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The 2nd Annual Guest Strip Contest
November 23, 2009 - Monday
Can you feel the excitement in the air? Is it the impending massacre of millions of turkeys? Is it the Sarah Palin book tour? No, it's:
I had such a fun time with last year's contest, I've decided to do it again. I'll be picking the 3 best strips submitted to me from now until December 11th. The 3 winners will have their comics featured as the December 14th, 16th, and 18th updates on my site. These comics will get a place in the archive, along with a link to the winner's website (for examples, see last year's three winning comics). In addition, each winner will receive the choice of a signed copy of my volume 1 collection or a shirt. If you don't win, you'll still be compensated for your hard work. All other submissions (of reasonable quality) will be featured individually in the blog on Tuesdays and Thursdays and have their comics saved in the gallery. For further details about the rules, see below. Last year I received 12 great entries, so I'm excited to see what you guys come up with this year!
-Files must be submitted electronically to email@example.com. No snail mail please.
-The web ready file must be 850 pixels wide and at the most 560 pixels high. They must be in jpeg format and no more than 250 kB. They must have "calamitiesofnature.com © 2009 Tony Piro" somewhere on the artwork, and you may include your own name and homepage url if you wish.
-The content of the entry must be consistent with that of this website. When in doubt, keep it PG.
-Please keep a high-resolution version of your artwork on hand (a width of around 4200 pixels should be sufficiently high-res). I might request it if I want to include your strip in a future print edition.
-When you submit your entry, include a short biographical sketch of whatever information you think people might find interesting about you. This way I can use it in my blog.
Edit November 23, 2009: Just to clarify, the guest strip should feature the Calamities of Nature cast. Otherwise, it wouldn't be much of a Calamities of Nature comic, would it?