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Your month in comic form

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Your month in comic form
Swap Coordinator:AndrewLips (contact)
Swap categories: Art 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 31, 2011
Date items must be sent by:March 9, 2011
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Draw 28 panels of your February month. 1 panel per day. The highlight of that day. Use one piece of paper or 5, it doesn't matter. panels can be as big or as small as you wish. Send it to your 2 partners. Yay!

newbies allowed, fully filled out profiles only, i reserve the right to ban anyone.

Discussion

savannahjan 01/14/2011 #

Are we expecting great art, or will stick figures do?

pahasiga 01/14/2011 #

When you say "send to your 2 partners", does it mean photocopying for one of them is OK, or should it be drawn twice?

savannahjan 01/14/2011 #

I wanted to clarify mine, if I were to join, I'd do my very best and it wouldn't be just thrown together, but I canNOT draw, so I would use stick figures.

It would still be something I'd like to receive, I just don't want my partners to be disappointed when they get a stick figure comic strip.

annan 01/14/2011 #

I don't mind stick figures! I will not be disappointed.

Minney 01/14/2011 #

Very interesting swap, love the concept.

Hey, don't worry about drawing skills! I think the idea behind this one is to share your month's experiences with your partners. There are a couple of great "comic strips" on the net that feature stick figures.

So, don't fear drawing...rather think of it as sharing your month.

alexalgebra 01/14/2011 #

savannah - i embrace my stick figure ability. there are lots of famous cartoonists that just do stick people. check out "happy noodle boy" by jhonen vasquez or any animation by don hertzfeld.

alexalgebra 01/14/2011 #

Also, I'm wondering about the 2 partners thing?

AndrewLips 01/14/2011 #

@pahasiga - draw them out twice, if i got a printed copy i'd feel a bit ripped off =/ ..this also means you could send two slightly different ones! (if inclined to do so)

stick figures are fine! lots of big comic artists are just made out of stick figures

pahasiga 01/14/2011 #

I thought the same that I would feel ripped off... but to draw twice? Beh.

shinae 01/15/2011 #

This is a cool swap! :) But I don't think I can draw twice :/

Charis 01/15/2011 #

one big shout out: if you decide to copy (just saying IF):

  • only use fineliner / big black felt pen or a really dark ball pen.
  • pencils (certainly the 8H or 8B) will be hard to see when copied.
  • highlighters will vanish under a scanner

when you're out of time to draw a second copy, you'd really regret not using a fineliner :s

AndrewLips 01/15/2011 #

yeah i agree with @Charis - if you HAVE to just copy/print again then go for it, but don't use too much dark shading also, that can have good effects on some printers, but terrible outcomes on some..this is from self experince,.pencil will most certainly vanish in a print, don't risk it. use a nice black pen/sharpie/ink!

alexalgebra 01/15/2011 #

Yeah I don't think I'll be drawing twice. Most likely I'll make this into a small zine so I can copy it en masse.

annan 01/16/2011 #

I like to make large drawings and copy /scan them to a smaller size. I do not think my swap partner would enjoy 7 messy A4 sheets more than a neat little zine!

Cityclicker 01/16/2011 #

Yeah, is it okay to make it a zine? Like annan said above, I don't think that would be a problem with anyone, at least I wouldn't have a problem with it.

AndrewLips 01/16/2011 #

@annan - the problem with shriking large pages is that the words become very hard to read. you can of course just send large pages if you want. Zines are totally welcomed!!!

Charis 01/19/2011 #

Q1: does "your month" point to February or can I start today? Q2: Should the panel include the date (probably optional but also easy for me and others)?

... I'll probably make a zine as well... I like to draw ^^

Kat 01/20/2011 #

I don't promise to be a good artist, but I'll do my best.

AndrewLips 01/21/2011 #

@Charis it does have to start Feb 1st, each panel doesn't have to include the date

Charis 01/24/2011 #

@AndrewLips Hokay!

mirabean 02/ 1/2011 #

Oh man I hope I noticed this little earlier :'C

Cityclicker 02/14/2011 #

How's it going peeps?

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