Hey all, this contest is just like last month's except the theme involves writing a 5 page script (or excerpt of one) having an obscure character team-up with a mainstream character or another obscure one; all characters to be part of the same shared universe (Marvel Universe or DCU).
The Rules Specific To This Contest:
- Ideally, the two characters should be unconnected to each other by previous history/continuity
- Don't use any of the characters that were used in last month's contest (even peripheral ones)
-In your story entry, try to include a picture (or YouTube clip) and a Wikipedia for the obscure character(s) you're using.
- The script/excerpt should be something acceptable to show to an actual DC/Marvel editor, so use common sense in regards to graphic, political and religious content.
- Have fun.
DEADLINE: Sunday, JULY 17th
Last edited by cbikle; 06-02-2011 at 06:27 AM.
The basic idea behind these contests, is that ideally, an artist will use one of your stories as a portfolio piece and that might lead to your work being seen indirectly by a Marvel or DC editor, who possibly might become interested in the writer as well as the artist - very much a long shot, but right now it's the only way an editor for the Big 2 is going to get exposed to your work (unless they happen to visit this part of the PJ site, but I have no idea how likely that is).
An artist showing his portfolio work to a Marvel or DC editor, is only going to show work using characters of that respective company (and maybe some personal work); showing a DC editor work with DC characters in it would be a pretty big faux pas on the artist's part.
It might be interesting to tie these competitions in something competitive with the art guys... I'd like to see a "winning" script get the pencil treatment.
Are we to assume that "July" was a typo or am I completey lost in space time thanks to my airline secretly testing FTL engines?
There has been plenty of mention of trying to get the artists to do a competition between the Marvel/DC contest or even the regular WC. but I don't think it has ever stuck or interested anyone enough to want and do it.
I spoke with one of the Art Mods about doing some sort of cross-contest. He had some good ideas, but the whole thing became a lot more complicated than what I wanted to do.
My idea, was to let the artists choose a panel or page from all the writing entries as part of a separate art contest.
I didn't want to limit it to the winning writing entry, because frankly, I don't think there'd be a strong enough turnout of artists for that at this time.
As these contests go forward and build momentum, I think we'll be in a better position for joint writing-art contests.
And it goes without saying that if any artists out there want to set up a contest, I'd be up for it.
Are Beast and Swordsman acceptable?
Is The impossible Man sufficiently obscure?