11 Jul 2012 12:05 am
FE Fan Comic Event!
Ever had a great idea for a Furry Experience comic? Are you an aspiring comic artist looking for a project to practice your skills? Now's the perfect opportunity!
Between August 13th-24th, I will be out of town on vacation. During this time, Furry Experience will not be updating. However, it's the perfect opportunity for readers of FE to share their own comic-making talents.
Each comic submitted will be featured as the latest page on the website between August 13th-August 26th for an equal amount of time. How long that time is depends on how many submissions are received. All comics will be removed from the archives by the 27th, but re-uploaded as a FREE digital collection in the Side Story section of the website.
HOW TO ENTER:
Create a comic featuring any number of the Furry Experience cast. This comic can be funny, sad, thoughtful, non-sequitor, whatever your mind can come up with! (As long as it follows the rules and format requirements listed below.) Any material can be used (again, as long as it follows rules and formatting) including pencils, digital art, markers, puppets, etc!*
Comics must be only 1-2 pages, either a two page short story or two single pages. Pages must be sized at 800 pixels wide, but can vary in length between 800-3000 pixels. All submissions must be in .JPEG format. MAKE SURE YOUR COMIC IS ALREADY FORMATTED CORRECTLY WHEN SUBMITTING. I will not be able to make adjustments after you have submitted, and comics which are not formatted correctly will not be posted.
Because these comics will be complied into a free digital collection on the website after the event ends, you will be required to include a small watermark or mention of copyright somewhere on your page. Your ownership of the comic will also be credited at the end of the collection, as well. If you do not wish your comic to be included in the Side Story collection, or have a specific alias or website you wish to be mentioned when credited, you must indicate such in your submission. Otherwise, your username, Smackjeeves account, or other identification I find with your submission will be used.
DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MIDNIGHT, AUGUST 4TH (Mountain Standard Time.) This comic works on a tight schedule (most of the time) and that deadline cannot be extended. Plan your time accordingly! Submit all entries to my email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
After submitting your comic, please do not post it elsewhere online until after it has been revealed on the Furry Experience website. (We don't want to spoil the surprise!) After your comic has appeared on the FE website, you may upload it online as much as you like-but make sure you mention the contest it's for, or include a link to the webcomic/my DA or FA account. If the site you're posting on prohibits links, then a brief mention of Furry Experience will be fine.
RULES! Failure to comply will disqualify your entry.
The universe and characters of Furry Experience cannot be altered while making your comic. (For example, you cannot create a comic about how Ronnie and Vikki are secretly having an affair-it goes against their personalities, and their currently being single.) If you're not sure whether or not your comic idea would alter the current FE universe, note me a description.
If you have original characters, they may make an appearance. But you MUST have complete ownership of your original characters. (No relatives of Renemon or personified pokemon, etc.) If you have any doubts or questions about your character, send me a note.
You will be given full ownership credit for your characters if it appears in your comic. If the said comic page ever goes into print, (Not something I see happening, but who knows?) Your permission will be asked to print the page of their appearance at that time.
All designs MUST keep a Safe For Work, PG rating-something you're comfortable showing your family, boss, and children. If you have an idea but you're not sure it will be appropriate, note me a description. Pornographic material will automatically be disqualified.
If you choose to upload your comic elsewhere after it has appeared on the Furry Experience website, you must give credit for the FE characters and universe to the creator (myself) by linking back or mentioning where they come from.
Let's make some comics!
*Actually, if someone does make FE puppets for this event, I'm willing to trade FE swag for them.