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Art and Elfquest / 2020 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: February 05, 2019, 01:58:42 PM »
The theme for the 2019 EQ Fan Art Calendar is: OUR FAVOURITES

**You may use characters from the original quest to the final quest but you must do your best not to spoil things for those who have not yet read the most recent installment of the series**

Submissions for the 2020 Calendar are being accepted:
February 5th, 2019 through October 31st, 2019

THEME

Submitted artwork should represent the theme "Our Favourites"

This theme is meant to be easy and enjoyable. Please represent your favourite character(s), moments, the things you love best about Elfquest, etc. Whatever you like (within reason please). Please note, reproductions of scenes already portrayed in the EQ saga will not be accepted. You need to be more creative. Look at the scene from a different angle, or another characters perspective. Carbon copies are a no, no.

Number of submissions required: 11 (I will do the cover and that artwork will also be included in the calendar this year).

DETAILS

• You must first post to the thread that you would like to participate. Don't give any details, just say... "I'm in!" or "I would like to participate this year". I will contact you once I know you want to be a part of the calendar to find out what your concept is.

• Once you have been contacted by me, you will be required to send me a brief description of your concept as well as a list of all the characters you plan to use and which ones are the main focus. Please have an alternate idea in mind, in case someone ahead of you on the list has a similar idea.

Please copy and paste the following into the PM with all fields filled in:

Your Name:
EQFA User Name:
Artist Credit (Real or User only):
Email Address:
Description of Concept:
Character Choice:


• As they come in I will post which characters are being used to the thread (how they are being used and who is using them will be kept secret). Let's try and keep things as varied as possible.

• You will be asked to update Maggie in June with your progress. This will help to determine if we will have enough entries for the calendar. If at any time you feel you cannot continue just send a message, there won’t be any hard feelings.

• Please keep in mind that you have approx. 8 months to get your submission ready, which should be more than enough time. If there is no response to the request for progress I will have to assume you are no longer participating and I will have no choice but to find a replacement artist. Communication is key, so please keep in touch.

• You may submit up to three entries for the calendar but before you contemplate that second or third entry you must first finish and submit one entry to Maggie.

GROUPS

• You may work in groups of two if that makes things easier for you. Please let me know who you will be working with when you sign up.

• How you work in your group is totally up to you. One of you may supply a sketch for the other to ink and colour or you may work together to complete the scene. It doesn’t matter so long as you both agree.

CONTENT

• Entries must be original artwork created specifically for the calendar. The use of photos or "borrowed" art for backgrounds is not allowed.

• Entries must not be available for the general public to view online until the okay is given for general sharing. Before then, any entries found online in any form (thumbnails, crops, etc.) will be disqualified and removed.

• Canon Elfquest characters (of any race) only. No what-if characters (i.e., Worldpool).

• PG-13 or under.

FORMAT

**Please make sure your submissions are the correct size. Any submissions that are not 3300x2550 pixels or 11 x 8.5 inches at 300dpi will not be accepted**

• All entries should be in full color, with some type of a background. No font please.

• Size: 11"x 8.5" (pictures must be landscape oriented - wider than they are tall)

• Resolution: 3300 x 2550 pixels (11" x 8.5" at 300dpi)

• File format: JPEG/PNG format only

HOW TO SUBMIT

• When you are ready please email your full-sized entry to Maggie. Please PM Maggie when you have an entry ready to be submitted.

• Entries must be received by midnight CST, October 31, 2019.

Include the following:

• Your submission as an attachment not embedded into an email.

• Title of your submission. Titles will be included on the calendar.

CREDIT

• The artist credit will be used for credits on the calendar/website.

PUBLISHING

• The eleven winners will be chosen by a panel of judges (if more than 11 entries are submitted).

• The finished calendar will be available for download at elfquestfanart.com. In addition, the calendar may be published and available for purchase.

QUESTIONS

• Any questions about the calendar may be asked and answered on this thread or PM Maggie.

• Don't know what this is all about, check out the current and past Fan Art Calendars here: http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?action=fanartcalendar


CHARACTERS


The characters below are spoken for. Please consider one that isn't already listed. Thank you!

• Shuna
• Kimo
• Chot
• Yif
• Skot
• Krim
• Urda
• Vok
• Klagg
• Cutter
• Rayek
• Petalwing
• Newstar
• Lutei
• Woodlock
• Rainsong
• Wing
• Mender
• Bethia
• Leetah
• Strongbow
• Moonshade
• Young Dart
• Jink
• Firstborn Newbreed
• Nightfall
• Redlance
• Joyleaf
• Bearclaw
• Rain
•Tyleet
•Scouter
•Dewshine
•Newborn Pool



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Art and Elfquest / 2019 EQ Fan Art Calendar Guidelines
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:54:20 AM »
The theme for the 2019 EQ Fan Art Calendar is: BONDED

**You may use characters from the original quest to the final quest but you must do your best not to spoil things for those who have not yet read the most recent installment of the series**

Submissions for the 2019 Calendar are being accepted:
Jan 4th, 2018 through October 31st, 2018

THEME

Submitted artwork should represent the theme "Bonded"

This means you can represent any bonds that take place in the EQ saga not just lifemates/lovemates. Friendships, home/family, child/parent, animal bonds and the like are perfectly acceptable.

DETAILS

•The bond you choose to represent must be the main focus of each submission. You are free to use additional characters in your submission if you wish but it is not required.

•You will be required to PM Maggie to let her know you are participating in the calendar this year. Please do not post a message to the board, only send a PM.

Please copy and paste the following into the PM with all fields filled in:

Your Name:
EQFA User Name:
Artist Credit (Real or User only):
Email Address:
Character Choice:


•As sign-ups come in I will post which characters are being used to the thread (how they are being used and who is using them will be kept secret). Let's try and keep things as varied as possible. If a character is the main focus of someone else's submission I may ask you to choose a different character. Best to check the list before signing up.

•You will be asked to update Maggie in March, June and September with your progress. This will help to determine if we will have enough entries for the calendar. If at any time you feel you cannot continue just send a message, there won’t be any hard feelings.

•Please keep in mind that you have approx. 10 months to get your submission ready, which should be more than enough time. If there is no response to the requests for progress I will have to assume you are no longer participating and I will have no choice but to find a replacement artist. Communication is key, so please keep in touch.

•You may submit up to three entries for the calendar but before you contemplate that second or third entry you must first finish and submit one entry to Maggie.

GROUPS

•You may work in groups of two if that makes things easier for you. Please let me know who you will be working with when you sign up.

•How you work in your group is totally up to you. One of you may supply a sketch for the other to ink and colour or you may work together to complete the scene. It doesn’t matter so long as you both agree.

CONTENT

•Entries must be original artwork created specifically for the calendar. The use of photos or "borrowed" art for backgrounds is not allowed.

•Entries must not be available for the general public to view online until the okay is given for general sharing. Before then, any entries found online in any form (thumbnails, crops, etc.) will be disqualified and removed.

•Canon Elfquest characters (of any race) only. No what-if characters (i.e., Worldpool).

•PG-13 or under.

FORMAT

**Please make sure your submissions are the correct size. Any submissions that are not 3300x2550 pixels or 11 x 8.5 inches at 300dpi will not be accepted**

•All entries should be in full color, with some type of a background.

•Size: 11"x 8.5" (pictures must be landscape oriented - wider than they are tall)

•Resolution: 3300 x 2550 pixels (11" x 8.5" at 300dpi)

•File format: JPEG/PNG format only

HOW TO SUBMIT

•When you are ready please email your full-sized entry to Maggie. Please PM Maggie when you have an entry ready to be submitted.

•Entries must be received by midnight CST, October 31, 2017.

Include the following:

•Your submission as an attachment not embedded into an email.

•Title of your submission. Titles will be included on the calendar.

CREDIT

•The artist credit will be used for credits on the calendar/website.

PUBLISHING

•The twelve winners will be chosen by a panel of judges (if more than 12 entries are submitted).

•The finished calendar will be available for download at elfquestfanart.com. In addition, the calendar will be published at the Elfquest Redbubble shop.

QUESTIONS

•Any questions about the calendar may be asked and answered on this thread or PM Maggie.

•Don't know what this is all about, check out the current and past Fan Art Calendars here: http://www.elfquestfanart.com/index.php?action=fanartcalendar


CHARACTERS

The characters below are spoken for. Please consider one that isn't already listed. Thank you!

•Nonna
•Adar
•Kimo
•Shuna
•Infant Skywise
•Adult Skywise
•Savah
•Ahdri
•Young Tyleet
•Young Venka
•Dewshine
•Eyeshigh
•Young Rayek
•Young Leetah
•Ember
•Choplicker
•Treestump
•Cutter
•Pike
•Stubtail
•Sust
•Pool
•Foxfur
•Bearclaw
•Aroree
•Littletrill
•Mender
•Dart
•Teir
•Adult Strongbow
•Lashpaw
•Kahvi
•Haze
•Farbright

PARTICIPANTS

•Maggie
•Cloudchaser
•Hyakurin
•dreamweaver - FINISHED
•Czarine - FINISHED
•Yavia - FINISHED
•Wildfire
•AceQuester - FINISHED
•Treefox - FINISHED
•ShujiE - FINISHED
•Rosalie
•Startear - FINISHED
•Snarkclaw - FINISHED
•EyesHigh76
•Tah-Marien - FINISHED
•jaRf - FINISHED

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Art and Elfquest / Vote for the 2019 Fan Calendar Theme
« on: November 30, 2017, 06:48:18 PM »
Time to put your voting caps on...

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Art and Elfquest / 2019 Fan Calendar Theme
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:41:53 AM »
The 2018 Fan Calendar is set to come out in a few months but let's get started on discussing the theme for next years calendar.

I would like to leave this thread open for the month of November and then have a poll for voting during the month of December which should give everyone time to think up ideas and then vote for their favourite.

I plan to announce the winning theme on January 1st, which will give everyone 10 months to submit an entry. Again I believe this is plenty of time to work with and if not, I say again that you aren't that in to EQ anymore or are just too busy to find the time for it. I can respect that but I would appreciate some consideration before you jump in and say you'd like to be a part of this. I consider committing to the EQ fan calendar to be just as important as anything else you might commit to throughout the year. I want submissions to reflect the love you have for EQ and the skillset you posses. I don't want rush jobs and I don't want dropouts. I want you to commit only if it will be enjoyable to you and only if you have the time.

Here are the themes that were on the last poll:

Chiefs - Past, Present and Future
Evolution - The Then and Now of EQ
Cubs
All Action
Comedy - The Merriment of EQ
Daily Life
The Homes of EQ

Any other ideas? If so post them below. I'll give everyone until November 30th to add their ideas and then I'll create a poll with the themes which will be open during the month of December. The winner will be announced on the Jan 1st along with the 2018 calendar.

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Art and Elfquest / The Future of EQFA
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:25:44 PM »
Let me know what you think. Should I stay or should I go?

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Art and Elfquest / Messaging Issues
« on: January 07, 2017, 08:15:44 AM »
I received my test message via email. If you didn't please let me know.

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Art and Elfquest / 2018 EQ Fan Calender Guidelines
« on: January 03, 2017, 09:07:00 AM »
The theme for the 2018 Elfquest Fan Art Calendar is: Entirely Ekuar

**You may use Ekuar/any other character interaction from The Original Quest, Siege at Blue Mountain and Kings of the Broken Wheel **

Submissions for the 2017 Calendar are being accepted:
Jan 4th, 2017 through October 31st, 2017

THEME

Submitted artwork should represent the theme "Entirely Ekuar”.

This means that the character Ekuar must be the main focus of each submission. You will be able to use additional characters if you like but Ekuar should remain in the spotlight.

DETAILS

•Ekuar must be the main focus of each submission. You are free to use additional character if you wish but it is not required. 

•You may use any extra characters in your submission so long as they belong to the following: The Original Quest, Siege at Blue Mountain and Kings of the Broken Wheel.

•You will be required to PM Maggie to let her know you are participating in the calendar this year. Please do not post a message to the board, only send a PM.

•No one wants to limit creativity but it would be great if we could keep open communication about secondary characters in all entries. This will help to ensure the calendar submissions are as varied as possible. Having one main focus is interesting; this turning into a 12 month Ekuar/Rayek calendar is not. There are many possibilities so let’s do our best to keep this theme as interesting as possible. Please post your secondary character ideas to the thread, so we can do our best not to get a lot of repeat submissions.

•You will be asked to update Maggie in March, June and September with your progress. This will help to determine if we will have enough entries for the calendar. If at any time you feel you cannot continue just send a message, there won’t be any hard feelings.

•Please keep in mind that you have approx. 10 months to get your submission ready, which should be more than enough time. If there is no response to the requests for progress I will have to assume you are no longer participating and I will have no choice but to find a replacement artist. Communication is key, so please keep in touch. 

•You may submit up to three entries for the calendar but before you contemplate that second or third entry you must first finish and submit one entry to Maggie.

GROUPS

•You may work in groups of two if that makes things easier for you. Please let me know who you will be working with when you sign up.

•How you work in your group is totally up to you. One of you may supply a sketch for the other to ink and colour or you may work together to complete the scene. It doesn’t matter so long as you both agree. 

CONTENT

•Entries must be original artwork created specifically for the calendar. The use of photos or "borrowed" art for backgrounds is not allowed.

•Entries must not be available for the general public to view online until the okay is given for general sharing. Before then, any entries found online in any form (thumbnails, crops, etc.) will be disqualified and removed.

•Canon Elfquest characters (of any race) only. No what-if characters (i.e., Worldpool).

•PG-13 or under.

FORMAT

**Please make sure your submissions are the correct size. Any submissions that are not 3300x2550 pixels  or 11 x 8.5 inches at 300dpi will not be accepted**

•All entries should be in full color, with some type of a background.

•Size: 11"x 8.5" (pictures must be landscape oriented - wider than they are tall)

•Resolution: 3300 x 2550 pixels (11" x 8.5" at 300dpi)

•File format: JPEG/PNG format only

HOW TO SUBMIT

•When you are ready please email your full-sized entry to Maggie. Please PM Maggie when you have an entry ready to be submitted.

Entries must be received by midnight CST, October 31, 2017.

Include the following:

**Please note, from now on you may either submit your real name, example Maggie Atkinson or the name you use at the EQFA site, example Treefox.  Huge, long names which include middle names mixed in with last names and then AKA: your elf name etc. will not be accepted. **

•Title (Required):  Title of your submission.  Titles will be included on the calendar.
•Artist Credits (Required):  Will be included on the calendar. 
•Email (Required):

CREDIT

•The artist credit will be used for credits on the calendar/website.

PUBLISHING

•The twelve winners will be chosen by a panel of judges (if more than 12 entries are submitted).

•The finished calendar will be available for download at elfquestfanart.com. In addition, the calendar will be published at Elfquest's RedBubble shop (hopefully).
 
QUESTIONS

•Any questions about the calendar may be asked and answered on this thread or PM Maggie.

•If you don't know what this is all about, check out the current and past Fan Art Calendars here:  http://www.elfquestfanart.com/calendar/

Participants

•Maggie Cover

•Hyakurin - FINISHED

•AceQuester - FINISHED

•Wildfire - FINISHED

•Treefox - FINISHED

•EyesHigh76

•Cloudchaser - FINISHED

•jaRf - FINISHED

•Czarine - FINISHED

•Yavia - FINISHED

•Startear - FINISHED

•Berit - FINISHED

•Sophia - FINISHED

•kiwi241277 - FINISHED



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Art and Elfquest / Vote for the Character you Prefer
« on: December 29, 2016, 08:55:15 AM »
In case "Entirely, 12 Months of..." wins for best theme please cast your vote for which character you would like to see. Remember the names were chosen at random. ;)

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Art and Elfquest / Vote for 2018 EQ Fan Calendar Theme
« on: December 29, 2016, 08:42:01 AM »
Time to vote for your favourite theme!

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Art and Elfquest / 2018 Fan Calendar Theme
« on: December 10, 2016, 11:26:56 AM »
Alright, the 2017 Fan Calendar is set to come out in a few weeks, so let's get started on discussing the theme for next years calendar.

I'd like to have a decision made by January 1st, which will give everyone 10 months to submit an entry. This is plenty of time to work with and if not, well let's face it you aren't that in to EQ anymore or are just too busy to find the time for it. I can respect that but I would appreciate some consideration before you jump in and say you'd like to be a part of this. I consider committing to the EQ fan calendar to be just as important as anything else you might commit to throughout the year. I want submissions to reflect the love you have for EQ and the skillset you posses. I don't want rush jobs and I don't want dropouts. I want you to commit only if it will be enjoyable to you and only if you have the time.

Here are the themes that were on the last poll, minus contrasts of course.

Chiefs - Past, Present and Future
Evolution - The Then and Now of EQ
Entirely Ekuar - 12 Months of Ekuar (of course this could be 12 months of any character)
Comedy and Tragedy

Any other ideas? If so post them below. I'll give everyone until Dec 24th to add their two cents and then I'll create a poll with the theme ideas and the winner will be announced on the 1st along with the 2017 calendar. ;)

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Art and Elfquest / 2017 EQ Fan Calendar Guidelines
« on: April 04, 2016, 12:32:00 PM »
The theme for the 2017 Elfquest Fan Art Calendar is: Contrasts


**Please see the list of Taken Characters/Contrasts at the very bottom of this post before contacting me with your selections**

**Also can we please try to avoid any major Final Quest spoilers in our submissions. I (for one) haven't read any of the Final Quest**


Submissions for the 2017 Calendar are being accepted:
April 4th, 2016 through October 31st, 2016

THEME

Submitted artwork should represent the theme "Contrasts”.

Day/Night, Young/Old, Good/Evil, Warriors/Healers, Starsong/Wolfsong - the Elfquest saga offers many studies in contrasts.

DETAILS

•You may use any two main characters in your submission as well as several secondary characters if you feel your submission warrants them.

•You will be required to PM Maggie to let her know which two main characters you will be using in your submission and also what type of contrast you are planning to represent (please do not post a message to the board, only send a PM. Messages in the thread regarding characters and contrasts will not be accepted).

•Please do not begin your submission until you hear back from Maggie. She will post a list of taken characters and contrasts so that we all know what is still available. This will help to ensure the calendar submissions are as varied as possible.

•You will be asked to update Maggie in July with your progress. This will help to determine if we have enough entries for the calendar. If at any time you feel you cannot continue to participate just send a message. There won’t be any hard feelings.

•You may submit up to three entries for the calendar but before you contemplate that second or third entry you must first finish and submit one entry to Maggie.


GROUPS

•You may work in groups of two if that makes things easier for you. Please let me know who you will be working with when you sign up.

•How you work in your group is totally up to you. One of you may supply a sketch for the other to ink and colour or you may work together to complete the scene. It doesn’t matter so long as you both agree. 

CONTENT

•Entries must be original artwork created specifically for the calendar. The use of photos or "borrowed" art for backgrounds is not allowed.
•Entries must not be available for the general public to view online until the okay is given for general sharing. Before then, any entries found online in any form (thumbnails, crops, etc.) will be disqualified and removed.
•Canon Elfquest characters (of any race) only. No what-if characters (i.e., Worldpool).
•PG-13 or under.

FORMAT

•All entries should be in full color, with some type of a background.
•Size: 11"x 8.5" (pictures must be landscape oriented - wider than they are tall)
•Resolution: 3300 x 2550 pixels (11" x 8.5" at 300dpi)
•File format: JPEG/PNG format only

HOW TO SUBMIT

•When you are ready please email your full-sized entry to Maggie. Please PM Maggie when you have an entry ready to be submitted.

Entries must be received by midnight CST, October 31, 2016.

Include the following:

•Title (Required):  Title of your submission.  Titles will be included on the calendar.
•Artist Credits (Required):  Will be included on the calendar.  Your real name or preferred artist's credit name.
•Email (Required)

CREDIT

•The artist credit and the email listed with your entry will be used for credits on the calendar/website.


PUBLISHING

•The twelve winners will be chosen by a panel of judges (TBD).

•The finished calendar will be available for download at elfquestfanart.com. In addition, the calendar will be published at Elfquest's Red Bubble shop (hopefully).
 
QUESTIONS

•Any questions about the calendar may be asked and answered on this thread or PM Maggie.
•If you don't know what this is all about, check out the current and past Fan Art Calendars here:  http://www.elfquestfanart.com/calendar/

_________________________________________________

Taken Characters/Contrasts

• Maggie – Kimo – Self Contrast (Cover)

• Wildfire – Tier/Madcoil - Predator/Prey (FINISHED)
• Rowtiger – Two-Edge/Treestump – Light/Dark (FINISHED)
•  jaRf – Rayek/Rayek - Self Contrast (FINISHED)
•  EyesHigh76 – Timmian (elf)/Winnowill - Good/Evil (FINISHED)
• AceQuester – Woodlock/Greymung - Loving Family/Loveless Loner (FINISHED)
• Silentleaf – Door/Chitter - Stillness/Motion (FINISHED)
•  Hyakurin – Skyfire/Two-Spear - Balance/Instability(FINISHED)
•   ShujiE – Rayek/Kahvi - Hot/Cold (FINISHED)
•  Czarine - Mantricker/Demontricker - Elf/Human (FINISHED)
•Treefox - Suntop/Ember - Day/Night (FINISHED)
• Yavia – Djun/Redlance - Civilization/Nature (FINISHED)

• Cloudchaser – Young Ember/Lord Voll - Young/Old (ALMOST)
• Joyrider1978 – Cutter/Skywise - Earth/Sky (ALMOST)


• Elea – Bearclaw/Sun-Toucher - Rebel/Wisdom
• Larialoyla - Strongbow/Tyleet - ?/?
• devils_lil_sis – Timmian (as a wolf)/Blackfell - Day/Night
• kandrinchae – Venka/Nightfall - Maiden/Matron
• Schayde1 – Rahnee/Zarhan – Wolfsong/Starsong



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Art and Elfquest / 2017 Fan Calendar Discussion
« on: February 01, 2016, 01:39:29 PM »
To calendar or not to calendar...that is the question.

Just wondering how many of you would like to continue with the fan calendar?

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Art and Elfquest / EQ Fan Calendar - December Submission Discussion
« on: September 18, 2015, 03:54:15 PM »
Ok everyone, all the tribes have been spoken for, so lets chat about layout and possible character interactions and also a background.  ;D


Who's Doing What...so far

AceQuester - Wolfrider/Wing
Ollyagent - Glider/Lord Voll
Treefox - High One/Kaslen
Wildfire - Wolf/Warfrost
Tah-Marien - Wavedancer/?
Schayde1 - Go-Backs/Vaya
Afke - Trolls/Greymung?
Holly - Sun Villager/Yurek
Marsel - Preserver/Bumbleclaw
Maggie - Human/Patch

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Art and Elfquest / 2016 EQ Fan Calendar Guidelines
« on: February 28, 2015, 10:43:32 AM »
The theme for the 2016 Elfquest Fan Art Calendar is: Tribes

Submissions for the 2016 Calendar are being accepted:
March 1st through September 30th 2015

THEME

•Submitted artwork should represent the theme "Tribes”.

DETAILS

Things are going to be done a little differently, as it seems like a lot of you are struggling to be able to participate in the calendar each year.
This is why the 2016 calendar will be based on EQ Tribes, a theme I thought would be a lot of fun (this eliminates the need and time taken to vote for a theme).

Another change will be judging, I would prefer not to have any. That being said, what I would like is for those of you wishing to participate to sign up, rather than just mention you would like to participate. This means you will be given the responsibility of getting a piece of artwork ready for a specific month in the calendar so be sure you have the time and energy to do so.

Once you have signed up you will be given a specific month, tribe and three characters to work with. You must choose at least two of the assigned characters (but you may keep all three). You will need at least four characters in your submission so if you want, you may add one to the three you have been given or add two if you decide to drop one of your assigned characters.
You may want more than four characters in your submission and that is up to you but you must have at least two of the assigned characters in your submission.

Sorry I forgot this - Full backgrounds please, I want the characters to be in their customary environments around the time of year you receive as your month.

December which is the last month in the calendar will hopefully be a piece of artwork that represents the beloved dead and will be comprised of one member from each tribe. I would ultimately like for all the calendar participants to work on this month together. Please let me know if you have any reservations about this when you sign up.

Please note, I will be asking for a progress report sometime in May which may include me asking to see how your submission is coming along.


TRIBES

•The tribes that will be represented in the calendar are as follows:

Wolfriders
Sunfolk
Go-Backs
Gliders
Trolls
Humans
Wolves
Wavedancers
High Ones – Elf Form
High Ones – Cone Head
Preservers
Beloved Dead

I can appreciate the fact that many of you will want to ask for a specific tribe to work with but I will be handing out the tribes and characters at random to keep it fair for everyone.

GROUPS

•You may work in groups of two if that makes things easier for you. Please let me know who you will be working with when you sign up.

How you work in your group is totally up to you. One of you may supply a sketch for the other to ink and colour or you may work together to complete the scene. It doesn’t matter so long as you both agree. 

CONTENT

•Entries must be original artwork created specifically for the calendar. The use of photos or "borrowed" art for backgrounds is not allowed.
•Entries must not be available for the general public to view online until the okay is given for general sharing. Before then, any entries found online in any form (thumbnails, crops, etc.) will be disqualified and removed.
•Canon Elfquest characters (of any race) only. No what-if characters (i.e., Worldpool).
•PG-13 or under.

FORMAT

•All entries should be in full color.
•Size: 11"x 8.5" (pictures must be landscape oriented - wider than they are tall)
•Resolution: 3300 x 2550 pixels (11" x 8.5" at 300dpi)
•File format: JPEG/PNG format only


HOW TO SUBMIT

•When you are ready please email your full-sized entry to Maggie. Please PM Maggie when you have an entry ready to be submitted.

Entries must be received by midnight CST, September 30, 2015.

Include the following:

•Title (Required):  Title of your submission.  Titles will be included on the calendar.
•Artist Credits (Required):  Will be included on the calendar.  Your real name or preferred artist's credit name.
•Email (Required)

CREDIT

•The artist credit and the email listed with your entry will used for credits.
•The Warp Graphics, Inc. copyright will be included for you.

PUBLISHING

•The finished calendar will be available for download at elfquestfanart.com. In addition, the Calendar will be published at Elfquest's Cafe Press shop. Proceeds from the sale of the Fan Calendar will go to Wolf Park. http://www.wolfpark.org
 
QUESTIONS

•Any questions about the calendar may be asked and answered on this thread or PM Maggie.
•If you don't know what this is all about, check out the current and past Fan Art Calendars here:  http://www.elfquestfanart.com/calendar/

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Art and Elfquest / 2015 Fan Calendar Guidelines
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:42:46 PM »
The theme for the 2015 Elfquest Fan Art Calendar is: Emotive Portraits

Submissions for the 2015 Calendar Contest are being accepted:
April 14th, 2014 through October 14th, 2014

THEME

•Submitted artwork should represent the theme "Emotive Portraits."

•The world of Elfquest is fraught with emotion and this theme allows you to convey that emotion using only the characters face and expression. I know this may seem like a difficult task but what is more lovely than when Savah smiles and the lines around her eyes crinkle and you know she is truly happy. Or when Strongbow gives one of his signature, I'm not happy looks. You don't need anything but that expression on his face to know you're in big trouble. Take a look at the comics to gain inspiration.

•You may use any one character in your submission as well as any one emotion.

•Because there are so few people able to submit art to the calendar you are required to PM Maggie with three character/three emotion choices so she can make sure there are no duplicate entries. Please do not begin your submission until you hear back from Maggie. She will also post a list of used characters and emotions so that we all know what is still available.

•Here is an example of an acceptable choice: Pike has a huge smile playing across his face, his cheeks are bright red and his eyes are out of focus. I suppose drunk isn't exactly an emotion but this theme is mostly geared toward telling the viewer what is going on using only the expression on the characters face.

•Here is an example that is not an acceptable choice: Ember is holding her eye and wagging her fist at a bird with a pointy beak. You can tell she's mad and that the bird pecked her in the eye but using her hands and the bird in the scene gives too much away.

•You may show the character from just below their shoulders to the top of their head. You may also use some other imagery in your submission such as some leaves or a blue sky in the background. Please do not use anything that assists the viewer in figuring out the emotion you are trying to convey or any limbs, this is all about portraits and expressions, so the face is the key.


CONTENT

•Entries must be original artwork created specifically for the calendar. The use of photos or "borrowed" art for backgrounds is not allowed.
•Entries must not be available for the general public to view online until the okay is given for general sharing. Before then, any entries found online in any form (thumbnails, crops, etc.) will be disqualified and removed.
•Canon Elfquest characters (of any race) only. No what-if characters (i.e., Worldpool).
•PG-13 or under.

FORMAT

•All entries should be in full color.
•Size: 11"x 8.5" (pictures must be landscape oriented - wider than they are tall)
•Resolution: 3300 x 2550 pixels (11" x 8.5" at 300dpi)
•File format: JPEG/PNG format only
•Note: you don't have to leave room for poetry this year.

HOW TO SUBMIT

•Calendar entries will be viewed by the judging panel at Elfquest Fan Art http://www.elfquestfanart.net and displayed there once the calendar is published. However, due to size constraints at the site, you will still have to email your full-sized entry to Maggie. Please PM Maggie when you have an entry ready to be submitted.

•Artists may submit up to three entries.
•Entries must be received by midnight CST, October 14th, 2014.
•Include the following:

•Title (Required):  Title of your submission.  Titles will be included on the calendar.

•Description (Optional):  Any text/story/quote you feel enhances your artwork.

•Keywords (Optional):  Keywords are used for the gallery "search" feature only.  After final selections have been made, all submissions will be made available to visitors.

•Artist Credits (Required):  Will be included on the calendar.  Your real name or preferred artist's credit name.

•Preferred Month (Optional):  What month you would like your entry to be featured on (no guarantees, though).

•Email (Required)

CREDIT

•The artist credit and the email listed with your entry will used for credits.
•The Warp Graphics, Inc. copyright will be included for you.

PUBLISHING

•The twelve winners will be chosen by a panel of judges (TBD).
•The finished calendar will be available for download at elfquestfanart.com. In addition, the Calendar will be published at Elfquest's Cafe Press shop. Proceeds from the sale of the Fan Calendar will go to Wolf Park. http://www.wolfpark.org
 
QUESTIONS

•Any questions about the calendar may be asked and answered on this thread or PM Maggie.

•If you don't know what this is all about, check out the current and past Fan Art Calendars here:  http://www.elfquestfanart.com/calendar/

CHARACTERS/ EMOTIONS

The following are the characters/emotions that have been submitted so far. If you see a character or emotion on this list consider it off limits for the time being and submit something else as your idea. Remember there are a lot of different emotions, not just the basic love, hate, sadness, joy etc. I would also like all types of characters represented in the calendar, this includes: Wolfriders, Sun Villagers, Go-Backs, Trolls, Preservers, Humans, Wavedancers, Gliders, High Ones and Wolves.

Chartacters

Oddbit
Trinket
Picknose
Maggoty
Spine
Rayek
Brill
Wavelet
Zephyr
Kahvi
ShenShen
Korafay
Kureel
Venka
Serrin
Roff
Door
Winnowill
Two-Spear
Krim
Moonshade
Petalwing
Kaslen
Sefra
One-Eye
Warfrost
Cutter
Clearbrook
Timmorn
Jink
Surge
Rain
Toorah
Newstar
Vaya
Mender
Chitter
Littletrill
Longbranch
Rahnee
Prey-pacer
Nightrunner
Joyleaf
Bearclaw
Tanner
Goodtree
Kimo
Pike
Rainsong
Scouter

Emotions

Sadness
Shocked
Loneliness
Triumph
Defiance
Passion
Annoyance
Wonder
Suspicion
Grief
Joy
Shock
Depressed
Madness/insanity
Confidence
Bittersweet
Yearning
Pouty
Indignation
Rage
Serene
Satisfaction
Bemused
Flirtatious
Happy
Gentleness
Worry
Teasing
Disgust
Arrogance
Boredom
Silly
Sly
Seduction
Pride
Vehemence
Hope
Concentration
Smug

Here is a bit of an example, so you know what I am looking for: http://www.rivertwine.com/artpageview.php?id=1648 Without the speech bubble of course.  ;)




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Art and Elfquest / 2015 Fan Calendar Theme Poll
« on: March 29, 2014, 08:05:23 AM »
Time to choose which theme you want for the 2015 EQFA calendar...

The descriptions of each theme are located on the thread "2015 Calendar Theme Discussion" if you need to refresh your memory on what each theme is about. Please vote carefully as you will not be able to change your vote once you have decided.

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Art and Elfquest / 2015 Calendar Theme Discussion
« on: March 15, 2014, 09:17:01 AM »
It’s earlier than that time of year again and because so many of you are busy bees I have decided to start up the thread so we can discuss possible themes for this year’s fan calendar and get things moving along.

To get you started thinking about themes, here are the past ones:

Past Themes:

2014 Dreamscapes
2013 Every Picture Tells a Story
2012 Pinups
2011 Hidden Moments
2010 Finding One's Place
2009 The Magic of Elfquest
2008 Favorite Moments
2007 Home and Family
2006 Elf Art Through the Ages (Art History with an Elfin twist)
2005 Beloved Dead
2004 Then and Now
2003 Celebrations
2002 no theme

Themes on the current ballot (EQ goes to the movies is no longer on the ballot as most of you were completely uninterested in that theme):

Contrasts: Day & Night, Young & Old, Good & Evil, Warriors & Healers, Starsong & Wolfsong - the Elfquest saga offers many studies in contrasts.

Otherness, inter-species relations:  When the High Ones crashed on the WOTM, they were forced to relate to other species in a way they never dreamt of before.  Humans, Trolls, Preservers, Bond Beasts, the Neverending.  Throughout their history, the relationships have ranged from enemies, hunter/prey, to god/worshipper, to friend, and many in between.

Teachers and Leaders: A tribute to those who provide(d) guidance.

Parings: Skywise babysitting Trinket, opposites attracting in a moment of terror, a sense of humor vs. Strongbow. So many possibilities arise when you pair an elf with, well almost anything you like. You could pair anyone together to create a moment fraught with emotion, hilarity or even contempt. Oddbit and Leetah for example, what would they get up to if they spent a day together?

Emotive Portraits: A demonstration of pure feeling on a character without the distraction of anything else. Use just the characters face and expression to get the point across.

Alright that is what we have for the current ballot but of course you are all welcome to suggest a theme and if two others say they think it’s awesome, well then you’ll get your idea on the ballot too.

I would like to get the ball rolling so we can vote and folks can get started on their submissions for the 2015 fan calendar. So I am going to give you all until March 29th to discuss new theme ideas. After that the poll goes up and we vote for our favourite theme.

Let’s get this party started!

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Art and Elfquest / The Fate of EQFA.com
« on: March 04, 2014, 05:50:21 PM »
Alright, I am going to preface this little message with I am not shutting down the site so please no one go into a frenzy thinking I am jumping ship.

I would however like to address the fact that not a lot of fan art is being submitted here and hasn’t been submitted in a while.

I love seeing your work, even if it isn’t canon EQ but it’s getting to the point where there is almost no fan work posted with the exception of the calendar.

I personally (I can’t speak for Treefox) took on the management of this site because I love and always will, love Elfquest. I thought it was important that EQFA.com stay open so that our ragtag group could continue to have a place where we could share our common interest and nerdly devotion to pointed ears in a world where fan sites disappear into the night without a trace.

At the time when the site was in a state of disarray because Foxeye, Kael and Windrider had decided to retire I knew I wanted to take it over even if it was hard work, something I knew little to nothing about and even if it cost money.  I even went so far as to beg to be in charge.

Now here it is almost two years later (March 9th,2012 is when I signed up at DreamHost) and I still want to keep this going but if I am honest I am kind of disappointed at the lack of enthusiasm for Elfquest itself.

This stems from the fact that not a lot of you had the time to participate in the fan calendar project (another of the main reasons why I wanted to take over running the site and keep it going). But even more than that no one really had the time to comment on the work either. This is something that kind of blows my mind.

For me it is hard to keep this up if no one else is excited. Not having the time to draw, I understand because art takes a decent amount of effort but not being able to come and comment on the calendar (for example) that I don’t get.

I pay over $600 a year to host the site (no I don’t want your money, please don’t think that is what I am driving at) and I would really love it if you could all set aside a little time to at least come and enjoy the site. Even if you can’t always post art come and take a look and comment on others work, let me see that you all still want to be doing this.

I want to be doing this, I can see myself drawing  the cover of the 2020 EQ Fan Calendar but what I can’t see is doing it alone. I don’t want a 2020 Fan Calendar with artwork done entirely by me because I  won’t let go of something that is important to me but isn’t important to anyone else.

So what I would like is to know how you all feel. Do you want to keep things going? Do you think you can all set aside a little time to upload artwork, comment and visit the site so I know it’s still important in your lives?

Please let me know because I want to hear from you.

This includes the small group of you that visit and comment and post work all the time (thank you). This message isn’t as directed toward you but I want your opinions too.

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Art and Elfquest / 2014 Fan Calendar Guidelines
« on: June 30, 2013, 06:32:20 AM »
    2011 Fan Art Calendar Guidelines

    The theme for the 2014 Elfquest Fan Art Calendar is: Dreamscapes

    Submissions for the 2014 Calendar Contest are being accepted:
    July 1st, 2013 through November 17th, 2013

    THEME
    • Submitted artwork should represent the theme "Dreamscapes."
    • Elfquest and Dreamscapes a delicious combination of canon and what-if, this should be called the taboo theme.  This theme is riding a fine line; please make sure of the following, as entries that deviate from the rules cannot be accepted.
    • Only one character in your submission may be in a dream state (Unless you send me an IM with your idea and it makes sense for there to be more than one dream in your submission) You may have other characters sleeping in the scene but only one is allowed to have their dream represented (Unless you are are given the green light by Maggie). While this is only a suggestion, keeping “sleeping characters” to a minimum would probably be a good idea, remember your focus is on the dream.
    • Dreams may contain anything from the EQ universe and in any combination, as long as the character having the dream has some experience with the other elves, animals etc. he or she is dreaming about. This is a theme where almost anything goes in the dreamscape. However complete insanity will not be accepted.
    • Here is an example of an acceptable choice: Scot is asleep, next to Pike and Krim. He is having a dream about Leetah. In Scots dream he and Leetah are hunting for deer and she is dressed as a Go-Back. Obviously for Leetah’s character this would not be canon but as a dream it is acceptable.
    • Here is an example that is not an acceptable choice: Moonshade is asleep. She is having a dream about an electric sewing machine that makes life as the tribe’s tanner so much easier. She can sew all the tribe’s clothes in half the time. She loves her new sewing machine. This, while totally hilarious is not canon and won’t be accepted. There are no electric sewing machines on the World of Two Moons.
    • Please IM Maggie with a rough idea of your Dreamscape. This will insure that your vision won’t be a waste of time and paper. Once you get the ok, you can start working on your submission. I don’t want to stifle your creativity but this way, no one will submit anything that may later be deemed non-canon and disqualified.
    • Please see the post below this one for a further explanation of the theme.

    CONTENT
    • Entries must be original artwork created specifically for the calendar. The use of photos or "borrowed" art for backgrounds is not allowed.
    • Entries must not be available for the general public to view online until the okay is given for general sharing. Before then, any entries found online in any form (thumbnails, crops, etc.) will be disqualified and removed.
    • Canon Elfquest characters (of any race) only. No what-if characters (i.e., Worldpool). However because of the nature of this theme, what-if concepts are acceptable as part of the dream your chosen character(s) are having.
    • PG-13 or under.

    FORMAT
    • All entries should be in full color.
    • Size: 11"x 8.5" (pictures must be landscape oriented - wider than they are tall)
    • Resolution: 3300 x 2550 pixels (11" x 8.5" at 300dpi)
    • File format: JPEG format only
    • Note: you don't have to leave room for poetry this year.

    HOW TO SUBMIT
    • Calendar entries will be viewed by the judging panel at Elfquest Fan Art http://www.elfquestfanart.net and displayed there once the calendar is published. However, due to size constraints at the site, you will still have to email your full-sized entry to Maggie. Please PM Maggie when you have an entry ready to be submitted.
    • Artists may submit up to three entries.
    • Entries must be received by midnight CST, November 17th, 2013.
    • Include the following:
    • Title (Required):  Title of your submission.  Titles will be included on the calendar.
    • Description (Optional):  Any text/story/quote you feel enhances your artwork.
    • Keywords (Optional):  Keywords are used for the gallery "search" feature only.  After final selections have been made, all submissions will be made available to visitors.
    • Artist Credits (Required):  Will be included on the calendar.  Your real name or preferred artist's credit name.
    • Preferred Month (Optional):  What month you would like your entry to be featured on (no guarantees, though).
    • Email (Required)
    CREDIT
    • The artist credit and the email listed with your entry will used for credits.
    • The Warp Graphics, Inc. copyright will be included for you.

    PUBLISHING
    • The twelve winners will be chosen by a panel of judges (TBD).
    • The finished calendar will be available for download at elfquestfanart.com. In addition, the Calendar will be published at Elfquest's Cafe Press shop. Proceeds from the sale of the Fan Calendar will go to Wolf Park. http://www.wolfpark.org
       
    QUESTIONS
    • Any questions about the calendar may be asked and answered on this thread or PM Maggie.
    • If you don't know what this is all about, check out the current and past Fan Art Calendars here:  http://www.elfquestfanart.com/calendar/

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    Art and Elfquest / Calendar Theme Discussion 2014
    « on: May 18, 2013, 09:24:53 AM »

    It’s that time of year again and I have decided to start up the thread so we can discuss possible themes for this year’s fan calendar.

    To get you started thinking about themes, here are the past ones:

    Past Themes:

    2013 Every Picture Tells a Story
    2012 Pinups
    2011 Hidden Moments
    2010 Finding One's Place
    2009 The Magic of Elfquest
    2008 Favorite Moments
    2007 Home and Family
    2006 Elf Art Through the Ages (Art History with an Elfin twist)
    2005 Beloved Dead
    2004 Then and Now
    2003 Celebrations
    2002 no theme

    Themes on the current ballot:

    Contrasts: Day & Night, Young & Old, Good & Evil, Warriors & Healers, Starsong & Wolfsong - the Elfquest saga offers many studies in contrasts.

    Elfquest Goes to the Movies:  Very much like Elfquest through the Ages, except our favorite elves do Hollywood; iconic movie characters and/or movie posters or scenes.  (This would be an awesome theme to have if and when an EQ movie comes out)

    Otherness, inter-species relations:  When the High Ones crashed on the WOTM, they were forced to relate to other species in a way they never dreamt of before.  Humans, Trolls, Preservers, Bond Beasts, the Neverending.  Throughout their history, the relationships have ranged from enemies, hunter/prey, to god/worshipper, to friend, and many in between.

    Teachers and Leaders: A tribute to those who provide(d) guidance.

    So let's get talking about a theme!

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    Art and Elfquest / 2014 Fan Calendar Poll
    « on: May 05, 2013, 07:43:10 AM »
    Please be honest, if you can't submit artwork this year that is ok.  ;)

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    Art and Elfquest / 2013 Fan Calendar - It's Live...
    « on: December 31, 2012, 08:50:37 PM »
    It’s live…

    Well sort of.

    I am in no way as dynamic a team as Foxeye and Windrider, mostly because I am in fact not a team and also because I am not good with scripts, codes or bytes.

    If you asked me to wolf down a bag of Bits & Bites I could probably do that but at this point I don’t think it would help.

    So let’s go with the positive first. This year’s submissions for the Fan Calendar are awesome. I am actually sorry that there aren’t more than 12 months in a year because the artwork is really great. I am going to give myself a pat on the back for that. I don’t know why, I really had almost nothing to do with it and yet here I am proud as punch (whatever that means).

    Another positive, you will get to see the artwork. It won’t have a calendar attached to it but that’s not all bad. The formatting I did is well…kind of crappy, well plain is probably a better word for it but crappy works too.

    Oh and also, Richard Pini is going to put the calendar up at Café Press for those of you that want to buy a copy to hang on your wall, or door, or anywhere else you see fit to hammer a nail. See that’s pretty good news, although I actually have no idea when it will be available so that kind of sucks.

    In case you’ve come this far and haven’t quite figured out what I am getting at, the formatted/printed calendar(s) are not going to be ready at midnight. Plus who’s midnight were they supposed to be ready by anyway, that was never made clear to me.

    I will however give you access to the artwork so you can ooh and ahh and leave comments (you can tell who is in the calendar if you look at the description). The formatted calendar will be up as soon as possible, there is a bit of a problem because of the 2013 planner. Apparently there can only be one 2013 calendar and the planner is really putting up a fight.

    On that note I will say a heartfelt thank you to those of you who participated this time around (even though you knew a rookie was going to be organizing this thing).

    I promise I’ll do a much better job next time (if you’ll let me).

    Happy New Year!
    Maggie

    P.S. You may notice that the owner of the calendar art (right now) is EQFA, that is something that needs to be changed but it is kind of fussy job, I'll get to it as soon as Foxeye teaches me how.  ;D

    Woo Hoo you can buy the calendar at CafePress with proceeds going to Wolf Park.

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    Art and Elfquest / 2013 Fan Calendar Guidelines
    « on: July 07, 2012, 01:53:57 PM »
    2013 Fan Art Calendar Guidelines

    The theme for the 2013 Elfquest Fan Art Calendar is:
    Every Picture Tells a Story

    Submissions for the 2013 Calendar Contest are being accepted:
    July 9th through November 23rd, 2012

    THEME
    • Submitted artwork should represent the theme "Every Picture Tells a Story."
    • Elfquest is a comic - comics mean telling a story with art (maybe words, too) in panels. Each entry would be a single image made up of at least two, but probably no more than six panels (please PM Maggie if you plan on having more than six panels).  They can be arranged any way you like but the total image must conform to the calendar size (TBD).  The story: any theme you like because the theme is telling a story!  What kind of story - well, it doesn't have to be (and probably shouldn't be) too complicated.  Just a little interaction between characters: something funny or sweet or violent or action-packed.  (Note: this is not a "what if," it has to be canon-compatible).
       
    CONTENT
    • Entries must be original artwork created specifically for the calendar. The use of photos or "borrowed" art for backgrounds is not allowed.
    • Entries must not be available for the general public to view online until the okay is given for general sharing. Before then, any entries found online in any form (thumbnails, crops, etc.) will be disqualified and removed.
    • Canon Elfquest characters (of any race) only. No what-if characters (i.e., Worldpool).
    • PG-13 or under.

    FORMAT
    • All entries should be in full color.
    • Size: 8" X 10" (vertical)
    • Resolution: 2400 X 3000 pixels @300dpi
    • File format: JPEG or PNG (Cafe Press recommends PNG files to prevent ghosting when the calendar is printed)

    HOW TO SUBMIT
    • Calendar entries will be viewed by the judging panel at Elfquest Fan Art http://www.elfquestfanart.net and displayed there once the calendar is published. However, due to size constraints at the site, you will still have to email your full-sized entry to Maggie. Please PM Maggie when you have an entry ready to be submitted.
    • Artists may submit up to three entries.
    • Entries must be received by midnight PST, November 23rd, 2012.
    • Include the following:
      • Title (Required):  Title of your submission.  Titles will be included on the calendar.
      • Description (Optional):  Any text/story/quote you feel enhances your artwork.
      • Keywords (Optional):  Keywords are used for the gallery "search" feature only.  After final selections have been made, all submissions will be made available to visitors.
      • Artist Credits (Required):  Will be included on the calendar.  Your real name or preferred artist's credit name.
      • Preferred Month (Optional):  What month you would like your entry to be featured on (no guarantees, though).
      • Email (Required)
    CREDIT
    • The artist credit and the email listed with your entry will used for credits.
    • The Warp Graphics, Inc. copyright will be included for you.

    PUBLISHING
    • The twelve winners will be chosen by a panel of judges: Sonny Strait, Maggie Atkinson (TBA)
    • The finished calendar will be available for download at elfquest.com and at elfquestfanart.net. In addition, the Calendar will most likely be published at Elfquest's Cafe Press shop. Proceeds from the sale of the Fan Calendar will go to Wolf Park. http://www.wolfpark.org
    QUESTIONS
    • Any questions about the calendar may be asked and answered on this thread or PM Maggie.

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    Chit-Chat / Elfquest.com
    « on: February 21, 2012, 03:48:12 PM »
    Hey, does anyone know what happend to the site?

    I went there to look at the comic pages (for colour ref) and the site doesn't exist?

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