Lakes International Comic Art Festival team member Maheen Murtaza is running a challenge to design a comics-inspired outfit in the social simulation video game series Animal Crossing using the Custom Designs app.
Simply submit your design – .jpgs only please! – via email@example.com by Friday 2nd October 2020, in order to have a chance at becoming shortlisted among five other contestants – and take part in an in-game, LICAF customed obstacle course to win a spectacular prize!
The six who make it to the shortlist – judged by a panel that includes comic artist and writer and Animal Crossing addict Emma Vieceli – will also receive a free Nintendo online subscription for a year.
Developed and published by Nintendo and created by Katsuya Eguchi and Hisashi Nogami, Animal Crossing is set in an animal populated town where you live your everyday life in real-time. As part of the thriving village community you can make friends with residents, fish in the sea and decorate your homes. Using the internal clock of the Nintendo GameCube, all events in the game happen at the same time as the real world. So as dawn breaks across Europe, the sun also begins to shine in Animal Crossing and when the stars come out, it’s bedtime for all your virtual friends!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch allows players to create custom clothes and share them with others online. There are multiple ways to share the pieces you create, and there’s many ways to make custom gear for folks.
• Submit your design – .jpgs only please! – via firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 2nd October 2020, in order to have a chance at becoming shortlisted among five other contestants – and take part in an in-game, LICAF customed obstacle course to win a spectacular prize!
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.