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Sweet Sixteen Comic Contest!

Posted by KittyhawkMontrose - September 12th, 2023



✨📖 Read the Comics! 📖✨

So! I’ve been on Newgrounds for 4 YEARS NOW and it’s been awesome! I love this community, and I’ve made a lot of cool stuff because of the energy here. Also! I’ve been an Aussie citizen for 4 YEARS NOW! Which is also awesome. So when you multiply 4 and 4 together and then add in a favorite art form of mine, you get:

✨💖📖The Sweet Sixteen Comic Contest!📖💖✨

PRIZES for the Best 16 Page Comics:

1st Place - $500 USD

2nd Place - $300 USD

3rd Place - $150 USD

4th Place - $50 USD

We will try to have it all judged and prizes given out before Christmas. We know how it be. Prizes will be paid through PayPal. And if anyone wants to throw in cash or other things as prizes, DM me.

We’re also teaming up with @Ugasisvelta to do podcast interviews with the winners! Thanks, Ugasi!

Here’s how it works:

  • Make a 16 page comic, digital or traditional, color or b/w, that’s up to you!
  • Then post them here to Newgrounds with the tag sweetsixteencomic. DO NOT SPLIT YOUR COMIC INTO MULTIPLE POSTS! We will not read comics that are split into multiple posts. That means you will have to put all 16 pages into a single Art Portal post. Artists can be involved in multiple projects, but each comic needs a single post.
  • Make sure to have them posted on or before December 11th, 2023, at 11:59pm EST! No submission will be accepted afterwards. (I've posted some images that had EDT rather than EST, but I meant EST because I'm using Newgrounds Time, which is the Eastern Time Zone. I hate Daylight Savings...)
  • Original stories will be judged higher over fan comics, though if you can make that awesome FNF or Space Dandy comic that blows us judges away, go for it!
  • We’re accepting comics E through M. Keep It P-Bot Friendly! :D
  • If your comic is part of a series you’re working on, keep in mind we will not be reading the rest of the series. Though this is a good excuse for starting your series!
  • And if your comic is longer than 16 pages, we will only be reading the first 16 pages, so make ‘em a banger.

Some Clarification: 

  • A cover only counts as a page if you need it. So if you have 15 pages of comic, the cover can be your sixteenth page, but it’s fine to have 16 pages of comic and a cover.
  • Collabs are OK! Just designate a collab organizer for possible PayPal purposes.

Da Judges:

@KittyhawkMontrose (that’s a-me!)



Where Can I Show Off WIPs, Ask Questions, Organize Drawpiles?

  • My X Community (yes, X), Coffee Into Australia. Keep in mind, the post links can be public.
  • My IRC/webchat (yes, IRC), #sweetsixteencomic on Montrose. Here's more info on how to join.
  • Three Rules in my communities: NO ILLEGAL PORN, NO SPAMMING/FLOODING (Sadposting and excessive promotion included), and NO FURRY MATERIAL/ LINKS
  • Please keep in mind that while furry material is banned on Montrose, I will be making exceptions during the contest period in Coffee Into Australia and #sweetsixteencomic. It will not be allowed on any other Montrose.is channel and will revert back after the contest.
  • This Newgrounds Forum Post!
  • DM me on Newgrounds if you got questions too. Not so good for WIP and Drawpiles tho.

The Multi-Image Art Portal Update Is Here!

Thank you so much to @PsychoGoldfish for the new Art Portal Update! Now comics are easier than ever to post to Newgrounds. And thanks to @TomFulp, everyone will have enough pages to do the contest. Non-subscribers will have the ability to post up to 20 pages during the contest period. That's so awesome! Please check out Tom's News Post for more details: https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1528343


I’ve posted quite a few comics here on Newgrounds. Here’s some I can link to:

And here’s a fun one by @deadspread83:

I believe that’s it! I can’t wait to see all the comics, and come on by and chat on in Coffee Into Australia, the Newgrounds Forum Post, or IRC!




This sounds really cool
Sign me in

yooooo, I was just thinking on trying to start one, what a great timing lol

Oooogh I’m so highly tempted to do this!

Sounds like a great tie-in with the Art Portal Update and comic-viewer in progress!

Hey, that's pretty awesome. I don't know if I'll have time to enter (been way behind on updating my webcomics as it is), but I'll definitely share this around.

Gonna try to see if I brave to participate , sounds really cool

Thank you so much for including me in this project, I can't wait for December!

No, thank you for agreeing to do the podcasts! It's gonna be awesome. :D

I've got 4 questions:
1. The Movie Portal also supports HTML5 uploads, in addition to Flash and video. There should theoretically be no difference when uploading to either, so should that count?

2. Could I also use Flash/Ruffle to host my comic on either Portal? Are SWFs eligible?

3. Do the 16 pages have to follow one story (like the stuff you're making) or could I do a compilation of 16 comic strips (ie. similar to ToonHole, whether it's originally made for the contest or otherwise)?

4. Does the title/front page/cover count as a page? (as in 1 title, 15 pages)

Very good questions! Here's some hopefully good answers:

1. Any portal is fine, as long as it's a static comic. No motion comics or comic dubs, please. If you include a bit of animation in a page though, that's fine.

2. Yep, SWF or any other viewer are fine.

3. That should be fine. I like 4koma comics after all. :D

4. It counts. And if anyone wants to make a cover with 16 pages of comic, that's fine too as long as the cover is obviously a cover.

this makes me want to finish my shitty scp comic I have in the back of my head

@KittyhawkMontrose What about the use of background music within the viewer? (this shouldn't really be considered a dub)

We will not judge the music as part of the comic, but if you want to add it for other readers, that's fine.

Finally, an excuse for myself to start doing comics again HAHAHAHAH

COOL! More comics on Newgrounds!
I allways wanted to make a Spoof of your comic Normal Girl, and now I have no excuse not to make it. I hope that's okay with you.
Or maybe I might make something else. I don’t want to be stuck with one idea yet.

Yeahhhh, more comics! "I'm OK' with spoofs, so go for it. ;D Please understand tho we are going to judge original ideas higher over parodies or fanworks, but that doesn't mean you don't have a chance!

haha yes, finally an excuse to do a large project >:3

Keeping this tab open so I don't forget!

I already make comics with my OCs so maybe this is a chance for me to start!

Quick question and I feel like the answer is yes but I'll ask regardless.

Do I have to be an approved artist/be scouted to enter?

Alright! And nope, you don't have to be scouted to enter. Just have 16 pages and use the tag!

I'm hoping I can hop on this contest.

@KittyhawkMontrose Oh fantastic, thank you!

I've been reading a lot of Life In Hell recently, so why not? Could be fun!

Question: does it have to be a 16-paged comic, no more or no less? (Example: lets say i made a comic that has 15 or less than pages)

It has to be 16 pages or more. We will only judge the first 16 pages though. So yeah, no less than 16. If you have 15 pages of comic and a cover that will count.

I love this, I cant wait for the era of Newgrounds comics!

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