Feb 29, 2016
Welcome to D.U.C.K. Radio! Get ready for your DJs: Smooth Ramone, Hard rock Jimmy Storm (BRINING THE THUNDER!!!), Weatherman Rhet Blanket, Conspiracy theorist Smiley Fraudson, and hilarious* Maple and The Syrup (*they're not funny). This is the first part of Radio DUCK, we're bringing you ALL of the fantastic themes Gunwallace has composed for many great webcomics. You got a small, tiny, insignificant taste little taste of it in Quackcast 258, now be prepared to take the FULL blast! 29 of Gunwallace's classic themes in this cast and two more casts to go to get the rest so stay tuned. Gunwallace radio - All great music all the time!
Topics and Show Notes
Topics and shownotes
Drunk Duck 54 cards community project - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Drunk_Duck_54_cards/
Get your OWN Gunwallace created theme by helping out DD - http://igg.me/at/DrunkDuck
All Gunwallace's projects on DD - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
Gunwallace's homesite! - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Entanglement - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Entanglement/
Pegwarmers - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pegwarmers/
The Temple at Fifty Fathoms - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Temple_at_Fifty_Fathoms/
Andee Candy - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Andee_Candy/
PUTRID MEAT - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/PUTRID_MEAT/
Barbarian Adventure - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/BARBARIAN_ADVENTURE/
Demon Eater - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Demon_Eater/
The Understanding - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Understanding/
JustAnotherDay - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/JustAnotherDay/
May the Rain Come - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/May_the_Rain_Come/
Smorty Smythe - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Dragon_Fists_of_Smorty_Smythe/
ATHENA SCULPTURE - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/ATHENA_SCULPTURE/
Ginger and Shadow - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Ginger_and_Shadow/
Lite bites - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Lite_bites/
Albert the Alien - http://albertthealien.com/
FOX Academy - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/FOX_Academy_The_New_Breed/
All Unicorns to Battle Stations - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/All_Unicorns_to_Battle_Stations/
Throviria - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Throviria/
X UP - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/X_UP/
The Flower and The Nose - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Flower_and_The_Nose/
Inappropriate Irving - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Inappropriate_Irving/
ANTI FEATURED - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/ANTI_FEATURED/
Joe Pop - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Joe_Pop/
Everyone Laughs at the Crocodile Man
Caggage - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Caggage/
Dead Leon - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Leon/
Duck and Quail - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Duck_and_Quail/
Regarding Dandelions - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Regarding_Dandelions/
Journey man - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Journey_Man/
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
- See more at: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2016/feb/29/quackcast-260-duck-radio1/
Feb 15, 2016
We have a special treat this time! Gunwallace is our guest and he's brought with him 15 of his fave tracks that he created as themes for DD webcomics. For two years Gunwallace has been creating fantastic musical themes for webcomics, the total is now over 90! He, Banes and I chat about the background behind the tracks, there are some interesting stories, and the music is awesome! Gunwallace is the author of many great comics and a contributor to even more as a writer, such as the Drunk Duck Plays. We hope you enjoy his 15 tracks as well as the 5 bonus ones picked out by me, Ozoneocean, including the theme to Valentine's Dei in honour of the day we recorded on. If you want your own theme by Gunwallace, help up by contributing to our Indiegogo campaign and pick it up as a perk!
Nov 9, 2015
This week's Quackcast marks the end of the Halloweencasts! Late, I know, but we recorded these all in advance. We dressed in costume again, which you can see in our VIDEO. Banes as the arctic death wolf, Pitface as the evil Nancy Regan, Tantz as a fierce Greek pirate rebel, revolutionary warrior, and myself as a horrible, horrible glam metal rocker. The topic of discussion was inspired by another newspost by Banes, this time the subject was “your horror playlist”, so we chat about all the scary, horror themed stuff we enjoy around this time of year. Gunwallace's theme was for BARBARIAN ADVENTURE, I LOVE this track! It's heavy and bluesy, reminiscent of Lenny Kravitz or Cream.
Jul 5, 2015
In this Quackcast I interrogated Mr Banes on the subject of his first newspost: Contrasts. It's a subject near and dear to him, even his comic "Typical Strange“ has its name based on the concept, i.e. two words with the opposite meanings put together to create an effect. In imagery contrast is used to make darker shapes appear darker and lighter shapes lighter and to create a tension where those areas meet at the penumbra. In writing and comics it's much the same, ”laughter and tears“, ”good and evil", a sad scene contrasting with a joyous one etc. Contrasting makes both contrasted elements appear far greater than they really are, as well as serving as a source of tension, conflict, or humour. Banes and I talk about this in a rambling fashion. Gunwallace has a special treat for us today with a brilliant theme for Dead Leon! You'll want to ask him for a copy of his one ;)
Mar 1, 2015
In this Quackcast Banes and I discuss some methods for testing your writing, well mainly your characters, to see how well you really know them. We use a comedic character creation template that we have found is perfect for testing and learning more about your established characters, no matter how serious they are. It consists of four interrelated elements: Point of view; Exaggeration of the point of view; Faults; Relatability / Humanity. We also talk a little about the dreaded dangers of the Mary Sue... you never want your writing to fall in that putrid, cancerous hole of smelly excrement where your main character is perfect and all the others worship them. And lastly the very useful Bechdel test for seeing how rounded your female characters are. There are 3 rules: You have to have at least two named women; They who talk to each other; It's about something besides a man. We were both a bit sad about the death of Leonard Nimoy. R.I.P. Mister Spock.
Jan 27, 2014
Banes and Ozoneocean revisit some memorable featured comics of 2013 to see what's up with them now and also give them a second shot at the limelight! If you didn't catch these comics the first time around then now's your chance to check them out. This is a nice little eclectic mixture of webcomics, from he family friendly stylings of Chevalier and My Friend Fear, to supernatural horror in DoorMan, Ecchi comedy soap in Blitz, action budy comedy in Handsome and Ransom, and satirical puppetry weirdness in Cavecomicdd! This is an interesting bunch.
Apr 29, 2013
This week we interview Leonardo Da Abt Nihil, The Duck's very own renaissance man: Philosopher, scientist, self taught artist and writer, he is a man of many talents and lucky for us he posts the fruits of his labour on our site, many of which have been featured! Abt kindly agreed to be interviewed on his birthday, so Banes and I were finally have to do an in-depth talk with him and find out some of what makes him tick and at the same time celebrate that special day with him. So please listen and enjoy the melefluent tones of Abt's amazing voice and then GO and read some of his comics, especially Bombshell and Holon!
Sep 17, 2012
Our very special guest this week is the lovely Claire Leona, known as kawaiidaigakusei on DD, she's the author and artist behind the long-running comic Kawaii Daigakusei that was recently featured! Kawai Daigakusei is about a young woman growing up and finding her place in the world. Learning how to have relationships, learning about the world of art, and indulging in her passion for videogames and fast cars. In this interview we get into some behind the scenes info about leona's comic, we learn what inspired her, where real life ends and the comic begins, what it's like to produce such a large body of work, and how what she's learned in her comic has helped her in her proffessional life and vice versa! We also have Bane's wonderful rendition of Gunwallace's Character Development song. You must not miss it.