Dogs, Ducks and Aliens is a comic strip that posts on Mondays and Wednesdays. The comic is set in a suburban neighborhood and most events take place in Dexter’s Yard – the backyard of the home where four of the main characters live – Dexter, Sherman, Q-Bone and Peebles. If you were ever to walk into a canine sports bar, these are probably some of the guys you would meet there! Dogs, Ducks and Aliens is story-oriented and is organized into chapters as the strips get posted. Plan on reading through the archive of comics as it builds to catch up to what is going on currently.
Dexter is a middle age Labrador-mix. He is a natural leader with a slightly salty disposition who ultimately believes that you create your own reality. The other dogs look up to him for the most part – in spite of their awareness that he doesn’t always know what he is talking about.
Sherman is a large Labrador-Husky who is Dexter’s main friend and collaborator, although he doesn’t hesitate to tell Dexter when he thinks he’s being a “knucklehead”. Sherman has a brother from the same litter as himself, whose name is Peebles.
Chaos is a German Shepherd who doubles as a self-appointed, self-recognized law officer of sorts. He is a close friend of everyone in Dexter’s Yard, and when not taking his “duties” too seriously, he is a fan of loud music and having a good time.
Phil McQuacken is known through the neighborhood grapevine as “the guy you go to when you need something or have a problem that needs to be solved”. There is an air of mystery and speculation about who he really is and who his associates and partners are. As Dexter says about him, “he is disturbingly well-connected.”
Peebles, Sherman’s brother, is an agile, physical powerhouse. He is calm, polite and amiable - liked by everyone and regarded as “the nicest guy you’ll ever know...99% of the time”. Although rare, something will "set him off", causing him to black out while going on an unpredictable, chaotic rampage. Because of this, he has the nickname "Master Exploder".
Q-Bone is a beagle who is a talented artist and writer. He observes and documents the goings-on in the yard and neighborhood. Although not as extroverted as some of the others, he gets along well with everyone and enjoys conversation.
Spaceguy is a grey-type alien from a faraway galaxy who lands in Dexter’s Yard after doing an intelligence scan of planet Earth. Instead of taking the first steps toward uniting alien races across the cosmos, he ends up spending most of his time trying to earn simple respect and acceptance from the group in Dexter’s Yard, eventually becoming engaged in earth-like pursuits.
Orso is an associate of Phil McQuackens who seems to perform an enforcer role, when "muscle" or dangerous skills are needed. Although Sherman is able to interpret Phil McQuacken's speech, he is unable to discern Orso's, because it sounds like a foreign language.
Cosmo is a laid-back Weimaraner-mix who is the neighborhood expert on music and "leisure activities". He has a "doghouse" in his yard that is actually built from a custom van, decorated according to his tastes in music and psychedelic artwork.