July Monthly Sequential Art Competition Winner!

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July Monthly Sequential Art Competition Winner!

Postby makepeace on Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:18 pm

JULY MONTHLY SEQUENTIAL ART SHOWCASE COMPETITION
as set by Junes Winner 'Hannijules'- as the previous months winner Hannijules can still submit a comic but he cannot win.

Theme: Sunlight
Must contain the sentence 'That's not so ergonomic'
Must include a dragonfly.
Must include a stack of dominoes.
Page Count: 3.


Remember, this is a chance to appear in Volume 2 of a mini comic as well as grab some glory, have some fun, draw some comics and have a shot at the title of the 2006 Ultimate Monthly Sequential Artist (and Haberdasherer)

Post your entries (and queries) in this here thread...

Entries close Midnight July 31st


Everyone who submits an entry should PM me the next months terms by that date, whether they think they will win or not so that I can put August up as soon as possible.
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Postby jacen_c on Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:32 pm

And away we go...something a little different from me:

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And here's the colour version of the last page- man greyscale sucks!

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In case anyone's wondering, the setting is Captain Starlight's Lookout (just
outside of Longreach). This message is brought to you by the Longreach
Tourism Association.
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Death's Dark Pallor...

Postby hannijules on Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:13 pm

Awesome interpretation of a series of ill-chosen artefacts, Jacen. Most impressive.
Loved the almost Captain Jack Sparrow, 'I'm Death mate' line too. A ripper (or reaper, as it were).
Not to mention the whole 'Fight Club' sorta-reference to corporate greed (though there's more than enough of that in real life to sustain any kind of reference).

A 'killer' effort. Mine won't look anywhere near as kickarse! Wholly impressed here and I don't impress easily...
(Wow! I just sneezed twice in a row!)
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Postby Demongoldfish on Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:59 pm

loved it. the whole thing looks alot like the max payne cut scenes frm a while back [hope thats not an insult] i love the way you used the dominoes to give us something to look at while death was giving his speach.

oh and if you want any crit i recon the colour page would look better if the background was maybe made black and white or toned down to some degree. would give more of a focus point to the characters and add a little more gloom. but over all i'd say 9/10 :D
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Postby jacen_c on Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:51 pm

Deomongoldfish- Originally I did it all as photos but then I ran it thru a water colour filter to give it a "different" look (so it didn't look like me in a black jacket and hood with a skull superimosed over my noggin).

And yes, it is very "Max Payne" in style now that you mention it...and if you go back a little further I think the first Gabriel Knight game from Sierra had a similar style graphic novel with the game.

I just didn't want it to look cartoony as usual.
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Postby Michael The Janitor on Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:04 pm

it's awesome how death's hands were drawn
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Postby jacen_c on Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:50 pm

THe Janitor wrote:it's awesome how death's hands were drawn


Janitor, it's a photo of my hand in a fingerless glove and I then draw a second layer of "bone" over the finger layer...sort of a poor man's rotoscoping.
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Postby rumpusroomie on Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:48 pm

is it a poor man's rotoscoping or just rotoscoping. Awesome work anyyways Jacen
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Postby LeBlah on Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:18 pm

Well. This was a kind of odd one to draw. And in case anyone can't tell, only one person is talking - the other "person" is a large doll, and the speaker is a small child.

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As I said, wierd to draw.
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Postby hannijules on Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:43 am

Wow, that was kinda intense La Blah. Weird to read, too. Had to do so a couple of times to put all the pieces together but in the end I liked it. Looks like you did the writing with your mouse - well, not all of it, obviously, but some. Looks great though. I'm a huge fan of the contrast between black and white and you've utilised it beautifully to create the stark 'sunlight' that manages to lend your story a dimension of unnerving shadow.

Nice work :D
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Postby LeBlah on Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:47 pm

Thanks! (I certainly took my time in answering...)
Actually, none of the writing was done with the mouse - I just wanted to make it look spiky. And I can see why you'd find it a little hard to understand. :D
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Postby makepeace on Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:39 pm

Good stuff folks.

Any more entries must be in by tomorrow midnight - PM me for an extension - then voting will go for a couple of days and the new challenge begins - excitement!
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Postby makepeace on Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:24 am

You can now vote for Julys winner - voting will go until Wednesday up to about the time I go to bed.
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"Too Late, too late!"

Postby Jo B 1 on Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:56 pm

...she cried as she waved her wooden leg!
Hi comic fans - I have been drawing but didn't get this done till tonight. I'll put mine up to show solidarity - uurrgggh too many wines. Anyway, her 'tis...

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appologies if it is a long load - they are all only 200 k honest :)
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Postby makepeace on Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:00 pm

Sorry about that Jo - hopefully next time.

And congratulations ...

Jacen Carpenter 88%

A strong contender for the Ultimate Monthly Sequential Artist for 2006 honours...

Speaking of which - Challengers of the Month '05 appeared at Doujicon. I'll try and get something up in the next week or so for those who couldn't make it/didn't find us, just a bit busy in my normal life at the moment.
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