Red Bubble has had Calendars for a while now, so I figured, why not tell a manga story on a calendar! So to get things started, Burst is going to host a Manga Calendar Contest!
So here’s the deal:
1. Calendar pieces need to be somewhat larger than alot of the work currently in the burst gallery. So before you start making your manga check out the My Calendars page for some of the technical details. Nothing difficult here, just some minimum resolution guidelines.
2. Each Calendar will have 12 pictures, one for each month and a cover page, so depending on whether or not you are going to use the cover as page one, you should plan your manga around a 12 or 13 page story (if that’s not enough you could always think about putting several volumes on separate calendars)
3. Calendars must have stories and artwork used should meet the same criteria that gallery pieces do.
4. Calendars aren’t an option for these Challenges, so please enter only the coverpage of your manga calendar to the challenge and place a link to the Calendar in the description of the art piece. You may also link to this Challenge from the art piece. For easy instruction on how to do this see the additional information block below
Can’t wait to read all of your mangas!
People vote based on these criteria:
Quality of the Artwork
Entertainment value of the story
Artist’s unique anime style
Winner will become a featured artist and link to their manga calendar will be placed on the B>AM mainpage. The piece will also be recommended for RedBubble’s main feature gallery and the coverpage will be used for the next thumbnail picture of the next Calendar Challenge!
To link on RB, place the title of the calendar between quotes, then put a colon, and then the web address of the calendar. It should look like this, but without the spaces:
>" calendarname " : http://www.calendar.url
You can also image link by placing the url of the RB generated thumbnail (see below for instructions on obtaining the url) between exclaimation points, then adding a colon and the url of the calendar. It would look like this without the quotes:
>! http://www.thumbnail.url ! : http://www.calendar.url
Obtaining the thumbnail url from IE
With IE you can right click on the thumbnail, go to properties, then highlight the url and hit control C to copy it then paste it like you normally would.
Obtaining the thumbnail url with Firefox
Simply right click on the image’s thumbnail and select ‘copy image location,’ then paste it wherever it is needed.