THERE HAVE BEEN MAJOR CHANGES MADE, SO READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY!
All future POW! Challenges will roughly follow the format below, unless otherwise noted for a special event.
In all cases, you can interpret the art any way you wish, and the more creatively, the better. Any media. B&W or Color, unless we specifically point out otherwise.
Topic 58A: Murder in the Manor
I'm not an obsessive watcher of period drama, but even I have noticed there's more of it about recently. Make a POW! in the fashion of a period drama, set in a big house or grand manor, but the central story must include one or more murders (hey, it can be a massacre if you like, just as long as its a period massacre). The characters could be solving them, avoiding them or committing them... it's up to you!
Topic 58B: The Power behind the Throne
A political intrigue, an authority figure, a quiet word in the dark - paint a picture in a POW! about how one mysterious character holds all the reins of POWER! The story should show the extent of the characters reach, the way they hold their pawns in check & someone who is trying to take them down. The Power behind the Throne can be the hero, or their opponent can be the focus... it's up to you!
Topic 58C: Cover for A/B
Make a cover for one of the two topics above! Get a nicely designed cover image, but the more graphic and striking the image the better. Think limited palette and vector-like imaging. Make it bold and striking! The design decisions should get you more arbitrary points on the scale of non-existent points than conveying the idea of the comic title.
One or All-Deadline: Sunday, March 18th, 2012, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.
You can present your solution as a minimum of THREE to any practical maximum you wish 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--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 realize you're running out of time, try to get at least THREE pages finished by the deadline. That's all you need to qualify for polling..
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)
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.