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Ant2011
05-21-2012, 12:01 AM
Sprite Comic Contest - One Shot for Victory!

-=CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 10, 12:00 AM EST=-

Welcome to the first ever Pe2K Sprite Comic One-Shot contest! Now you may be asking yourself, “What is a One-Shot comic, Ant2011?” Well I’m glad you asked. A One-Shot comic is essentially a comic which contains the beginning and the end of a story or idea in a single issue. One-Shots are rather popular, usually finding themselves used for holiday specials in bigger franchises, or as test issues for more successful manga such as Naruto. This is a good example of a one-shot: http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6149/celebistrashedhouse.png
And then there’s this one http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/Shibaru/tumblr_l3i4r99KlN1qzp9weo1_400.gif


Now, for this first contest I would like you to stick to a theme for your story. Let’s make that theme friendship.

Every contest has its own set of rules and such, and this one is no different.
- You must use the template I provide when you make your comic. This means that everyone will have the same number of panels to work with, and it will be fair. You do NOT need to use every panel however. (The template is at the bottom of this post along with links to the Spriters Resource)
- Please keep your comic at a G or PG rating.
- You must save your entry as a PNG file and post it in this thread
- The other users will vote for the winner based on the following criteria:
> neatness: How clean does your comic look? Are there any mismatched pixels?
> theme: how well you captured and conveyed the theme
> general appearance: Do the colors and sprites you used look well together? How does your grammar look?
> effort: Did you put time and work into this, or did you rush it in a few hours?

>> I shouldn’t have to say this but, Voting for yourself will disqualify you

So. What do you stand a chance to earn if you win?
> The satisfaction of winning of course!
What? You want more?
> Will an article written about your comic for the front page do?
Still want more eh?
> How about a free sprite request from Graceful_Suicune!
Still not enough?
> Well, the only other thing I can think to do would be to let the winner design a Gym Leader for an upcoming Pokemon Sprite Comic I’ll be working on.

You could win those 4 prizes if you come in first place!

Every comic entered has a chance at winning. If you don't win, then you will leave with more experience in comics. It may inspire you to do a full-length comic! Or even just a bunch of one-shots like this.

Here’s the blank template:
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/227/comiccontesttemplate.png

And here’s a link to the Spriters Resource:
http://www.spriters-resource.com/

Select a console from the list on the left hand side, pick the first letter of the title, and then select your game to get some sprites. You don’t need to use the Spriters Resource if you don’t want to, it’s just a pretty common site, so it has a wide selection.

If you need any help, feel free to contact any of the sprite mods.

Have fun everyone, and we look forward to seeing all your entries!