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    Usual REMAKE/REMODEL rules apply:

    No pen-portraits. This is ART ONLY. Posting just a bunch of text, or a scribble and a vast number of words, will get the thread closed and your account banned.

    NO MORE PHOTO-MANIPULATION "art". I'll just delete them. People have been drenching threads with several pieces at a time that they've knocked out in photoshop in 2 minutes with no thought at all. I consider this to be taking the piss now.

    HOWEVER: I will allow the use of or interpolation of ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS into the work.

    No more than ONE submission by any one person in any one REMAKE/REMODEL.

    So here's the deal:

    You are an artist/designer. You have to put together the cover for a comic called MISTY.

    MISTY was a British comic for girls.

    It included stories such as (and I'm making none of this up, the 70s and 80s in Britain were nightmarish):

    Moonchild - Rosemary Black possesses the power of telekinesis, like her grandmother before her, as shown by a crescent moon on her forehead. Her harsh mother is jealous of the power and forbids Rosemary to use it - but temptation is getting stronger against the bully who picks on Rosemary...

    School of the Lost - a boarding school that demands a special tribute for the ongoing success of parents who send their daughters to it.

    Whistle and I'll Come - a ghost dog companion.

    The Four Faces of Eve - Eve Marshall is trying to unravel her true identity, but she seems to be the bits and pieces of four dead women.

    The Cult of the Cat - Nicola Scott is destined to become a member of a cult who worship the Egyptian cat goddess Bast.

    The Sentinels - Two empty tower blocks connect our world with a parallel world where Hitler conquered Britain in 1940.

    Screaming Point! - the public hangman is also a resurrectionist who believes he can bring the dead back to life.

    Winner Loses All - Sandy sells her soul to the Devil to save her alcoholic father.

    You are told that the cover should feature at least one of these. But I don't think anyone's paying much attention to you, everyone in the office seems to be drinking heavily and crying quite a lot.

    It's up to you what kind of company you're at. What style you choose. What you make of the above. What era you're in. Who you are, even. Go nuts with it.

    You have one week. Go.

    -- W
    • CommentAuthorBevis
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011
     (9669.2)
    Really? I'm sure my sister had some old copies of Misty, or the annuals maybe, and I don;t remember them being half as bizarre as that. I'm almost inclined to track some down and read them. There's no way the stories will live up to expectations though, is there?

    Right, plenty to work on there. Having missed the Fantastic Four thread by a matter of hours I'll not miss this one. Probably. Maybe.

    I so will...
  2.  (9669.3)
    Bring back the 70s, though, hopefully not!
    It sounds like the kind of comic that a modern feminist youngster would just eat up.
    Lets get down to some brainstorming
    :)
  3.  (9669.4)
    Oh man Bevis, I hear ya. I just finished my Fantastic Four and logged on to see the thread already closed (Having been open an hour earlier). I was furious and I couldn't understand it until I saw this. It's not looking like a good week. :P Better just get it done I guess.
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      CommentAuthorNeila
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011
     (9669.5)
    I have an idea for this one and it involves a horse kinda...may come up with another idea so I don't do two in a row with equine things on them...
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011
     (9669.6)
    Your last one was more aquine than equine.
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    Couldn't resist. I remember seeing issues of Misty in school jumble sales--I think we might have had a few around the house for my sister. If I'd known they had stories about crazed telekinetic girls I might have dared read them.

    MISTY
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    @Nella - Sharkpony seems perfect for this actually.

    @Struthersnell - Way to get things started!
    • CommentAuthorDronecraft
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011
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    @Struthersneil - That's Awesome!
    • CommentAuthorXiao Mao
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011
     (9669.10)
    God I wish I could do more than one entry.
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      CommentAuthorDMir.Anda
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011
     (9669.11)
    @Xiao Mao: There's always the Artist's thread for any other entries you'd make - I know they'll be welcomed.
    • CommentAuthorESCgoat
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011
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    I hope that cat cult nonsense doesn't interfere with Nicola Scott's penciling duties on Teen Titans, or I'll be pissed!
  6.  (9669.13)
    @struthersneil..good start. Like the perspective utilised for the piece. Bold with minimalist colours.
  7.  (9669.14)
    STRUTHERS-MOTHERFUCKING-NEIL
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2011
     (9669.15)
    I have a stack of Misty annuals. Yes, they are that weird and awesome. I have loads to say about Misty and I think there's a case to be made for it playing a large part in the 20th century revival of paganism, but I'll can that rant for now, as this is a chinese whispers thread. Just as a point of interest though, a lot of it was written by Pat Mills and John Wagner, of whom I'm sure you'll have heard.
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    @struthersneil -- I love the line work for the shading. Awesome job to start this thread off. Thank you.
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    Well, this was just suppose to be just a rough, playing around with the concepts and brainstorming but it snowballed into the finished piece.
  10.  (9669.18)
    @all--thanks for the comments! It is just about the most basic take possible on this remake...I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

    @mojokingbee--very nice indeed.
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    @mojokingbee - I wish my roughs looked half that good. Or creepy.
    • CommentAuthortombland
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2011
     (9669.20)
    misty sumbission

    Here's my first crack at one of these, the last competition came out brilliantly.
    'The Sentinels - Two empty tower blocks connect our world with a parallel world where Hitler conquered Britain in 1940.'
    My eyes hurt now.