Howl for Entries

Situation Comics is a regular feature on BlueJackal. In every episode a situation is proposed which invites a creative participation to unfold as a one page comics.

 

Our third Howl for Entries is based on a short  film clip of 4 minutes 43 seconds from the Marathi movie ‘Vihir’ (Well) released in 2010 and directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni. The clip shows a group of cousins playing a children’s game—hide and seek.

While children’s games are often seen as models of the world, socializing the child into the normative, they are equally, moments of play and improvisation and therefore of imaginative discovery and reflection. The game in the film clip results in an unexpected outcome when Nachadada, the teenage protagonist decides to play an absurd move. In Samya’s eyes this spoils the game, but for Nachadada, the move opens up the game into an unknown yet enigmatic territory.


Situation Comics 3 invites one-page-comics entries in response to the enigma that this clip and therefore, children’s games offer to us. We look forward to entries that dig up from memory, observation or imagination creative explorations in this direction.

 

BlueJackal would like to thank director of the film Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni for giving us permission and providing the selected clip from Vihir. We are grateful to Noopur Desai for connecting us with Umesh.

Submission Guidelines:

 

  • Revised date of submission is 30 September 2018

  • Your entry must stick to a single page comic – (Paper Size A3)

  • Individual as well as collaborative entries are accepted

  • Mail us a high resolution tiff image (min.300 dpi)

  • Entries in languages other than English must be accompanied with a translation

  • The text used in the comic strip should be clear and readable

  • Your entry can be in colour or B&W

  • Send the Entries at bluejackalhere@gmail.com with the subject heading ‘Entry for Situation Comics 3’

  • Send us a brief note on the comic and your short bio (50 words each).


Publication:

  • Situation Comics 3 will be published on www.bluejackal.net

  •  The editorial team will closely look into the entries and the comic strip will be published on the website upon selection. You will be informed via e-mail about the selection.

  • We may go for print in the future. In that case we will inform you and take your permission.

  •  Please note that we do not provide any remuneration or fees for your work published on our webpage.

  • Copy right of your original one page comic is with you, you are free to exhibit, or re-publish it after we have published it on our website. But Kindly acknowledge first publication with BlueJackal wherever you showcase it next.

  • For any queries please contact us at bluejackalhere@gmail.com

To see the entries for Situation Comics 1, click here


To see the entries for Situation Comics 2, click here

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