Hoping your month has been a little less chaotic than mine! In any case, I've been trudging along as well as drawing when I can for the upcoming November art jam. With the beginning happening in a little more than two weeks, I thought it'd be wise to post a journal addressing any of your questions. For now, I'll be posting a few factoids that should be pertinent to anyone who wants to join.
If you have any questions yourself, do not hesitate to ask in the comments or by noting me! I will be sure to respond as quickly as I can if you're unsure about anything during this jam. So here we go:
- What is this art jam all about?
The upcoming "A Deadly Case of the Hives" art jam is a showcase of artists' works in relation to the theme of a murder mystery. The basic premise is that TimePeace's resident beehived bowler Rosey has been found dead just before she's hosting her annual formal party and your characters are a part of the investigation. Will they be explaining their whereabouts to the police? Will they conduct their own investigation? Will they be causing mischief with the partygoers? That will be totally up to you!
-What counts as an entry to this jam?
This jam is all about activity, so an entry will at the minimum involve one of your characters interacting at the murder scene shown here:
with the following logo somewhere in your entry:
It's a hotel with plenty of mysterious halls, doors and rooms to explore (Think of it as an cartoony Clue(do) game!), so have your character interacting with a room, clues to the murder or any characters from your cast.
-Can I solve the murder?
As host I request that your entry doesn't actually involve the official "reveal" of the murderer. This jam is more about fun and laughs as opposed to being seriously into the mystery (I am a short-form comedy cartoonist after all, not a mystery writer). If you would like to work with any knowledge of my own story plan for the month, please send me a note.
-Will my character be a victim or the murderer?
I can safely say that they WON'T be the murderer. If you enter any of your characters, however, I cannot guarantee that they won't fall victim to some bad luck! It all depends on how inspired I am on any given day.
-If I enter, will my character be featured in your comics (or anyone else's)?
While I will feature any entry that follows the above rules, I cannot guarantee cameos to any artist in my comics or anyone else's comics. This jam (again) is about having fun with your own characters in this crazy setting as opposed to getting free art, so please proceed with this knowledge! Requests for cameos will result in being banned for the rest of the jam.
-Can I commission you for an entry? (Courtesy of
Thank you for the commission interest, but I will be mostly focused on my own projects until the end of November. If, however, you commission another artist for an entry, I would have no problem featuring that entry if it's within the rules above.
When can I submit my entry/entries?
The jam will begin on November 1 and end midnight EST November 30. This jam was announced WELL in advance, so I will not make any exception for late entries.
I'm hoping this will answer any lingering questions! Again, if you would like any additional questions answered before beginning your entry, I'm happy to help here in the comment section!
Best of luck with your entries, thanks a lot for the interest, and looking forward to November!