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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   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   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   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   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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