The objective is to create a comic strip or page that tells a story set in a fantasy universe. A comic is a series of sequential images (frames), usually (but not always) accompanied by text. Here are some more specifics:
- The comic must be compiled into a single image file. The maximum width for the final image is 950 pixels, but it can be as tall as necessary. This means you can enter a standard 3-frame gag strip, or tell a pretty long narrative instead if you like. But remember: brevity is the soul of wit, and if you make it extremely long then the image file size will be enormous. So don't get too carried away.
- Your comic can be comical or dramatic. You know, tell a joke or be all serious. Doesn't matter, as long as you tell some kind of story.
- You can use nearly any medium you like to create the comic. This includes hand-drawn art, photographs of LEGO or action figures, live-action photos, video game screenshots, etc.
- For this first contest, the comic must be set in a universe of medieval fantasy or ancient myth. High fantasy and sword-and-sorcery, with weapons and armor resembling any time period before guns came along. You may tell a story from Greek or Norse mythology; choose a setting from a book, movie, or video game; use a generic setting or one of your own creation; etc. And of course you are encouraged to use our own little world of Wulfgard, in which most of my own comics are set, if you choose. Nearly any fantasy story can be made to fit there, by design. Feel free to ask questions in the Q&A thread in the Wulfgard board. Entries set in Wulfgard may be featured on my webcomics site as a guest comic and receive a bonus prize!
- Lastly, of course, your comic must fit within the rules of SSLF. No adult content please. Keep it PG-13 at most.
Judging & Prizes
The winners will be judged for both art and story quality. Regardless of medium, images should look clear and well-edited, and the story should be reasonably concise and interesting (and/or funny). Werewolf and I will be judging, and we will also try to recruit volunteer judges from the forum (starting with Mods & Nova Members).
Winners of the main prizes will receive a medal icon under their forum username and a discount code for the Saber-Scorpion's Lair Shop. The grand prize winner will also get a custom LEGO minifig of Bob Bumbleton, protagonist of fan-favorite comic So You Wanna Be An Adventurer? ! (picture below)
All entries set in Wulfgard - regardless of whether or not they win the main prize - will also be judged separately by me for the BONUS PRIZE! This includes being featured on the Saber-Scorpion's Webcomics page as a guest comic, plus a forum icon and a code for my shop that will award a discount and a few special Wulfgard items!
(NOTE: I may also decide to feature some LEGO-based comics on my Webcomics page regardless of setting - we'll see...)
The Grand Prize: Bob Bumbleton, protagonist of "So You Wanna Be An Adventurer?"
How to Enter
Just post your entry in a reply to this thread! It couldn't be simpler.
The current deadline is SEPTEMBER 30th.
Entries so far...
- The Arbiter
- Harry Monster
Feel free to reply with questions if you have any!