Hello everyone! Jonny Aleksey (creator of Jonny Web Series & The Valve Web Series) here. So this Valentine's Day I hosted a little art trade here in the forums. I hosted a couple of other events too, which you can find here:
Monster Mash (for Halloween)
This Valentine's event, though, might be my most successful so far with 20 images made. The idea behind this trade was that everyone participating would get another's character. They would that make an image of their own character giving that character a Valentine's gift (based on the info given by the creator).
So without further a due, here are everyone's pics:
Now, while I think everyone did a fantastic job I think some star points should go to Mar Mai and Legendriders96 for going above and beyond and making min-comics for their secret loves:
Mar Mai's (The Dragon Tutor) epic for Zannen (IMAGICA=verse). So big I had to crop it into 4 parts (Sorry if there's some stretching going on):
Legendriders96's (Legend Riders: Legacy of Leneira) lil' ol comic (read right to left) for Riko (City of Blank):
Before we go into chronological order from when participates signed up I just want to showcase Joanne Kwan's, William J. Bowles', and Kallehmomo's images because by shear luck they somehow got interconnected with each other. Everything was random mind you, so this was pure coincidence.
Joanne Kwan's (Heavy Horns) gift for Kallehmomo (Life of a Homeschooler):
Kallehmomo's (Life of a Homeschooler) gift for William J. Bowles (Outcast Kingdom):
William J. Bowles' (Outcast Kingdom) gift for Joanne Kwan (Heavy Horns):
Now, on to chronological order:
Tanisha's (Model Student) gift for Calconstantine (Sunweaver):
Nika's (Love Debut!) gift for Legendriders96 (Legend Riders: Legacy of Leneira):
Stellamari's (Goldlocks Agency for Superheroes) gift for Shiorisaku (Star Watcher) comes with a little message:
I hope you will like my favourite star-gazing spot as much as I do. Happy Valentine Day, puppy.
ErithEl's (Burning Bright) gift for Jrej (Shades of Men):
S.A.'s (Wingless: The Dovecote Princess) "gift" for Schaefges (A Legend (of some sort)):
Deslim's (The Little Things) gift for ErithEl (Burning Bright):
Cielle's (Reus) gift for Stellamari (Goldlocks Agency for Superheroes):
Jrej's (Shades of Men) gift for Team Oops (Oops Comic Adventure):
Riko's (City of Blank) gift for S.A. (Wingless: The Dovecote Princess):
Team Oops' (Oops Comic Adventure) gift for Annabel (Polyphemus):
Annabel's (Polyphemus) gift for Tanisha (Model Student):
Moon Dreamer's (Tsukiko: the moon child's wish) gift for Mar Mai (The Dragon Tutor):
Shiorisaku's (Star Watcher) gift for Cielle (Reus):
Schaefges' (A Legend (of some sort)) gift for Nika (Love Debut!):
Zannen's (IMAGICA=verse) gift for Moon Dreamer (Tsukiko: the moon child's wish):
Well, that's it for Valentine's Day. Whether your with your significant other, your friends, or your cat, a great way to celebrate the day of love is to read everyone's comics here. They all worked really hard to make these presents and it would be wonderful if you showed the same level of gratitude with your readership. Thank you to all my lovlies that made this the most awesome art trade I've hosted yet.
Speaking of trades, I have lots of ideas for more themed events like this. And whether you've done one of my trades before or would like to start, you can help me pick my next one. Here are your two choices:
To people who have participated in my Monster Mash last Halloween, this is similar. Basically, I will have five different media types and which ever you get you would draw your character(s) cosplaying as your favorite franchise from that media form. Here would be the categories:
- Live Action Movie/TV
- Animated Movie/TV
- Printed Comic
- Video Game
Comic Jam Event:
This event is based somewhat on both the Tapastic Winterfest Event and SVA's Cartooning Club. So in this trade everyone would get someone else's character, similar to this event. You would then write/draw a one page/5-6 panel comic with both your's and their characters. It would end on a cliffhanger of sorts. Then, you or I (haven't thought it through yet) would give it to the person you got and they would finish it.
This one might be a little complex, but I though it would be fun to see how people would end comics with their characters that they didn't write themselves.
So write in the comments which event you'd like to see. Keep in mind that because of thesis, webcomics, and conventions; I might not start this event until probably near the end of April or mid-May. This is mostly just for me to see what you guys would rather do.
Once again, I hope you all have a fantastic Heart Day!