond what I can conceive of, and I'm no slouch myself when it comes to colouring. We had such good contributions and the subject is so complex that that we decided to split it over two parts so we can properly discuss this very technical concept: COLOUR!
Colouring is an important and advanced skill when it comes to comic art. At the most basic level you can restrict yourself to a simple palette with no shading or tones, if you want to be more advanced though there is no limit to how complex you can get. Hopefully the advice presented here can help you with your artwork!

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
Jupiter - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Jupiter/

Colour technique thread:
Here - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176218/

Our contributors:
Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
KimLuster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster/
fallopiancrusader - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/fallopiancrusader/
Genejoke - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Genejoke/
Kota - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Kota/

Special thanks to:
Banes, colour warrior - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Gunwallace, painter with sound - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/

The musical theme this time was for Culture Shock - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Culture_Shock/ by Hawk

Quackcast 179 - Token representation in comics
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- Art by Gunwallace

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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.

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
Dinnersaurus Rex - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Dinnersaurus_Rex/

Token newspost:
Here - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2014/jul/10/friday-newspost-representation-in-comics/

Special thanks to:
Banes, resident male stripper - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Gunwallace, music wizard 1st class - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/

The musical theme this time was for Attack of the Robofemoids - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Attack_of_the_Robofemoids/ by Bravo1102

Quackcast 178 - thematical thematology
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- Art by Gunwallace

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For this DD webcomics podcast, Quackcast 178, we talk about THEMES. And no, we're not talking about those fine musical tracks that Gunwallace has been making for our comics. Theme is what's happening below the surface plot of a story. Plot is the events that happen, and theme is what it all means. We asked people What they thought about themes in their work, how they approach them, do you put themes in there on purpose, or does it happen by accident? Is a theme even necessary? We also asked people to talk about some of the themes in their work. We had some very interesting contributions. Themes in stories in comics, movies, TV shows and books are not things we tend to think about that much unless we're trying to be clever but they're an all pervasive and important part of any story nevertheless!

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
The Fall of God - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Fall_of_God/

Theme thread:
Here - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176212/

Our Contributors:
Bejinks - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bejjinks/
Genejoke - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Genejoke/
Call Me Tom - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Todd_Sweets/
Kota - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Kota/
Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
KimLuster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster/
Irrevenant - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/irrevenant/

Special thanks to:
Banes, the mighty beastman of the tundra - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Gunwallace, musical maestro masterful minstrel - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/

The musical theme this time was for Simply Sarah - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/simply_sarah/


Quackcast 177 - Charby the Vampirate forever!
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- Pic by Amelius

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Guess who we had on THIS week? It was Amelius and Evil Emperor Nick! The husband and wife powerhouse behind some very popular comics on DD including Charby The Vampirate and Cwen's Quest. We haven't had them on since Quackcast 10 and 11 which have unfortunately been totally wiped from the interwebs… But that doesn't matter so much since you can hear them both afresh now and they have some goo stuff to say, including talking about the newly revamped version of Charby on charbythevampirate.com that's only up to 50 or so pages as well as the new related project Here there be monsters. We apologise for some slight technical difficulties, but Amy and Nick were good sports anyway and it was a an enjoyable interview!

Topics and Show Notes:

Stand in featured comic:
Typical Strange - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Typical_Strange/
Typical Strange Animated - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQ36L2uJUXSwgj9jued_pQ

Charby links:
CHARBY THE VAMPIRATE!!! - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Charby_the_Vampirate/
NEW re-vamped version of CTVP - http://www.charbythevampirate.com/
Here there be monsters - http://heretherebemonsters.us/
Charby Tumblr - http://amy-of-darkness.tumblr.com/
Charby Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charby-the-Vampirate/490886097681994
Cwen's Quest - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Cwens_Quest/

Special thanks to:
Co-host; Banes, mystical healer - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Gunwallace, multi talented composer - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/

The musical theme this time was for May The Rain Come - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/May_the_Rain_Come/


Quackcast 176 - Endings, part 3
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- Pic by Genejoke

Content:
For our FINAL part of our discussion of story endings we talk about yet MORE ending tropes, methods and styles. In a fit of towering arrogance and indefensible pomposity we even trash the mighty Shakespeare for his ending of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet! Our contributors offered up some truly interesting perspectives on the matter or constructing story endings and we give them their due respect by reading them out in strange voices…
As I've said in all of these so far: writing the end of a story is the hardest part so we hope to provide some clues on how to write a good one. Ad with that we reach the END of our exploration of ends!
Next week we interview AMY and Nick from CHARBY THE VAMPIRATE!!! http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Charby_the_Vampirate/

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
Mechaniko - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Mechaniko/

Our Contributors:
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
Irrevenant - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/irrevenant/
Usedbooks - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/usedbooks/

The Endings thread - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176173/?page=1

Special thanks to:
Co-host; master sworsdman Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Gunwallace the rockstar - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/

The musical theme this time was for Tizania - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Tiziana/


Quackcast 175 - Endings, part 2
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- Pic by Genejoke

Content:
Arrrr, this be the second part of our discussion on writing ENDINGS in stories of all kinds, particularly for webcomics! But we discuss a few movie and TV endings here, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, No Country For Old Men, True Detective, and Dexter to name a few.
Writings endings is the hardest part of the writing process, so it's lucky we had some wise contributions from people on how to do a good job of it! As well as giving examples of likes and dislikes… This is the second in our 3 part series on endings!
I must apologise for the low quality of the recording here, there were very weird delay and repeating effects going on, Banes seems to be singing his own little madrigal at a couple of points. There are a a few parts I had to rerecord later; just a warning about the change of style.

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
Pinky TA is a stand in feature because it updated :P - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pinky_TA/

Our Contributors:
Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
KimLuster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster/
ElCid- http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Certified_Monster/
Ozoneocean and Banes

The Endings thread - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176173/?page=1

Special thanks to:
Co-host; bombastic Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Our resident troubadour; Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/

The musical theme this time was for Without Moonlight - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Without_Moonlight/
Get commissions from Tantz, the creator, here - http://tantzaerine.deviantart.com/journal/First-ever-Commissions-Announcement-Please-read-464586754


Quackcast 174 - Endings, part 1
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- Pic by Genejoke

Content:
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!!!

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
Legend of Briva - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Legend_of_Briva/

Our Contributors:
Genejoke - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Genejoke/
Usedbooks - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/usedbooks/
Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/All_Unicorns_to_Battle_Stations/
Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/

The Endings thread - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176173/?page=1

Special thanks to:
Co-host, brain sturgeon and rocket psychiatrist, Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Master of swing and other musical forms, Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/

The musical theme this time was for Everyone Laughs at the Crocodile Man - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Everyone_Laughs_at_the_Crocodile_Man_v2/

No links to the thing I bought, you'll have to search that out yourselves, it's far too terrible.

Quackcast 173 - The Marvellous Tomorrowcast!
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- Pic by Gunwallace

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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.

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
The Cull - http://theduckwebcomics.com/The_Cull/

Our Contributors:
Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/All_Unicorns_to_Battle_Stations/
Ironscarf - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Ironscarf/
Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
ElCid - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Certified_Monster/
Kawaiidaigakusei - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/

Tomorrowcast thread - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176166/

Special thanks to:
My Co-host from the day after yesterday, Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
The piratical vampire of audio-phonics, Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/

The musical theme this time was for CHARBY THE VAMPIRATRE - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Charby_the_Vampirate/


QUACKCAST 172 - The QuackQuiz!
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- Pic by me, Ozoneocean, Quizmaster.

Content:
Come on down, it's Quiz time! For this week's Quackcast we had a quiz based on DD comics, as a friendly, fun way to try and promote them… there's even a bit of Drunk Duck history mixed up in the questions. Just a smidge. We had three contestants taking part for the honour of telling everyone else to suck it; Archaeologist Amazon Adventurer Artist Pitface, Psychologist Freedom Fighter Lawyer Comicer Tantz Aerine, and Scientist Philosopher Comic Group Leader and all around boob-fancier Abt Nihil. They all competed to the very limit of their abilities, striving for dominance against each other, employing every dirty trick in the book and even some new ones…
So please listen to the first ever DD bottomless Quiz!
Oh, and there's even some titbits about the totally mythical married life of Ozoneocean and Pitface.

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
Seoladan - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Seoladan/

Our Contestants:
Pit Face, Winner at 70! - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
Abt Nihil, 2nd place at 65! - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Abt_Nihil/
Tantz Aerine, 3rd place at 25! - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Without_Moonlight/

Ozone and Pit domestic saga:
1. These are the pics of Ozone and Pit's domestic bliss…
2. Their spawn, young Bones and Pinky creatively harassing neighbour Banes.
3. Tantz's version of what would happen in ozone and PitFace combined their powers, fer reals!



Special thanks to:
My Co-host with the mostest, Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Musical interlude provided by our maestro Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/

The musical theme this time was for The DD Awards 2014 - http://theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176152/

Comics mentioned:
Putrid Meat - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/PUTRID_MEAT/
Typical Strange - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Typical_Strange/
Charby The Vampirate - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Charby_the_Vampirate/
Modest Medusa - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Modest_Medusa/
Bombshell - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Bombshell/
Culture Shock - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Culture_Shock/
Elijah and Azuu - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Elijah_and_Azuu/
Without Moonlight - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Without_Moonlight/
Brave Resistance - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Brave_Resistance/
Monster Soup - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Monster_Soup/
Simply Sarah - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/simply_sarah/
Death P0rn - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Certified_Monster/
Restaurante Macoatl - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Restaurante_Macoatl/
Craving Control - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7OY0WfksDw
HARKOVAST - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Harkovast/
Dungeon Hordes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Dungeon_Hordes/
Everyone laughs at the Crocodile man - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Everyone_Laughs_at_the_Crocodile_Man_v2/
Grumpy bear and Mr Goose - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_adventures_of_grumpy_bear_and_Mr_Goose/
Athena Sculpture - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/ATHENA_SCULPTURE/
That’s the way they do it - deleted…
Gato from Taco El Gato is Supertaco - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Taco_El_Gato_is_SuperTaco/
Ghost Operators - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Ghost_Operators/
Drake the Cool Vampire - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Drake_the_Cool_Vampire/
The Chronicles of Bucky O'Neil - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Chronicles_of_Bucky_O_Neill/
The Othersiders - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Othersiders/

QUACKCAST 171 - Let's do the timecast again!
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- Bad art by me, Ozoneocean “Frankenfueter”.

Content:
Hello!
This is Banes from the future.
I've come back to warn you of a grim, grim fate that awaits us all. Please go back in time and contribute to the Quackcast on the subject of time travel. Last time, you didn't contribute and it DESTROYED THE DAMNED WORLD!
We can't allow this to happen again. This Dystopia is a true horror. All the toilets operate backwards. A nightmare!
We asked people what they thought of the mind-bending story device of time travel, what variations of time travel stories they liked, what variations they disliked, or weather they dislike Time travel altogether (some people do).
We also wanted to know their favourite time travel stories (or experiences, if they happened to be a real time traveller), what movies, books, comics, songs, or whatevers about time travel did they like, dislike, and why? We had some good contributions on this fave story theme and it also gave us a chance to chat about some of the great time travel stories in pop-culture that abound!

Topics and Show Notes:

Featured comic:
The Adventures of Grumpy Bear and Mr. Goose - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_adventures_of_grumpy_bear_and_Mr_Goose/

Our Contributors:
El Cid “The Sontaran” - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Certified_Monster/
Gunwallace “The Dalek” - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
PitFace “McFly” - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
HippieVan “the Tardis” - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/HippieVan/
ironhand “Bill S. Preston, Esquire” - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ironhand/
Genejoke “Ted ”Theodore“ Logan” - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Genejoke/
Bravo1102 “The Connecticut Yankee” - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/

Special thanks to:
My Co-host, Banes “The Master” (bater) - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Feature presenter Kawaiidaigakusei “Mr Peabody” - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/
Another fantastic musical theme by phenomenal musical talent Gunwallace “The tomorrow person” - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/

The musical theme this time was for B.A.S.O. by Genejoke - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/BASO/


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