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Second Challenge

For our second cartoon challenge, we are asking our top five finalists to create a color Sunday-style comic strip and a character sheet:

1. The Sunday-style comic should be approximately 12.8 inches wide by 5.875 inches high. The artist can work in whatever size they wish, as long as the work can be reduced to these proportions. This space can be broken up into many panels, or include just one panel -- whatever the cartoonist prefers.

2. The character sheet (a standard in every real cartoon syndication packet) should include descriptions that will give readers a fuller sense of the comic. The 8.5-by-11-inch sheet should provide a short bio of the comic strip's main characters -- or, if it is a gag/single panel comic strip, describe the cartoon's comic philosophy.

Here are examples of a Sunday strip and a character sheet from Barney and Clyde, written by Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten and his son Dan Weingarten, with art by David Clark (courtesy of The Washington Post Writers Group):


Posted by Sarah Marston on June 23, 2010 9:20 AM
FROM THE CONTESTANTS

Imogen Quest

See Olivia Walch's response to the second challenge and read what the judges had to say. Enlarge Comic Enlarge Character Sheet Judges Hilary Price: "I am really excited by Olivia Walch's 'Imogen Quest.' I get that lovely surprise when the...

Posted by Olivia Walch, on July 2, 2010 12:27 PM

Stupid Inventor

See Zachary Snyder's response to the second challenge and read what the judges had to say. Enlarge Comic Enlarge Character Sheet Judges Amy Lago: "The denouement should have ended with 'outdone by Starbox again.' Color choices left something to be...

Posted by Zachary Snyder, on July 2, 2010 12:21 PM

Forever Endeavor

See Thomas Mullany's response to the second challenge and read what the judges had to say. Enlarge Comic Enlarge Character Sheet Judges Stan Lee: "After carefully scrutinizing the final cartoon contest entries ... I feel that -- while all are...

Posted by Thomas Mullany, on July 2, 2010 12:14 PM

Real Time

See Bob Erskine's response to the second challenge and read what the judges had to say. Enlarge Comic Enlarge Character Sheet Judges Amy Lago: "Nice color work, but the gag seems to be lacking something. For the character sheet, I'm...

Posted by Bob Erskine, on July 2, 2010 11:10 AM

Hoxwinder Hall

See Daniel Boris's response to the second challenge and read what the judges had to say. Enlarge Comic Enlarge Character Sheet Judges Richard Thompson: "The Sunday gag is well set up and drawn; I like the looseness of Byron's face...

Posted by Daniel Boris, on July 2, 2010 10:49 AM

 
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