I debated this back and forth in my head. I’ve had so many interesting to outright retarded ideas for the contest but eventually I decided to narrow it down the following topics:
---- You may be asking yourself, “Why does 80MF have this ‘obsession’ with black people?” I’ll tell you why! *rainbow effects* Its Black History Month! Plus, I have “Sociology of Contemporary Minority Relations” this quarter, so… I have African Americans on my mind a lot. (though, usually they’re usually naked, whipping me and calling me ‘dirty honky’).
Anyway, just write a comic about African Americans themselves, African American culture, music, TV, history… anything related to black people. If you’re some kind of blatant racist and you want create something derogatory, go right ahead. Just don’t expect any points from me.
---- February also got another nice thing about it. President’s Day! Fabricate a comic about this day or presidents in general. As an added bonus, presidents from 1992-2005 cannot be used.
---- February is also the month of love. Well, Valentine’s Day anyway. Before V-Day you’re feeling like a dork for not having a girlfriend and after V-Day you’re glad you didn’t have anyone to waste money on. …But yeah. Write about V-Day or love in general. Ain’t it something grand?
---- Just to mix it up, here’s something that has NOTHING to do with February! Strip Creators. Let’s be honest, we rock out loud. Why NOT give kudos to ourselves and our friends? Write about any ACTIVE strip creators! Blatantly derogatory comments will still be accept, but won't get you any points
Let’s recap! Blacks, Love, Strip Creators, Presidents… Those are the four topics you can choose from or combined together into one comic or use in a series. Now, let’s move onto just a few more additional tidbits I want to cover.
This CC is judged on a qualitative and quantitative basis. This means that you need to create a lot of comics! However, if someone has three comics that are funnier than all 5,062 of your comics… Your chances of winner are low.
You’ll also get additional kudos if you can…
- combine all four topics into one strip or strip series
- somehow involve sociology
- somehow involve communism and/or captialism
- Create the Secret Strip! (Doesn’t have to be right on.)
Dos and Don’ts
DON’T use any Photoshop’d comics.
DON’T use comics made before Feb 10, 2005.
DO be funny
DO create as many as you feel like.
DON’T use clichés, like Tobor
DO feel welcome to create a series of strips
DO feel welcome to combine all four topics into one strip or strip series.
DON’T squeeze the Charmin
Comics will be judge on February 17, 2005 at approx. 8:00am. This is subject to change, depending on the weather. The comics will be judged by me and a super secret ‘celebrity’ guest judge. Have fun with it!
Shame on Us for All We Have Done.
May God Have Mercy on Our Dirty Little Hearts.