Jenny Everywhere Day 2014 Submission Time!

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Jenny Everywhere Day is Wednesday August 13th. That’s less than a month away which means that we’re in the slightly more “official” submission period.

Any artwork, stories, songs, pictures, cosplay, etc. can be sent to benj (at) jennyeverywhereday (dot) com anytime between now and midnight central time on the day of the event.

Please be sure to spread the word, let’s do our best to make this the largest Jenny Everywhere Day ever!

Use #JennyEverywhereDay when talking about the event. Let’s see if we can’t get that trending this year!

August 1, 2014 | No Comments

Shifter Archive showcase: Scott D. M. Simmons

Contributor: Creator Scott D. M. Simmons

I know I said we went through all of the “Early comics”, but we’ve got one more, and that’s Scott D. M. Simmons! Let’s start off with a look back at a comic previously suggested: Soulless Mate

Soulless Mate had an interesting relation with John Miers and David Barnett‘s My Bloody Valentine comic. Scott D. M. Simmons worked with a Alex Hernandez to create a “spiritual sequel” to Soulless Mate, and focuses on one of the boyfriend’s from My Bloody Valentine, including his Valentine’s Day gift, a Necronomicon… and a shifting misstep.

This is a great example of linking continuities between different comics. Though I remind people that they need to still obtain permission to take or “borrow” elements/characters from other people’s comics. Because, yes, Jenny Everywhere is an open source character, but everyone can still maintain the copyrights on their own Jenny designs, stories, art, and other characters.

Scott also demonstrates a common thing for Jenny Everywhere artists, and that is relatively maintaining the same Jenny Everywhere design across multiple projects. Scott’s design was also the subject of the first photographed Jenny with Zuperiority Complex. Unfortunately there is only one page, and a headshot.

In trying to bring together a collaborative comic creation project, Scott started the Miss Adventure Comic Jam. Only four artists got in on this, where it was designed as a round-robin effort to draw a new page to the comic, based only on the previous ones drawn.

Later on, Scott was invited by Benj Christensen, to be the artist for his comic, The Jenny Everywhere Chronicles. More on Benj and Chronicles in a future post!

Lastly, as with a few other early creators, Scott also appeared on the Jenny Everywhere episode of the Webcomic Beacon podcast!

Image Credits:
© Scott D. M. Simmons

Scott’s website: http://www.scottdmsimmons.com/

The Shifter Archive Profile Pages:
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/scott-d-m-simmons/
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/alex-hernandez/
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/benj-christensen/

The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

August 2, 2013 | No Comments

Shifter Archive showcase: David “Sax” Barnet, John Miers, Catherine Wright, and David LoTempio

Contributors: Writer David “Sax” Barnet; Artist John Miers, Artist Catherine Wright; Creator David LoTempio

Wrapping up the “Early Comics” (as originally posted on the original Jenny Everywhere website), let’s revisit John Miers, as mentioned last time.

John Miers also worked with writer David “Sax” Barnet to create My Bloody Valentine, where Jenny mentally leaps between her other selves in other universes, seeing her other selves’ boyfriends.

An interesting thing about My Bloody Valentine, is that Alex Hernandez worked with artist Scott D. M. Simmons (more on him in a future post) to create a “spiritual sequel” to it, called Soulless Mate. Soulless Mate focuses on one of the boyfriend’s from My Bloody Valentine, including his Valentine’s Day gift, a Necronomicon… and a shifting misstep.

This is a great example of linking continuities between different comics. Though I remind people that they need to still obtain permission to take or “borrow” elements/characters from other people’s comics. Because, yes, Jenny Everywhere is an open source character, but everyone can still maintain the copyrights on their own Jenny designs, stories, art, and other characters.

David “Sax” Barnet also worked with Catherine Wright to create the first Jenny comic to REALLY experiment with the multiverse with their comic The Death of Jenny Everywhere. This comic brought up the idea of different types of Jennys, including her as a black person, a cat, and even a transgendered person. She is, after all, capable in existing in all realities at at once, so the possibilities of her are technically infinite!

The Death of Jenny Everywhere also inspired future creators Benj Christensen and Gwen Patton with their comic endeavors, but more on that in a future post!

Special note: David Barnett also wrote about his early experience with Jenny Everywhere, as well as his discovery in 2008 when he found out that people were still talking about and creating comics with Jenny. You can read his article on The Guardian.

The last one of the “Early Comics” is by David LoTempio with his Mrs. Zirma comic, which brought up more of a supernatural element into it than most of the other early comics.

Image Credits:
1st image © John Miers
2nd image © Catherine Wright

John’s website:  http://www.johnmiers.com/

The Shifter Archive Profile Pages:
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/john-miers/
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/david-barnett/
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/catherine-wright/
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/david-lotempio/

The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

 

August 2, 2013 | No Comments