OK LISTEN UP YOU FILTHY MAGGOTS OR SO HELP ME GOD I'LL TEAR OFF YOUR HEAD AND SH--
*Ahem* Sorry. Bad burrito.
For each match, I will post a comic with no dialogue or narration in it. The participants in the current match will create a comic using the same exact backgrounds, characters, poses, etc. from my template comic and then will add whatever dialogue and/or narration desired to make it a haha funny comic. No changes are permitted to the backgrounds and characters given, except that you may use a height prop in a panel that has an open character space. COMPRENDE AMIGOS?! DO I GOTTA CALL YOUR MOMMA AND HAVE HER COME DOWN HERE AND WIPE YOUR--Sorry again.
All of the Cup participants who are not in the current match will then vote for the winner, who will then advance to the next round. There are 20 participants, so there should be 18 voters for each match. Voting will end on a match once somebody gets a majority (10 votes) or the deadline is reached, in which case the person with the most votes at the deadline wins. If by the voting deadline there is a tie, either I will solicit a vote from a non-participant as a tie-breaker or, if there are no willing bystanders, I will act as a tie-breaker myself.
For this thing to flow smoothly, it would be preferable if deadlines for comic submission and voting were 24 hours each. I know not everybody can adhere to that, so I'll set absolute deadlines of 48 hours for weekdays. Since some people have lives and do things on weekends, I'll handle weekends differently. Any period of comic submission or voting that starts on a Friday will end on Monday, but we'll move ahead before Monday if the comics get submitted before Monday or there are sufficient votes to move to the next round before Monday.
The clock starts ticking for comic submission when I announce the match. If a match participant does not submit a comic by the deadline, the match is forfeited to the other participant. If neither player submits a comic by the deadline THEN MY FOOT WILL BE STICKING SO FAR UP YOUR ASS THAT YOU'LL TASTE MY--well, you get the idea.
The Comic Cup IX bracket has been randomly generated. We will have a "qualifier" round in which 8 people will compete for 4 spots in the round of 16, while the other 12 will get "byes" and take the other 12 slots in the round of 16.
For those who can't see the image above, here are the match-ups in text:
1. kaufman vs. pita
2. andydougan vs. Ranma X.
3. crabby vs. ****
4. Kajun Firefly vs. Scyess
1. (winner of kaufman vs. pita) vs. Fuzzyman
2. Big Evil Dan vs. ObiJo
3. (winner of andydougan vs. Ranma X.) vs. TheElPaso
4. kramer_vs_kramer vs. Namgubed
5. (winner of crabby vs. ****) vs. Kevin Keegans Perm
6. TheBlairZip vs. dcomposed
7. (winner of Kajun Firefly vs. Scyess) vs. lara7
8. Bazilla vs. DexX
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