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P.O.W.! Challenge 61 (A-B-C) Mesoamerican Punks
In all P.O.W.! Challenges, 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 61A: Fantasy Band invent Punk Music(Storyline)
A band of once-minstrels in a fantasy setting are tired of traditional music and "artistry" and just want to rip it up and start again. Our protagonists are creating a new kind of musical genre in the middle of lutes and flutes - these guys are more Death Metal & Dragons!! Turn in a P.O.W.! exploring how this band create their music, how the crowd don't understand them (and possibly want to burn them as Witches) and the trials and tribulations of noisy music with no amplifiers! (A magical solution, maybe?)
Topic 61B: Native People's Legend: Mesoamerica
Admittedly, this is a broad one, folks. The histories and myths of the Mesoamerican peoples are vast and diverse (Olmec/Mayan/Aztec etc etc) and I don't want to reduce all of them down to one category, but there are many more Native People's Legends to get through, so we'll mark this in and we might focus down again if we have a chance. Illustrate your favourite tale from one of these cultures in a comic panel style and try to incorporate their art style into yours in some fashion. Your take can be as broadly stroked in as you like (for instance, as broad as R3u5's on the Greeks), or mythologically accurate. Have fun with it!
If you want a shorter take on the topics above, design the main protagonist(s) from a version that blends the two topics with appropriate gear in use. So take a character or characters from a Mesoamerican Myth or history and put them in a punk band!!! Show how they use earlier technologies to really make some noise!
One or All-Deadline: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.
You can present your solution as a minimum of TWO 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 TWO 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)
To all of you who have supported the P.O.W.! Challenges, from the bottom of my heart I thank you.
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.
Last edited by donalfall; June 23rd, 2012 at 03:11 PM.