In all P.O.W.! Challenges, 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 66A: The Greatest Christmas Action Movie Never Told (Scene)
So we all know that the Christmas Movies of the 80's (Die Hard, Gremlins et al) were pretty good. The POW! Christmas Movie is like those, but a million times more explosions/tinsel/gratuitous/funny. Draw a scene from your ultimate blockbuster Christmas comic - there can be loads not fully explained, it's a Christmas movie/comic. Bonus points if Santa is the Bad Guy.
Topic 66B: Ghosts of the Past (Theme)
The Ghosts of the Land are haunting the new occupants - niggling at the conscience of some, annoying others, ignored by many, deadly to a few. Do a POW! where the Ghosts of the Past are coming to communicate with the denizens of the present - do they bring a warning? A blessing? Or revenge! Bonus points (in arbitary points) for scary-looking or apt-looking ghosts.
Topic 66C: Action Santa/Ghost of the Past (Character)
Design your cigar-chomping, uzi-toting Action Santa from topic A, or the Ghost of the Past from topic B. This time, do a turnaround pic to be considered for entry.
One or All-Deadline: Thursday, January 4th, 2013, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.
You can present your solution as a minimum of TWO pages to any practical maximum you wish. Previously, we encouraged standard comic book pages, but it's beyond time to broaden the challenge in P.O.W.! Your pages can be any format, but make sure they line up to the same specs for each page.
Standard comic specs are 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 TWO 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)
To all of you who have supported the P.O.W.! Challenges, from the bottom of my heart I thank you. Cheers you guys. P.O.W.! People are the best people.
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.