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    P.O.W.! Challenge 20--BUGS! (as History)

    P.O.W.! Challenge 20--BUGS! (as History)


    P.O.W.! Challenge 20
    Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 11:59 pm
    anywhere in the world.

    Topic: BUGS! (as History)


    This Challenge will run approximately one month, to avoid conflicts with the TD and allow everyone enough time to take a crack at it.

    This is our 20th Challenge, and so I'm making it a little special. Those of you who have trouble with plots...have fun. We are doing any event--ANY EVENT--in human history, BUT with INSECTS as the characters. The Viking Cock Roach invasion, a scene from the Inquisition under Preying Mantises, Buffalo Dung Beetle's Traveling Western show, WHATEVER!--as long as it's real history but with bugs. For this Challenge, "BUGS" includes insects of any kind, spiders, centipedes and millipedes, and buggy-like sea types like shrimp, crabs, and such. Try to have fun with it--any human period, any human event, any historical accomplishment, but with BUGS.

    You can interpret the art any way you wish, and the more creatively, the better. Any media. B&W or Color.

    You can present your solution as a minimum of THREE to a tentative maximum of TEN pages which adhere to standard comic specs as below...and, yes, you can have the first or last (or both) as a splash page if you want. You can go to additional pages without asking if you have a decent idea that requires it--just don't get too extreme on page counts

    Standard Comic Book Size:

    --Trim size: 6 5/8" x 10 1/4"
    --Live art area: 6" x 9"
    --Bleed size before trimming: 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" (1/8" in all directions)

    This thread will be the place you ask questions on this challenge, trash talk, post WIPs and post your final art. See the READ THIS FIRST thread for all specs.

    Good luck.

    P.O.W.! Challenge 21 will be posted before Sunday Midnight, March 1, 2009.


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    Just a reminder--those of you who didn't get a chance to finish exactly the way you wanted to, or ran into deadline problems, remember there is a sticky section where you can post your stuff when you do get it up to speed.


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    aayy bug replaces history dudes eh sounds funny...i'll think about this one

    in the meanwhile gonna go find me a yummy history


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    What the crap is TD?

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    DeuceRok:
    Since you're asking so eloquently and polite.... please click here for more information about TD.

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    And supposedly there is another big ThunderDome (TD) event coming up in about a week or so, although its specific nature remains hush hush at this time.

    Watch the Lounge or Challenge Arena for announcements.

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    It would be safer to say two to three weeks, probably. That's the reason we shortened the Male/Female TD so drastically...

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    As drawing comics is my main art thing, I really should draw this one. I have no idea how to draw insects so hopefully I learn lot of things while drawing this.

    The hard thing is to decide what event to draw...

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    One thing that should be made clear here is that obviously, you don't have to stick to proper "bug" anatomy, and you don't have to be "historically" accurate in your depictions as far as the literal details go. The bugs will almost certainly have to be modified or simplified if costuming is important to your scene, and some things in real life just won't work if applied to bugs...a sexy corset or bustiere for example just doesn't cut it on a lady bug.

    Either think anthropomorphic to some degree, or adapt the world and its accessories however you have to to the "bugs." This is fantasy, with a human historical basis...

    One additional thought...you don't have to do the "bugs" to any specific size. If you make them human-sized, obviously the accessories and scenes will be just as we know them. If you make the critters "bug"-size, obviously you have another whole can of worms (pun), since you'll be getting into shoes as boats, soup cans as homes, thimbles as helmets or hats, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    It would be safer to say two to three weeks, probably. That's the reason we shortened the Male/Female TD so drastically...

    Please tell be the deadline for the Gender TD is still Feb. 22nd or I'm hosed! I can't let you guys win by default!!

    I'm having visions of "A Bugs Life 4: Return of the Boston Tea Party" for this POW. LOL!

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    Like your idea..

    Don't sweat the deadline--still the 22nd. It was drastically shortened to THAT date from a 10 week challenge because ANOTHER TD is "rumored" to start near the end of February or so. We were playing safe...

    ...and as for winning by default...on the 22nd, your feminine ass is mine...metaphorically speaking...

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    *stops drawing bugs and shuts Kitty's tail in the door*

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    ...bitch...

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    I know a historical event to do and have some reference already, but I may only be able to get pencils done for three pages (and that mostly during a two day court junket to Texarkana I have to do near the end of the month).

    Where is everybody lately? Ilaekae says "bugs" and you scurry like somebody turned the lights on.

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    I've been toying with cockroaches and the Nixon/Watergate thing...the missing 18 minutes of tape was eaten...

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    I've been contemplating the Trojan Horsefly, but that means I'll actually have to do some thumbnails I like.

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    OK, then. I'll start this off with some rough pencils.
    Sorry. Photoshop 4.0 lied to me about the resizing. I'll be back.
    There. At least the GIMP is truthful to me about such things.
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    Haha... Arttorney thats great!

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    man...i gotta get started on mine ><
    to much on my plate for the time being.

    Arttorney- lookin good


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    Onyx - Trojan Horsefly is a good one
    I actually thought about a Trojan scene too, but before the horse. Some pretty Butterfly Helen scene.

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    So I decided to make a comic about William Wallace and the battle of Falkirk.

    Now the hard part starts, I have to look pictures of bugs... ugh, I hate bugs so much! I think I'm gonna faint once or twice during research but that's why I really want to do this.

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    ...heeheeheehee...

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    Who thinks I should be daring and do another digital POW? Is this panel style working?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arttorney View Post
    Who thinks I should be daring and do another digital POW? Is this panel style working?

    Do it... but not with those colors.... LOL!


    Well my Battle of the Sexes is done, as is my CHOW... and I had a flash of an idea for this so I'm gonna give this a go. Well see if I can pull it off...

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    Are you saying you don't like my style? Don't worry. Drawing this way is a real pain in the ass. I'll probably have to follow through on my threat to do pencils during my Texas trip this week. Will they let me take pencils on the plane? They didn't give me any trouble over ball point pens last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arttorney View Post
    Are you saying you don't like my style? Don't worry. Drawing this way is a real pain in the ass. I'll probably have to follow through on my threat to do pencils during my Texas trip this week. Will they let me take pencils on the plane? They didn't give me any trouble over ball point pens last time.

    I would never say such a thing!! And you may want to bring crayons just to be safe. Actually doing it all in crayon would be awesome! LOL!

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    Ahhh. Then I can have something else in my "brief" case besides my extra underwear. Good thinking.

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    Hehehe.............


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    I hope I'll be able to get it done. I just have to try and keep it simple... not go crazy with the details.
    My narrative needs a little work... but I think the panels will flow pretty well.

    The bottom of page 2 looks a little confusing, those are the scared neighbors hearing the gun shots. Its a really messy sketch.

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    I'm rather bummed that POW doesn't get more WIPs and back-and-forth discussion and critiques like the CHOWs do... comics get no love around here.

    I've decided to take the "Cityscape" to a junkyard level... LOL!
    Instead of the real buildings of Clark Street I'm going to use old-school tins and boxes... Ebay research... does the creative mind good.

    I'm not sure how far I'll get.... but I'm makin' the effort.

    EDIT: Added final roughs for all pages.

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    I think your idea is clever about having the buildings be junkyard stuff.

    "Bugs" Moran. I get it. Ha ha ha.

    I often wonder why 50 people clamor to enter CHOW but then, if their character is expected to say or do something (POW), they all head for the hills. I just think the linear thinking in a storyline goes against the right brain part of the drawing process and it kills it for them.

    Your art tends to be strong and so I suspect you are on the POW fast track.

    I have gotten some work done on some pages destined to become my finals but I need to regroup today after my whirlwind junket to beautiful Texarkana. I will have something for this.

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