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The QuackCast is a DrunkDuck.com podcast hosted by the site's two administrators, skoolmunkee and ozoneocean. Each week the two hosts espouse on the latest featured comics, cool on-going events, and whatever hot topics of discussion are lighting up the forums. They'll also go off on random tangents about whatever they feel like. A great weekly audio companion to the site itself!

The QuackCast is a DrunkDuck.com podcast hosted by the site's two administrators, skoolmunkee and ozoneocean. Each week the two hosts espouse on the latest featured comics, cool on-going events, and whatever hot topics of discussion are lighting up the forums. They'll also go off on random tangents about whatever they feel like. A great weekly audio companion to the site itself!

Location:

Australia

Description:

The QuackCast is a DrunkDuck.com podcast hosted by the site's two administrators, skoolmunkee and ozoneocean. Each week the two hosts espouse on the latest featured comics, cool on-going events, and whatever hot topics of discussion are lighting up the forums. They'll also go off on random tangents about whatever they feel like. A great weekly audio companion to the site itself!

Twitter:

@DrunkDuck

Language:

English

Contact:

61438237204


Episodes

Quackcast 595 - Oversold to the Moon!

8/9/2022
How do you describe your work to sell it to people? Writing blurbs is a real skill! You generally have to avoid doing these four things: Underselling, Overselling, Selling the wrong story, or Revealing too much. It's quite a tricky balance to master. I've been writing feature blurbs for comics here on DD for many years now (about 16), so I've developed a technique but even I haven't mastered it! - Overselling is when you promise too much, more than the work can ever provide. It might help...

Duration:00:59:59

Quackcast 594 - Grow up! Or don't...

8/2/2022
The Manchild can be a fun character or they can be pathetic. They're a staple of comedies because they're an adult that gets to act immature and childish, without the restraint and responsibilities imposed by adulthood. This can make a great contrast; “The adult man acting like an immature child”, John C Riley and Will Farrel have always done that extremely well, as did Chris Farley back in the 90s. It can be be portrayed as pathetic and sad when the person can't seem to be able grow up or...

Duration:01:05:22

Quackcast 593 - Risky Business

7/26/2022
The risks of online creative success We live in a wonderful time where you're able to turn your creative passion into a job that can support you just by using freely available online services like YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Patreon, Ebay, Paypal, Etsy, Webtoons etc. You can start with nothing more than your computer or phone and end up with a thriving business based on your passion project. It's not easy, achieving enough success where you can quit your day job still tends to take a lot...

Duration:00:59:53

Quackcast 592 - Back in MY day!

7/19/2022
History is happening faster now. With the growth of universal high speed communication and cheap world travel, culture and technology move at unprecedented speeds. Because of these factors the rate of change is different to what it was at any time in the past. This is an objective and verifiable truth rather than subjective perception: the current speed and quality of global communication has never been possible before and that has ramifications for how the world changes. This topic was...

Duration:00:55:05

Quackcast 591 - Superhero types?

7/12/2022
The Superhero movie cast last week was popular, I wanted to chat to Tantz about different types of superheroes. We all know that the same kinds of superheroes seem to popup and reoccur in multiple forms all the time, even within the same worlds, i.e god-like superheroes like Superman, Captain Marvel, Omni-man, Homelander, or Magical types like Doctor Strange, Zatana etc. It was a fun chat about all the categories and subcategories we could think about! There are so many heroes that fit in...

Duration:01:12:57

QUACKCAST 590 - Fave Superhero Movies?

7/5/2022
I wanted to do an easy and fun one this week and just chat about our fave superhero movies, starting with our firsts! For me and Banes it was Superman with Christopher Reeve. It's a real classic, full of positivity, hope, and optimism, all with bright colours and classic iconic imagery… In that way it's a bit like many of the Marvel films and the more popular DC offerings like Aquaman and WonderWoman, but without the overbuilt and over-defined muscles! Reeve was handsome in an almost...

Duration:00:54:00

QUACKCAST 589 - AB positive

6/28/2022
A and B stories… And C, and D etc. It seems that it's more popular than ever to have stories with multiple concurrent threads. This is when you have a main story and a bunch of other sub stories all happening at the same time. These might come together at the end of the story or they might peter out. We don't get many stories just made with just an A-plot and nothing else these days. I used to think it was the mark of a superior writer, but it's really not at all, it's just another in a...

Duration:01:00:13

QUACKCAST 588 - Revisiting Old Ideas

6/21/2022
Sometimes it's worth revisiting old ideas because you can do them better or explore them deeper. This could be in the form of a full reboot, or it could be as simple as reusing a pose in a panel or using the same theme again like Pixar does with 90% of their output i.e. “coming of age”. Like them you don't need to feel obligated to always do something totally original, revisiting old ideas is a great way to refine them, create better work, or explore different aspects of them you hadn't...

Duration:00:53:42

QUACKCAST 587 - Heroes who are Villains

6/14/2022
Our very own Tantz made a newspost last week about the idea of “Heroes” who are really villains… or at least they're actually villains who think they're the hero, but come to realise that they aren't. Sometimes that makes them change their ways and they seek redemption, maybe even becoming a true hero. Sometimes they just lean into and embrace their true villain nature. There are many examples in stories: Disney's Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Lord and Captain Flashheart in the...

Duration:00:51:55

QUACKCAST 586 - Working with disability

6/7/2022
How do you keep on with your creative output when something happens to you? When you lose function or are impaired in some way, how do you adapt or relearn so you can keep on as you were before? Maybe you can't and have to change to another medium that's a better fit for your abilities? Comic creator Bravo1102 once talked about how he moved from drawing to using action figures to make his comics partially because of his eyesight. My own eyesight has suddenly started to go bad and I'm having...

Duration:00:42:32

QUACKCAST 585 - Adaptation

5/31/2022
Adaptations of one thing into another is an interesting process. What's lost, what's gained, what modifications do you have to do to make it happen? As webcomicers we do it all the time in many ways, we have to adapt our influences into ideas, adapt those to stories, and adapt those to images and comics, which isn't trivial! It's often quite difficult to transform the written word into narrative sequential art- what portion of the writing gets directly turned into images, what's cut, and...

Duration:00:49:47

QUACKCAST 584 - Drawing gender

5/24/2022
We start off with the idea of talking about art techniques, tips and tricks we've mastered and could help people with but the cast turned into a discussion about drawing male and female characters- also trans, androgynous, etc. There's an art to representing gender in imagery! It's super important to remember that the way we see gender in art is mainly culture based rather than an innate biological reaction and the perception of gender in art is different according to your cultural...

Duration:01:05:37

QUACKCAST 583 - Why is it bad and how to fix it?

5/17/2022
Spoiler- we don't actually talk much about Yu-Gi-Oh! But I feel it's a good example of a pretty bad story- a so-bad-it's-good story, but bad nevertheless. The idea we're talking about here is that it's useful to look at bad stories and stick with them because they can really help you write better. They're a lot more useful than good stories because you'd rather just enjoy those and it's a bit harder to examine them for technical details, but with “bad” stories the faults stand out strongly....

Duration:01:12:36

QUACKCAST 582 - Time travel

5/10/2022
Let's go forward in time to the past so we can get back to the future and kill our grandfather and be our own ancestor while we step on a bug and change the course of evolution 200 million years in the future and doom the Morlocks to a date with Doctor Who, while Bill and Ted drive a Delorean in the Old West and save Fry's dog as it waits out the front of the Pizza place… Time travel is fun to talk about, but it's easy to mess up because paradoxes in plots pop up all over the place as...

Duration:00:51:50

QUACKCAST 581 - David's always right

5/3/2022
David's always right - Introducing Hpkomic! Hpkomic has been with DD since the earliest days, he's a comic artist, writer, English teacher, and podcaster. He even participated in the second comicbook challenge that Platinum held way back in the day when they controlled DD, and came second! He was part of many community events, like the Drunk Duck Civil War (the DD answer to the comic book Marvel Civil War) and DD VS Comic Genesis, which was the DC Vs Marvel of Webcomics! In fact he has the...

Duration:00:59:39

QUACKCAST 580 - Fantasy worlds crossing over

4/26/2022
The full team is assembled yet again! Tantz came up with the idea of having a look at fantasy worlds in fiction that have strong ties with the “real world” and how they function together. Her main example was the world of Harry Potter which has many strong connections to the real world and yet manages to stay very well hidden, which stretches plausibility a bit. The World of Casandra Clare's Mortal Instruments is similar in that regard, it's deeply tied to the mundane world and yet it stays...

Duration:00:47:49

QUACKCAST 579 - 2022DD Awards begins!

4/19/2022
The DD Awards have come around again and now it's time for you to join in! To start with there's the red carpet event! Simply draw your characters showing up to the awards ceremony, submit it to Tantz and get on board with the awards! There's a link bellow… The DD Awards are a fantastic community even that we've been running on the site for years and years. It's a great way to get more eyes on your comic and increase your community presence. All you have to do is join in, create comic pages...

Duration:01:09:07

QUACKCAST 578 - Punching toys in the boobs

4/12/2022
BANES RETURNS! …to talk about boobs with the rest of us. The topic of the discussion this week was brought to us by Tantz's newspost on the 2nd of April about bosoms and how their shape and size doesn't matter. In the crusade against “sexualisation” in comics people tend to focus too much on big or “unnaturally shaped” boobs, but the truth is that any type of boobs can be fetishized and by reacting against one type you just cause a new form of exclusion. The problem isn't boobs, it's that...

Duration:00:56:59

QUACKCAST 577 - The Agony and the Ecstasy.

4/5/2022
Creation is a process with a lot of ups and downs: Agony and ecstasy! The easiest way to think of it is a simple inverted parabola- you start of feeling good about your idea and its potential. As you work though you feel worse and worse about it till you get to the nadir of the curve, then things turn around and you start feeling better and better about it as it finally comes together and you finally manage to finish it! For most of us though the reality is more complicated and the longer...

Duration:00:50:44

QUACKCAST 576 - Retro Adventure heroes

3/29/2022
Retro adventure heroes are an interesting and unique sort of hero. The trope was revived and crystallised by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg with Indiana Jones, but it had existed long before then and continues to persist now in many forms. They're not without their problems But I like these characters. I love their outfits, their competency, intelligence, self sufficiency, and their penchant for exploration and discovery. What is a retro adventure hero? Typically they're an adventurer,...

Duration:00:54:32