National Comic Writing Month, November!NatCoWriMo.
What: One comic page a day for 30 days, Or a 30 page comic in 30 days.
How: Blood, sweat and tears
Why: Because you’ve been “meaning to start that comic forever” but you’ve been pussy footing around on it, well its game time. Sharpen your fucking pencils.
THE FINISHED COMIC TRACK
NaNoWriMo is a 50,000 word challenge. For the comic challenge to be equal, but achievable, we must set some guidelines.1. You Must Be Starting a New Story
This challenge is to get something new going. If you have an on going comic that you already update on a schedule, You are amazing, but this isn’t for that project. This challenge is to help you to practice finishing what you start, so you cant just marathon 30 pages in the middle of a story.
-Create a Vignette within a universe that is already created
-Create the starting point of a longer series, so long as the chapter has some sort of beginning, middle and end within itself
-Redo a comic that you have previously started, but remains incomplete (You cannot use the old pages to count towards your goal)2. You must write one Narrative for the 30 pages
Meaning, you cant write a bunch of “strips” or 3 page short stores that are unrelated and have them count. This rule can be interpreted in different if you wish to do a longer but unconventional or non-linear comic, but the point it to keep you focused on one project, and not to at the end of the month just mush unrelated work together.3. You may do 30 complete pages, either layout or finished
What “complete” means in terms of polish is up to you, but if you do 30 it should be a legible, readable comic. If you’d like to plan out a longer endeavor you may lay out pages instead. You must sketch a page AND write the script/description to accompany it. The lay out must be in a state you could actually work from.4. The Deadline is midnight, Nov 30th.
NO EXCUSES. AIM TO WIN.
You can win the wonderful, heartwarming satisfaction that you completed a comic! HORRAY FOR SATISFACTION! DELICIOUS, SCRUMPTIOUS SATISFACTION!
I am running a tumblr for NatCo, and you can submit over there as well. Please PM me your email for an invite to contribute to the blog.http://natcowrimo.tumblr.com/
So last year I realized that to champion this November, I really needed to take charge of my pre-production. I wanted to make a new comic with characters that I haven't been sitting on for years. I'm starting fresh, maybe you should too! This is my finished comic track, give it a shot with me!
AugScripting Write your script, re-write your script, concept your characters, and get everything prepared for:
Sketchtember Layout phase, Get your pages drafted and your script adapted to panels, you want everything in place for:
Inktober Follow along with real inktober and ink the shit out of those pages:
NATCOWRIMO GET ALL YOUR SHIT DONE, 30 PAGES 30 DAYS
We can do it, my AC comrades! LET US CHAMPION NOVEMBER.