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seattlesque
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I ran through a few possibilities, including "Submit This Exact Comic" (which would have the first, second, and third panels fixed.) But that seemed a little too challenging, so I picked an idea derived from the movie "Crazy People":

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The advertisers have gone nuts and concocted a completely honest campaign for a product or service. Examples:

"Quaker Oats: Do they taste good? Who knows, but the box is cute."
"Volvo: Boxy but good."

Pick a REAL brand-name and come up with your best honest ad strategy. Then, present this as:

(a) a commercial
(b) shocked executives previewing the campaign
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(c) customers reacting to the ad copy

Incompetent advertising campaigns ("Nutrific candy bars are nut-very good!") aren't the objective. The theme is *honesty*. Since this is a paid advertisement, it should at some point stress a legitimately positive characteristic of the product...even if admitting to some weaknesses.

If you want to do a series, then do one strip for each of (a) (b) and (c), but no more than that for any single product. Multiple submissions encouraged (the-more-the-merrier). I'll judge when people have gotten obviously bored of entering, which seems to be inside of a week.

10-26-04 6:42pm (new)
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80_Million_Fleas
Make a New One!

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[Click to view comic: 'CC 25_: Lobsters Are Also Tortured, but Not As Cuddly.']

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Shame on Us for All We Have Done. May God Have Mercy on Our Dirty Little Hearts.

10-26-04 7:42pm (new)
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dcomposed
C3H5N3O9

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[Click to view comic: 'CC 263']

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Batman created by Bob Kane

10-26-04 8:40pm (new)
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EvilZak
Senior Comic Technician

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10-26-04 9:10pm (new)
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dcomposed
C3H5N3O9

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10-26-04 9:17pm (new)
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biped
Mr. Wonderful

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10-26-04 9:55pm (new)
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seattlesque
Junior Comic Technician

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Just a reminder that to qualify for the judging it must be a real product. And if you're going to make a series then it should be 1 strip for the commercial + 1 strip for the executive reaction + 1 strip for consumer reaction.

So as far as I'm concerned, EvilZak's more direct presentation of the Beggin Strips ads is within the rules. 80_Million_Fleas bends it a bit by campaigning for the idea of Veal. However, that's plausible...after all, once I saw a commercial for carpet. (Not any particular kind, just the idea of carpeting, paid for by the carpet growers association of america or whatever.)

10-26-04 10:12pm (new)
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biped
Mr. Wonderful

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Oh...so THAT'S why I hate everybody.

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Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.

10-26-04 10:58pm (new)
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Rabid_Weasle
Professional style cramper

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10-26-04 11:44pm (new)
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dcomposed
C3H5N3O9

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I didn't really enter to win anyway.

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Batman created by Bob Kane

10-26-04 11:48pm (new)
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80_Million_Fleas
Make a New One!

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Why Tobor? Why not?

[Click to view comic: 'CC 26_: Wow, It's a '6' not a '5'.']

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Shame on Us for All We Have Done. May God Have Mercy on Our Dirty Little Hearts.

10-27-04 5:30am (new)
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Karajin
Stripcreator Newbie

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[Click to view comic: 'CC263: Nike Sweats']" border=0>

10-27-04 10:09am (new)
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Karajin
Stripcreator Newbie

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Heh I screwed up, it is supposed to be 50cents not just 50. and the last pannel wasn't supposed to say "At Nike"

10-27-04 10:10am (new)
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biped
Mr. Wonderful

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10-27-04 10:13am (new)
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80_Million_Fleas
Make a New One!

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Look to previous comics for details.

...I laughed. Then I felt boned.

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Shame on Us for All We Have Done. May God Have Mercy on Our Dirty Little Hearts.

10-27-04 10:40am (new)
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kaufman
Director of Cats

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10-27-04 1:11pm (new)
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fpd
Doctor of Fine Parody

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[Click to view comic: 'CC263: Lest we forget truth in advertising']

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FPD is the foremost plague on discussion boards. Do your part to stomp out FPD.

10-28-04 6:55pm (new)
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quodlibet
Member - Tobor Fan Club

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10-30-04 1:16pm (new)
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quodlibet
Member - Tobor Fan Club

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[Click to view comic: 'CC262: The best thing since sliced bread.']

Which reminds me, only 57 days until Christmas. I hope you've finished your shopping.

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If you can't beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing.

10-30-04 1:30pm (new)
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rgedey1
Dispenser of Nitrous Oxide

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Not exactly sure if this fits, but WTH!
[url=[Click to view comic: 'Viagra Warnings']][/url]

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The only way to discover the limits of possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke

10-30-04 8:46pm (new)
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seattlesque
Junior Comic Technician

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Ok, judging time!

Who will claim CC263 and have the coveted rights to CC264? The nominees are...

[Click to view comic: 'CC264: Judging 1']
[Click to view comic: 'CC264 will be posted and judged by...']

I'd like to thank all entrants, and it's important to remember that there are no losers here. Just a lot of guys who spend countless hours on the computer, lonely and friendless, with the sole social outlet of internet bulletin boards.

10-31-04 5:43pm (new)
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kaufman
Director of Cats

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Ok. I'll think of something exciting and new next month.

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ken.kaufman@gmail.com

10-31-04 7:49pm (new)
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