I know you like comics. I know you like jam(s). Well lucky for you, it's that time of half-year again. The time of half-year for the Comic Jam.
This is the fourth Comic Jam I've run. Four. 4. If you know a thing or four about comics, you'll know that the number 'four' occurs in the title of the comic 'Fantastic Four'. We are under lucky stars my friends (Lucky Star is also a comic).
You can see the submissions of the last Comic Jam here, and the one before that here.
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.
A comic that tells a story, as opposed to a simple gag comic of the likes of Garfield.
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.
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. It's a super fun challenge though.
1st: $40 NG Store Credit
2nd: $30 NG Store Credit
3rd: $20 NG Store Credit
The Comic Jam will begin at 12:01am EST on Friday the 22nd of February, when the theme is given, and will end at 11:59pm EST on Sunday the 24th of February.
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.