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CONCURSO DE ARTE '321: FAST COMICS VOL. 2'

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 18, 2014, 8:00 AM


Contest rules in Portuguese, for the English version please visit THE 321 CHALLENGE CONTEST IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

:star::star::star:O DESAFIO E CONCURSO DE ARTE 321 COMEÇA AGORA!:star::star::star:

:bulletblue: O OBJETIVO

O objetivo do Concurso de Narrativa 321 é incentivar a produção de Pin-Ups Temáticas & Histórias em Quadrinhos que respeitem três regras, todas as histórias precisam ter:

3 Páginas
2 Personagens
1 Final Surpreendente


Desde que as histórias respeitem as regras acima, vale qualquer coisa! Podem ser histórias de Velho Oeste, Superheróis, Fantasia, Ficção Científica, Cotidiano, é totalmente livre e à escolha da equipe criativa.

O Tema para as Pin-ups é "Restaurantes e Cafés dos anos 1950 & 1960, aqueles bem clássicos americanos de filmes, etc"

A participação pode ser apenas com pin-ups, histórias ou um combo dos dois!

:bulletblue: OS PRÊMIOS

O concurso começa agora, mas segue até 1o de Julho de 2015 quando as TRÊS MELHORES HISTÓRIAS & E AS TRÊS MELHORES PIN-UPS serão publicadas no segundo volume da série "321: Fast Comics" recebendo prêmios em dinheiro!

:winner: 1o Lugar: $400 :winner:
:trophy: 2o Lugar: $300 :trophy:
:w00t: 3o Lugar: $200 :w00t:

:+fav: Todas as três Pin-Ups irão receber $200 cada :+fav:

*Os valores são todos em Dólares Americanos e o pagamento irá seguir a cotação mais atual

:judge: Mas espere! Isso não é tudo! :judge:

-- Todo MÊS até Julho de 2015 vou escolher TRÊS HISTÓRIAS E PIN-UPS para serem publicadas digitalmente através do aplicativo Madefire (disponível para iOS e Android) e distribuídos com destaque por uma série de artigos no DeviantArt pela equipe por trás do DepthRADIUS além de um incentivo extra ;) --

Os vencedores de cada mês irão receber uma Assinatura de 3 Meses do DeviantArt

:bulletblue: AS REGRAS

:bulletred: Escrever & Produzir uma curta história em quadrinhos com não mais que 3 páginas, 2 personagens principais e um final surpreendente. Além dos dois personagens principais está autorizado o uso de quantos figurantes quiser desde que eles NÃO interajam com ou influenciem a história.

:bulletred: As histórias podem ser coloridas ou P/B, mas precisam estar 100% finalizadas e prontas para publicação. Páginas à lápis não são permitidas. Arte Digital, tradicional, aquarela, ou outro formato/estilo são bem-vindas.

:bulletred: Parcerias são incentivadas!! Roteiristas procurem fechar parcerias com artistas e vice-versa, trabalhos em equipe são tão bem-vindos quanto trabalhos solo.

:bulletred: A produção das Pin-ups é livre desde que sigam o TEMA delineado acima no primeiro tópico e podem ser entregues em qualquer formato (ex.: cards feito a mão, P/B, colorido tradicionalmente, digitalmente, computação gráfica, etc.)

:bulletred: Todas as artes precisam ser produzidas no tamanho 11x17in (polegadas!!) e com pelo menos 300dpi de resolução, incluindo as páginas de história! Não é necessário enviar os arquivos em alta resolução, estes serão apenas exigidos se forem selecionados para publicação no ano que vem.

:bulletred: Podem ser enviados quantos trabalhos quiserem, não há limite de quantidade. Sinta-se à vontade para participarem todo mês, mas mantenham a classificação etária por volta dos 16 anos (Teen Rated)

:bulletred: Se inscreva publicando o seu trabalho no seu perfil dentro do DeviantArt e colando o "LINK" dele aqui no meu Diário todo mês ou me enviando em Note (inbox). A sua inscrição está confirmada quando eu responder seu comentário e postar a arte/história na galeria felipecagno.deviantart.com/gal…. Se você não obtiver uma resposta minha, então algo está errado, verifique onde enviou o link e corrija se necessário.

:email: Qualquer dúvida ou perguntas me escreva por Inbox aqui no DeviantArt mesmo ou no e-mail cagno100@gmail.com :email:

Importante: Os direitos de toda e qualquer arte inscrita no concurso é do criador dela, os direitos serão SEMPRE SEUS, mesmo que ela venha a ser publicada no próximo volume do "321: Fast Comics".

Se a sua história ou pin-up for selecionada para publicação e não estiver no tamanho e resolução corretos, sua inscrição será desclassificada e outro vencedor irá ser escolhido.

:bulletblue: DATAS LIMITE

As inscrições precisam ser recebidas até às 23:59:59hs (horário de Brasília) no dia 30 de TODO mês. Se for enviada depois, ela irá automaticamente ser incluída no mês seguinte, e lembrem-se, a competição é CONSTANTE até Julho de 2015, e todos os meses trarão prêmios.

Os artigos pela equipe do DepthRADIUS serão publicados de acordo com os amigos do DeviantArt e seu planejamento. As edições digitais mensais com os vencedores serão publicadas toda terceira quarta-feira do mês junto com as Assinaturas mensais ao DeviantArt. 

Importante: Mesmo que sua pin-up ou história não seja a vencedora daquele mês, ela ainda poderá ser destacada nos artigos da equipe do DepthRADIUS, portanto, não deixem de participar :D

:star: PREVIEW DA HQ "321: FAST COMICS VOL. I"

Para ler um PREVIEW GRÁTIS da HQ "321: Fast Comics Vol. I", apenas clique abaixo na seta a direita e divirta-se.

O livro está em inglês, mas pode ser encontrado totalmente em português no aplicativo brasileiro Comix Trip (www.comixtrip.com.br).
 

:star: PARA AQUELES INTERESSADOS EM GARANTIR O SEU EXEMPLAR IMPRESSO TOTALMENTE EM PORTUGUÊS, VISITE A PÁGINA OFICIAL DO 321 NO FACEBOOK CLICANDO NA IMAGEM ABAIXO E FAÇA SEU PEDIDO POR INBOX.





:star: THE LOST KIDS SERIES IS ON SALE AT COMIXOLOGY!

The collected trade of all eight issues of the Lost Kids is on sale at Comixology! Here's your chance to grab the whole series in a collected book or single issues!

Click RIGHT HERE to visit the Lost Kids Comixology page or click the picture below.




:star: How to Write Your Own Comic

Finally I got some time to sit down and work on a new article. This one is about breaking up your story in panels and how that is a collaborative effort between the writer and artist since it's key to the narrative of the book.

Check it out at Writing 302: Action in PanelsYou may think this is solely up to the illustrator of the book but in fact it's actually a shared responsibility between writers and pencillers.
Camera Angles and Storytelling through Panels
As a writer it's your job to define the pacing and flow of the page and how your story will reach the readers. The artist's job is to take those directions, execute them as best as he can and apply his vision on top of the writer's. It is a collaborative effort and that's why writers and artists have to keep a constant communication.
Drawing a pin-up is one thing, telling a story through pictures is something else entirely. All your choices have weight and they should mean something, you should be very conscious of every single decision you take as an artist/writer when working on a comic book.
A close up has a very different desired effect than a wide shot for instance, and they each communicate something specific to your readers. So always keep in mind, "What do I want to communicate wi


:bulletblue: Writing 101 - Find Your Ending: fav.me/d2yp1p8
:bulletblue: Writing 102 - The Outline: fav.me/d2yqvso
:bulletblue: Writing 201 - Crowd or Cast: fav.me/d2yt19l
:bulletblue: Writing 202 - What's Your Job?: fav.me/d2yxj5x
:bulletblue: Writing 203 - Nice to Meet You: fav.me/d2z8dw8
:bulletblue: Writing 204 - Lego Blocks: fav.me/d2zmqr7
:bulletblue: Writing 301 - Formatting: fav.me/d2zvobj
:bulletblue: Team Effort 101: fav.me/d30zu2i

Thanks so much for checking them out :)


  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Reading: American Vampire
  • Watching: Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, Flash, Arrow, BBT
  • Playing: Injustice on iPad
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Today is the 20th anniversary of possibly the greatest Disney movie of all time; The Lion King!!Mufasa Scar  Now of course, I'm excited for this! I can't believe it's been two decades already!! I think I'll celebrate by watching the Lion King tonight Simba  It's the least I could do for my favorite movie :simba::simba::simba: 
So Hakuna Matata everyone!!!!! hakuna matata 

Oh and don't forget to hug your dad for father's day :)
ScarSimba: You promisedplz yeeeeeeeeeees?laught simba and nalasimba in problems"About somebody important""OTOSAAAAN"Cry Simbasimba sadsimba whathakuna matataHappy Nalahug simba and nalaOMG timonsad nalasimba and nala love 2simba and nala XD 2simba and nala XDsimba and nala loveunderstood XD
  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Listening to: The Lion King soundtrack
  • Watching: The Lion King
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:iconhydracarina: agreed that I could store these stories onto the Hakuna Matata Photobucket account. The first one is up (there are 11 in total), and it is called "Nala's New Attitude." Next to the original Finnish scan is the English Text, translated by HydraCarina. You can find them in this album: LINK

1) Nala's New Attitude LINK LINK
2) Delicate Balance LINK LINK
3) Mufasa's Story LINK LINK
4) Believe only your Heart LINK LINK
New! 5) Real Bravery LINK LINK
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Thank you so much to those who have participated in this contest! It was a major success concidering I didn't think anyone would get it, more or less get this many submissions. So now we'll vote on stuff in the Admin Area and we should be done doing that within a week then I'll be posting the results and hold up my end of the bargain.

Theme: Summer Night Dream Contest

Running from August 1st to September 29th

Rules: (Are subject to change since I don't know what I'm doing)

:bulletblack: Must be submitted between now and Sept. 29th
:bulletblack: Must be submitted to the Contest folder.
:bulletblack: Can use any character on any sort of medium as long as it follows ours and DA's rules.
:bulletblack: If you've won or placed in a Draw Anime contest in the past, I'm sorry, you're not allowed to participate. :saddummy:
:bulletblack: Deviation must explain what the "dream" is in the description.
:bulletblack: Only one submission for the contest, however, it can be changed out if you wish.

1st place

776 points from :icontheblackbullets: :iconjudetoth: :iconjaezx: :iconobasan45: :iconpolymune: :iconpergamjee:
Journal/Art news feature/Page features from :icontheblackbullets: :iconsilversilveralice: :iconcuzzacurry: :iconhm-dragon-dreamer: :iconsaimono:
Art request from :iconaionlights: :iconrinmaitobi:

2nd place

525 points from :iconjudetoth: :iconjaezx: :iconobasan45: :iconpolymune: :iconpergamjee:
Journal/Art news feature/Page features from :icontheblackbullets: :iconsilversilveralice:  :iconhm-dragon-dreamer: :iconsaimono:
Art request from :iconclue000: :icontshuki:

3rd place

300 points from :iconjudetoth: :iconjaezx: :iconobasan45: :iconpergamjee:
Journal/Art news feature/Page features from :icontheblackbullets: :iconsilversilveralice: :iconhm-dragon-dreamer: :iconsaimono:

And for everyone who enters the contest, they will be featured in my art news feature. And hugs and kisses from :iconitsnotfilia:

Entries: Queen of the Fireflies. by TheDevilOfTomorrow firefly~ by rovelin Night Dream by prince-kristian Summer Night Dream by cat-breath Last Dance by michelle-deleon A midnight Summers Dream by YushiOfTheDesert play bubbles with Fireflies. by YCHN :bigthumb322110246: Just Like Appa.... by RedMercenary Summer Night Dream by Hoshikama534 Shooting Star Across the Eastern Sky by NeroMagic Summer Night Dream by HizuMaki Summer Night Dream- So free by FFairyy Anju__n__ Kafei by NorngPinky Wish you were here. by kvinnn Fly With The FireFlies by Mizuki-Yorudan This Summer Let's Dreaming about Forever! by Z3phyr0s Nori's Dream. by MadiminLee All I ever ask by Fuukuse

Since people are having a hard time figuring out what they're supposed to be doing, and I'm terrible at explaining things, I drew something that might help: DrawAnime Contest Mock-up by TheBlackBullets Please read the description. When I get back from my vacation, I'll make the picture better. ¬.¬

Okay then, I think that's it. Go forth and draw your summer night dreams! :dummy:
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Thanks to everyone who has entered so far! 2 days until the drawing!!

So, from the beginning I'll admit that this is just me trying to get more watchers. Yeeeah. O.o

To enter you must-

-Watch Me (Or Already Be Watching Me)
-Favorite this Journal
-Write an Entry in Your Own Journal About this Giveaway and Link Back to It

Pretty easy, right? Right. Comment once you've done all this so I can go check.
The winner will be randomly selected on August 15. :)



Technically if you enter you get a commission too since my signature says I give commissions for watches. Send me a note to ask about it.

And, the main reason I don't have a premium membership right now is I don't see the point with 7 watchers.

That's all. :D Good luck.

Entries-
:iconrahsterrox:
:iconswiftybunny:
:iconthesukiness:
:iconshaerray:
:iconsliviss:
:iconburnt-sonic:
:icontiathefox123:
:iconvaenite:
:iconbu88le:
:iconelectrispaz:
:iconnolie-chan:
:iconskalii:
:iconhidoi-kokoro:
:iconyksinenkeli:
:iconnala5:
:iconlemondolly:
:iconthe-coffee-mudkip:
:iconomniscients69:
:icontheaftershock:
:iconsammycatbone:
:iconkocieoko:
:iconlonireve:
:iconzekinta:
:iconseth177:
:iconskeffication:
:icondanyelasr:
:iconluminovia:
:iconkanikayuhiftoc:
:iconcheskathecat:
:iconsaturday14:
:iconfirepoppy:
:iconlaurenthewolfeh:
:iconevilvampireducky:
:iconbubblemoon66:
:iconaldeiphry:
:iconraexie:
:iconfire-kitty-wolf:
:iconcitrusperidotpetite:
:iconjaqoo:
:icondesucake:
:iconsomberresonance:
:iconmeteorkouki:
:iconfrostclaw123:
:icondawsonshively-2-0:
:iconwimbo125:
:iconinsightfully:
:iconcrochetamommy:
  • Mood: Sociable
  • Listening to: Happiness is a Warm Gub
  • Reading: Panyate Chronicles
  • Watching: The World O.O
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Cherry Koolaid :D

WATERMARKS - how to make them work for you

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 13, 2010, 9:17 AM


Theft of their art online is indeed artist’s greatest fear. The mere thought of finding someone’s paws all over your precious picture, the idea you painstakingly thought of, perfected, executed and uploaed in order to share in an art communnity, the thought of it being stolen for profit is horrible.
Indeed, there have been many internet sites that stole works of artists on dA and sold them as wallpapers, mobile phone screens and even prints. There have been a few big legal affairs with major corporations stealing artwork at very small resolution (800 px) and then, using their superior equipment, managing to employ it in all their advertising, and that’s just mentioning a few such situations.

Clearly, the need for protecting yor work exists, and no, most of us don’t think that “it would be our honour to be ripped off, it means we are good”.
We know we are good, and we accept appreciation in a form of faves, comments and print requests.

So, how do we protect our work on line?

No system is perfect, and different artists opt for different strategies, or combination of different strategies.

First is to upload your work at low resolution, like 600 px. Obviously, some artists won’t be happy with this, because it won’t do their pictures justice.

The next step is – the dreaded watermark.

DeviantArt has it’s own, and boy, is it ugly and obtrusive! On one hand, it does the job perfectly, there is no way anyone can successfully get rid of it in Photoshop.
But it ruins the look of the picture and it is unforunatelly placed in the centre so often it obscures the subject completely.

In macro, it is really important that we see the subject, otherwise, there is no point in submitting the work in the first place. If your pic is a super-close look at the bug, or a refraction in the drop, and that is completely obscured, forget about it, nobody will be able to enjoy that.

It is also important to mention that when you are submitting the print, you can upload a different source file there, so you can have your deviation show with embedded watermark, and your print will be clean because you will use the file without the watermark for that. This will achieve the same as dA watermark, which shows on display, but not on the final print.

Actually making your own watermark is really easy.

Open photoshop and click on File – New Layer. Make it 1900 px wide, 1382 px high, with “transparent” background (I have really large files, 12 mpx camera, so my watermark is big, but you can always reduce it later, depending on how big your jpeg is).

When you have a transparent layer opened, select black for a foreground colour, click on a little bucket-tool and click over the transparent layer, this will paint it black so that you can more easily see your watermark at this stage.

First, select the button that says T – that’s your text layer. Holding down Fn and Alt keys, using a numberpad on the right hand side of your keyboard, type 0169. As soon as you release the Fn and Alt keys, you will get a copyright symbol.

To write out your name, or anything you want, choose the font you like, and design your watermark.
For the watermark as big as this one, your font size should be around 130 pt, but obviously, that depends on the font you are using.
Also, you can use a symbol you created to make a watermark, in our examples below you will see how well that can work too.

Keep the opacity of your text layer at 100%.

When you are happy, do not merge layers, rather, save the watermark document in separate layers as a PSD document, so that you can easily use it and change the size of the text later.
Save it somewhere you will later easily find it and name it “watermark”.

Now open one of your favourite jpegs you were going to upload to dA (or elsewhere).
Open your Watermark file on a separate layer. Make sure you highlight in blue T (text) layer. Using a little arrow for moving things around (usually the top button on the lefthand side), move the watermark text from watermark window to your jpeg window. Release left click and the watermark layer should be copied and visible on top of your jpeg.
Now adjust the opacity of your watermark. Depending on the colours of your jpeg, and where you want to put the watermark, you’ll need different opacities, but I usually use between 20 and 30%.

If you need to rotate your watermark, having the T layer highlighted, click Edit – Transform – Rotate and change the orientation any way you like. You can also warp it and do all sorts of fun things with it.
Also, you can easily move it around the picture and position it anywhere you want.

Once you are happy, click Layer – Merge layers whick will embed the watermark in your jpeg.
You might want to now click on File – File Information. On the left hand side you have a meny, browse through it, but you might want to go to IPTC Status and enter your information, copyright and usage terms.
When you are done, save it as (name of jpeg) coyrighted.

Now you are ready to upload your jpeg to dA knowing that most likely, nobody will bother to try to rip it off, while at the same time you had the full control of exactly the type of watermark you’ll have, and where on your picture you will place it.

EXAMPLES

stable3 by dini25 christmas time for louis by prismes A Touch by ninazdesign .:Pure:. by ninazdesign
:thumb122156707: Candy by Jules1983 New Life by Gryphonia upside down inside out by photofairy

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Thank you to everyone who entered! After the extension and some advertising in other groups, a lot of people submitted! The-Legendaerie-LT and I have our work cut out for us. xD Hopefully we can announce the winners in a week or so.

And also... REGULAR SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN. :heart:


Submit to your heart's content!

10/8/12: Also, please answer this poll about our contest prizes: poplarleaves.deviantart.com/jo…
I'd like to know what you guys want the most out of our contests. :)

9/17/12: Ten days left! If you need some inspiration, here's a really cool autumn-themed mask: samidare-jin.deviantart.com/ar…
No copying, though! Just something to get you inspired and thinking about autumn. :)

The theme is Autumn!

Think of anything autumn-related. It can be a holiday, the changes of nature, a tradition... anything related to the season of autumn!

The deadline is September 27 at 12:00 am Central Standard Time. Let's win 'em all!

Rules:
:bulletred: The entry must show the theme.
:bulletred: One entry per person.
:bulletred: Each participant must be a member.
:bulletred: The entry must be submitted to the Autumn Contest Folder.
:bulletred: The entry must be created after this Journal is posted.
:bulletred: The entry's Artist Comments must link back to this Journal. I will remind anyone if they forget. ^__^
:bulletred: The entry must have at least one real Pokemon or canon human. Basically, if you have OCs or fakemon, you also have to include an official character.
:bulletred: Nothing offensive, political, violent, graphically sexual, etc.


Prizes:

1st place
:bulletred: A Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup, including a 2 week journal feature, exclusive admittance into their gallery to be seen by hundreds of their watchers, and a llama from their staff!
:bulletred: 400:points: for you to spend however you want!
:bulletred: A llama from me!
:bulletred: A feature in my Journal, showing your winning artwork and two others!
:bulletred: A feature in The-Legendaerie-LT's journal, showing your winning artwork and two others!
:bulletred: A feature on The-Legendaerie-LT's Tumblr!
:bulletred: Your winning piece will be displayed in our Featured gallery permanently!

2nd place
:bulletred: A Winners Package from AnotherContestGroup, including a 2 week journal feature, exclusive admittance into their gallery to be seen by hundreds of their watchers, and a llama from their staff!
:bulletred: 300:points: for you to spend however you want!
:bulletred: A llama from me!
:bulletred: A feature in my Journal, showing your winning artwork!
:bulletred: A feature in The-Legendaerie-LT's journal, showing your winning artwork and two others!
:bulletred: A feature on The-Legendaerie-LT's Tumblr!
:bulletred: Your winning piece will be displayed in our Featured gallery permanently!


I and The-Legendaerie-LT will be judging this contest. These are our criteria:

:bulletgreen: Relation to theme
:bulletgreen: Originality
:bulletgreen: Effort
:bulletgreen: Skill

May the contestants amaze us with superb entries of dazzling artwork! Let's see a little enthusiasm! Let's draw!

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Regular submissions are now CLOSED! The only folder you can submit to is the Autumn Contest Folder.
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The general points I try to leave out for people often get eclipsed by larger journal entries, so I'm going to start putting that first.  

Are you REALLY Ian Flynn?  The comic guy?
Yes I am.  You can check out my website and my body of work at www.BumbleKing.com

Awesome!  I love your art in the comics!
That's flattering - but I don't do the art.  I'm the writer.  I compose the manuscripts the art team uses to produce the book.  I've done concept art, though.  Some you can find here on dA, some you can find in the graphic novel collections.  I'm a decent doodler, but I leave the REAL art to the skilled professionals.

Read my fan-fic!  Look at my fan-art!  Use my fan-concept!
No, nope, nuh-uh.  This would open me up to allegations of intellectual theft.  There's a lot of really creative fans out there, and they produce a lot of cool stuff.  What if I accidentally re-used someone else's idea down the road?  Some folks would be flattered, others would be enraged I "stole" from them.  For my protection - and to protect the fandom - I limit any fan-material to fan-art of official characters.

I want to talk to you!
I wish I could keep in touch with everyone, but I really don't have the time.  Your best bet is to voice your thoughts on my forum - www.BumbleKing.com/forum.  Comments and notes through dA will be read, but I don't know when, and I don't know if I'll reply.  I can only keep up so many avenues of correspondence, y'know?

So... why are you on dA then?
Mostly to keep up with old friends, some artists I like, and to share some concept art from time to rare time.

I love the comics!  I share them with my friends on dA!
The enthusiasm is appreciated, but you're breaking the law.  People have to buy the books to get the content.  That money becomes profit for Archie and ensures they keep producing the book and I keep my job.  Putting up scans for free loses Archie money.  And there's the whole illegal angle.  So if you've got full scans up, I'd appreciate you taking them down.  (Not like I can do anything about it, but still...)

I HATE you.
Sorry to hear that.  Say what you will, but keep it civil.  If you decide to be vulgar and/or profane, I'm hiding your comment.  It'll stay there - you'll know I'll have read it - but I won't force other people to endure your foul language.

And now the moment you've been waiting for...

Sally!  WHY?!
I can't really comment on it much right now since it's only a rough teaser image and part of a larger game plan.  But suffice it to say: Sally (and the SatAM cast) are old, out-dated, niche characters.  If they're to survive, they need to mesh with the way the Sonic franchise looks today.  There's a lot of rumors flying around (some hilarious, some baffling) so stop to ask where's the source of someone's rumor is.  If "they heard" it's bunkus.  If "Ian said!" they better have a link.

Just keep these things in mind:
- does she still have her auburn hair?  Yes.
- does she still have a vest? Yes.
- does she still have boots? Yes.
- is she still a brown chipmunk? Yes.

Pants aren't going ruin her character.  She'd be a pretty shallow, terrible character if that were true.

You're just trying to kill SatAM forever you hateful SEGA-lover!
No.  If I wanted to kill that aspect of the franchise, it'd be dead.  I could've wiped it out at "Genesis."  I could have Dr. Eggman nuke them all in one panel and never speak of it again.  These characters have survived solely thanks to the Archie books, I'm a fan of them, and I'd like to preserve them for as long as I can - however I can.

Then why all the random game tie-ins?  Why interrupt it with the crossover?
You know I have no control over that, right?  I just write the stories.  I have a lot of creative freedom, but these properties don't belong to me.  When SEGA or Capcom says "Do this story for us, and do it now" that's what happens.  That's just the nature of the business.  I'm not the big decision maker - I'm just part of the process.

Can't you just tell them "No, not right now?"
Sure we could.  And then we'd all be fired and the comics would be canceled.  I much prefer to have fun side-stories and awesome crossovers instead, don't you?
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:target:The contest is now closed! Judging has finished, and we now have our 3 winners! club-mangaka.deviantart.com/jo… :target:

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:target:Theme:
It's a Halloween contest, where you have to draw 1 or more of your Ocs (original characters) or a fan art of 1 or more characters, in one of a few different Halloween themes.
:bulletred:The halloween themes are:
-Pumkins
-Creeping in the dark corners
-Together in death
-Vampires
-Beasts and creepy critters
-Trick or Treat
It can be a cute picture, a creepy gory horror, or even something in between, as long as it goes with at least one of the themes. :D
(But it needs to be obvious what theme(s) they are in, it needs to be without needing explanation.)


:target:Prizes:

:bulletred:-1st place:
- 100 :points:
- a llama (2 points if llama allready given)
- a traditional full colour commission OR line-art (black and white) commission of 1 character (head shot, half body or full body)
- a feature of you and 5 of your chosen art peaces in a journal in this group and a journal on my profile.
- your winning work put in the groups featured follder.
from :iconvitamin-emo:
- a chibi (full colour, digital)
from :iconhackwolfin:
- a llama
from :icondoomed-donky:


:bulletred:-2nd place:
- 50 :points:
- a llama (1 points if llama allready given)
- a traditional line-art (black ink) drawing commission of 1 character (head shot or half body, or full body chibi)
- a feature of you and 4 of your chosen art peaces in a journal in this group and a journal on my profile.
- your winning work put in the groups featured follder.
from :iconvitamin-emo:
- a chibi (full colour, digital)
from :iconhackwolfin:
- a llama
from :icondoomed-donky:


:bulletred:-3rd place:  
- 20 :points:
- a llama (1 point if llama allready given)
- a traditional pencil drawing commisson of 1 character (head shot or half body, or full body chibi)
- a feature of you and 3 of your chosen art peaces in a journal in this group and a journal on my profile.
- your winning work put in the groups featured follder.
from :iconvitamin-emo:
- a llama
from :icondoomed-donky:


:target:Rules:
-you have to be a member of this group to join.
-your entry(s) must be original! No tracing, bases, etc. (however it can be a fan art, like characters from an anime or OCs of another deviant here on DA, but of cours you would need permission from the original artist on DA, and have to say they arn't your characters in the artist's comment.)
-you can submit up to 3 contest entrys to the contest. (but you can only win once, for example you can't win 1st with one entry and 3rd with another.)
-you must submit your entry(s) to the Halloween Contest entrys follder: club-mangaka.deviantart.com/ga…
-your entry must fit one of the Halloween contest themes, or it will be declined.
-your entry must be a drawing of some sort (digital or traditional), but can not be literature or photo.
-you must put in the artist's comment that your drawing is an entry drawn for this contest in this group.
-if you join the contest, you must make a journal or poll about this contest with the link to this journal, and send me a comment linking back your poll/journal before you submit an entry to the follder. (this is to help spread the word about the contest and make it more fun and worth while)

:target:Deadline:
The contest begins now, 25/09/2012, and ends on Thursday the 1st of Novembre 2012, end of Halloween night (wednesday, 31st of octobre) at midnight french time.(if needed, deadline could be extended)


If anybody would like to donate prizes or advertise for the contest, you still can.
:bulletred:-In return donators get featured in a journal on my profile, a group journal and allso get featured on the groups main page from when the contest starts up until a week after it ends.
:bulletred:-Groups who advertise about the contest and the fact it needs donators will allso get featured. (but only in the 2 journals for the groups)
:bulletred:-Deviants (who arn't joining the contest) who advertise the same thing will allso get featured in the journals.



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