Cannarsa Simple Question



Cannarsa Simple Question: The plot thickens! Our three reprobates now have a rather forbidding (and unfortunately named) wall of Mafia muscle on their feathery tails!

Our style has subtly changed once more: we've dispensed with inking altogether and are now simply using cleaned-up pencils. It was meant to be rough pencils with color underneath, but like me, V often finds it easier to be precise than to be messy. In art, anyway. :D

In other news, a sexy print of Zakiya is now for sale over at DeviantArt:



~Tania

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Cashes to Cashes



Cashes to Cashes: Three ducks. One sharehouse. A bag of buried cash. Endless waiting as the weeks tick by... It sounds kind of like a reality tv show, one of those "the guys at NBC were scraping the bottom of the barrel" ones.

This is the end of the second major Crikey Duck arc. In the next issue, things take a turn for the worse...

Crikey Duck's journal will now be 'friending' back everyone who watches it. So watch away, guys!

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~Tania

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Stashing the Cash



Stashing the Cash: Crikey Duck is back on track! I'll let the comic speak for itself today, but just to keep y'all updated, there've been a few behind-the-scenes changes and there are more to come!

I've handed over pencilling of the comic to Vicki, and as you can see, she's done an amazing job. Having grown up drawing together, we're lucky that our styles are so similar!

I'm retaining writing and thumbnail / planning duties, and I help Vix out with parts of the pencilling when she requests it. kayjkay has retired as inker, so for this issue and the next, pseudo_manitou has taken over.

The next issue is the last one in the "Stashing the Cash" story arc. After that, we plan to dispense with inking altogether, and go for a much more organic style - colour under sketches. The colour palette of the comic is likely to become slightly less vivid, as it'll need to stylistically merge with the gentler lines we'll have.

Exciting changes on the horizon, guys! Thanks for sticking with us; you won't be sorry. With the two establishing story arcs out of the way, we can start having fun.

Incidentally, I've removed both the explanatory entries between the previous comic and this one. Now when you hit "previous comic" and "next comic" you should see a smooth, uninterrupted flow of comic-y goodness. If only real life were that easy to wrangle. ;)

Also, Crikey Duck's journal will now be 'friending' back everyone who watches it. So watch away, guys! And please help spread the word; I'm not sure but I suspect we lost a few readers during our downtime, and I'd like them to know we're back up and running!

~Tania

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Laundry Time



Laundry Time: Ranger Stormwing, man of steel. Darrell's face lends itself well to blank looks of horror, doesn't it?

Another late page, and once again I have good reasons which I'm sure you're not remotely interested in, so let's just say we'll try our darndest to get the next page out speedily, and hope for the best. To the person who donated $30, thank you very much! Donations can be made on the info page (http://www.crikeyduck.com/info).

In apology for the lateness of page 19, I offer you Marian's profile at long last!

Lots of news today, so please forgive me if I go on a bit here!

Other milestones to celebrate include the comic's first birthday. It was started in April 2005. Everything and everyone that is awesome is born in April, don'tchaknow. ;) Those with basic mathematical skills will note that next issue will be our twentieth, and that we're exactly eight LJ-watchers away from having 400 of you most excellent folks watching the comic through your journals on a permenant basis. Anyone else who is interested in having the comic feed into their friends-list can add it by going to the Info page, as linked above. Thank you so much for all your support!

I've entered into a business venture with a couple of my closest friends, sigmoidal_suseq and inc_b. Tasujo is the name - twenty Cool Points if you know me and mine well enough to work out why - and creating and screenprinting original boutique shirts is our aim; we want to become a Threadless.com for Australia, only with a really, really bizarre sense of humor. Essentially, we want to print and sell shirts for oddball people like us. I'm coming to realise there are more of us out there than I thought.

We've got the equipment, we've got our designs and the blank shirts are on their way; what I'm doing now is a little market research for the lovely Susan, who wants to know if there'd be a market for Crikey Duck t-shirts sold through this site. Any takers? If you're one of those who'd be interested in buying a shirt, what kind of thing would you like to see on it?

~Tania

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He Had His Fingers Crossed



He Had His Fingers Crossed: One week away at a gruelling trade fair... A move that took place over four days... Three weeks without the internet... And one FREAKING LONG GAME OF MONOPOLY later... we present, finally, the next page of Crikey Duck!

Please welcome our new inker, Karen K, who has a doomful surname but wicked inking skills!

Also, a special thanks goes out to the fan who donated $50 to keep Crikey Duck running. You, sir, are a legend. (Should anyone else feel so generously inclined, the donation button is here: www.crikeyduck.com/info - not that I'm soliciting donations or anything. Oh, wait, I am. Well screw it, we do this for free, you can all bite me.

Ooh, yeah... a little lower... thaaaat's it.

~Tania

PS: I won Monopoly with a $10450 lead. All shall love me and despair!

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Priceless



Priceless: The punchline for this one changed three times. Indeed, this was an issue fraught with peril. I seem to have finally hit my stride as an inker... just as I have to give it up, because if there's one thing I learned from trying to get this page done, it's that I just don't have the time to write, thumbnail, pencil AND ink this darn thing.

From next issue, you'll have a brand spanking new inker, and we're hoping this will mean we can keep our pages coming out in a more timely fashion.

Things to remember:

1. You can 'friend' the Crikey Duck journal and have it feed into your Livejournal Friends Page whenever it's updated. Simply go here: http://www.crikeyduck.com/info

2. As soon as I reorganise the layout of this journal, I'll be adding back everyone who 'friended' it. There are now 285 of you, and we really appreciate your support. :)

3. I've updated the Archive page, for all your back-issue-navigational needs! (Click here!)

4. A better site update is coming soon, along with Marian's profile. Having an inker will really speed things up around here!

This whole description is a little lackluster... I seem to have misplaced my funny tonight. Erm... *sweats* Uh... HEY, look over there! *runs!*

~Tania

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WHAT??



WHAT??: Can't write description. Distracted by panther butt.

~Tania

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Crikey Duck: Splash Page #01



Judging by Vix's expression, I'm guessing they're watching a zombie movie. But which is more worrying? What's in front of them, or what's behind?

Yes, it's just a splash page. Don't lynch me, I did warn you! More story coming soon.

At this point I should apologise for the slowness in updates these past couple of months. My fiance, who features in this comic as the dashing slacker Robbie, is away at boot camp getting the slackness dashed right out of him. Without him around, I'm responsible for feeding, housing and generally looking after myself and the gecko while still working fulltime, and it leaves me with very little spare time.

So now you know who REALLY deserves thanks for the comic. It's the guy who does the mowing and the laundry for me while I sit around drawing. (Sorry, girls, he's taken.)

Onto a brighter note: if you're interested in having custom plushies made of any of your characters, furry or otherwise, look no further than the amazing uneide over at http://uneide.deviantart.com. She's fast, reliable, and incredibly talented (and here I can't even sew a button!)

Don't take my word for it - check out these amazing Crikey Duck plushies she made!



And while we're on the subject of amazing artists, the lovely wicked_sairah made us a Crikey Duck themed sculpture out of the blue!



She takes commissions, and has a table at FC 2006. In fact, this sculpture will be on display there! If you're going to FC and you see Sairah, please tell her Tania says hi!

Enjoy the splash page, guys - there's something meatier coming your way soon.

~Tania

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Welcome Home



Welcome Home: After a slight (read, very large) delay, the final issue of the first arc of Crikey Duck is DONE! Let us never speak of this delay again.

As you can see, I've drawn my inking back to a slightly thinner line - the thickness of the line I was using was starting to bother me. There's quite a bit going on in this comic, too, and it was difficult to draw.

Pre-Christmas, you can expect to see a splash page for the series; then we'll plunge into the next arc! When you've got a duffel bag full of cash, what do you DO with it? (That was a rhetorical question, by the way).

~Tania

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Skinsuiting



Skinsuiting: And so we reach the penultimate page of the first story arc! Only one more to go... and then things start getting real interesting.

This issue was a bit late, hindered by sleeplessness, lost thumbnails (of the drawn kind), and a power failure. I missed most of 'War of the Worlds' to get this up tonight.

I know at least three kiwis who'll have something to say about Tanipus's throwaway line in panel five. Fortunately I'm hoping to distract everyone via panel seven - yanno, the big one with two pop-culture references. I should've included a sheep...

~Tania

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