Pixel Art Challenge: One Word Comic


Create a comic that uses exactly one word. It can be used in a speech bubble, a sound effect, a street sign, anything; as long as there is only one single word. It must be a legible and hand pixeled word in English. Loan words are acceptable; for example you may use "Aloha" as your word.

Also, no concealing extra words.

The comic must have at least 3 panels.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Unrestricted.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - No.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by cure @ 2/23/2009 00:02  |    34


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Mykola (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/2/2009 11:17

ah yes. good observation. that's exactly the reason why I didn't partake in a signle PJ challenge yet lol.

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/2/2009 02:38

Just make sure you enter it before yesterday, or it'll be late for the challenge

Mykola (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/2/2009 01:35

oh, true. hmm, i might make a new comic with the same character then :)

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/1/2009 12:42

Old work can't be submitted to challenges.  Reason being it could give a considerable leg-up on everyone else who has to start from scratch.

Mykola (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 3/1/2009 09:15

can i enter an old comic of mine? i think it fits the rules? 3 panels 1 word no anim? I know glomp isn't really a real word, but at least it's not an abbreviation like LOL :)


skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/25/2009 19:50

Just one word used once only.

geminoid (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/25/2009 19:34

Can i use the word repeatedly? As in


tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/25/2009 13:33

just for the record =) all 4 have demoscene-background and one is a convictable cheater.

anyways guys. i just dismissed my idea of "legen.." + "..dary" in favour of some large-canvas, non-challenge boob-pixeling (stay tuned on that =) feel free to pick it up. barney stinson ftw

*edit: there actually much more members listed, but i guess most of them are pain's fake-accounts ;D

Bundt (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 2/24/2009 22:19

Dammit! Just noticed animation isn't allowed. There goes my idea out the window... D:

Back to the drawing board I guess :(

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 2/24/2009 10:53

Bummers 1 common sense 0

BruceJuice (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/24/2009 02:47

LOL and ROFL are abreviations of words...you are a Psychopath, Lollige

Quit confusing the poor pixelers

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/24/2009 01:36


The comic must have text, the text must only be used to form one word, that one word must be a "legible and hand pixeled word in English" 

That is all. anything else is allowed. Curse you people for making this more complicated than it really is.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/24/2009 01:23

So I can use LOL ROFL as much as I want?


Dex (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/23/2009 19:17

 dogmeat man, what was that for...? you shouldn't  label serbians as cheaters and indexers just because one or two of them came from the demoscene days and joined PJ only to get banned


anyways, might enter this if i get around to feeling better :V

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/23/2009 18:47

Oh and one more thing...things like LOL, ROFL, PWNED are not words...

Fail and Owned are fine, though ;P

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/23/2009 18:28

Pretty much what Cure said D :

Just make it clear that it's one word.

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/23/2009 16:18

Well this wasn't my idea, so don't go listenin' to me either.  We'll let skamocore decide : D

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 2/23/2009 16:03

I'm thinking that might be stretching it a bit tomic, as I would of thought that having 2 speech bubbles would still be two seperate words - even if it is to make up one word. But if this is possibly allowed, it would be good to know.

Edit: Just read ThereIsNoCure reply, so ignore me and pixel on:)

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/23/2009 16:01

Good question.  I don't see why not, so long as people don't abuse it by breaking up a compound word.

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/23/2009 14:51

dogmeat, that was stupid. but i already got used to it.

'interesting' challenge. just quickly: can the one word be distributed to 2 bubbles? like "legen.." + 2nd panel + "..dary" ?

skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 2/23/2009 13:33


Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 2/23/2009 11:23

inb4 "FAIL" "OWNED" "PWNED" "LOL" "ROFL" stripes.

BruceJuice (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/23/2009 10:51

And as far as comics go...comics do not always mean funny. I'm sure some beatifully drawn action secnes would be cool too.

Damian (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 2/23/2009 10:38

Don't try go do!!!

Jaeden (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/23/2009 10:38


fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 2/23/2009 05:02

I really must try and enter this one >_<

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/23/2009 04:33

I really enjoy these challenges that have huge differences between important parts.

For example, this weeks challenge fits to that condition too. I believe my pixel art was quite good, but the animation part was done much better by a lot of other people!
I really like thisone for its animation (and even voted for it), but than again the pixel art itself is not too good.

Thats what makes the challenge interesting, and that is just the same what makes this challenge interesting, and then at last that is the reason why I am wondered who is going to win :).

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/23/2009 04:15

XD you're wondering who's going to win already? Let's just wait for some entries first.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/23/2009 04:04

I really wonder who is going to win. The one with the best joke or the one with the best pixel art!

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/23/2009 03:28

nop just one instance of a word. Now go make something awesome.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 2/23/2009 03:26

Can you use the same word several times?

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/23/2009 01:04

The dormant blick has awakened!

Blick (Level 6 Commander) @ 2/23/2009 00:22

Holy crap do I ever love this idea. I probably won't enter, but I definitely have fun thinking of ideas and putting down sketches anyhow.

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