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FEATURED COMIC --> Sweets and Giggles
Read: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Sweets_and_giggles/
Working in Ahiti cafe probably wasn't Haven's dream occupation, but she loves it anyway. She just sort of fell into it after collage and has been stuck there ever since. Her daily routine is a joy. But then along comes Sophie... stroppy, sulky, surly Sophie. She turns haven's life of heaven into hell. Just what exactly is behind all that aggression?
Sweets and Giggles is a comedy graphic novel about interesting unusual people and a very interesting relationship, with lesbian/gay/trans themes. The story and plotting are great! There's a well written arc that does a good job of engaging you emotionally. The art varies a lot and has seen much experimentation in style and colour, but it's seems to be slowly crystallising into something stable. There's stylised reality, digital colour, black and white, sepia and texture. By Udyr, rated M.
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SAY IT STRAIGHT, SIMPLE, AND WITH A SMILE

Hello Ducks! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Last week was filled with big holidays like Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday/Carnival, Ash Wednesday, the Lunar New Year (Gung Hay Fat Choy!) it is now the year of the Ram! I think I spent Sunday watching the Oscars in the background while taking care of other miscellaneous business like preparing for this news-post. Actually, the most interesting thing that happened tonight was that there was a quotation on the label of my tea that had a simple message:

"Say it straight, simple and with a smile"

There are few truer words than these, and I thought it would be nice to pass it along to everyone for a calm start of the week.

In other news, I would like to make a small teaser announcement for a Drunk Duck Fashion Show that is currently in the preliminary planning stages for anyone here who loves designing clothes or would love to have your original character model clothing designs created by other artists on the site. If you love New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, or any type of couture show that involves catwalks, runways, models, and the current style trends, then stay tuned for this project. The ideas for this awesome project are still being drafted out, so expect to get a more in-depth announcement in the upcoming weeks.

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LORE
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Lore/
Lore by Genejoke hits its 100th page milestone today as the third chapter kicks into gear as Elonii close in on them. They meet new faces who could be either salvation or ruin.

USED BOOKS
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Used_Books/
There are multiple milestones to announce today for Used Books. Today marks the 8th anniversary of Used Books by usedbooks on Drunk Duck. usedbooks has just returned from vacation and a short hiatus before revving up the story of Used Books once again. On top of that, Used Books just posted its 1200th page! She should get a standing ovation for reaching that impressive four-digit number.

-Art by Gunwallace
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FEATURED COMIC --> Steel and Manitou

http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Steel_and_Manitou/

Steel and Manitou tells a tale of the legendary Gtchi Manitou, a Great Spirit, embodied by a white horse with a feather in its mane. The stories are inspired by the Nêhiyawak (Plains Cree) Aboriginal legends from Saskatchewan, Canada. This tale begins when a young orphaned girl, Kassidy Kerr, finds herself in an audience for a traveling troupe of two Nêhiyawak stage performers, led by Vox, a story teller. Young Kassidy gets inspired by the tales and now has to listen to her Gtchi Manitou.

I do not want to give away the rest, but there is a secret stowaway, cold desert nights, and a covered wagon. Kassidy Kerr is now seven years older and the story is just getting started!

The art style is very charming and the colour palette gravitates toward the reddish-orange side of the spectrum in the daytime scenes, so I am reminded of sunsets in the Old West. The line may be handdrawn, but all the colours are filled in digitally. The characters are really adorable and you would not want to miss out!

If you are interested in plants, animals, humans, Gods, Ghosts, and Ghouls or just want to hear the tale of how the Buffalo gained its hump, read Steel and Manitou by ashtree house rated T.

http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Steel_and_Manitou/
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THE DIGITAL DARK AGE COMETH!

This morning, the top trending topic was the warning issued by Vint Cerf, vice-president of Google, that we must create tangible back-up copies of all our digital works or else we may lose everything, every memory in a “digital Dark Age”. So I read about the pressing issue of this topic from various sources and Cerf is not warning everyone about another Y2k or an immediate danger to all of our digital files. Instead, it is a warning that our technology will continue to evolve until the methods we save our digital files may go obsolete.

This issue directly influences webcomics and the method we have used to save our files. It should be a reminder that we should not only save our comic files on internal and external hard drives, USB sticks, and online servers. One of the suggestions to keep all of our digital files forever is to print paper copies of our written works and photographs as a reminder to multiple generations of what we have accomplished before they are inaccessible forever. Although, printing all of our comic files is a double-edged sword because it would destroy a lot of trees and paper is not guaranteed to last over centuries of wear and tear.

When I was actively updating my comic, I used to keep a physical binder of a printed copy for each page so I could read it like a book and the cost of colored laser ink added up. I also have moved a lot since that time and having to carry around boxes of paper is not the ideal. I prefer to simply carry around a simple external hard drive to hold all my files.

The idea of a Digital Dark Age is interesting to me because websites are not around forever and one day the Internet as we know it today will be vastly different. If we continue to save everything we have ever drawn, all the pictures we have every taken, and all the emails we have ever written in a digital-format. Then we risk having all of those important memories simply disappearing at the click of a button.

Then I remember that a human life lasts for about a century, at most, and that the simplest memories that mean the world to us might just be half a blink of an eye for a future descendant. I would really not want to leave boxes filled with a sentimental paper trail for the future generations to weed through and possibly discard. So I take a drink of hot tea, think about the Lorax, who speaks for the trees, the real loser in this whole printing fiasco, and I think about all the memories that are important to me and back-up my digital files in the most current format.

Important Note: Please remember to back up your webcomic files in various formats and hard drives as a safety measure. It is just a smart thing to do, even without the danger of a digital Dark Age.

HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY (USA), CARNAVAL, and FAT TUESDAY!!



Denizens! Attention! Published

The Duck's very own creative genius MadMindInk of the gorgeous webcomic, Denizens! Attention! has just published a paperback version of her comic and it is for sale.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/lesya-blackbird-ink/denizens-attention/paperback/product-22045248.html

"To escape their suffocating home life, Alicka and Winston get themselves sent to Winterkill Boarding School for Juvenile Delinquents. Winterkill turns out to be not what they expected, but just as they are settling in, their safe haven is threatened. The Great Dragon, who guards the worlds has abandoned his duty and the world sphere is in grave danger. Something must be done."
Price: $35.00


QUACKCAST

What about BODY SHAPE? - Quackcast topic, please contribute.
This week's topic discussion is going to piggyback on the topic on Body Shape in webcomics that ozoneocean and Banes discussed in Quackcast 205, but this time, they would like everyone's contributions!

Oz and Banes would love to know what YOU think about bodyshape in comics! Ones that YOU draw, read, or have just seen. Time is running out, so get those contributions in the forum posted by this Friday, February 20th, at Midnight (PST)

http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176795/

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KAM would like to announce that his comic The KAMics hit its 1525 page milestone last Friday. Congratulations on your page count mileage, KAM!

Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/
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FEATURED COMIC --> PIPER'S SONG
Read: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/PIPER_S_SONG/
In the cold whiteness of Northern Alberta in the great winter nation of Canada there's a little girl who has a bad dream about a big blue man pierced with harpoons... in her town there's skulduggery, murder, blood on the snow. This is a fascinating cinematic comic! It's a very unusual story premise but it only gets better and better the more you read as the suspense builds and the story expands. The art is full colour, stylised realism, and the story is a Scifi action graphic novel. I highly recommend it. By Skweeee, rated M.
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Traditional Art in Webcomics

We've talked a few times in newsposts and Quackcasts about how tablets have made digital art more convenient than ever. But as much as I enjoy the clean lines and bright colours of digital drawing, when inspiration strikes I still often find myself reaching for my sketchbook and ProMarkers. There's something really satisfying about the texture of paper that a tablet can't quite reproduce. The only downside to this is that I've never had much luck translating traditional art into screen-friendly comics.

Generally I run into two problems:
- Do I draw the full page at once, or separate images and put them together (along with speech bubbles, etc.) in photoshop?
- How do I preserve the original colours?

I know traditional art webcomics can be done, because I happen to be a sucker for watercolour webcomics! So for those of you who have incorporated traditional art into your comics, any tips for those of us who can't quite seem to make it work? And why have you decided on traditional art over digital? Let us know in the comments!

Bringing Old School V-Day Back

Don't forget to send kawaii your old school valentines to share with the class! The deadlines is February 8th. Check out this thread for more info: http://theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176786/
I've already submitted my own wonderfully cheesy valentine for you all!

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Genejoke's comic BASO has hit 250 pages!
http://theduckwebcomics.com/BASO/

From Genejoke: “Aside from Lite bites, only one of my comics has reached 250 pages before and that (Malefic) made a grand total of 250 pages and a final notice of no further continuation. BASO, at least for me has recently become reinvigorated. I know writing wise I had been struggling with it, but now I am back on course and have a lot of new and exciting stuff coming up in the next god knows how many pages.”



Have a comic milestone, a community project or some comic-related news that you'd like to see here? Do you have original art for our newspost image database? Send it to me via PQ or at hippievannews(at)gmail.com, or leave a comment below!
For more info on News, please check out this DD Help Site article: https://sites.google.com/site/theduckhelp/getting-started/news-and-getting-your-news-in-it
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Quackcast 207 - A question of bodyshape part 2
Listen: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/…/episode-207-a-question-of…
In Quackcast 207 we talk about bodyshapes in comics again; as a follow up from the chat we had about it in Quackcast 205 we thought we'd let the community weigh in with their thoughts... so Banes and I could get the chance to practice our voices.
We wanted to know what others thought about the subject of about bodyshape in comics; Ones that they draw, read, or have just seen and think that it needs commenting upon.
These Quackcasts were inspired of course by the images of athletes from the 2002 book "Athlete" by Howard Schatz. The photos show various athletes who're at the top level of their respective sports, it also shows that they have wildly different physical attributes: there IS no one ideal, and there IS no “normal”. This got us to thinking how body shape can define a character as much as facial features, hairstyle, clothing etc. Anyway, people had their say and it was enlightening! Also, Gunwallace's music this week was for FUNK! And funky it was, give it a listen.
Topics and Show Notes:
Featured comic:
Steel and Manitou - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Steel_and_Manitou/
Links:
Images, taken by photographer Howard Schatz for his 2002 book, Athlete - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Can-guess-sport-shape-Olympian…
Body measurement image from the 1920s mentioned by EJB - http://img.photobucket.com/…/Photo%20Feb%2017%206%2003%2033…
Our contributors:
Genejoke - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Genejoke
KimLuster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster cdmalcolm1 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/cdmalcolm1
Ejb - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ejb/
Kroatz - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Kroatz/
Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/ bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102
VinoMas - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/VinoMas
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace, funkmaster musician - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Banes, the banana - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
kawaiidaigakusei, model shaped featurer - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/
The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
FUNK - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/FUNK/ - by Shawn Perry
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QUACKCAST 206 - Turning An Idea Into A Comic
Listen: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-206-turning-an-idea-into-a-comic

Art by Ozoneocean

Content:
Back in January our own HippieVan was in a quandary as to how to turn a creative idea she had into a webcomic, so she decided to put it o the DD community and croudsource their wisdom via a newspost. Banes and I thought the topic would make a good Quackcast, especially since we could read out all the interesting and informative posts people made on the subject! Banes has also approached the idea previously for Quackcast 68 where he outlines a screen-writing method called “save the cat”, also known as “The Banes' Method”. That Quackcast was since deleted but as a special treat I will re-upload it!

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Piper's Song - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/PIPER_S_SONG/

Links:
From the Newspost - http://theduckwebcomics.com/news/2015/jan/22/turning-an-idea-into-a-comic/
Quackcast 68, Save the Cat for the Screenwriting - http://theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-68-save-the-cat-for-the-screenwriting/
The Banes' Method - http://www.drunkduck.com/tutorial/478/

Contributors:
entropy0013 - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/entropy0013/
Gunwallace - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
KimLuster - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster/
Banes - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
tupapayon - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/tupapayon/
fallopiancrusader - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/fallopiancrusader/ bravo1102 - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
Ironscarf - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/Ironscarf/
Abt_Nihil - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/Abt_Nihil/
usedbooks - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/usedbooks/
maskdt - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/maskdt/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace, Musician and user of the Banes method - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Banes, co-host and cat saver - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
HippieVan, Newsposter and mushroom sampler - http://theduckwebcomics.com/user/HippieVan/

The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
Pegwarmers - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pegwarmers/ - by Sameth
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QUACKCAST 205 - What about Bodyshape?
Listen: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/…/episode-205-what-about-bo…
Photos by Howard Schatz.
Content:
This week Banes and I were inspired to talk about body shape in the depiction of figures in comics, inspired by some famous images from photographer Howard Schatz's 2002 book, Athlete. In it there are photos of many athletes who're at the peak of their sports and yet their bodyshapes are vastly different, subverting the idea of an “ideal” bodyshape or what it means to be a top athlete or even fit. too often bodyshapes in comics follow a very narrow range, not getting much past what we think of as the current popculture ideal. We all know that idealised model shape is a problem and yet we all still perpetuate it, most of the time you can only tell most “realistic” characters apart by their hairstyle or costume, especially in superhero comics. And that invents a second problem: the myth of the “normal” shaped body as opposed to the ideal- there IS no such thing as normal, and even the ideal is always changing throughout the ages. There's even a lot more to body shape than the famous categories: Mesomorph, Ectomorph, and Endomorph, or Skinny, Pear, Athletic, Hourglass and Apple. We also have a beif mention of how stylised characters (Sponge Bob, Calvin and Hobbes etc) are exaggerations of these shapes and differences.
Topics and shownotes
Featured comic:
Onward - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Onward/
Links:
Some of the athlete photos here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Can-guess-sport-shape-Olympian…
and here - http://www.mymodernmet.com/…/howard-schatz-beverly-ornstein…
(The images, taken by photographer Howard Schatz for his 2002 book, Athlete)
Bodyshape pics taken from here - http://bonytobombshell.com/the-scientific-reasons-why-some…/
Typical DC superheros - http://s3.media.squarespace.com/…/wp…/uploads/2009/02/dc.jpg
Typical Marvel superheroes - http://media.comicbook.com/…/Marvel-Comics-Characters-Wallp…
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace, guitar shaped musician - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Banes, mesomorphic muscleman - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
kawaiidaigakusei, hourglass shaped featurer - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/
The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
YOUR CHOICE - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/YOUR_CHOICE/ - by VinoMas
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THE 2015 DRUNK DUCK VALENTINE'S DAY CARD EXCHANGE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Valentine's Day is this upcoming weekend and to commemorate this most lovely of holidays, a group of Drunk Ducks have come together to bring you the most unique set of Valentine's Day cards. This set is a one-of-a-kind edition that is unavailable in stores and it was crafted by creators all over the world. I am so delighted about the turnout this year considering everyone only had one week to turn in their card designs and this was a stellar project.

So if you are like me, and would like to print up your own copy of all these rad designs on card stock and relive a Valentine's Day with nostalgic charm OR if you are a parent and need to find the perfect Valentine's Day cards for your own children to pass out, please check out this collection and I promise it will not disappoint.

Now if you were unable to submit a card by the deadline, remember that Valentine's Day is on February 14th, so you still have a few days to celebrate. Just send me a PQ OR email me at kawaiidaigakusei(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get you added to this list before V-Day.


Here is the Extensive List of all the individual creators and links back to their comics. Check them out and show them some looooove!

Bombshell by Abt_Nihil
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Bombshell/


Brogan's Lair by brogan68
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Brogans_Lair/


Tales of SIG by bravo1102
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Tales_of_SIG/


Equsopia by hitokaji
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Equsopia/


Izzy Wanders Around and Does Stuff by HippieVan
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Izzy_Wanders_Around_and_Does_Stuff/


Awfully Decent Fellows by Ironscarf
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Awfully_Decent_Fellows/


The KAMics by KAM
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/


The Godstrain by KimLuster
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_Godstrain/


No Room for Squares by Kroatz
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/No_room_for_squares/


Zom by Kroatz
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Zom/


Ice Pick by Niccea
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Ice_Pick/


FUNK by Shawn_Perry
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/FUNK/


Used Books by usedbooks
Link: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Used_Books/


Thank you awesome Ducks for all your wonderful contributions! All the cards look amazing and stellar.
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FEATURED COMIC --> Onward


http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Onward/

What happens when a large anthropomorphic orange Rakasta (cat-tiger) rows up to the shore one day in a bowl-shaped boat? The only answer that question is: An adventure! Spike is a fun-loving, easily pleased feline with a penchant for getting caught in gillnets. The minute he arrives in town, he is approached by several humans who want to do business with a giant cat. What will become of this rambunctious Rakasta once the journey begins?

Vivid colours. Gorgeous line work. Each page of this comic is like walking through an art gallery exhibition and could be a standalone piece of artwork. The pages are coloured using traditional paint media such as watercolour and India ink before scanning. A strong point in the art are the depictions of the ocean coastline and the wave detail at the very start of the story. The art is incredibly stylized and beautiful.

Mina Lunga is known as the creator of a variety of stories, most notably the beloved, once featured comic, Gnoph.


Read Onward by Mina_Lunga rated T.

http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Onward/
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Drunkduck has been a major webcomics community since 2002, we has many fabulous webcomics including the amazingly poplar  Modest Medusa and Charby The Vampirate Charby the Vampirate