THANKS FOR SUCH AN AWESOME KICKSTARTER
So that happened... the "321: Fast Comics
" book #1 Kickstarter was funded with a whopping 41% over the initial goal thanks to 239 awesome backers, thanks so much for all the love!
I can't wait to send out the rewards and get the feedback from everyone HOW ABOUT JOINING VOLUME 2 OF THE "321: FAST COMICS" SERIES?
Para Regras e Instruções em Português, acesse fav.me/d86u4z4We are looking for both 3-page STORIES & PIN-UPS
and here are just some of the latest entries submitted: THE GOAL
To take part in the ongoing 321 Narrative Challenge
where the goal is to submit Themed Pin-Ups & Comic Book Stories that have:3 Pages
1 Twist Ending
As long as your story respects the above rules, anything goes! Feel free to to do a Western, Superheroes, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Daily Life, it's really up to you and your creative team.The Theme for the Pin-Ups is "1950's/1960's Diners, Burger Places, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, etc"
-- Feel free to submit pin-ups only, just the stories or a combo of both! -- THE PRIZES
The contest will run until July '15 when the TOP THREE STORIES & the TOP THREE PIN-UPS will be published on the "321: Fast Comics Vol. II" book plus cash prizes!
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
All three Pin-Ups will get $200 each But wait! That is not all!
-- Every MONTH up until July 2015 I will pick THREE STORIES to be digitally published as a Madefire Motion Book and highlighted in a series of DeviantArt articles by the team behind DepthRADIUS plus a little extra kick to it
--All Top Three Monthly Winners will also receive a 3 Month DA Subscription THE RULES
Write & Produce a short comic book story no longer than 3 pages, with no more than 2 main characters with a surprise ending
. Aside from the two main characters you are allowed to have as many people in the background as you want as long as they DO NOT interact with the story.
Stories can be either fully colored or B/W but they MUST be print ready. No pencils allowed. CG art, Digital, Traditional are all accepted.
Partnerships are encouraged!! Writers should team-up with artists and artists should find writers to collaborate with, team submissions are more than welcome as are solo works.
The Pin-ups are free as long as they follow the THEME
outlined above on the first topic and can be delivered in any medium (i.e. sketch card, pin-up, B/W, CGI, Digital or Traditional Art, etc)
Every artwork must be 11x17in in size and at least 300dpi, including the pages
! No need to upload the high resolution files to DeviantArt though, these will be required if they are chosen to be published on the book next year.
As many entries per contestant as you like, feel free to take part of the challenge every month, keep it PG-13
or Teen rated. Submit by posting a "LINK" to your own gallery on THIS journal every month.
Your entry is confirmed when I reply your comment, if you don't hear from me there's something wrong, so verify where you have posted your entry.
Any questions feel free to Note me or reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org Important: The rights to every artwork or story submitted remain YOURS
, even if we choose to publish your story, they will be kept that way. If your story or pin-up is chosen for print publication and do not conform to the size and resolution required, we will have to pick another winner.DEADLINE
Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on the 30th of EVERY month
. If it is received after the due date, it will roll over to the next month, and remember, the competition is ONGOING until July 2015.
DepthRADIUS articles will be published at the discretion of the good folks of DA and the monthly "321: Fast Comics
" digital books will come out every third Wednesday of the following month along with the awarded subscriptions.Important:
Even if your artwork doesn't make it into the monthly books, it might still be highlighted on the DepthRADIUS articles, so keep'em coming THE "321: FAST COMICS VOL. I" BOOK
To read a FREE PREVIEW
of the "321: Fast Comics Vol. I" comic book, just tap below to begin. It's a great example people can follow for their own stories. THE "321: FAST COMIC VOLUME 1" IS NOW AVAILABLE ON COMIXOLOGY!
The Kickstarter is over but you can still purchase digital copies. If you enjoyed the quick preview above, you can purchase the FULL BOOK on Comixology!! Just click RIGHT HERE
or hit the picture below to head over to Comixology and get your digital copy
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
Writing 101 - Find Your Ending: fav.me/d2yp1p8
Writing 102 - The Outline: fav.me/d2yqvso
Writing 201 - Crowd or Cast: fav.me/d2yt19l
Writing 202 - What's Your Job?: fav.me/d2yxj5x
Writing 203 - Nice to Meet You: fav.me/d2z8dw8
Writing 204 - Lego Blocks: fav.me/d2zmqr7
Writing 301 - Formatting: fav.me/d2zvobj
Team Effort 101: fav.me/d30zu2i
Thanks so much for checking them out