I'm putting this here because most of the discussion has been in this section so far. If it's not appropriate here, would one of the mods be kind enough to move us where we belong?
CA has Concept-oriented community activities for creatures (COW), environments (EOW), characters (CHOW), industrial design (IDW), and random lunacy (3CH), but until now, there hasn't been a specific equivalent for Comics. That will change the first week of January when we launch ...ummm...damn... we don't have a name yet, but trust us...it'll be in all caps...and it won't smell like a damn Muppet. It's gonna be ugly, it's NOT gonna be a walk in the park, and you will probably cry a lot. Hell! What else could you want?!?
We (Ilaekae and llothcat, so far) will be establishing a weekly/bi-weekly "competition" and learning experience for those who might be interested in sequential comics, and comics in general. We'll be dealing with design issues, coloring, pencil and inking, lurid prose, layout, character development, environments and genres, and all the neato stuff that makes life worth getting up for when you can't read real words but like lookin' at the pitchurs anywayz...
This thread is the official thread for any and all discussion on this majestic foray into the unknown, and all suggestions, comments, and phone numbers of cute younger sisters (or brothers, as the case may be) will be appreciated.
First assignment: What the hell are we gonna call this thing? The discussion is now open.
We also want input on what you think we should be doing. We'd like to keep the events to WEEKLY as much as possible, with the possibility of a few extending to an additional week or two where it makes sense.
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I'm suggesting 3 page stories on a general or specific theme.. like uhh.. loneliness or something involving tightrope walking elephants (obviously neither of those things should ever be the actual theme). Three pages is plenty for a short story and not a heinous amount of drawing to do in one week.
I don't really mind how it all goes down though, I'll probably participate no matter what.
Thanks for getting the ball rolling on this! It'll be something to look forward to after I've been beaten and mangled in the LMS tournament.
How bout SOW (Sequence Of the Week)? Already have a cow, so maybe throw a pig into the mix.
I like the 3 page idea. It would be cool if the structure changed every other week. The first week would be with a somewhat structured script and the next week could be an open topic like alice_ mentioned. I think you would gain some knowledge about sequential art you may not have thought about from the structured challenge and then apply what you learned to the open challenge the following week, and so on.