Monday, March 11, 2013

Quest for The Quail

Way back in 2011 I had an idea for a series of strips for a community webcomic on The Duck (formerly Drunk Duck) called Duck and Quail. Duck and Quail are the site mascots, and there were a number of stand alone pages done by some very talented people for Duck and Quail. The Duck website had just removed the Drunk part of its name, and undergone a series of coding changes that remain unfinished to this day. Overall the website's traffic plummeted, and what is left in 2013 is a mere shadow of what once existed when the duck was intoxicated. So I wrote a series of 80 strips that told a satirical tale of a sober Duck's quest to find his old drinking buddy Quail ... and somehow save the universe from destruction along the way.

From the first strip in September 2011 ... to the last in May 2012 I was lucky enough to have a large group of artists volunteer their time to get the strip done. The editor of the Duck and Quail community comic, VegaX, was very supportive and encouraging, and the whole project raced headlong to its sappy conclusion.

It was a fun project to be involved with, and through it I cyber-met some wonderful people who I have since worked with on other projects.

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