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  • buddyscalera

    February 2, 2021 at 4:36 am

    This is where you ask your questions and hopefully get some answers.

  • MisterAnderSiN

    February 5, 2021 at 7:08 am

    Can you add this profile to the C.O.T.W

  • buddyscalera

    February 6, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    This is a link to the schedule for the second anthology, which is part of the 8-Page Challenge.

  • mikedoestheart

    February 17, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Hey Guys ! Trying to rack my brain and recall whether or not we were only sticking to the 8-page format, or if there is an option for a 10/12 pg variation on the stories this go round. Any thoughts at this point in the process?

    • buddyscalera

      February 21, 2021 at 5:42 am

      We shoot for 8 as a matter of consistency. That said, if you need to take a few extra pages, I think it will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

      Since we know you can do the work @mikedoestheart and have proven yourself as a reliable and consistent creator, we will be happy to work with you on a 10-page story.

    • redheadeded

      February 23, 2021 at 7:51 am

      Hey Mike,

      I talked to Buddy about this tonight, and I dont agree.

      I think this is fine in the other publications that dont have a page count requirement. But it seems odd to do that in the 8-Page Challenage. It is a different challenge to do a different set of pages than literally everyone else. It changes the goal of the submission, and it stops the team in question from learning about how to properly tell an engaging story in 8 pages and learning to build within the frame work of the initial ask; that is the challenage. 10 pages isn’t a stretch yeah, but that is not what the challenge was about. It is 8 pages. It seems wrong to me to make “exeptions” even on a case by case basis.

      …well that is my 2 cents anyway, since that is quickly becoming my new catch phrase

      Let me know what you think…

      D Alley, the Redheadeded

      • philipspace

        February 26, 2021 at 5:06 am

        Weird. I don’t know why my last post disappeared after I tried to edit it, but I can’t seem to find it anymore. Oh well. As long as my fingers and attendant keyboard are functioning, I can always type more.

        To paraphrase my previous post, I can see @redheadeded ‘s point that an 8-page challenge should logically be two less than ten but one more than seven. That being said, I confess to some confusion surrounding this subject last year, since it seemed like the page count was not necessarily set in stone either. I don’t have any real difficulty keeping a story at 8 pages, but the friend I’m collaborating with this year balks at it. That being said, should that be 8 pages and a cover? What if my story’s 10 pages? Or only 4? Obviously stopping in a story is easier than starting. That inertia once the production is in motion is much easier to maintain than generate.

        This may be a topic for further discussion. While I wouldn’t want to advocate creating a greater headache for the editorial team, if the anthology is going to be published in digital form anyways, is the page count really an issue?

  • Polygeekism

    February 19, 2021 at 1:31 am

    So I want to write an 8pg comic, and go through all the steps to outline and script it, but if we cannot find someone to team with on the art side can I also construct it as a flash fiction and submit that way as well?

    • buddyscalera

      February 21, 2021 at 5:45 am

      Yes, you can @Polygeekism . That said, there is time to find creative partners online. Many people found their partners on Instagram, Twitter, and DeviantArt. If you want, check out the New Mutants board. This is an area where you can network and be introduced through @indiedevil .

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