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Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-06 22:23:07


Hi everyone!

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.

What is it?

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.

Why?

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.

Can I work with a partner?

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!

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.

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.

That sounds great! When is it?

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.

What happens when we're done?

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.

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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 join me in this event, then I'd be glad to PM them when it starts as a reminder.

Comic Jam Information Thread


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-06 22:27:01


At 8/6/11 10:23 PM, Aigis wrote: 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.

I should check a calendar more often because this should be Sunday the 21st of August.


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-06 22:34:44


Sounds interesting.. I might join


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-06 23:30:05


I look forward to this.

Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 00:55:38


Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 01:21:07


Alright, I'm game. I have my creative streak back, so I might actually get it done this time.


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 01:45:55


I'm game. :)

Also open to collaborating, if any of you want a partner~

Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 02:07:54


Hell Yeah. I'm in.


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 02:17:48


I wanna join, I will participate, it'd be cool to be teams but I am a lone wolf, or something


Who is the hunter?

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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 04:09:04


Eh, why the fuck not; I'm in, mate!

Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 04:17:33


If I can find a team to do it I'm game otherwise no, I'm not thrilled on the idea of working with random people(s), skilled writer or otherwise.

Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 04:25:47


I'm definitely in, but it would look like I would have to take a trip to the library to get some scans in if my neighbor isn't home..-.- FML


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My art thread

My comic thread

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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 05:23:38


Ohh, this sounds great! And it should be great practice too. I'm going to try my hand at it.

Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 14:03:15


Im in this sounds Genius and right before my school starts perfect :D


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 14:19:58


At 8/7/11 04:17 AM, M-Vero wrote: If I can find a team to do it I'm game otherwise no, I'm not thrilled on the idea of working with random people(s), skilled writer or otherwise.

This.

Basically because I have some stuff I'm busy neglecting already, and me doing a thing like this independently is an impossibility currently.


I have nothing to say that is at all relevant.

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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 14:35:26


Whoa it's almost as if people were signing up for this.


Who is the hunter?

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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 14:38:11


Not exactly.
I meant I'd rather work with people I know, how they work, they know how I work, people I know I get along with.

Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-07 14:38:30


Sounds fun. I'm in!


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-08 14:43:42


Do we submit it via art portal only or compile them?

Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-08 15:44:21


At 8/8/11 02:43 PM, VidGameDude wrote: Do we submit it via art portal only or compile them?

You can submit them however you want.

E.g.

Individually on the art portal (though if they are more than a few pages, I wouldn't recommend this)

The pages strung together as long vertical files in the art portal (e.g. 7 pages in one art portal submission)

Each page submitted to an image hosting site, like your NG Dump, or other sites like Imageshack.

Or if you're feeling adventurous you can set up some sort of blog to house all the pages (like a Tumblr, or something similar).

Basically the idea will be to post the first page of your comic in a submission thread, and to have the rest of the pages linked to in that post. Where you upload the rest of the pages is up to you.


Aigis - Putting the 'ai' back in 'Aigis'.

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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-08 21:39:01


Sounds great! I wonder what the theme's gonna be?


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-08 21:40:42


I'm interested in participating, yay! 8,149


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-08 21:40:54


At 8/8/11 03:44 PM, Aigis wrote:
At 8/8/11 02:43 PM, VidGameDude wrote: Do we submit it via art portal only or compile them?
You can submit them however you want.

E.g.

So, would a flash comic also be appropriate?
Like, left and right to browse pages?
Or maybe a .pdf?

Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-09 00:19:58


At 8/8/11 09:40 PM, Kashi wrote: So, would a flash comic also be appropriate?
Like, left and right to browse pages?
Or maybe a .pdf?

Indeed, if that's what you want. Any reasonable method of showcasing your comic should be fine.

Though I'd recommend against any method that forces people to download files, since in general people don't want to do that.


Aigis - Putting the 'ai' back in 'Aigis'.

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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-09 00:27:58


I'm a writer who is available to help with a comic.


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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-09 05:44:03


This sounds awesome!
The timing is perfect too...
I want in. :D

Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-09 12:39:09


*puts hand up*

i think this means i bidded on something... and now i have to pay :(

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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-09 12:51:34


At 8/9/11 12:39 PM, LegolaSS wrote: *puts hand up*
i think this means i bidded on something... and now i have to pay :(

SOLD. Item 425 ..CloudEater's virginity goes to the handsome young man with the glasses and the ridiculously large hot pink, fluffly top hat for $97,010.04.

I WILL MAIK A CAWMIK (hopefully)

Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-09 12:55:12


At 8/9/11 12:51 PM, CloudEater wrote: .... $97,010.04.

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Response to Comic Jam Information Thread 2011-08-09 13:23:25


Ehhh, Sure why not... Been Meaning to get back into the game anyways.