Jack Kirby

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 31, 2017

Just the other day was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby (Jacob Kurtzberg, originally).

Jack “King” Kirby drew comics from the 1930's for various companies and co-created many characters for Timely Comics, notably Captain America (co-created with Joe Simon). Cap was one of the few Marvel ...

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QUACKCAST 336 - Side romance

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 22, 2017

LISTEN!

Romances don't always have to be the main focus of a story, infact you can have richer, more interesting romances if they occur in support of a bigger plot issue. It can lend them and the story more weight if they're in a secondary position. Characters can ...

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Romance As a Side Dish

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 19, 2017



The other day I read a very interesting post by our very own Vickie of Used Books where she was talking about Romance. And what caught my eye the most was her description of the driving force behind romance stories as “relationship-driven conflict”- a very succinct way to put it ...

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Reflecting on Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, July 20, 2017



Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...



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Is this the real life, is this just fantasy, caught in a landslide...

Genejoke at 12:00AM, June 10, 2017

Guest Saturday news post.



Hello Drunkduckers, Genejoke here with a guest news post for you. Well let me be honest, there won't be much news. Guest article would be more accurate.

Many of us regulars here on the duck are ageing a bit, we're no longer young whipper ...





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CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

HyenaHell at 12:00AM, May 12, 2017



Hey there, gang! Here we are again, another Friday, another ramshackle collection of anecdotes and tangents in the guise of comix-related blogging from yours truly! This week we're gonna jump right into another exciting episode of “aw, crap, well lemme think… what have I been up to recently? I ...

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FEATURED COMIC -> Cosmos Song

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 10, 2016



In the beautiful, verdant and luscious village paradise of Pyll’ar, young sorceress Roxy goes about her daily routine, but this day things are to be a little different… A strange pale man with black hair arrives to fight a terrible beast, and fails. Roxy takes in Ronig and nurses ...

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Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, May 19, 2016



Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...



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Daredevil Season 2

Banes at 10:47AM, April 6, 2016



Daredevil was a comic I didn't read regularly, although I went through an issue of DD from time to time and had enough interest in the whole Marvel Universe to know his basic history quite well.

Of course, this once-obscure area of interest is now general knowledge, so we ...



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Wish Fulfillment

HippieVan at 12:00AM, March 18, 2016



I've recently been watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix. Phryne Fisher is undoubtedly a wish-fulfillment character – almost unapologetically so. She is sexy, bold, and intelligent. Whenever a new challenge is put before her, she reveals a previously-unmentioned skill that saves the day (see the above image where ...

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