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Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 7th, 2012 @ 09:57 PM

Hi everyone!

It's that time again. Time for a new Comic Jam. As the number '3' might tell you, this is the third Comic Jam, there being two before it. You can see the submissions from the last Comic Jam here.

What is it?

Similar to the Game Jam, the Comic Jam is a competition in which everyone is given a theme, and tasked to create a narrative-based comic based on that theme within three days. The theme will be given at the beginning of those three days.

What is a narrative-based comic?

A comic that tells a story, as opposed to a simple gag comic of the likes of Garfield.

Can I work with (a) partner/s?

Certainly! If you're an artist that wants to join but you're worried you can't write, then you can join up with a writer to create some sort of super comic. The same goes if you are a writer that cannot draw.

Artists can also team up with other artists to create comics together, if they want. For example, one person could do line art while the other colours. Be creative!

You can use this thread to find a partner if you want to. But don't feel obligated to work with a partner, if you would prefer to work on your own.

How long should the comics be?

They can be any length you like, but the idea behind the Comic Jam is to create a comic that tells a story, which one-page comics are not necessarily well suited to. Ideally the comics should span a number of pages. Though don't necessarily feel limited to organising your comic into 'pages'. 'Infinite canvas' style comics are also a valid approach.

As usual, I, personally, will be challenging myself to create a 24-page comic (by myself) during the time (though I will not be competing, due to being a judge). If anyone wants to join me in that endeavour, then that's great, but not at all necessary.

What are the prizes?

The prizes this time around are in two forms. First, there is some Newgrounds store credit, donated by Newgrounds. Second, there is some actual money, generously donated by an anonymous sponsor, which will be given out through Paypal. The prizes will come from both of these pools.

1st: $30 USD, $40 NG Store Credit
2nd: $20 USD, $30 NG Store Credit
3rd: $10 USD, $20 NG Store Credit

That sounds great! When is it?

The Comic Jam will begin at 12:01am EST on Friday the 24th of August, when the theme is given, and will end at 11:59pm EST on Sunday the 26th of August.

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Please use this thread for any questions relating to the Comic Jam. And if people post in the thread that they'd like to compete in this competition, then I'd be glad to PM them when it starts as a reminder.

I'm also looking for some people to judge the final entries. If this sounds like something you'd want to do, post in this thread and volunteer. Preferably the judges of this competition would be people that have experience making comics, or at the least count reading comics as one of their hobbies.

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 8th, 2012 @ 07:04 AM

Sounds awesome. I can't wait to see what people come up with!


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 8th, 2012 @ 07:06 AM

At 8/7/12 09:57 PM, Aigis wrote: And if people post in the thread that they'd like to compete in this competition, then I'd be glad to PM them when it starts as a reminder.

Yeah, put me down for a reminder. I haven't made a comic in yonks, and I'd love to give it a go.


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 8th, 2012 @ 07:34 AM

I think I said I'd participate


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 8th, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

I'll join up.


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 8th, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

I don't use Paypal.

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 8th, 2012 @ 01:52 PM

it seems like a cool idea, count me in


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 8th, 2012 @ 02:40 PM

I've never made a comic before, should be fun learning. I would like a reminder when this rolls about please =D

At 8/7/12 09:57 PM, Aigis wrote: ...

:And if people post in the thread that they'd like to compete in this competition, then I'd be glad to PM them when it starts as a reminder.

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 8th, 2012 @ 03:55 PM

I'm up for comic-ing


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 8th, 2012 @ 04:32 PM

Sounds neat. Sign me up.


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 06:38 AM

Yes.

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 06:43 AM

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 05:16 PM

I shall preform in this contest of contests. Or be way to lazy when the time comes. One of those.

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 05:24 PM

Ugh. I so sad. I told myself last year that I was going to participate this year, but I'll be in the middle of a move on those date. Good luck to everyone who's participating! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with. :]

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 05:39 PM

Please put me down for a reminder!

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 08:22 PM

Sounds like fun, I'm in. But please send me a reminder when it starts


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 9th, 2012 @ 11:58 PM

I failed to contribute something last time, lets see if i can get something in this time. I just dont have free time like i used to :C. count me in though


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 06:04 PM

Been itching to get into comics (graphic novels) for a long while, so this might be a good start to see where art equals composition. So, I guess, add me to the list. Thanks.

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 10th, 2012 @ 07:44 PM

I haven't made a comic in GENERATIONS, If i'm around I'll definitely give it a shot :D


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 11th, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

doing it

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 04:18 AM

I think I'll give it a shot


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 03:05 PM

SIGN ME UP! School will have started by then but I will give it my all.

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 10:54 AM

I will participate too. Maybe.

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

The Adventures of Willie D Comics

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 12:07 PM

At 8/14/12 11:32 AM, WillieD891 wrote: The Adventures of Willie D Comics

You didn't read the first post at all, did you?

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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 12:14 PM

At 8/14/12 12:07 PM, PatBest22 wrote:
At 8/14/12 11:32 AM, WillieD891 wrote: The Adventures of Willie D Comics
You didn't read the first post at all, did you?

what first post


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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 12:18 PM

This first post, the one that gave all the instructions and clearly mentioned that the subject of the comics will be given out at a later date and so you can't start your comic right now, let alone enter it into the contest that has not even started yet.

At 8/7/12 09:57 PM, Aigis wrote:
That sounds great! When is it?

The Comic Jam will begin at 12:01am EST on Friday the 24th of August, when the theme is given, and will end at 11:59pm EST on Sunday the 26th of August.
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Response to Comic Jam 3 Information Thread Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 03:04 PM

Oh I would really love to try this...a reminder would be great. If you have the time of course. :3 I know how busy you must be.