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Old 01-08-07, 11:54   #1
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Default Comic book challenge for all the creative souls on this board.

Alrighty. I got this idea from the comments in Enelya her thread 'tomb raider anniversary sketch'. I'm in the middle of writing my own TR comic book script. So I thought why not make a challenge for all the talented people here with an entirely new script. I'm not saying I'm incredibly good at writing stories, but I hope I can manage a few decend pages.

So here is my challenge to you all. I'll be writing script pages for this complete new TR comic book. Here and there I put down a few things that restrict you, while on the other hand I tried to leave some parts open for the artists inspiration. It is up to you to draw/paint these pages.
This is not restricted to people who are talented artists. Anyone can join in, no matter how good (or bad) you draw. This challenge is about creativity, and how you handle the restrictions and freedom you get from the script.
If this has some success I'll continue with posting new script pages, and we'll tackle the challenge of making a great cover for your comic.

If you have any more questions then please feel free to ask them.

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Important!

One thing that ofcourse you all do need to know is which items Lara will be using in this adventure. Apart from that you are free to draw her as you want. Lara will be using the following items:
- her dual pistols (obvious one that no one would leave out I guess)
- a larger weapon on her back, you can choose yourself if it is a shotgun or a rifle or whatever
- a grapple, again it is up to you to choose if you want the magnetic or hook grapple
- there won't be any conversation with Zip and Alister, so she won't need a headset, although you can draw it if you like

I think that is it, if anyone thinks of any other item they want to know about, then let me know.

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The script

Page 1 (3 panels)

Panel 1 (largest panel)
We find ourselves inside an ancient ruin tunnel. Light is falling down from above, through a hole in the roof of the tunnel. Through the hole we see a rope hanging down, it’s moving as if someone is climbing down on it. Sounds are coming from above.
We see some debris lying around in the tunnel. Up a head there is a right turn in the tunnel. Through the hole in the roof we see some vegetation hanging down.
SFX: shuffle shuffle - sound of the person climbing down
Narrative box: Chile – an undiscovered Inca ruin

Panel 2
We see Lara jump down from the rope, landing on the floor of the tunnel.
SFX: THUD – Lara landing

Panel 3
We see Lara walk through the tunnel, towards the right turn. The camera is behind Lara.
SFX: step step – Lara walking


Page 2 (6 panels)
link to page 2 script

Page 3 (4 panels)
link to page 3 script

Page 4 (3 panels)
link to page 4 script

Page 5 (4 panels)
link to page 5 script

Page 6 (5 panels)
link to page 6 script

Page 7 (3 panels)
link to page 7 script

Page 8 (5 panels)
link to page 8 script

Page 9 (1 panel)
link to page 9 script

Page 10 (4 panels)
link to page 10 script

Page 11 (4 panels)
link to page 11 (and 12) script

Page 12 (3 panels)
link to page (11 and) 12 script

Page 13 (3 panels)
link to page 13 script

Page 14 (3 panels)
link to page 14 script

Page 15 (3 panels)
link to page 15 script

Page 16 (... panels)

Hmm, apparently 14 pages wasn't enough for the story to be told, so for now it'll be atleast 16 pages I think. I'll let you all know when I have finished the entire script and know for sure.

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Links:

NSFAQ (not so frequently asked questions) updated August 11th

The plot

Links to the posted pages:

Alister's_Brain: Page 1 and 2 - Page 3 and 4 turned into 3 pages
Angel666: Page 1 Page 2 - 3
Sedge: page 1 - page 2 - Page 3
Shark_Blade: page 1
bloodstormaoa: page 1 turned into two pages
ashnar: page 1
kill_bill: page 1
touchmyheart: Page 1
RockSteady101: Page 1
Quasimodo: page 1 turned into two pages
Andymy: Page 1 turned into two pages
Paperdoll: first two panels
Enelya: one panel - wip
JustDan: first panel

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I'm not going to put up a date when I want this finished. I would like this to stay open so people can join in anytime they want. Hope you have fun!

Wendy

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Old 01-08-07, 12:03   #2
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I'm up for it I need to work on my backgrounds and poses so this should be a nice work out
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Old 01-08-07, 12:10   #3
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I'm not going to take part but I just want to say god to you guys and that I'll watching avidly at what happens with this.

I don't feel like I have the confidence or skill for this kind of thing just yet (its my ambition to eventual be able to do a proper manga series).

Good luck to everyone
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OMG, I'm so excited. Got everything planned out already......I'll get right on it. And I am really happy you didn't put a date. That way I may be able to color it...Have to work on the background first....(don't expect too much though)
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Interesting - Id love totake part! Maybe just for teh 1st page cause I am kinda busy *starts drawing*
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Old 01-08-07, 13:32   #6
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I'm glad to see some interest.

Paperdoll: that's the spirit!

Reggie: it's up to you ofcourse to decide if you want to do this, but like I wrote in the first post, this isn't about drawing good or bad, or about how much skill one has. It's a challenge, that should allow the people in here who want to try their hand at a comic, the practise that they can use.

ashnar: I'm glad to read you are excited Simone!

NightWish: anyone is welcome, even if you do only one page, it doesn't matter, as long as you are all having fun.
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Old 01-08-07, 13:35   #7
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I thought I should add a FAQ. Some questions might just have come from the silliness that is inside my brain, while others are actual questions that have been asked.

NSFAQ (not so frequently asked questions)

1. Can I draw manga style? (curtesy of Reggie who put this in my head with his/her post)
You can draw this in any style you like. No restrictions, as long as we keep it within the rules of this forum.

2. I'm not so good at coloring, do I have to color?
No not at all. You can do black and white, or whatever you like.

3. Do I have to draw Lara with anniversary (or any other clothing that comes to mind) clothing on?
I deliberatly left out any description of what Lara is wearing. It is up to you to decide what she wears and what she looks like. Just as long as people can see that it is Lara. Do make sure to check my first post to see a list of some items Lara will be using in the story.

4. What does SFX mean?
It is a sound effect. You have to add it to the panel in a way people know where the sound comes from, and if it is loud or not.

5. What is a narrative box?
It is a little box, you add on one of the edges of the panel, where some text is added. Usualy to explain the location or time or so.

6. Is this a competition?
No, this is not a competition. This is a challenge that is ment to be fun. There is no time restriction to finish this, there will be no voting on what page is best. This is just about having fun and being creative.

7. Can I leave critisism on the posted pieces?
Sure. As long as it is constructive. I would like to add also that this is mainly an excercise in the composition of a comic page, and how to creativily work with the script that you get. Hence I would like to ask that people would mainly focus on these parts when they leave critics. The main focus of this challenge lies on practise and fun, let's keep it that way.

8. Can I use more/less panels on a page then the script tells me to?
If you feel it is nesecary for you to do so then go ahead. As long as you bring the message across about what is happening on the page you have succeeded your challenge.

9. I draw slow/ have no time right now. Can I still join this challenge?
Sure you can. There is no set date for when you have to start or post your pages. Take all the time you need!

If I think of more questions with more then likely completely obvious answers to which everyone already knows the answer ... then I'll post them.

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Old 01-08-07, 13:42   #8
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Reggie: it's up to you ofcourse to decide if you want to do this, but like I wrote in the first post, this isn't about drawing good or bad, or about how much skill one has. It's a challenge, that should allow the people in here who want to try their hand at a comic, the practise that they can use.
Well...when you put it that way...I'll think about it
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Do it Reggie, even if it's just for practice
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This is all for fun Reggie. If you want to do it then do so. You don't have to WOW people with what you create. This is not about who did the best page either. Oooh, just thought about another question for my (not so) faq.
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