AC [challenge] 37: Hunting for Humour

DMACDMAC Come at me, bro!Moderator Mod Emeritus
edited June 2013 in Artist's Corner


Perhaps you are familiar with the Strip Search elimination comic contest..? Well here is your chance to take part in a similar, yet slightly different ('cause you know... we don't have a waste basket er nuthin', or fancy shame holes for you to wait in) Comic Contest!!!

Write and draw a funny comic of your own styling that adheres to the theme of hunting, in any of its many definitions! The comic should be no larger than can fit or be printed on a single sheet of 8.5"x11" paper (while maintaining legibility). There is no limit to the number of frames you are allowed to use, it can be one panel, or one hundred.

Definition of HUNT
transitive verb
a : to pursue for food or in sport <hunt buffalo>
b : to manage in the search for game <hunts a pack of dogs>
a : to pursue with intent to capture <hunted the escapees>
b : to search out : seek
: to drive or chase especially by harrying <members … were hunted from their homes — J. T. Adams>
: to traverse in search of prey <hunts the woods>
intransitive verb
: to take part in a hunt
: to attempt to find something
: to oscillate alternately to each side (as of a neutral point) or to run alternately faster and slower —used especially of a device or machine
See hunt defined for English-language learners »
See hunt defined for kids »
Examples of HUNT

The wolf was hunting its prey.
These birds have been hunted almost to extinction.
a gun used for hunting squirrels
He likes to hunt and fish.
She hunted around in the closet for a pair of shoes.
Police hunted the escaped prisoners through several states.

DEADLINE: Monday, June 24

For those of you who frequent the conceptart.org forums this should be pretty familiar; tens of artistic combatants thrown together in to an artistic arena, each struggling for the honor of being dubbed a master of the visual arts. Those of you who succeed will be bathed in glory and the blood of their competitors, those of you who fail will be exiled to a life of shame and isolation.

The aim of this thread is to try and spice things up a bit here in the ol' Artist's Corner. This thread is for entries in to the challenge or the discussion thereof. If you'd like to suggest a topic for the weekly challenge, go right ahead, but understand that the last winner of the challenge has total control over the task (unless they have won more than two challenges in a row, see rules).

The rules are simple;


* A contestant cannot win more than two challenges in a row.
* Winner gets the privilege of choosing the next challenge.
* Winner also gets the honor of picking the winner of the next challenge.
* At the end of a challenge, the thread is locked and a new one is begun.
* Stick to the challenge topic; no going off on a tangent.
* All formats welcome, whether they be traditional or digital; 2D or 3D; still or animated.

If you're looking for inspiration, check out the aforementioned conceptart.org forums (specifically the creature/environment/character of the week sections).

Previous Challenges:

CHALLENGE 1: Hidden World
CHALLENGE 2: Red Vs Blue
CHALLENGE 3: Satan Teapot
CHALLENGE 4: Crime Fighting Hobo
CHALLENGE 5: Universal Monsters
CHALLENGE 6: Lyric Interpretation
CHALLENGE 7: Santa vs Dinos
CHALLENGE 8: Retro Poster
CHALLENGE 9: Literal Literature
CHALLENGE 10: Choose! Choose the form of the destructor!
CHALLENGE 11: Heroes In a Half Shell
CHALLENGE 12: Fancy Hats
CHALLENGE 13: God Splicing
CHALLENGE 14: Copycats
CHALLENGE 15: Pinups
CHALLENGE 16: Trick or Treat
CHALLENGE 17: How Far We Have Come
CHALLENGE 18: Back to the Retrofuture
CHALLENGE 19: Crime Noir
CHALLENGE 20: Make a Video Game
CHALLENGE 21: You Just Got Served!
CHALLENGE 27: Jurassic Park 4 Concept & Design
CHALLENGE 28: Pirate vs Ninja vs Cowboy
CHALLENGE 29: They're just like us!
CHALLENGE 30: Drivers and their rides!
CHALLENGE 31: The Discomfort Zone
CHALLENGE 32 : Mars Colony
CHALLENGE 33: Valentine Robotics Inc. "Sexy but Functional"
CHALLENGE 34: Circus Freaks
CHALLENGE 35: Post-Apocalyptic Zoology
CHALLENGE 36: Get Your Cray-on



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    IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    So, admittedly I haven't really been watching strip search. Does it need to be funny or are the only restraints the size and topic?

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    There's no rule about being funny in SS, although in practise Jerry and Mike seem to only like ones that are. Obviously we're not bound by their preferences, though.

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    franciumfrancium Registered User regular
    serving as the electoral college of the awesome voting structure, i can say that ye with the most awesomes will win barring a truly profound entry that comes late to the thread and cannot amass the votes needed to beat its predecessors. the only "actual" parameters are size, topic and format (comic strip{comics are "usually" funny}).

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    m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    Oh yeah, it's on.

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    MontyRohdeMontyRohde Registered User regular

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    NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular

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    franciumfrancium Registered User regular

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    franciumfrancium Registered User regular
    This is a mash of various sources. And is Not an entry for the competition. Thanks to monkeybox for your concept, and vanitypants, for knowing where to barrow some funny writing.
    Text for this goof copied from this A Softer World comic.

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    m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    I finally have an idea for this, it's not humour but I think I sorta like this.

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    ninjaininjai Registered User regular
    edited June 2013
    I've had an idea for this. The day the challenge was put up I drew up thumbnails and notes for each panel, and it was a good story, I felt like I was being creative and I was really enjoying the proces... but then I got so disgusted with my inability to draw things from my imagination, or how I couldn't draw something I'm so familiar with (the figure) in a slightly off perspective.... I got super pissed and haven't drawn a day since. lol :C
    come to think of it, I haven't really done anything since then... except go to work :C

    ninjai on
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    fourtyjrfourtyjr Somerville, MARegistered User new member
    Just posted this in the doodle thread, but realizing it could apply here too... so what the hell!


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    m3nacem3nace Registered User regular

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    IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    She seems really cartoony compared to the rest of the comic, which is throwing off the mood for me. I like the concept, though

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    MangoesMangoes Registered User regular
    edited June 2013
    Yeah she kind of looks like Ronnie from Whomp.

    The rest is really well executed, though. It reads as very urgent and hurried.

    Also it's kind of disturbing.

    Mangoes on
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    m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    Mangoes wrote: »
    Yeah she kind of looks like Ronnie from Whomp.
    Well damn...

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    tapeslingertapeslinger Space Unicorn Slush Ranger Social Justice Rebel ScumRegistered User regular
    m3nace wrote: »
    Mangoes wrote: »
    Yeah she kind of looks like Ronnie from Whomp.
    Well damn...

    I think it is because she is very round and very pink. The eyes are also a little "off" - - if you look at a crying child's face, their eyes are usually scrunched up and squinty with tears.

    I love the story with this and the way it unfurls. Definitely not what I expected when I started reading, which is awesome.

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    m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    Alright, cool. And thanks!

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    PifmanPifman Registered User regular
    And now, the gripping conclusion to m3nace's comic!
    But why?! Truth be told, I wrote and doodled this comic before m3nace even posted his werewolf comic! Because there were so many similarities (era, weapon) I figured why not riff off of his actual characters?!

    Was fun! I actually started out with the idea of a modern hunter with a shotgun, and he was going to say, "An animal" but that didn't work as well as a monster. Then I thought why would he be hunting a monster with a shotgun, so I figured I'd make it a bow and arrow and give it a sort of renaissance/fantasy look (Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones-ish) to better fit both the bow and arrow and monster line. Plus, committing suicide with bow and arrow is pretty funny. So that script is 100% how I had it days before. But after he posted his, my comic took on a double meaning (and the tone became a little more serious?) so I just sort of riffed my characters off of his.

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    bombardierbombardier Moderator Mod Emeritus
    Bow-suicide is making me laugh.

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    m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    edited June 2013
    HOLY FUCKING SHIT that is fucking hilarious!
    Oh my god you've made my day.

    m3nace on
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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    It's super ugly but at least I got one in this time.


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    franciumfrancium Registered User regular
    Awesome stuff you guys!!

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    m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    Yay. So Dmac informed me that I was picked as the winner! WOOOOO
    I'll put up a new thread in a minute.

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