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Read-a-Thon Mini-Challenge: Draw a Comic! (Hour 6)

by Kim on April 18, 2009 · 6 comments

read-a-thonWelcome to my Mini-Challenge for the Read-a-Thon! Comic books have become very popular lately, so I wanted to try and honor that with my mini-challenge. The task, should you choose to participate, is to create your own comic inspired by the Read-a-Thon!

Logistics

For the next three hours, Readers and Cheerleaders are challenged to create a comic somehow inspired by the Read-a-Thon. Topic ideas include a story about your day so far, how you chose your books, a comic version of a book you’re reading, or something totally different.

You can draw your comic (on paper or on the computer — MSPaint anyone?) or you can choose to create your comic using photos you find online (be sure to credit your sources!).  It doesn’t matter to me how you make the comic — be creative!

Once you’ve created your comic, put it in a post on your blog and put a link in Mr. Linky (below). If you don’t have a blog or don’t want to post it there, feel free to e-mail your comic to me (sophisticated.dorkiness[at]gmail.com) and I’ll find a way to get it posted. This contest is open to Readers and Cheerleaders for the next three hours (12:00 CST – 3:00 CST for me, Hours 6 – 8).

Winners

After the mini-challenge closes, I’ll choose winners in the following categories:

  • Best Original Comic: A comic with a story/plot that is new
  • Best Adapted Comic: A comic with a story/plot based on something else (a book you’re reading, something like that)
  • Best Original Artwork: A comic that is drawn/created with original images
  • Best Adapted Artwork: A comic created by compiling photos/drawings that are not your own
  • Critics Choice: A comic that I really love!

I’ll write a post announcing these winners, which will also include a poll to vote for your favorite of the five for the Viewers’ Choice Award. The creator of the comic with the most votes at the end of the Read-a-Thon will recieve a $10 e-gift certificate from Amazon!

Questions? Leave a comment and I’ll get back to you ASAP, or write to me on Twitter @kimthedork — I’ll be off and on all day!  Good luck and have fun :)

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alirambles April 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm

How fun, I can’t wait to see what people come up with! If I had my scanner working I’d draw one up real quick but I’m not sure I can do anything worthy in Paint. I’ll give it a try after I’ve done some more reading. Thanks for hosting!

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Care April 18, 2009 at 1:54 pm

too funny. I liked this on – it’s quick, too.

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Kim April 18, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I can’t wait to see the finished comics too; I think that’ll be more fun than trying to draw my own comic :)

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