This Challenge will have a few extra days to it, and it's kind of special...it ends appropriately on Halloween.
The polls for Challenges 41, 42 and 43 will be up later today.
P.O.W.! Challenge 44
Deadline: Sunday, October 31, 2010, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.
Topic: The Monster Mash...
For those of you under 50, the Monster Mash was a cute and thoroughly stupid novelty song by Bobby Boris Picket released in August 1962. There's probably a church or gigantic monument somewhere commemorating that event. To get in the mood, I'd suggest Googling "Bobby Picket" or "Monster Mash/Monster Mash Lyrics," or trying "Monster Mash" on Youtube...
We're not doing the song (but you can if you want), but we are doing what the song represents--the feeling of fun that surrounds the holiday, especially in the United States. This challenge asks you to come up with a creative approach to the partying and childish joy that IS Halloween. Do the monsters of our fears celebrate it, and if they do, do they have the same date problems we had--finding a costume, date, walking the thin line of fitting in while being different? You can do monsters, you can do monsters in costumes, people in monster costumes, or any combination of these, as long as it revolves around the mash--a party to end all parties.
You can interpret the art any way you wish, and the more creatively, the better. Any media. B&W or Color. We're also going to stick with the (almost) three-week Challenge period for a while because it seems to be giving people a bit more time to play.
You can present your solution as a minimum of TWO to a TENTATIVE maximum of SIX pages which adhere to standard comic specs as below...and, yes, you can have the first or last (or both) as a splash page if you want. You can go to additional pages without asking if you have a decent idea that requires it--just don't get too extreme on page counts.
REMEMBER: You don't have to have a complete comic to qualify for polling--if you're idea requires six pages or so, go for it, but if you realize you're running out of time, try to get at least TWO finished by the deadline. That's all you need to qualify.
Standard Comic Book Size:
--Trim size: 6 5/8" x 10 1/4"
--Live art area: 6" x 9"
--Bleed size before trimming: 6 7/8" x 10 1/2" (1/8" in all directions)
This thread will be the place you ask questions on this challenge, trash talk, post WIPs and post your final art. See the READ THIS FIRST thread for all specs.
Again, this one is three weeks rather than the usual two weeks to see if it will allow more participation or just cause a lot more procrastination.
P.O.W.! Challenge 45 will be posted on Sunday Midnight, October 31, 2010.
A little note here for all of you who have supported the P.O.W.! Challenges...thankyewthankyewthankyew...
Just a reminder--those of you who didn't get a chance to finish exactly the way you wanted to, or ran into deadline problems, remember there is a sticky section where you can post your stuff when you do get it up to speed.