How can I begin to explain ZoDuck to you, dear readers?
Born during my early college years, when I’d get bored and do cartoon voices to decompress from the stress of my Bio major woes, ZoDuck started as one of a pair of shadow hand ‘ducks.’ Zo evolved to be a small mini winged, stuffed animal based on a stuffed critter I found at a hotel gift shop some years before that. Though she wasn’t a puppet, she was easier to hold. Alas, I had no interest in ventriloquism.
Zo didn’t die there. No. She harassed friends and boyfriends alike, disliking their closeness to me, in the little skits I’d put on, threatening them that she’d beak them if they ‘kept up their shit.’ That’s right, she wasn’t g-rated, and still isn’t. Sometimes people think I draw sweet little cartoons, or ones that are just a tad saucy. I can’t even.
My plans for Zo have been back burnered while I work on my novels, but she crops up now and then. I sketch one frame comics mostly. The most recent was ZoDuck Meets The Krampus. You might remember the drawing from Christmas. I thought the pair of them would be awesome together, being of similar temperament. Maybe there will be a grumpy cat and ZoDuck crossover someday.
If you go to my ZoDuck deviantArt page, you’ll see some of the work I’ve done so far. The plan is to eventually create animations. That takes time and money, both of which I have little of these days. In the meantime, I have drawn up a few storyboards, and continued the one frame comics.
Here’s a sample of my duck…