Rules '11

So, this June Jubilee! thing intrigues you, huh? You think you're interested in joining? Well, before you do, I suggest you read over the rules. (Last updated 6/1/11)

General Rules:

-This challenge is meant for fun! Don't sweat it too much. :3

-The goal is to draw 30 pages within the month of June, or the equivalent of one comic per day. This does NOT mean you have to update each day or draw each day. You can do 5 pages one day if you'd like, even! (Or procrastinate until the end and find yourself stressed out.) The choice is yours!

-To keep things simple, here follows the dates and times for June Jubilee! events.

  • June 1st, 12:00 AM GST +5 (Eastern Time): You may begin drawing!
  • June 5rd, 12:00 AM GST +5 (Eastern Time): All applications to participate will close.
  • July 1st, 12:00 AM GST +5 (Eastern Time): Pencils DOWN! June Jubilee! is over!
  • July 1st, 12:00 PM GST +5 (Eastern Time): Late entry cutoff point! (Because I know some of you want to sleep.)
-Be respectful and supportive to your other fellow competitors. Just because you don't like something does NOT mean you have to open your trap about it. We can and will kick you if you don't constructively critique something.

Comic Rules:

-A comic is not completely composed of simple illustrations and/or splash pages. Comic pages for the most part please, and keep title pages and splash pages to a minimum!

-You don't have to enter a pre-existing comic, but if you want to, by all means, go right ahead!

-You can work on more than one comic at once to keep things fresh for you.

-Comic lines are to be very clean (meaning we should be able to make out the characters and lines). Pencil is allowed as a media so long as the lines are kept clean. Inking is optional but highly preferred. Digital works, so long as they aren't stick figures or sprite comics, are also allowed. Just make sure that obvious effort is shown!

-Coloring and toning is NOT needed! So long as we can make out what's going on in the page, you're free to do whatever you want to the pages, even just leaving it BW.

-You may prepare for the comic by outlining what you are going to do in your 30 pages, or by thumbing something out really roughly. You MUST begin drawing June Jubilee!, and NOT before then!

Submission Rules:

-No mature content, please and thank you. All drugs, sex, excessive gore and other mature things should be taken away please. Also try and limit your use of swearing here. A quick word edit would do nicely for your entries here.

-Please make a chapter for yourself below the latest person's. It should look something like this: 'JJ11 - UserNameHere'. This is the easiest way to keep check on how you're progressing on JJ! ONLY update your pages in your chapter! Any uncategorized comics will be deleted within 24 hours of them being posted, so you have been warned!

-Do NOT mess around with other people's chapters! Doing this will result in you getting kicked from the challenge and possibly further punishment from the Smackjeeves Administration team. If something looks wrong or out of place, PLEASE PM either me or OssyDarling. We'll take care of it.

-Please submit only to your chapter. We can't say that enough.

Team Rules:

-People joining together should note that they are joining together.

-This is allowed so long as BOTH teammates are doing their fair share of work. For example, Team Member A should do clean pencils/inks, where Team Member B should do the coloring/screentoning/texts. Or, you should each be doing 31 pages. Whatever suits you, you're expected to show more ability given you have two people and can thus split up your time better.

-You're responsible for managing your time with your partner. You may have to do more than one page per day to make the deadline.

Rewards Rules:

-Like last year, we have a mod on Smackjeeves who has stepped up to the plate and offered to post up the winners in a news post for all of Smackjeeves to see on the main site! This is a great way of advertising your comic for free.

================================================================= FAQ

Can I submit one-shot comics for this challenge?

So long as the one-shot comic (IE, a standalone comic) looks professional and looks like you took time to do it, yeah. I don't want to see silly little filler pages though, ie 10-second doodle stand alone pages.

What constitutes as filler?

Splash pages that have little chubby misproportioned characters and that's it. Also, something that looks like it was rushed. Because splash pages often don't have to worry about text or something of the like, you are expected to put more time into the actual drawing aspect of it. Can I make pencil buffer before the challenge starts?

No, because that defeats the purpose of the challenge. I understand inking takes a while, but that's why we're allowing pencil lines as a method of entry. You start drawing AFTER May 1st rolls over, NO exceptions. You can always go back and ink it later.

I have a pre-existing buffer going on for my comic...what do I do?

PM either myself (Crystal Hikara) or OssyDarling with what you have for your buffer. You'll be asked to draw a page above what you have as your first comic.

Too bad you guys have no way of proving that we don't have buffer, don't you?

We have our ways. If you are found out to be cheating, we'll find ways to scorn you and humiliate you in front of the entire community. ;D

My comic is DEFINITELY R-Rated and I DON'T feel like censoring my work, pansies.

If you have some sort of R-rated comic, please ONLY post up the pages that do not have drugs, sex, excessive gore and other mature things. Link up to your chapter somewhere with a prefix of 'WARNING: R-Rated Material Ahead!'. Some of us don't want to see BL/GL or any of the other prevailing elements here. SO DON'T DO IT. We have the right to kick you if you don't follw with these rules.

I don't feel like submitting a certain page to my chapter because it may contain spoilers. What do I do?

PM either myself (Crystal Hikara) or OssyDarling about it. We do need to see all 31 pages before you get your name up on the Winners List.

What if I don't feel like submitting my comics at all to this crazy event or even on the internet?

You're free to join us for the challenge, but unless you can show either myself or OssyDarling your comic, you cannot be added to the official Winner's List.

I can't cope! I want out! D:

It's okay! The best part about this challenge is that you have nothing to lose. At least you can say you tried.

...oh god, why does it say 'Welcome to June Jubilee 11'?! Don't tell me that I'm stuck in this damned thing for many years to come?!

This craaaziness will be hosted EEEEEEVERY YEAR. Of course you're not expected to join back in next year, but it'd be nice to see you again for the fun. :3 WE WELCOME FURTHER MONTH IDEAS ALL THE TIME. Please discuss this on the forum.

Can I submit sprite comics to this?

Nope, the aim is to get hand-drawn comics done. Sprite comics don't count because you're just...copy pasting things into place. While some sprite comics can be a real artform, oftentimes people are skilled enough as it is getting a page done a day.

I'm getting into this insanity...CAN I BE SUPER CRAZY AND DO MORE THAN ONE PAGE A DAY?! :D

Sure! I like that kinda spirit! Destroy that deadline!! There may be even special prizes for those who go above and beyond the call of duty in terms of JJ! Maybe. It's still up in the air. But yeah, take advantage of this challenge all you can!

Does this FAQ ever end?!

This is the FAQ that never eeeeeends, yes it goes on and on my frieeeeeeends! Some author started writing it not knowing what it was, but then she kept on writing it and going just because this is the FAQ that never eeeeeends, yes it goes on and on my frieeeeeeends! Some author started writing it not knowing what it was, but then she kept on writing it and going just because this is the FAQ that never eeeeeends, yes it goes on and on my frieeeeeeends! Some author started writing it not knowing what it was, but then she kept on writing it and going just because this is the FAQ that never eeeeeends, yes it goes on and on my frieeeeeeends! Some author started writing it not knowing what it was, but then she kept on writing it and going just because this is the FAQ that never eeeeeends, yes it goes on and on my frieeeeeeends! Some author started writing it not knowing what it was, but then she kept on writing it and going just because...*shot*

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