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marine at 9:21AM, May 24, 2007
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I got a question, why did they ask him if he had a magical ring if he would wear it? That seems completely out of nowhere and unnecessary.
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djcoffman at 11:40AM, May 24, 2007
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I didn't think so. I thought it was a valid question to see maybe where I stood personality wise or something.

As I said in the pitch tips page that Volte6 linked, be prepared for anything they might throw at you question wise pertaining to your project.
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MrGranger at 12:16PM, May 24, 2007
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If you do searches for PITCH on Youtube you'll find plenty from script pitches around the world. A great idea is to watch them to get ideas and see what does/does not work. I've been to many (worked Screenplay Expo) and sometimes you just sit back and think “What are they thinking!”. And then I chuckle with my evil laugh.

I'm not a master at pitching, but pretty good at laughing. Still, I'm much better than I would have been after observing others. I got rid of my Viking cap very early on.
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marine at 4:16PM, May 24, 2007
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I still feel that question had no merit. I can't seem to justify it in my head that someone would go all the way to a pitch and be asked something redundant. I can't figure it out.
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skoolmunkee at 1:55AM, May 25, 2007
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I still feel that question had no merit. I can't seem to justify it in my head that someone would go all the way to a pitch and be asked something redundant. I can't figure it out.

Well I don't think you have to worry about being asked the same question. :)
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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djcoffman at 5:36AM, May 25, 2007
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Oh, snap!
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marine at 8:36AM, May 25, 2007
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I still feel that question had no merit. I can't seem to justify it in my head that someone would go all the way to a pitch and be asked something redundant. I can't figure it out.

Well I don't think you have to worry about being asked the same question. :)

You don't think they want to publish Tranny The Transvestites Trans gendered Travels?
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Aeon at 4:37PM, May 28, 2007
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Better late than never, but I have to ask:

Do Team Members get screwed? I'm acting as artist for an entrant, and as its his idea, of course he should by rights be the Entrant. But what does that mean for me? If he were to win, is any stipulation made for me as a Team Member? I've read the rules over, but missed that part.
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ozoneocean at 6:23PM, May 28, 2007
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Do Team Members get screwed?
I don't think the prizes are of a sexual nature… lol!

I imagine that if your entry is from a team, you all share in what you get: you decide amongst yourselves.
 
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RabbitMaster at 6:09AM, May 29, 2007
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Well, I am in it. And I am in it to win it!

“Perhaps you would care to try your villany on a less defenseless opponent?”–Kung Fu Rabbit
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Aeon at 7:17AM, May 29, 2007
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Do Team Members get screwed?
I don't think the prizes are of a sexual nature… lol!

Oh, you. That's a different contest entirely!
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Platinum Dan at 7:41PM, May 29, 2007
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Better late than never, but I have to ask:

Do Team Members get screwed? I'm acting as artist for an entrant, and as its his idea, of course he should by rights be the Entrant. But what does that mean for me? If he were to win, is any stipulation made for me as a Team Member? I've read the rules over, but missed that part.

Sorry, guys. Long weekend took me a bit to get back to you. If your entry wins, you would indeed participate, as Platinum would be hiring you to do your part in it at a rate competitive to what Marvel and DC pay their creators. The main entrant, as the prime creator, would be our “DJ”, so to speak, but you all would benefit from its success. Just ask Jason, the colorist for Hero By Night. (He's around the HBN page all the time, so you really can ask him if you want.)
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Aeon at 7:48PM, May 29, 2007
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Thanks for getting back to me! Some of the contest language is a little obtuse, so I really appreciate you taking the time to look at our questions and concerns here at Drunk Duck.
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djcoffman at 4:59AM, May 30, 2007
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Tick tock…tick tock…tick…

Deadline is fast approaching…
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Platinum Dan at 12:07PM, May 30, 2007
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No problem, Aeon. and DJ's right, only 36 hours left!
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hpkomic at 1:29PM, May 30, 2007
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Notifications are by June 18th, but do you do them all in one lump sum, or do you notify individuals up through the 18th?
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Platinum Dan at 2:10PM, May 30, 2007
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We'll be notifying everybody on the 18th, hpk.
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marine at 10:28PM, May 30, 2007
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So now the wait begins!
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noneedforbushido at 5:35AM, May 31, 2007
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Whew! Submission sent with less than 24 hours to go. I did have a question, though, even though it won't effect me THIS year.

My submission was originally created on standard comic book-sized paper. After completing the comic, I noticed that the rules page mentioned the submission had to be 8.5x11 (no mention of inches, so I assume we're just talking about the ratio.) To make up for this, I just added some black space on either side… not the most aesthetically pleasing solution, but better than trying to do several days' worth of work in only one.

To cut to the chase: Did submissions really need to be in that ratio, or was that a typo that was copied and pasted from the requirements for the written summary? I noticed Hero by Night is standard comic book format, was its entry 8.5x11?
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djcoffman at 7:00AM, May 31, 2007
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I think this year as long as it's a legible comic book page of some kind, you're golden.
Last year i just used a landscape format with no lettering when I entered, but they've upped the ante this year.

Holy cow, that ToonBoom software is like 3grand!!! I didn't know thats the software they use to animate many popular cartoons and movies like the last Curious George film. I thought the Wacoms were a great deal, but That animation software is one hell of a prize!
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Platinum Dan at 10:00AM, May 31, 2007
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We're being VERY liberal with what we accept for the art. The main thing we want to know is that you have a team (even if that “team” is just you) in place and can begin production the moment you win. DJ taught us how important that was to getting his book on the shelves as soon as possible. (So blame him for the requirements being tougher this year!)
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carly_mizzou at 10:18AM, May 31, 2007
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Yeah blame DJ! That's what I always do…
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noneedforbushido at 10:54AM, May 31, 2007
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Haha, I'm all for the team concept since I've been working with the artist for 5 years. I figure it's a smart move to either get someone like DJ, who can get the work done himself, or a tightly knit team with an established working relationship. Who knows what might happen if you throw a few strangers together on a project.

Since we're used to Webcomics, we saved the file at 900 pixels wide, which should be perfect for viewing on most screens/projectors (at the standard 72 px/inch.) Is that how these will initially be seen, or are you printing them up? If they are printed, at what resolution will you be printing them so we might be able to match it and maximize legibility.

Last but not least, if the already uploaded comic had to be changed to fit your answers to the questions above, can we resubmit it?
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djcoffman at 11:12AM, May 31, 2007
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If you want someone like me, you best find a cloning machine, or a way to revive the dead! hahaha…

Blame me all you want for the tougher guidelines, but count all your lucky stars that I'm not running the whole thing! My rules would be INSANE!!! :)
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ccs1989 at 12:25PM, May 31, 2007
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One last question;
Are you allowed to post the page you made after you submit online to get a fanbase or attract attention? Or does Platinum want everything to be kept secret on who entered until voting time? I know the latter doesn't sound like that's what would happen, but I'm just making sure.
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marine at 1:10PM, May 31, 2007
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One last question;
Are you allowed to post the page you made after you submit online to get a fanbase or attract attention? Or does Platinum want everything to be kept secret on who entered until voting time? I know the latter doesn't sound like that's what would happen, but I'm just making sure.

Seconded? To post or not to post?
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MrGranger at 1:47PM, May 31, 2007
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One last question;
Are you allowed to post the page you made

Seconded? To post or not to post?

I think the rules are written with the clause that you can post on the internet. I haven't but I found it interesting that it's in there. Maybe someone is encouraging the posting? I would think it might help spread the word of the contest.
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MrGranger at 1:49PM, May 31, 2007
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The main thing we want to know is that you have a team (even if that “team” is just you) in place and can begin production the moment you win. DJ taught us how important that was to getting his book on the shelves as soon as possible.

Shoot…I don't think I included a bio in my submission. >:)

Could I get extra points for having books out through Diamond and haven't missed a deadline in a year? Or that I work with pro artists that are available if anyone team member should suffer a terrible accident?
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MrGranger at 1:55PM, May 31, 2007
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Whew! Submission sent with less than 24 hours to go. I did have a question, though, even though it won't effect me THIS year.

With you entering we've all got less of a chance to win now. Sheesh…the competition is going to be tough.
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noneedforbushido at 3:55PM, May 31, 2007
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Whew! Submission sent with less than 24 hours to go. I did have a question, though, even though it won't effect me THIS year.

With you entering we've all got less of a chance to win now. Sheesh…the competition is going to be tough.

Thanks for the ego boost! Now I'm going to have high expectations that'll soon be crushed :D
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