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How long has MVGC been around?
The current version you're looking at now has been up since December
'00, but was previously owned by Jang Choe and before him Robert DeJesus,
who created MVGC a few years prior to this.
- Q2. Why are the
submissions due on the 20th?
- A2. I changed the
deadline from the 15th to the 20th because other monthly sites are using
the 15th as their due date and having a deadline at the end of the month
simply isn't convenient.
- Q3. Is there a
winner and do people win prizes?
- A3. Nope, it's
just for fun. However there is an "artist of the month" As
well as selected icon for showing great artistic and creative ability.
- Q4. Is it best
to send an e-mail attachment or a picture url?
- A4. Either is fine,
but I suppose I'd prefer a picture link so I can choose to download
the image whenever is easiest for me.
- Q5. My artwork
isn't very good, am I still allowed to enter?
- A5. Of course!
You don't have to be a professional Capcom character designer to send
in your work.. However, I reserve the right not to display 10 second
sketches drawn on tatty old pieces of lined paper! Just prove you've
put some effort into your work.
- Q6. How are the
characters for each month chosen?
- A6. There are a
few rules and criteria that determine which character is picked. Firstly
I alternate between male and female. Secondly I will not use characters
from the same game OR company 2 months in a row. Thirdly I try to pick
characters that most people are familiar with, I wont chose a character
from an obscure, unknown title. If I get a lot of suggestions for a
particular character, there will be a strong chance that character will
be used in the future.
- Q7. Can I nominate
a character to be featured?
- A7. Sure! post
a note on the message
board, or let me know though email, snail mail, icq, text, phone,
fax or smoke signal!
- Q8. Hey, I sent
you my picture, but it's not on display- Why not?!
- A8. Very occasionally
entries are overlooked, mis-linked or were never received due to server
error. If that's the case, email me and I'll fix the problem within
a day or two. Please be patient. I wanna see your entry up as much as
you do! If you submission is late (without reason) it will not be put
up on display.
- Q9. What do those
coloured icons next to the artwork titles mean?
- A9. They're mini
award badges given for producing skilful/ creative fanart etc. Read
the Updates for a full explanation. A lot
of the art submitted is fantastic, but might still not receive a badge.
At the end of the day it's all down the personal taste and the co-judge's
personal opinion, so don't be disappointed!
- Q10. I've never
played that game, does that mean I can't enter?
- A10. As long as
you can find resources and pictures to work from, there shouldn't be
a reason why you can't give it a go. ^_^
- Q11. I can't find
any reference pictures, can you help?
- A11. If you've
exhausted all of Yahoo, Google etc. email me and I might be able to
help you out- obviously I have to scout the web or other sources for
images of the characters so they can be posted each month, so chances
are I'll have at least one character pic.
- Q12. I've drawn
a picture of the featured character, which also shows other characters
from the game, can I still submit it?
- A12. You can submit
any type of entry providing it doesn't break any of the rules and features
the chosen or in some cases one of the chosen character(s). So if Cloud
Strife and Red 13 (from FF7) were the two featured characters, you can
submit for example a picture of Cloud, Tifa and Barrett if you wanted
to - but Cloud (or Red 13) must be in the picture, or it defeats the
object of the event!
- Q13. Can I submit
artwork for characters that have already been featured?
- A13. No. Sorry,
but this isn't a character image fanart archive. It'd also mean having
to update past galleries, and I personally don't have the time to make
- Q14. It's gone
the 21st but the site hasn't been updated- how come?
- A14. From time
to time the MVGC updates may be a day or two late. I try hard to make
it run as smooth as clockwork but unfortunately I have other commitments
which take higher priority so can't get round to updating when I'd like.
Or I may be away from the computer for a few days, so although the submission
gallery is all updated and ready to go, I can't upload it until I'm
back at the computer! If it looks like this is going to be the case,
check the message
board for an update. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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