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***THE LOST KIDS ART CONTEST!***

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:03 PM


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:star::star::star:LOST KIDS ART CONTEST BEGINS NOW!:star::star::star:

THE THEME

Draw a Lost Kids Cover!

PRIZES:

:winner: 1st Place: $250 :winner:
:trophy: 2nd Place: $150 :trophy:
:w00t: 3rd Place: $100 :w00t:

:wave: But wait! That is not all! :wave:

All Top Three Winners will have their work as Covers/Variant Covers for the Lost Kids comic books to be published late 2012!

It should also be noted that all three winners will also receive a copy of the comic book their cover will be featured on, just thought I would put this out there ;)

RULES:

:bulletred: Easy! Draw one or more characters from the Lost Kids universe in any way you imagine (i.e. sketch card, pin-up, B/W, CGI, Digital or Traditional Art, etc)

:bulletred: Artwork must be 11x17in in size and with at least 300dpi

:bulletred: Your layout must leave room for the Lost Kids logo but do not include it in your art.

:bulletred: Check out our website for more information about all the characters and feel free to download the entire screenplay available online right here www.the-lost-kids.com/Seeking%… if you feel like drawing a scene from it

:bulletred: As many entries per contestant as you like, feel free to do a series of covers if you want, keep it PG-13.

:bulletred: Submit by featuring it in your own gallery with a link or avatar back to this page, then "note" or email me a link to your image. Your entry is confirmed when it is featured in their own folder: fcagno.deviantart.com/gallery/… and on the Lost Kids Official Group.

:email: felipecagno@hotmail.com

Important: By participating on this contest, if your artwork is chosen as one of the top three winners, you hereby authorize your artwork to be used as a Cover/Variant Cover to a Lost Kids issue to be determined by the Editor.

DEADLINE

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on June 17th, 2012. If it is received after the due date, it will be considered a Fan Art gift. We will NOT extend the contest deadline.

THE JUDGING

Every entry will be evaluated by our panel of judges placed in order as their top five picks. We will average the votes and the top three best reviewed artworks will be crowned winners.

Panel of Judges

:iconartgerm: Stanley is one of the top artists on the planet, having extensively worked for DC Comics and Capcom among other companies.

:icongenzoman: Genzo has worked extensively for Udon and other big companies and is probably the biggest artist on DA.

:icondust-bite: Torri is the "Cartoons and Comics" CV from the DA community and an incredible talented artist taking DD suggestions.

:iconshwann: Everybody knows DJ Shwann around here and I can't think of a better authority on Art Contests.

:iconsaiyagina: Gina is just one of those artists that wows you with everything she works on, it is incredible!

:iconcarlosgomezartist: Carlos is probably one of the best line artists around, his pencils are so incredibly detailed it's awesome!

:iconredeve: Our very own and extremely talented Lost Kids colorist, he really brings out the humanity from the characters.

:iconclonerh: Another member of the Lost Kids creative team, also an amazing colorist with a very unique awesome style.

:iconeddy-swan-colors: Pulling all the stops, we also got Eddy involved, his colors skills are legendary around these parts.

:iconsurfercalavera: Representing the other half of the Lost Kids team, we have Cesar, whose pencils are beautifully detailed.

:iconbiroons: Ivan joined us this year and brought his cinematic mad pencils to our comic book.

:iconfelipecagno: Well, myself because I want to join in on the fun of picking out the best artworks!

Stay tuned for one or more two people to join the above roster and I hope you appreciate the effort these people are putting into making this the best Art Contest possible!

Last Comments

Okay, I think I got it all, if you have any questions, comments, complains, suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Also, help us spread the word about the contest and the Lost Kids, share this journal, write a Journal entry yourself, "Like" us on Facebook, any support is deeply appreciated!

Best of luck to all of you!

Note: None of the illustrations you see in my featured gallery are currently included in the contest.

:star: Have You Joined Yet?

Maybe you haven't checked out our Lost Kids Group yet but aside from our monthly feature we've also been putting together the ultimate tutorial and resources gallery, come check it out and if you got a tutorial of your own or a tutorial from someone else you would like to share with the community, please, send it our way or submit it to the group, we'll be happy to feature it!

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: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! :D

:star: Lost Kids Crew

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  • Reading: Wizard of Oz (Marvel) / AvX
  • Watching: Big Bang / How I Met Your Mother
  • Playing: Skyrim
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:iconjomanmercado:
JomanMercado Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yayayayaya! !! i wanna jooooin! :D
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional
That's great, come on up then and good luck!! Let me know if you have any questions :)
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:iconjomanmercado:
JomanMercado Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
orayty! thanks felipe! :D
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:iconshakii-shii:
SHAKII-SHII Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
omg :iconhideplz:

The judges... Ffffff :iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconjomanmercado:
JomanMercado Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! DA JUDGEEEEES!!! :iconheadmassageplz:
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:iconshakii-shii:
SHAKII-SHII Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
LOL I KNOW
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional
I hope that's a good thing?
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:iconjyongyi:
jyongyi Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How big is the Lost Kids logo? I have asked you this before regarding the size of the space left for that but I'll like to know if the space I've left is too big:P Thanks=)
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional
Not too big, actually, around 10x2.5in but don't worry, we will be sure to adjust the logo to the winning artworks :)

As long as there is room either on top or bottom of the page, you should be good to go!
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:iconjyongyi:
jyongyi Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha okay because I've done covers before and they sort of make my drawing very limited because I have to leave spaces and all that for the title and author names. Okay I guess I'll just draw what I want and leave a little space for the logo=)
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional
You got it, let me know if you have any other questions, good luck with your entry!
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:iconjyongyi:
jyongyi Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!=)
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:iconayayue:
Ayayue Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Wish I'd come across this sooner, seems like a lot of fun! There is still plenty of time though so I'll try to whip something up :)
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional
Cool, that's great to hear, best of luck!
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:iconsaillytheshippy:
saillytheshippy Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like fun. Can't wait to get started :)
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional
That's great, good luck with your entry! Let me know if you have any questions, ok?
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:iconblargonaut:
Blargonaut Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Great contest! I think I'll give it a try once my exams are over next week. :D
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional
That's great to hear, best of luck! If you have any questions, just let me know!

Cheers!
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:iconfionabus:
Fionabus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Wait, does that mean that someone is only getting 100 for doing a cover? Hummm... For me, a cover is going to take between 8-40 hours. A fanart contest is one thing, but when your giving someone the rights to use your image on the cover, I feel like that's just not enough money, especially when its a contest (aka spec work where the grand prize is getting minimum wage). I don't want to sound like a bitch, I know that your probably only giving that as much as a prize because you don't have more money available for a project like this. Just as an FYI, now I'm not sure what it is for comics, but for book covers, even for a small company, $600 is bare minimum.
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional
Comic books have much different values than book prints, just check out the number of copies sold of a novel and those of comic books.

Unless you're a J. Scott Campbell or Artgerm, superstar artists that make a living out of covers for big companies like Marvel or DC, $100-$250 is a pretty sweet deal. (by the way, those guys make around $600 a cover and that' the top price the big publishers pay for them, much different than the reality of books.)

Not to mention this is an indy comic book giving everyone a chance of getting their work published, I'm not Marvel, DC or Image. Also, the contest is supposed to be fun, people are supposed to get to know the Lost Kids, fall in love with these characters and story then go ahead and do whatever they want. I'm not telling anyone what to illustrate and how to do it, nor am I going to request editorial changes or anything like that. This is not meant to be a work-for-hire.

This contest is aimed to bring people together, to spread the word about the Lost Kids comic book and as a bonus, as a treat, give artists of every level and fame a chance of getting a cover out there.

I'm sorry if you feel the cash prizes are too low, just don't enter the contest and please do try to keep these opinions to yourself next time as they serve for nothing other than to put down the contest, my comic book and myself. I obviously wish nothing more than to offer the awesome prizes official DA contests sponsored by companies offer, but that's not my reality. Maybe someday....
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Fionabus Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I respect your opinion, wow, I never knew comic cover astists made so little. But should I really be keeping mine to myself?

100-250 for that much work is minimum wage. So does that mean that everyone except a few elites make minimum wage? Is it ok to pay working professionals making the same wage as a fry cook? Wow, maybe more people should be speaking there minds.
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional
I know, it's quite a shame actually that these talented guys make so little money, that's why lots of them are investing their time on creator owned properties, that way at least they can make a better living (especially with all the movie & TV adaptations).

Problem is comic books sell so few prints and big companies are greedy, trying to capitalize their profits, that's what you get. People doing what they love but getting paid very little to do it, some of them do sign exclusive contracts, which I'm sure help their salaries.

And you shouldn't keep opinions to yourself but when they are only meant to belittle or hurt someone or something, I think you should tread a little more careful with them. Like I said, I know this contest is not offering much but it's the best I can do, and that's quite obvious, I didn't really need someone pointing it out so bluntly, you know?

Cheers and best of luck with everything, your art is incredible btw
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Fionabus Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
For sure, and I didn't mean anything by it! I didn't mean to put down your work or anything like that.

And thanks, I love your work too! (and Lost Kids)
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional
Thank you, I appreciate that :glomp:
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:iconooosvn:
ooosvn Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Is there any place apart from fb and twitter I can find info on lost kids. I have no clue about them frankly and would really like to know all about them in one place ie more like a summary or character introduction :o
Why hasn't that been added as a proper... thing.. :s or am i missing it?
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FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional
You know, you're totally right, I'll make sure to address this properly :)

In the meantime, please check this [link] for the summary of the story and all the characters.

Thanks for the suggestion and good luck!!
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:iconooosvn:
ooosvn Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool, thanks for the link and for being the awesome polite person you are :heart: :meow:!! ^_^
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional
That's very kind of you to say, thank you and I hope you enjoy the book :glomp:
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:iconooosvn:
ooosvn Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:) I am sure I will :D
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:iconfutarinokizuna:
futarinokizuna Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
doubt I can enter haha, it seems like a high level contest, with all those prices and such. Worth a try though... thanks for inviting me! ^^
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional
Wow, seriously? Because I think you're an incredible artist! I really hope you will give the contest a try :glomp:

Good luck!!
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:iconfutarinokizuna:
futarinokizuna Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :) I'll try to make it. I saw the judges are quite high-qualities one so I was pessimist at first lol ^^
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TonyJeffers Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
YAY:squee:
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional
:highfive: I take it you'll be entering?!?

Good luck!!
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:iconvirginiecarquin:
VirginieCarquin Featured By Owner May 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for inviting me to the contest, I participate with pleasure!
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional
You got it, thanks so much for entering our contest!! Good luck!
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:iconziom05:
Ziom05 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for invite to contest :)
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional
Sure thing, I hope you're interested enough to enter ;)
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:iconardentmind:
ArdentMind Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Looks interesting. I'll need to see if I have time, but I might have to give this a go!
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional
I surely hope you do give it a go, lol
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:iconallegro-designs:
Allegro-Designs Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconlikeomgpockyplz: At last, a possible course for spare revenue accompanied by pleasant things to convey through my art! COUNT ME IN.
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional
Awesome, good luck!! Let me know if you have any questions, alright?
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:iconhuntresslight:
HuntressLight Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, this looks like a fun read!

Are 3D digital renders allowed as entries? My human lineart skills leave a bit to be desired, but I'm fairly decent at customizing models and crafting painted outfits :3 From what I saw on the website, there's a good chance I'll find some inspiration from reading the book, and I'd be able to express it best with 3D modeling.
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FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional
Yes, they are, just make sure your submission follows the same specs for the other artworks, such as 300dpi in a 11x17in image size, other than that you should be good to go :)

I hope you decide to enter the contest, I look forward to seeing your original take on the Lost Kids characters. Let me know if you have any other questions, alright?

Good luck!
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Felipe, I was wondering whether the artists would retain rights to their image? You mention permission being granted to use the image on a cover, but nothing more specific. It's not a big deal, just wanting some clarification :) I'm also not sure if this is my bag, but you never know, so thanks for the bump!
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FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional
That would be a yes, you would retain the rights as far as selling prints or using it for your own personal portfolio. Obviously, you wouldn't be able to sell the rights to a third party since the image will be about the characters I own the right.

The prize money is a fee we would be paying to have the authorization to publish the art as a cover and that is it, we would not do anything else with the image without the artist's prior consentment. I hope this helps clarify your question?

I hope you choose to enter, good luck if you do! :highfive:
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:iconm0nkeybread:
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome...definitely answered. Cheers mate. ;)
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:iconfelipecagno:
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional
Cheers!
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:iconcheesecake-giri:
Cheesecake-giri Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
/stares at the panel of judges
/shats self

I am very much interested in this contest!
I'll get looking at the screenplay right away.
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FelipeCagno Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional
Cool, I hope you enjoy the read! Thanks so much for your interest and best of luck!
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