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    P.O.W.! Challenge 32, 33, & 34: Single Panel Funnies...



    P.O.W.! 32, 33, and 34: The Single Panel Funnies

    Greetings, Kiddies! Welcome to Challenges 32, 33, and 34. We're going to try something a bit different again, and as before, it's definitely not a comic BOOK page.

    Over the next six weeks, we will produce 15 newspaper comic panels (NOT strips), five each of three different approaches as described below, due in two week increments in order.

    Unlike the newspaper strips we did for Challenges 28-29-30, these are ONE-SHOT comics, with all the action in a single panel that stands alone. Most are a squarish rectangle slightly higher than it is wide. See the size we'll use below under "mechanical specifications."

    As with the regular strips, there are different types of approaches in story telling, most of which you can identify from a quick scan through your local newspaper funnie pages...

    1. The Continuous Character story, which runs from one day to the next, but with each day's panel a one-shot gag appropriate to those characters. These tend to be "family" style strips, and "Dennis the Menace," "Marmaduke," and "The Family Circus" are good examples.

    2. The Specialized World panel, which is set in one specific environment which the reader can identify with, but each individual day's strip is a stand-alone gag panel, like "Pluggers," Working It Out," and "Grin and Bear It." The humor in this type of panel usually revolves around a specific unifying location or theme, like The Workplace, Age (or Old People), Politics, Religion, Drag Racing, Sports, etc., with OR without characters that reappear.

    3. The Anything Goes panel, which has each day's panel as a self-contained gag, often with no relation in time or space with the panels before or after. Often, there are no permanent characters from panel to panel, though many can have recurring characters. "Non Sequitur," "Bizarro," and "Far Side" are probably the best known of this type, and most are really off-the-wall in approach.

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    Topic A: Five Panels--Continuous Characters as described in (1) above

    Deadline: Sunday, November 1, 2009

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    Topic B: Five Panels--Specialized World (The important thing here is the "world" or "time" that the gag takes place in--like a western setting, an office, a school, or any other place that brings together people of similar interests. An alternative is concentrating more on the characters to establish the "world" rather than the actual "environment"--like things that old people, the religious, hunters or fisherman, or soldiers do, with no regard to where or when they really are).

    Deadline: Sunday, November 15, 2009

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    Topic C: Five Panels--Anything Goes (Just what it says, and the weirder, the better)

    Deadline: Sunday, November 29, 2009 (This one may be Extended one week if we seem to run into complications with Thanksgiving in the US, but don't count on it.)


    Any entry in before it's no longer 11:59 pm anywhere in the world makes it.

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    Mechanical Specifications:

    BLACK & WHITE ART ONLY! (Can include some basic gray values, but it's best to keep it simple.) Art must be SQUARE and at least partially boxed (have a physical rule around it of some sort).

    POSTING SIZE: 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" (14cm x 14cm)

    In reality, these are usually slightly higher than they are wide, but we'll work to a "perfect" square shape so your math will be easier to do if you want to do the actual art up in size, but please reduce the finals and post at the size above.

    The topics must be done in the order I have them above, and each set of five panels turned in by THAT deadline. Otherwise, it's wide open. The strip dimensions do NOT include any title you may wish--these are usually placed at the top of the strip at the left, and your name is at the upper right a bit smaller, both OUTSIDE the limiting box.

    I'd suggest taking a look through your local funny page section of your newspaper to get a feel for how the "pros" do things. Good Luck. Any questions, post 'em here and I'll get back to you ASAP.

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    Excellent topic, and a wonderful amount of freedom. I hope there is a lot of participation.

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    Topic C - Panel 1

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    Topic C - Panel 2 WIP

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    One panel done for Topic A



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    strip is all about potential reality tv shows.



    no offence intended towards your brother Ilaekae hope he gets better.

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    Forgot about Self Portrait Day this Sunday. So...this first deadline is extended to NEXT Sunday, November 8th.

    Say "Thank you." everybody...

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    And here's another panel



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    well idk if this is appropriate cause i dont want to get in trouble for doing something like this so....and plus some one had to do it lol

    and plus does PS have lenz Flare?!?! i can't seem to find it :c

    Edit turn it black and white n added lenz flare

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    another one hahahaa



    Editturn it black and white

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    You'll probably find lensflare in a "filters" or "effects" menu. There may be a sub-menu for "lens effects" or "distorts." Just poke around a little bit or maybe use the help button.

    This challenge is supposed to be black and white so keep your eyes open for "grayscale" or "desaturate" while you are at it.

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    oh ahahahaa black n white guess i should read more carefully

    i shall look for it there


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    WIP-1

    This is the first panel I have. I am working on the framing and title as well ... my daughter threw me a curveball when she refused to let me include her in the comics; so I guess you will see more of my son Garrett

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    I hope these will do. I have not been in a funny mood in recent months. This is for Topic A.
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    ok here is another one, >_<

    i had tooooo much sugar in my head today so i can't think straight and so this is funny to me

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    Cad: noun.
    1. An ill bred man, esp. one who behaves in a dishonorable or irresponsible way toward women.
    2. Computer Aided Drafting.
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    Topic C: Panel 1



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    sucks I missed these, cant wait for the next pow challenge, I plan on being a regular here

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    How do I put this? Hmmmmm.....

    We really blew it probably covers it pretty well. Actually, I blew it because i wasn't here to rabble-rouse due to personal probs, because you guys actually had some nice starts. You just didn't come back and finish the required five images.

    To the good side, we did get two finished sets--one A and one B--that the artists said they were just "doing something fast" but that ended up working surprisingly well and from just enough of a different angle that they actually work at a rather nice level. There will be no poll obviously, but...

    Challenge 32 is won by arttorney, and with a surprisingly effective solution, so this is a real win and not by default. The drawings make it look "auto-biographical, which really sticks it firmly in the genre.

    Challenge 33 is won by Insect Battle, and again, I would call this an honest win. The approach is very creative and just far enough off the beaten path to be effective. This might be worth playing with, especially if you mess around with line weights.

    Challenge 34 has no winner or qualifying entries.


    Thank you all.

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