Ok so officially Benito's jam wasn't a PJ Project when it started, and the other two currently aren't finished yet, but since we have this forum now and a lot of people are wishing they'd "got in" on something, let's just open it up. I can organize this one, but probably can't contribute to the creative end. Another reason for having more of these is that as we do them, we can shape this forum through trial and error and eventually get a well oiled machine capable of cranking out projects in no time.
With that in mind, let's see about some ground rules. These are flexible and are only in place to help the project, not hurt the artists. If they work, we'll use them again, if not we'll ditch them and try something else.
For this go around, brand new thread, new project, forget that other projects are running.
Item 1 - Script. This seems to be the thing that we get the fastest so I'm not worried about it, but just keeping with the structure, either a story with established characters from the Known Universes or something everyone involved can agree on. If it's going to be completely made up, we'll have to make sure everyone is on board and that the project stays at Penciljack. Something like characters we've already created or embodiments of our online personas. Needless to say it's probably easier if we just pick known characters and make up a story. 8-10 pages is best.
Item 2 - Participation. I won't preach about this, but let's cut to the chase. If in the near future you think you may be moving, going back to school or unable to access the internet, don't sign up. I don't want to alienate, but I also don't want to be finishing this just in time for the 3rd Lord of the Rings movie either. If you sign up, remember that people are counting AND waiting on you, so pull through. It's totally understandable if you have paying gigs or emergencies and the like, so don't think we'll ostracize you.
Item 3 - Deadlines. Which brings us to when it's due. In the frictionless theoretical vacuum of The Ideal, each section of the project should be done in one week. Even a semi pro can do a page in a day, one week is gracious. If we were to stick to this, the jam could be done in a month. If you don't think you can contribute by getting it done, don't do it. The downside of this is, if you want to color, but the inks aren't done for two weeks, it's hard to tell what happens in two weeks, so keep that in mind. If you see yourself with an open schedule, and you can get the job done in about a day or two, by all means put your name in.
Item 4 - Alternates. We will always get more people that want to pencil and color than ink or letter. Also a lot of people will want to pencil and ink their own stuff. So, on a first come first server basis, pages will be handed out. If you miss out but still want in, we can do alternate pages or have an alternates list in case someone backs out. I'd like to start getting alternate pages going immediately because in case someone bails, we don't have to wait for someone else to pencil or ink or whatever. It makes sense to have a finished project on standby rather than conscript another artist from scratch.
Item 5 - Communication. Until there are sub forums, these things tend to become monsters and hard to follow. Whoever organizes it should be sure to mention that PMs and emails are probably the best way to go when communicating. That leaves the thread clean for things like updates. This way, group members can feel secure in knowing that they can check the thread just to see where we are rather than find out someone's been tyring to find them. Can't find someone? PM them. Want to let me know the page is done? PM or email me the link to it. Even if you don't have an image host, you can email me the page and I'll host it for the length of the jam.
I think that's about it. The previous notes may be turned into a sticky note, but I think they needed saying. With that out out of the way. Who's up for our 4th Project?