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MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Crystal Hikara » February 1st, 2010, 9:45 pm

What is MARCH MADNESS! ?

MARCH MADNESS! is an event of sorts similar to National Novel Writing Month. A community of people will take on the MARCH MADNESS! challenge starting March 1st and ending March 31st.

The Challenge

The challenge itself is simple and straightforward: draw a page of a comic for each day of the month. Simple enough, but for a lot of us it's hard to get by with a page a day. That's why I added a few exceptions.

The Rules

-This is not a contest of any kind. It's a personal battle of your own will. You can drop out at any time.
-Don't worry too much about the quality. The aim here is to just get a page done a day.
-Pages do not require color or tones to be called 'done'. Ink is preferred, but if you just do pencil that's fine too. So long as each page qualifies as a comic page to you. (This should include dialogue!)
-So long as there are 31 pages done by the end, it doesn't matter if you do like... 5 pages one day and rest for 4 days. Whatever suits you and your schedule!
-Feel free to do more than 31 if you can. ^^
-They don't have to be completely new comic series. In fact, I'd encourage choosing to do one comic series one day and another the next, to keep things interesting so you don't drop out!
-Must join the official MARCH MADNESS comic account!

That all being said, I know what you're probably thinking...why do this nonsense?!

Benefits

-First off, there are bound to be those that drop out. Think of how great it'll feel to know you perservered in the challenge? Ego boost! I know some artist here could use that, with their abilities.
-Think about it. Slow moving comic? Need buffer? Not anymore! Your watchers will cheer you on for giving them more of what they want!
-With the Smackies around the corner, 31 pages would be more than enough to get your comic nominateable in time! (I think...)
- Comics who do complete the entire 31 days, will have their comic featured in the next news post.

To get Comic featured in the next news post
: Czar Squid will check the comics made on April 1, 2010 on the Offical March Madness site. You must completed 31 pages worth of comics before 5:00am EST. Comics who make 27-30 pages will be featured as honorable mentions.

So, feel free to step up to the challenge. Worst you can say is you tried. But I guess there is one more question...

Why did you go nuts with caps lock and the exclamation point?

...because it IS nuts! It's MARCH MADNESS! INSANITY! CRAZINESS BEYOND COMPREHENSION!

...ahem. Done with the shift key for a bit.

I'd also like someone to be my project helper here. I'm looking for one to help optimistically root on fellow artists through the challenge with me.

I think that's all that need be said.

MM! List:
Crystal Hikara (head coordinator)
InvasionEd
Momentosis
*Wizpus
*Czar Squid
*vapidity
*bricks
*Captain Ghost
*Nymine
*cartoon
*SilverLunarWing
saruwarui

Just give the name(s) of your comic(s) you'll be working/updating on here, and go nuts! I'll be uploading an intro page shortly and (hopefully) getting some CSS done for the page. ^^ Bear with me!
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby InvasionEd » February 2nd, 2010, 10:48 am

That actually sounds like a lot of fun. I think I'll try it ^^
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Momentosis » February 2nd, 2010, 5:23 pm

Hehe.

I can probably do this.
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Crystal Hikara » February 2nd, 2010, 6:58 pm

Awwwwright guys, way to step up to the challenge! I've added you to the first post. :3

May I ask why you guys wanna do it out of sheer curiosity?
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Momentosis » February 2nd, 2010, 7:24 pm

Just for fun.

XD
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Crystal Hikara » February 10th, 2010, 9:24 pm

Fair 'nough. ;D It does sound like it'll be fun.

BUT ONLY IF MORE PEOPLE JOIN FIRST? <3 *bumpin' it up!* Any more takers? Come on, it'll be fun, I promise! D:
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Wispus » February 10th, 2010, 9:33 pm

I'll take up the challenge! (And surely be one of those people who drops out but hey what the heck.)
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Czar Squid » February 10th, 2010, 10:08 pm

Throw me onto this list. I need to play catch up with one of my comics anyways :twisted:
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby vapidity » February 10th, 2010, 10:34 pm

Ooh! This sounds like fun, and it'll be a great way to make myself work more on my comic! Count me in!
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby bricks » February 10th, 2010, 10:48 pm

Oh, that sounds fun! If I find time I'll do it.. but I may drop out :c
still, cool idea!
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Crystal Hikara » February 10th, 2010, 11:27 pm

Whoa! That's better! :D Way to step up to the plate, guys. At least you're all giving it a try. I think that's what really counts, you know what I mean?

Anyways, what say you guys that I start a webcomic account for this? It may help to spread the word around a bit better, and any/all that wanted to participate could apply for co-author so they could add in the comics as time went on?
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Czar Squid » February 11th, 2010, 12:10 am

I think it's a good idea to host a comic for this. Then we can keep tabs on all the author in this March Madness. Plus we can put a sample page of each our comics.

You can go ahead and make the site.
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Crystal Hikara » February 11th, 2010, 12:34 am

I like them reasons! So long as it's PG-15 below, feel free to add comics as we progress.

BEHOLD!

http://marchmadness.smackjeeves.com

If you could link to it too on your normal comics explaining a bit about it to get more people to join, too, that'd be the best!
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Captain Ghost » February 11th, 2010, 12:45 am

I think I might try and join in ^^~
Give me a good excuse to crank out a ton of comics :3
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Re: MARCH MADNESS! A Personal Challenge!

Postby Nymine » February 11th, 2010, 6:01 pm

Oh what the hell? I'll join.

I've crashed and burned on two comics internet wise and I have countless abandoned babies lying around in a myriad of folders. I think I'll join as an excersize to figure out exactly what I want to do with comicking. Or something to that matter. :3
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