P.O.W.! Special Challenge 10!
Topics: Zombies, a short story in the public domain, or 10 (see details below).
Deadline: To be started 12:01 a.m. April 9, 2008, and ending May 6, 2008, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.
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)
See the READ THIS FIRST thread for all specs.
This Challenge consists of writing, drawing, and painting/coloring a standard comic to the specs posted, over a period of one month. It is open to anyone who wants to give it a try. You can choose one of the THREE topics, or if you feel lucky and ain't got nothin' else to do, you can actually do two or even ALL three to be treated as separate entries! Just keep in mind, you'll be competing with yourself.
TOPICS: The brainless masses have spoken through our poll and the results are in. The top three choices are...
Hopefully, any treatment or approach you can come up with that hasn't been worked to death previously. The term Zombie classically can be either the Caribbean I-was-in-a-hole-but-now-I'm-not type associated with Voodoo religions, or the I-was-dead-now-I-eat-brains type of Undead popular in the movies since the 1970s.
Any short story in the public domain
Wide open. ANY story in any genre, as long as it was originally published before 1923 (There are exceptions in later years up to the 1960s but it's complex and I don't think we should push it unless you can prove it to me beyond all shadow of a doubt). There's a lot of science fiction, horror, romance, western, children's and fantasy out there that are fair game, so go for it.
To be interpreted as a number, theme, symbol, measure, or anything else you can come up with. This is REALLY wide open. Good luck.
You can do one of these, two of these, or all three (see additional notes below in the page count section).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: You are getting a full month for this one, so it MUST be a finished product. NO roughs, NO quicky slop, with a professional level approach and feel to the entire entry. Color would be nice, but the basic art and layout are more important, so black and white is perfectly acceptable if you don't feel comfortable with coloring.
Use this thread to post WIPs and questions if you wish, if you'd like some crits and help.
NUMBER OF PAGES: To give everyone a chance, even the rank amateurs who have never tried a comic before, I'm keeping the MINIMUM number of pages low--6 (six)--to a MAXIMUM of 16, which can be extended by request to maybe 20 if someone thinks he/she is on a roll and can use the extra pages.
Your entire comic can be ONE of the topics above. That would be a single entry.
If you choose to do two or all of the topics above as separate unrelated comics, you can, which would mean that you are entering EACH as a separate entry--which also means you're competing against yourself in the polls.
The comics are to be done to the standard specs we have used from the beginning. We will have a final poll for voting, AND I may ask a few of the pros to stop in and help to give some special "awards of excellence" in addition to the poll winner. These would be based on design, inking, coloring, etc., and other criteria that are important individually to the comics industry.
A new thread will be created for the final entries. Do NOT post them in this thread.
Good luck. Trash talk is mandatory.