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Thanks Four Everything 11

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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…


Thanks Four Everything 10

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Erbee here is a veteran of an actual charity duck race, one of the few ducks to appear in Quacked Panes that was actually purchased by me. Many, many of the ducks you’ve seen in the last four years are gifts… and no small number of those are via Wonderduck. Speaking of whom: I couldn’t have written any of Erbee’s racing-related dialog without that esteemed personage, so consider this a great big THANK YOU!

We have one more week of posters yet remaining so stay tuned, folks.

Thanks Four Everything 09

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Peter and Li became cousins by virtue of having the same manufacturer, despite their costumes placing them at opposite ends of the Earth. (That’s a silly phrase: The Earth is a sphere, so it has no ends.) It didn’t take long for me to realize that I had no actual place for them in the rotation other than to fill in for otherwise-overexposed main cast members. Peter’s arrival was also the first sign of the cast starting to get out of hand. Not that this stopped me from continuing to add ducks, of course.

Li was originally going to be my vehicle for slightly naughtier humor. This didn’t pan out mainly because I could never work out a good way to work nearly-blue and still make it mostly-funny. F-bombs and body-part jokes are often only funny due to shock value, not from actual cleverness. So I gave up on that angle. Oddly enough, arguably the naughtiest joke I’ve done involved Neil, of all ducks, and quite recently…