Lending a hand | The practice of cross-promotion

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 23, 2018



The hardest part of creating a webcomic is not the writing or the art, but actually attracting and retaining those coveted pairs of eyes. Building an audience, particularly when you are starting out with no prior projects, feels like a never-ending uphill trek and there more than a few pitfalls ...

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Vote on Bug Fixes and New Features!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, March 4, 2016



First of all, some big news!

As you may have already heard, our indiegogo campaign is now fully funded! A huge, enormous thanks to all of you who donated. A reminder, also, that every penny we get from this is going to help fix the site and make it better ...



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Fixing DD: Open Call for Suggestions!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 12, 2016



Hi all!

As most of you are probably aware, we are finally in the process of doing some long-overdue fixes to the site. So far we’ve added stats, PQ notifications and fixed a couple other little bugs. We have been gathering suggestions here on DD as well as on ...



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Allegory

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 11, 2016


-a famous Star Trek episode that was an anvil-on-the-head racism allegory

ALLEGORY
Back in October, I took a little stab, if you will, at separating horror into various categories. Here's the link to that article:

http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2015/oct/07/things-that-go-duck-in-the-night/

What I didn't have ...







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Celebrating Black History Month: Chuck Clayton joins the Archie Gang

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 5, 2016



Last year for Black History Month I profiled Black Panther, the first black superhero (see that newspost here). This year I’m sticking with the black comic character theme with a mini-history of Chuck Clayton, one of the first non-white characters in Archie comics.

These days Chuck is an established ...



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Webcomics and Update Schedules

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 29, 2016



Somewhere between “all the time” and “hardly ever” lies an ideal update schedule.

I’ve read several times that frequent content updates is one of the best ways to increase traffic to whatever it is you’re creating online, but of course both your audience and yourself need to be ...



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Quackcast 233 - Formulas Forever!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2015

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Here we go again, back to formulas! This time we got some external input. Fellow DDers had a say about their idea about the utility of formulas and how they use them in their writing and comics. It's important to understand formulas in writing so you know what ...

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Quackcast 230 - Getting the formula RIGHT

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 4, 2015

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We've talked about formulas before, but mostly in the context of escaping formulas and reinventing them.
NOW however we're talking about using existing formulas to create a story, or creating new formulas and sticking to them to come up with your stories.
Formulas can be a good ...



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QUACKCAST Episode 88 - A funny thing happened on the way to the forum

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 31, 2012

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Summary:
This is a Quackcast segment that visits old forum threads… funny ones. Well, at least ones that Banes and I found amusing; Gems like “how does your brain say people's usernames?”, “cool facts”, “UFO stories”. Banes and I read these wired and funny thing and try to ...


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QUACKCAST Episode 78 - MoniqueM, art expert part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 22, 2012

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Summary:
This is the second and final part of our interview with our art expert Monique MacNaughton (AKA Coydog), Canadian comic artist extraordinaire! Here I interrogate her thoroughly, ferreting out every artistic secret, tip, trick, and tadpole that she keeps up the voluminous sleeves of her artist's smock ...


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