Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-06 22:23:07
I'm organising a community event that will become known as the Comic Jam, and I encourage everyone with a mild interest in creating comics to join in.
Similar to the Game Jam, the Comic Jam is an event 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.
This event was conceived as an artistic challenge in creating art and comics within a limited period of time, and a creative exercise. But most of all, I believe that it will be fun for the people involved, and will be great to see what this artistic community can do in such circumstances.
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!
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.
I, personally, will be challenging myself to create a 24-page comic by myself during the time. If anyone wants to join me in that endeavour, then that's great. But, if you're not insane like I am, anything will suffice.
The Comic Jam will begin at 12:01am EST on Friday the 19th of August, and will end at 11:59pm EST on Sunday the 22nd of August.
When this is done we can compile all the comics made and submit them to a single thread for comments and critique from the community. If you're proud of your comic I'm sure you can submit it to the art portal as well.
Please use this thread for any questions relating to the Comic Jam. And if people post in the thread that they'd like to join me in this event, then I'd be glad to PM them when it starts as a reminder.