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    P.O.W.! Challenge 35--Okaaaay...I'm (We're) Screwed...

    P.O.W.! Challenge 35--Okaaaay...I'm (We're) Screwed...


    P.O.W.! Challenge 35
    Deadline: Sunday, December 20, 2009, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.

    Topic: Okaaaay...I'm (We're) Screwed...


    We're back to our regularly scheduled programming after a rather disappointing experiment in single panels. This time out, the title says it all--and we've all been there. That moment when, after doing/planning something for a longish time, the realization hits that the bottom just fell out and we're all heading for the basement. This "topic" should leave itself open to a lot of different interpretations, ranging from personal experience to your relations with the opposite sex to War with the Ultimate Villain. You can interpret the art any way you wish, and the more creatively, the better. Any media. B&W or Color. We're also going to stick with the (almost) three-week Challenge period for a while because it seems to be giving people a bit more time to play.

    You can present your solution as a minimum of TWO to a TENTATIVE maximum of SIX 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 . REMEMBER: You don't have to have a complete comic to qualify to polling--if you're idea requires six pages or so, go for it, but if you realize you're running out of time, try to get at least TWO finished by the deadline. That's all you need to qualify.

    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.

    Again, this one is three weeks rather than the usual two weeks to see if it will allow more participation or just cause a lot more procrastination.

    P.O.W.! Challenge 36 will be posted before Sunday Midnight, December 20, 2009.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    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)

    Alright, new to CA's challenges (especially POW). I need some clarification on this.

    The whole page will be [6 7/8" x 10 1/2" (1/8" in all directions)]?
    With a [6" x 9"] area for us to do our artsy stuff.
    Then what is the trim size all about?
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    Very informative discussion in the "Read this first" thread, plus freebie templates from Ilaekae:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=115867
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    I said I wasn't going to do this, but I'm kind of changing my mind. The templates I failed to see in the first place are really good... I just realized how my graphic novel doesn't fit that. /facepalm /triplefacepalm /ultrasupersonicfacepalm

    So I might do this, especially now that you allow color, but the thing is I might have to cheat and use previously created characters.

    Either way though, I'm going to use those templates, and the graphic novel I'm working on kind of fits with this topic anyway.... Soo... Maybe I'll do it? Previously created characters are okay?
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    3 weeks? sweet, I'll brainstorm for 2 until I think of the best idea, and draw in one
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    also could you specify the max and min size limit to number of panels too, then just pages?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwarrior View Post
    also could you specify the max and min size limit to number of panels too, then just pages?
    I think it's a general rule of thumb to not go over 6 panels. Sometimes less can be more. It might take some practice to figure out how to do this. It's possible to go to 9, but that's only suitable for if you want to portray quick scenes with very little dialogue. It's also a good idea, although it doesn't have to be like this all the time, to have no more than 2 people talking in the same panel.
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    6 panels per page? kk, that narrows it down for me then thnks
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    FORGET THE RULES!! go all out with it!!

    old fart didn't scorn me for not following the exact size...

    *goes off contemplating ideas/images that makes no sense but goes with the topic...heheheee*


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    The rules are important for people who ever hope to see their work in print. I admit I have been considering making pages that are animated gifs with characters doing things inside the panels. That's a bit outside of the box but I didn't think it would be a problem as long as the storytelling makes sense.

    I don't see the outside dimensions rule or the "put the POW number and page number" rule getting enforced all that much. Just do your best and try to have a normal aspect ratio to your page. Don't make the words too small or people won't be able to read them.

    Trim and bleed are important because of page cutting machines.

    Here's some WIP type stuff. No time for assembly. I have a deposition today.
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    This is interesting...

    It's a bit long, but totally worth it.

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    When you say we can interpret it as anything we like, is it OK to do TOTALLY screwed, epic end-of-the-world, 2012-ish themes?

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    Nudity and violence are cool here as long as it doesn't cross over to porn or prolonged graphic torture type stuff. Other than that, a little action is actually a good thing because you don't want your strip to be boring.

    Here are the exact words that Ilaekae had used:
    7. There is no restriction on the style or approach, and any content within reason can be used to fulfill the challenge EXCEPT what would generally be accepted by an intelligent person as pornography--images that portray sexual penetration, for example, or offensively detailed cruelty and torture or pedo. Simple NUDITY is not considered pornography. Modified photography MAY be used appropriately for backgrounds or minimal special effects, but should NOT make up the majority of the entry. ALL CHARACTERS MUST BE CREATED AS ART, not photography.

    The final of my title page:
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