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Hello everyone! communityrelations and ComicsAndCartoons are proud to present a new contest for comic artists and cartoonists alike.

The theme is Big & Small and your task, should you choose to accept it, is to create a cartoon or mini comic based on it. It can be anything as long as it is a Comic or a Cartoon and it shows relation to the contest theme.


What is a Cartoon?



"The word cartoon has various meanings, based on several very different forms of visual art and illustration. The artists who draw cartoons are known as cartoonists.
The term has evolved over time. The original meaning was in fine art, where cartoon meant a preparatory drawing for a piece of art, such as a painting or tapestry. The modern meaning refers to both humorous illustrations in print and animated films. Even more recently, there are several contemporary meanings, including creative visual work for electronic media and animated digital media. When the word cartoon is applied to print media, it most often refers to a humorous single-panel drawing or gag cartoon, most of which have typeset captions rather than speech balloons. The word cartoon is sometimes used to refer to a comic strip,[1] and it can also refer to a humorous illustration for fiction or nonfiction published in newspapers and magazines."
- Wikipedia.

"Cartoons, to me, consist of a couple of things. The first could be described as single panel comic, an image, more often than not humorous, that tells a story, or a joke in a single image. Another is style. Something that mimics styles used in animation could be classed as cartoon. Exaggerating expressions, features and characteristics are something cartoon and comic artists do extremely well." -kangel, former Cartoons & Comics GM.


What is a Comic?



"...(from the Greek κωμικός, kōmikos "of or pertaining to comedy" from κῶμος - kōmos "revel, komos",[1] via the Latin cōmicus) is a graphic medium in which images convey a sequential narrative. The term derives from the mostly humorous early work in the medium, and came to apply to that form of the medium including those far from comic. The sequential nature of the pictures, and the predominance of pictures over words, distinguishes comics from picture books, though there is some overlap between the two." -Wikipedia.

"Comics are sequential; although style and content varies greatly, you can always tell a comic pretty much straight away. There may not always be text but there's always some kind of a narrative; a beginning, a middle and an end. Comics always have a character(s), even if they're about a tree or the weather, something is personified to tell this tale (or have it told about them)." -kangel, former Cartoons & Comics GM.


Rules:



• All visual medias are accepted.
• Must be your OWN work.
Fan Art is NOT allowed. That includes OCs from existing franchises.
• If you're using any stock and resources, you need to link to them in the artist's description.
• Collaborations are accepted.
• You can enter as many times as you wish, but you can only win once.
• Entries must comply with deviantART's policies and ToS.
• For comic entries, there is a maximum 4 pages.
• No excessive gore or adult themes.


Starting date:



September 14th, 2011 – 12:00 am PST.


End date:



November 16th, 2011 – 11:59 pm PST


Prizes:



1st Place:

• 1 year premium membership
• Choice of Emoticon Tee or 11th Birthday Tee
• Emoticon Keychain Complete Set
• Official dA Sticker Pack II

2nd Place:

• 6 month Premium Membership
• Choice of Emoticon Tee or 11th Birthday Tee
• Choice of Series 1 or 2 Emoticon Keychain Set
• Official dA Sticker Pack II

3rd Place:

• 3 month Premium Membership
• Choice of Series 1 or 2 Emoticon Stress Balls
• Emoticon Buttons
• Oficial dA Sticker Pack II

Runner up:

• 3 month Premium Membership
• Emoticon Buttons
• Choice of Emoticon Keychain
• Official dA Sticker Pack II

All prizes subject to availability.


Judges:



Anoya
Elixia-Dragmire
Lyricanna
alexandrasalas
TommyGK



Submit your entry here.
Browse all entries here.

Big thanks to Elixia-Dragmire for the contest idea and to Moonbeam13 for allowing this to be an officially sponsored CR contest. :heart:
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:iconthetrumpeteer:
TheTrumpeteer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dun worry, take your time and enjoy your trip! :3
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've announced them a few minutes back. :giggle: [link]
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:iconoromolio:
OroMolio Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
and the winner is???
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Winners will be announced soon as I was waiting for one of the judges to get back to me. I'm in the middle of a trip right now, so please be patient. :)
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:iconilldeletethisaccount:
illdeletethisaccount Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I'm kinda new here and I was wondering : do pageviews matter in a contest or it's entirely up to the judges?? Thank you.:)
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pageviews don't have anything to do with how well you do in a contest. Entries are judged by how well they fit with the contest theme, the rules and of course skill. :)
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:iconilldeletethisaccount:
illdeletethisaccount Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see! Still lots of things to learn... n_n
Thanks!:D
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:iconkamerplant:
kamerplant Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The contest has already ended?
But We can still submit art? :O

ehm.. How long is it gonna take before we know the winners?
I REALLY WANNE KNOW, HEHE
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm must be a bug if you can still submit.

I'm waiting for one of the judges to get back at me. As soon as that happens, I'll post a news article announcing the winners. :)
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:iconkamerplant:
kamerplant Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok,
Thanks!

But, Do the winners also get a note or something?
Because it could be that I miss that Blog.. :(
(Because I dont watch you,.. :O)
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'll note all the winners, don't worry. :)
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:iconkamerplant:
kamerplant Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah OK ^^
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:iconbonify:
bonify Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
just joined :)heres my work [link]
Thanks
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:iconstreled:
Streled Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wait, there was a contest?!
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Only a few hours left.
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:iconstreled:
Streled Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
The hours have expired...
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:iconknittywitty:
knittywitty Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Hi, On behalf of #AnotherContestGroup I (knittywitty) have listed your contest in our journals [link] Please inform us if there is any changes to your contest, preferably before the end date. Also if you wish for your contest to be removed and not promoted by ourselves please also tell us so that we may remove it. I would also like to point out to you that *missimoinsane does a monthly news article and this contains all current contests each month. You can find these listings in our main journal "welcome & contest information" [link] Also, we try to post this information in our poll once the news article is up so all our watchers are notified of this - perhaps watch us if you're not already for this and more information. Please let us know about any future contests you hold and/or any other contests you know about. Thank you. :iconknittywitty: :iconanothercontestgroup: :iconacg-pointsdonations:
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Nothing has changed for this contest and the due date is next week so no worries. :)
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:iconsnap-this:
Snap-this Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   General Artist
I have a huge question, you say it's suppose to be a comic? Well all the entries are not. I'm a little confused and a read the description, but I need clarification lol!
Because I have such a cute idea and I really wanted to enter :iconilltellonyouplz:
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, it doesn't have to be a comic, it can be a cartoon (as in just an illustration and not sequence art). But most of the stuff you're seeing in the category are pretty much miscats so don't worry about it. XD
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:iconfahrenheit1989:
Fahrenheit1989 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anyone can submit whatever he wants, but it doesnt mean that he wins.
If you want submit cartoon or comics, u need to do this, because judges will select winners from cartoons.
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:iconsnap-this:
Snap-this Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   General Artist
Ohh okay. Thank you so much for the clarification!
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:iconnikkittie:
nikkittie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
I looked through the entries o.e SO many miscats it hurts. ;~;
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know. :crying:
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:iconartgator:
Artgator Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist
Hey this sounds like fun, but if I'm not in neither of those groups, can I still join you competition? I wouldn't mind joining your clubs either, I was just wondering :)
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You don't have to be part of any of them to participate. :) This is only sponsored by the groups, no restrictions except for the fact we don't accept fan art.
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:iconartgator:
Artgator Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist
Great, I hope to enter soon :)
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:iconmindmainia:
MINDMAINIA Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
how do you make your own contest
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is a #communityrelations sponsored contest. Community Volunteers like me can host sponsored contest, just like this one.

That doesn't mean you can't host your own contest. A lot of regular users make their own with prizes donated by other people.
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:iconmindmainia:
MINDMAINIA Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
i have a contest an only one person has entered do you know how i can get people to go for the idea?
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Send me a note and I'll help spread the word. :)
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:iconmindmainia:
MINDMAINIA Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
i sent you it
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:icondarkshallfall:
DarkShallFall Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Good luck everyone. Hope my submission is alright.
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:iconolrakbustrider:
olrakbustrider Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I wanna join this contest..Im makin a comics..gonna go doodle ideas pronto!:> gudluck to all!
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Hope to see your entry soon! :D
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:iconxxxkibabloodxxx:
xXxKibaBloodxXx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i joined :3
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! :D
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:iconzelgodis-graywords:
zelgodis-graywords Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
i wish more of the contests with this theme had less da oriented prizes. ^^; well maybe the next one. *hopeful smile*
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's an sponsored #communityrelations contest, of course the prizes are going to be dA oriented. :p
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:iconzelgodis-graywords:
zelgodis-graywords Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
i'm not saying it doesn't make sense, i just rarely see any growth or giant themed test that are not sight prizes anymore. ^/////////^
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:iconolrakbustrider:
olrakbustrider Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna join.. I have lots of idea in my mind now...hoping for a time on this..gudluck 2 all!
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:iconkindii:
Kindii Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There's sort of a fandom/following for illustrating size differences on DA...and I just told a good number of those people about this contest. >,>;;
So here's hoping for an influx in entries! Expect one from me too. :meow:
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks for helping promoting the contest. :D
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:iconundefinederror:
UndefinedError Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll make a blog entry about it for the :iconbigs-and-littles: group. :)
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:iconkindii:
Kindii Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomeness. owo
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:iconundefinederror:
UndefinedError Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, I must enter this contest. I submitted one picture, might I submit another?

I have something I need clarified please, when you say "• No excessive gore or adult themes." do you mean no excessive adult themes or no adult themes at all? Are breasts allowed? :P
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nudity is allowed as long as it abides with deviantART's policies. And you can enter as many times you want. :nod:
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:iconundefinederror:
UndefinedError Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, I just entered a bunch of pics. ...my entire gallery is your contest's theme.
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:iconkindii:
Kindii Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I thought you were serious at first. >.<

Wait...why I am I scared to see what you'll come up with? O_O;;
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:iconundefinederror:
UndefinedError Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm always serious. :eyes:

Now I realize maybe I shouldn't have sent old gallery items. Probably not really fair anyway... but they do appear on the second page of the contest entries list. Ah well, if it's not supposed to be there they'll either tell me or would just ignore them. :shrug:

Coming up with something new... man, I haven't done that for way too long.
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