Hello everyone! Jonny Aleksey (creator of The J-Man Web Series &The Valve Web Series) here. I do art trade type events every so often in the forums, which you can see here:
Alternate Universe 2015
Monster Mash 2015 (for Halloween)
Secret Admirer 2016 (for Valentine's Day)
Character Cosplay 2016
Battle Royale 2016
Blind Date 2017 (for Valentine's Day)
The way I structure my trades is that everyone who wants to participate puts their characters in the comments and when the deadline ends, they'll randomly get someone else's character and make an image with that character based on the theme of the trade.
This trade is one I've wanted to do for a while (it is time!!!!), where characters would swap settings. The character you pick to use in this trade will leave the comic (to be in someone else's) and the character you get will be put into your comic's world. Here's a little visual tutorial of what I'm expecting:
Their character will essentially be a tourist in your comic. They can take some pictures, meet people, whatever! Actually, even though it's called a "Tourist Trade", they don't have to act like one. You can have your guest do anything you want. Maybe they're involved in the current storyline, helping the good guys; or even helping the bad guys depending on their personality. It's all up to you, but feel free to ask me any questions you got.
Here's the timeline:
Sign up cut off date: June 30th
Image deadline: July 21th
Trade Gallery goes live: July 22th
You should get your characters 1 or 2 days after the sign up cut offs in a forum DM.
To sign up, post these in the comments:
-Image of character you want to use
-Whether or not you can do seconds if someone can't make it on time.
You don't have to show your setting in the sign ups but i would be a good idea to start thinking about where in your comic you'd like this to take place. Somewhere eye-catching and unique to your world. When you are done please DM me in the forums (@aspiderjonny) with your images and who they were for.
I'm hoping this trade will help everyone get better practice at drawing backgrounds, as I've seen a lot of people talk about how difficult it is. This might be a good way to flesh out your comic worlds as well as make friends and have fun!
Dirty Tourist list:
- The J-Man (The J-Man Web Series) - Jonny Aleksey
Lives in New York City
- Jonny Regionson Jr.; gifted with incredible strength, speed, and agility; dons the green mask to take on the big baddies on NYC. Headstrong, saracstic, and skeptical in nature, he is also goodwilled, kind, and courageous. He will help anyone in need (and have fun taking on the bad guys).
- Seconds?: Not sure. If no one else can.
- Alma Sanders (JODDAS VAPD) - KoreanTacos
- Alma is a very honest young girl who doesn’t use her families status as a means of getting her point across. She has no shame in hiding her love for cosplaying, and can proudly call herself a gamer. Alma hopes to become a video game designer through her education. Her other goal is to become well known in the cosplaying community. She may be blunt at times she still remains honest. Her friends love being around her and she must admit she enjoys their company as well.
- Seconds?: Yes
- Alistair Vualson (Destiny Awaits) - rainbowwolfe
- Character personality/skills: He's kind of a wimp and a pushover, as well as a huge pacifist. He does well at putting up his "cool/calm" persona. He lies when he thinks the truth is too much to share, He's a demon, but always uses a Glamour to hide his horn and tail. He can kind of use telekinesis, and has the ability to summon a scissor-blade made of bright pink light. Despite his weak, outsider demeanor, he's quite capable in a fight.
- Seconds?: Yes
- Karen Blake (Heroic Shenanigans) - Haley Martin
- This is Karen and she is an angsty teen with fire powers! She is at Camp Kapow (somewhat against her will) to learn to control her powers and be a superhero. She hasn't yet learned how to control her powers, and wishes she didn't have to deal with them. Despite her grumpiness, she does have a good sense of humor, and if she actually decides to be friends with someone, she's very loyal to them.
- Seconds?: Nah
- Mysaphia Erline Valora der Hirschbock (The Cat, the Vine and the Victory) - wnqs
- Mysaphia is a strong-willed, headstrong young woman that tends to come off as being a bit on the bossy side, but is in reality very caring, especially when it comes to her younger sister and her 'knight'. She tends to like to wear frilly, lolita style clothing. She's good at sewing, balancing the books for her father's estate and surprisingly good at roughing it outdoors when necessary.
- Seconds?: Nah
- Logan Howard (Icebreaker) - miesmud
5'6" / 167 cm
Lives in Minneapolis.
- Outgoing, friendly, easily offended, quite pessimistic. Figure skater, vegan and a foodie, crazy obsession with the fictional brand Adios (basically Adidas), always wears black, has dyslexia.
- Seconds?: Yeah
- Silver (The Angel with Black Wings) - Mharz
- She's a happy-go-lucky angel who likes to goof off and troll people for amusement because she's that bored. Nothing really gets her down much. Heck, she'll probably find something for her "amusement" wherever she goes.
- Seconds?: Nah