... exist to be broken.But, to quote/plagiarize spacejack, we write them down anyway just in case someone decides to follow them.
- Length: one file. Treat it as a page. If it is larger than what can fit, unscaled, on a 'standard' computer screen/monitor, it is preferable to have to scroll only up-down, or only left-right.
- Size: a picture is worth a thousand words. 640K should be enough for anyone. To quote spacejack: "Don't be an asshole." JPG, GIF, and PNG images preferred.
- Deadline: Monday October 2, 2006, 23:00 GMT (giving us 3 weeks, including a final weekend):
- 9am (Oct. 3) Sydney, Australia
- 1am (Oct. 3) Central European Time
- 7pm (Oct. 2) Boston, USA
- 6pm (Oct. 2) Chicago, USA
- 5pm (Oct. 2) Denver, USA
- 4pm (Oct. 2) San Francisco, USA
- UPLOAD SITE (provided by 256!)
- Does it have to be funny? Does it have to have a punchline? Does it have to be a complete idea? Only in the sense that people tend to respond favourably to those sorts of things. -- So, no.
- Related: Can it have a story/narrative? Can it have no story/narrative? Can it use words? Can it be only words? Can it be wordless? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
- Can I team up with another HuSi (a writer and artist pair, for example)? Yes.
- Tools: See the CFC2 announcement. In short:
- You can draw/paint it digitally, using a tool like the GIMP.
- You can do it digitally with clip-art or premade images (e.g. stripcreator [when/if it works])
- You can draw by hand, scan (or photograph), and edit, if you wish.
- You could use a physical collage procedure, etc., scan (or photograph), and edit.
- Art suggestions: Do what you want. Do what you know. Do what will challenge you.
The important thing(s): create and have fun.
Think of these as possible inspiration for stories, images, ideas, but I do not intend this to be quite as theme-oriented as the WFCs. The three prompts are organized as: 1) a general topic/theme, 2) help to get you going or a story/punch-line inspiration, and 3) examples of current works that might provide art ideas or just things to read.
"A fisherman disappears near Peru. Without a trace. Norwegian oil drilling experts come across curious organisms that have taken over hundreds of square kilometers of seafloor. In the meantime whales along the coast of British Columbia undergo an uncanny transformation. Non of these seem to be related, but Sigur Johanson, biologist and aesthete, does not believe in coincidences."
- On a day much like any other day
- Patriot Day
- Beyond Saddledome
- Bye bye boycat
In the comics world, Alan Moore's Lost Girls has been completed. DC recently cancelled their (generally high-quality) anthology series, Solo. Andy Riley has two books of bunny suicides. Girls, by the Luna Brothers, is up to issue 16.
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