Dialogue Free Comic Day 5   Leave a comment

It is time to prepare for Dialogue Free Comics Day 5!

If you know the drill, the next Dialogue Free Comics day is Monday, December 1st, 2014. I, Sanjay Kulkaček (Cowbirds in Love), am taking over the primary responsibility for running the show from Noel Curry (Milton’s Life, DJ Bogtrotter) because he’s busy with other stuff! Email me at sanjay@cowbirdsinlove.com or comment on this blog if you want to get involved. I’ll need your comic’s name, when you plan on updating, a link to your comic, and a way to contact you.

If you’ve never heard of it before, or want more details, read on…

One of the most recognizable components of comics is the juxtaposition of words and text. Consider, for instance, how easily a speech bubble is used as a symbol of the medium. Pretty easily! However, though recognizable, this juxtaposition is UNESSENTIAL! Comics don’t need dialogue. Comics don’t even need words. But lots of cartoonists feel powerless without them.

Noel Curry invented Dialogue Free Comic Day to challenge himself. The rules are as follows:

  1. Post a comic utterly without dialogue on Dialogue Free Comic Day (in this case, December 1st, a Monday).
  2. If you don’t update on Dialogue Free Comic Day and don’t feel like making an exception, update on the closest day BEFORE Dialogue Free Comic Day.
  3. Your comic doesn’t have to be utterly without words, just dialogue. Though this is encouraged especially if you want to challenge yourself more.

On the day of, I will display all the participant comics here with links back to their home sites, and we’ll all get a chance to enjoy people’s fine work. If you’d rather your comic not be posted here and I just post a link, let me know.

When I make my comics, I find I am usually not thinking visually. I use dialogue as training wheels. For me, Dialogue Free Comic Day is wonderful because it challenges me and helps me grow a little as an artist. But there are other great reasons to participate, including the joy of doing something together with your fellow artists, and getting a few eyes on your work that wouldn’t have seen it otherwise (please, draw a dialogueless comic for me for the exposure!)

If that appeals to you, come join me on December 1st.

P.S. December 1st is my nephew’s birthday. He is turning 4 and doesn’t know how to read, so keeping your comic dialogue free will be especially useful for him.

P.P.S. Your comic absolutely does not need to be appropriate for a 4-year-old.

P.P.P.S. But if you DO want to write him a comic, he likes dinosaurs, trains, cars, and the color pink.

P.P.P.P.S. Who doesn’t?

Posted October 14, 2014 by sanjaycowbird in Uncategorized

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2013 – The Entries   3 comments

Here are the entries for 2012. If you’ve got one of your own, just add a link to it to the comments section and I’ll add it in.

Average Joe

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Beartoons

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Callous Comics

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Control Your Offspring

Lil-Emporer

Crowbar Benson (plenty more on the site – click image to see)

2013-05-17-the-duel

DJ Bogtrotter

2013-05-17-New-Puppies

Don’t Feed The Geek

2013-05-17-no dialog

Don’t Panic

2013-05-17

Faulty Twin

2013-05-17-Bluetooth(Dailogue Free Comic Day)

Fergal (age 8) – The Angry Hotel Owner

fergal

Jon’s Crazy Stuff

MM5

Kaitou

2013-05-17

Kulas

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Metal Jaw Comics

2013-05-17-no-words-spoken

Midtoon

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Milton’s Life

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Minimate Theatre

Issue193

My Life In The Trenches

2010-06-01Survival_Of_The_Fittest

Niamh (age 10)

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Off Season (first of several pages – click image to see more)

2013-05-06-AGoaliesTail-1Z

Optipess

2012-05-18-359_Block-Attack

Tomversation

exclamaition-color-print

Turbo Sloth

2013-05-10-Milk-Mustache

Woohooligan

woohooligan

Zombie Boy Comics

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Zombie Oaks

2013-05-17-zo-bonus-quiet

Posted May 17, 2013 by djbogtrotter in Uncategorized

Dialogue Free Comics Day 4   15 comments

thanks2Let’s hear it for not saying anything – that’s right, it’s “Dialogue Free Comics Day 4″. Friday May 17th is the date and hopefully by now, you know the drill, so it’s time to get your brains thinking visually. Too often, when writing webcomics (Milton’s Life and DJ Bogtrotter), I forget that this is primarily a visual artform and so to emphasise that, I’ve set myself the challenge of posting a dialogue free comic on that day and I’d like you to join me. If you don’t post on a Friday, then just make it whatever day is nearest, as long as it’s before Friday 18th. I will link to the webcomics that have joined in, tweet about their involvement and, on the day, advertise it on the blog beneath my comic. If you do the same, it’ll be a fun way for us to promote each other’s webcomics.

If you want to join in just email me at noel@miltonslife.com or leave your details in the comments section. Please list your webcomic and the day that you’ll be posting your dialogue-free comic. I will email anyone who has signed up nearer the date to remind them.

Cheers

Noel Curry

P.S. It is allowed to have text on signs or sound effects in the comic, but extra kudos will be given to those who keep their comics completely letter free.

Posted April 25, 2013 by djbogtrotter in Uncategorized

The Entries – 2012   8 comments

Here are the entries for 2012. If you’ve got one of your own, just add a link to it to the comments section and I’ll add it in.

Aedre’s Firefly

Bearman Cartoons

Buni

Callous Comics

Comic Action Role-Play

Cowbirds In Love

Crowbar Benson

Daily Grind

DJ Bogtrotter

Dungeon Legacy

This is page one of a four page stroy. Click the image to read the rest.

Edgar R McHerly

Epic Fail

History Twins

Lfm

Life… After Death

Mike and Mindy

Milton’s Life

Minimate Theatre

Optipess

Peticanoe

Short Attention Span

Spinnerdisc

Zombie Boy

Posted May 18, 2012 by djbogtrotter in Uncategorized

Dialogue Free Comics Day 3   18 comments

Okay, it’s time for this franchise to start going rapidly downhill – that’s right, it’s “Dialogue Free Comics Day 3″. Friday May 18th is the date and hopefully by now, you know the drill, so it’s time to get your brains thinking visually. Too often, when writing webcomics (Milton’s Life, SASComic and  DJ Bogtrotter), I forget that this is primarily a visual artform and so to emphasise that, I’ve set myself the challenge of posting a dialogue free comic on that day and I’d like you to join me. If you don’t post on a Friday, then just make it whatever day is nearest, as long as it’s before Friday 18th. I will link to the webcomics that have joined in, tweet about their involvement and, on the day, advertise it on the blog beneath my comic. If you do the same, it’ll be a fun way for us to promote each other’s webcomics.

If you want to join in just email me at noel@miltonslife.com or leave your details in the comments section. Please list your webcomic and the day that you’ll be posting your dialogue-free comic. I will email anyone who has signed up nearer the date to remind them.

Cheers

Noel Curry

P.S. It is allowed to have text on signs or sound effects in the comic, but extra kudos will be given to those who keep their comics completely letter free.

Posted April 16, 2012 by djbogtrotter in Uncategorized

2011 – The Entries   12 comments

Okay, here’s everyone who took part in 2011. Thanks to everyone who joined in.

Bearman Cartoons

Buni

Callous Comics

Crazy Metro

Crimson Monkey – Minimate Theatre

Crowbar Benson

DJ Bogtrotter

Ebb’s Children

Electric Puppet Theatre

Gilbert and Grim

Gray Contrast

Hainted Holler

Insert Geek Here

Just Popped In There

Kulas Komics

Luke Surl

Marzipan Comics

Milton’s Life

OnJedone

Optipess

Peticanoe

Plus One

Soniacchica

And a couple of old ones that people sent in:

Eccentrit Orbits

Funday Morning

Suitcase Nuke

Posted May 13, 2011 by djbogtrotter in Uncategorized

A Second Year   20 comments

Friday May 13th is going to be the second ‘Dialogue Free Comics Day’, so it’s time to get your brains thinking visually. Too often, when writing my webcomics (Milton’s Life and  DJ Bogtrotter), I forget that this is primarily a visual artform and so to emphasise that, I’ve set myself the challenge of posting a dialogue free comic on that day and I’d like you to join me. If you don’t post on a Friday, then just make it whatever day is nearest, as long as it’s before Friday 13th. I will link to the webcomics that have joined in, tweet about their involvement and, on the day, advertise it on the blog beneath my comic. If you do the same, it’ll be a fun way for us to promote each other’s webcomics.

If you want to join in just email me at noel@miltonslife.com or leave your details in the comments section. Please list your webcomic and the day that you’ll be posting your dialogue-free comic. I will email anyone who has signed up nearer the date to remind them.

Cheers

Noel Curry

P.S. It is allowed to have text on signs or sound effects in the comic, but extra kudos will be given to those who keep their comics completely letter free.

Posted April 20, 2011 by djbogtrotter in Uncategorized

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