Crikey Duck is a page-per-fortnight webcomic written by Australian animator Tania Walker, with art by Victoria Eden and Tania Walker. Though the three lead characters are ducks, the comic features anthropomorphic characters of many varieties, including a heaping helping of Australian wildlife. It contains some adult themes.
The webcomic started up in early 2005. There are plans for the release of a yearly printed collection.
Crikey Duck is noteworthy for its high production values, and was independently selected by the National Library of Australia for permanent archival in July of 2005.
They're smart, sexy, sarcastic, and laden down with a lot of money which they are utterly unable to use at this point. Oh, and they're ducks, but don't hold it against them.
Ranger Stormwing, Darrell Evenfeather and Zakiya deSilver are on the run from a very angry Mafia boss, who also happens to be Zakiya's father. Perhaps deSilver Senior is unamused by the fact that his only daughter faked her own kidnapping with the aid of two no-good, low-down con artists. Perhaps he's mad because that same pair of disreputable frauds managed to infiltrate his organisation right under his nose. Or maybe it's the loss of twenty million dollars that's got his tailfeathers in a ruffle.
Regardless, our three anti-heroes are forced to flee the country and lie low in an Australian share house populated by freaks, geeks, and peculiar marsupials. Their current con is simple: convince everyone around them that they're completely and utterly normal, don't get sucked too far into the strangeness that is share-housing in Australia, don't touch the money, and try not to strangle one another.
External Links Edit
- Crikey Duck: A Webbed Comic
- Readers in posession of a LiveJournal can 'friend' the crikeyduck account to have it feed directly into their friends list whenever it's updated. Check out www.crikeyduck.com/info for more details.
- Mirror of the web site at the National Library of Australia's PANDORA web archive