March 2022: Birthday Party Comic

Art Dare Prompt

  • Choose either one of your own birthday parties, or a birthday party you attended.
  • Brainstorm and plan out how you will design the panels.

Art media

  • Use any 2D art media, anything goes!
  • Decide in advance whether you want to do a black and white comic, or full color.
Clar Angkasa

Composing the Panels

  • The 4 panels can be any shape.
  • Consider shapes that are not a square or rectangle.
  • Experiment with how to arrange the 4 panels.
  • For example you might have 2 rows of panels, or 4 panels in a row.


  • Visually contrast the 4 panels by varying the point of view.
  • Is the panel a bird’s eye view? A worm’s eye view? Eye level?
  • Play with zooming out and zooming in on an detail.
Cindy Qiao

Art Dare Leap

  • Create 4 comics, each of a different birthday party.


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Get started!

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Submissions close on Thursday, March 31 @ 11:59pm EST

We prefer submissions via Instagram, but you can also use the upload form. Please do not use the upload form if you submit via Instagram.


We award prizes and honorable mentions.

To be eligible for a prize, your artwork must be an original artwork created specifically for this Art Dare, and follow all guidelines.

Art Dare winner

Choose from a portfolio critique, an artist website critique, or an artist Instagram critique, or 5 months free in our Discord Voice channel.

Artists in the US can also choose to receive both Prof Lieu’s book + Cat Huang’s middle school comic, “The Comic Journal of Cathy Rox.”

Honorable Mention

Artists in the US can choose either Prof Lieu’s book, or Cat Huang’s middle school comic, “The Comic Journal of Cathy Rox.”

International artists will receive 3 months free in our Discord Voice channel.

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