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Remix 3.0!

Welcome to the first post for this new community!
This tag 'Community Chest', is for events.

And what better way to introduce it than talking about why I love...Comic Remix:

Comic Remix is on its third round this time. The point is that everybody puts their comic in the pool and is drawn somebody else's comic at random. They choose a page of that comic and recreate it in their own way. Anything can be changed except the dialogue, though some have deviated from this, particularly in remix 1, when the rules weren't so fully understood, and changed punchlines, or put in punchlines on serious comics.

So why is comic remix worth a look? Well, first off, it's a great way to discover comics that you may not have seen before. Secondly, it's really fun seeing a new spin put on a comic you know, or even your own comic if you enter! You'll also be treated to seeing a new side of artists you're used to seeing draw a different type of comic. Charil Zweig, creator of the serious manga 'Mastermind BTRN' drawing a gamer gag strip was a particularly strange deviation! Thirdly, there's the phenomenal quality of the art. Everybody tries their best to do justice to the page they're remixing, and you'll see some superb work by great artists on there.

3.0 is just underway at the moment. The original pages are uploaded first, then the remixes are added when all the pages are up. Add it to your favourites NOW. If you want to sign up for the inevitable 4.0 when it happens, the guy to contact is kingofsnake, who organises the whole thing himself! What a guy! The only rules for entering are that your comic must be at least 20 pages long, must be on Drunk Duck, and must have at least a decent standard of art. Not sprites or talking blobs drawn in MSpaint.
So just to prove how awesome this is, have a gander at:
Terminal doing a freaking amazing flash animated version of 'Blip'!
Pink Diapers doing a really dark and arty mix of 'This Ego of Mine'!

This time around, contestants include Rei Davidson of 'Paranormal Activity' and Silent Kitty, creator of 'Purgatory Tower'! You know you need to add it to your favourites. NOW.





August 2007

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