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    P.O.W,! Challenge 54 (A-B-C-) Birds and Halloween...

    ] Reminder: We're going back to our normal format now that the Illustration Challenges have started...sort of. We're going to keep the A and B format, with one Challenge from us here, and the second Challenge from a list of suggestions from our loyal participants, would-be participants, and that green-haired chick on Second Avenue who drinks a lot and giggles funny...

    E will become C from now on, and we'll add some weird stuff sometimes just to throw you a curve...for example--this month (and possibly a bit longer), we're asking everyone to create a new banner for P.O.W.! (...see below).



    P.O.W,! Challenge 54 (A-B-C-) Birds and Halloween...


    THERE HAVE BEEN MAJOR CHANGES MADE as of last Challenge, SO READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY!

    All future POW! Challenges will roughly follow the format below, unless otherwise noted for a special event.

    Every Month (more or less), three (3) Challenges will be posted from various sources--A, B, and C. All (except where noted) will run simultaneously. One (C), will be kind of easy and may seem a little beginner-ish to some people, but it's to introduce people who have rarely done sequential comics to some of the techniques, approaches and such they need to advance to the "Three-Quarter-Pounders-with-Cheese, please" level.

    You can do any one, two, or all of them if you wanna make your mommy really proud. If you're a bit unsure of yourself yet, you can try doing the C part of each challenge. It will be a bit easier and less nerve-wracking because we're treating C as a kind of "learning the basics" kind of thing.

    In all cases, you can interpret the art any way you wish, and the more creatively, the better. Any media. B&W or Color, unless we specifically point out otherwise.


    Topic 54A: The Bird Races...

    This is open to a number of possibilities. People who race birds, like pigeon racing type stuff, people who race ON birds as if they were horses (obviously sci-fi/fantasy), people who race on FLYING birds as if they were airplanes, etc. The birds could be any size, any type (real or imaginary), in any genre it makes sense to have them, INCLUDING sentient bipedal birds who race as humans would against each other in track and field events. What constitutes a "bird" can be as open to conjecture as you want it to be, as long as they have feathers....including people dressed up in bird costumes...

    Topic 54B: A Halloween Event in Your Past...

    This was inspired by a suggestion by Angel Intheuk, and has the possibility of being a lot fun if you give up trying to be honest, especially if we limit it to HALLOWEEN. The event should be real, the story should be real at its base, BUT minimal to MASSIVE exaggeration is encouraged, accepted, and shall be considered ...ahhhh...literary embellishment. Any event of any kind that occurred anywhere YOU were ON HALLOWEEN that you were involved in. I...WILL...wince and arch my eyebrows if there is mention of an anal probe, so be forewarned...

    Either or Both-Deadline: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.

    You can present your solution as a minimum of THREE to any practical maximum you wish 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--just don't get TOO extreme on page counts. REMEMBER: You don't have to have a complete comic to qualify for polling--if you realize you're running out of time, try to get at least THREE pages finished by the deadline. That's all you need to qualify for polling..

    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)


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    P.O.W.! Challenge 54C: Birds and/or Halloween Costumes...

    If you're kinda new to this stuff, here's a little thing you can work on without losing your mind...and fingers...and sleep...and this time, you can do one of two different things, or do a couple of both.

    This seems simple, but the first is BIRDS. Try to capture the essence of birds in simple drawings--little bird, big birds, imaginary birds, running birds, flying birds, etc.

    AND...

    Have some fun with creative Halloween costumes that could be used by kids or adults that could be made with a minimum of money and a maximum of creative ingenuity. Just sketches, again.

    Deadline: Characters E: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.

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    AND A SPECIAL CHALLENGE FOR ALL YOU WOULD-BE DESIGNERS/COMIC ARTISTS OUT THERE...(extended to October 30, 2011)

    WE NEED A BANNER/MASTHEAD/"LOGO" (whatever you wanna call it. It's our brand.) We'll decide the winner by poll, and if we decide we need more entries before polling, we will extend the deadline for this one for as long as it takes. This piece of art is forever, after all... or till last Tuesday--whichever comes last.

    The Rules:

    • This is Top-Grade Art, so do your best. No rough sketches, WIPs, or jelly sandwiches will go to polling.

    • Size should be approximately 1000 pixels WIDE by 400 to 600 pixels HIGH.

    • The banner should present a clear idea of what P.O.W.! is all about--SEQUENTIAL PANEL (and other types of) COMICS-- and all that goes into producing them. Should be multi-color, and strong and clear in its message, which is "WE DO COMIX HERE!"

    • Unlike the other Challenges (COW, CHOW, TEEN, etc.), we don't need an area for specs or "rules" for each individual challenge, because we're too diverse in approach to tie down to one set of specs.

    • What we DO need is the wording, "P.O.W.!" and "PANELS OF THE WEEK CHALLENGE." Nothing else is necessary, unless you want to continue the tradition of the tagline, "Created & Published by the @&$#!! Members of Conceptarts.Org Forums."

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    Good luck.

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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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    ooo Birds! Awesome! I have to do one of these sometime.... >.<
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    Woo hoo! Am probably going to do the bird races. I'm thinking something Heavy Metal-esque, dinobirds and boobs and etc.
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    "ooo Birds! Awesome! I have to do one of these sometime.... >.<"

    So what the hell are you waiting for?



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    I have too be honest i'm not exactally psyched About the TOPICS even though ive already mapped out in my mind the whole bird race thing......as for the whole halloween thing i have either no memory becuase we (not I) was drunk.... or the one where i have anal probe up my ass......or that i dressed up as "the crow" (actually happened) before i started lossing my hair at a rapid rate..followed by massive amounts of depressing music and booze......but then there's alway's that old round table commercial about the cute little princess and the cute little clove of garlic!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    "ooo Birds! Awesome! I have to do one of these sometime.... >.<"

    So what the hell are you waiting for?



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    J.S., I'd like to get topics suggestions that you'd like. I have a tendency to have a bit of a humorous and/or ironic approach because of the way I think. Should the topics be more adventurous, combative, or "exciting" in the sense of lots of action? More spacey, or game-oriented. I'm not all that familiar with most of the gaming stuff you younger guys like to play, but I can research it easily.

    Don't be soft on bashing me if I come up with uninteresting topics, because I'm trying to get you guys to WANT to do comics. Can you gimme some clues...seriously? Same goes for everyone else. Thanks... I'd appreciate it. Remember I go back to Wally Wood, Little Nemo, Krazy Kat and Pogo myself. Everything from there on I pretty much missed.
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    Sword and sorcery seems to draw well, especially if there is reason to design some bikini armor. People never seem to get tired of zombies.
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    My story sucks soo hard... Am I the only one this week?
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    You are not the only one! I am also sucking this week. I don't really have a story atm, just some boobs and a dino bird. I can't seem to focus on the actual, yaknow, story.
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    sorry for the delay Kitty cat!!!!
    A: TRUST ME BROTHER I WANT TO MAKE COMICS!!!!!!! I really enjoy the topics that you put up. they challenge my brain or what's left of it.....but like with the holloween one it's topic specific where the bird one was more free reigned.....ummm i forgot where i was going there

    B: Maybe one of the age gap things comics in general (strips). The ones that you see in the newspaper sometimes humor or politics where created by one individual there short usually three panels long.....i grew up with Image comics which where where vvverrrryyy Action imagy! But when you look at credits it's usually a creative staff ranging from 3 to 12 people!!!

    on that note: i think we should really try to get some team challenges....maybe it already happened and i was left out.... but i remember you saying we may one day be in print...
    and i think our best chance at that. is for each of us to have a specific job...the most of here are just hobbies'ts who either enjoy making art. or are like me need! to be noticed..

    as for topics... of coarse i need action!!! maybe we could have topics with catagories first then topics with limiting wording like sci-fi/the jealous! or drama/step children! and so on so fourth maybe that would be too confusing....i don't know


    C: i started to compete here because my goal was to make a comic of my own. i have three solid concepts which i think are marketable but either are missing the story or i wrote it down and misplace the note pad. i realize that i have been relying on technolegy fo to long now. it allows me to produce things faster, in that thing is a steaming pile of shit......any way ta-ta for now(in an evil hannabil lecter voice!)
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