Yet another group of disastrously underutilized ducks with great potential. It’s almost as if someone cleverer and more diligent than myself should’ve been running this show all along. Ah, well. Live and learn, I suppose.
Speaking of diligence: I wish I’d been paying more attention to those blades of grass. Always getting in the way…
You’ve no idea how amused I am that the sun really came out only during the couple of minutes I was taking a picture of my dourest curmudgeon in the cast.
Score may be the clearest example I have of a duck whose intended and eventual roles have almost nothing to do with one another. Originally he was just going to be the mad scientist zed-head recluse with a knack for alliteration. Then, somehow, he gained a military-research-group backstory followed by an ongoing test subject (Bob).
He’s the duck most looking forward to the peace and quiet, you can rest assured of that much.
There are 450 comics in the archive as of today, and it all started with these two.
Well, kind of. The first comic in the archive is actually a test comic featuring Roger, Neil, Rei and the ducklings. I mean the comic started as an idea when I looked over at my quintessential little gray duck perched next to that lovely pure white duck and thought, “You know, I have a webserver and a camera and all these ducks…”
That was back when “all these” meant “less than 10.” How the times have changed, eh?
At any rate, Poe and Shimako were going to be the parental/authority figures (along with Rei when it came to the ducklings) but somehow I ended up with a whole different voice of authority further down the line…