It's back by popular demand: The old Comics2Film Fan Art Gallery has been transported over to Mania.com and is now open for business.
Praised by the likes of Guillermo del Toro and one of the most popular features of the previous site, the Fan Art Gallery has long been a haven for photoshop gurus and burgeoning comic artists eager to practice their craft and show off the results.
The process for posting fan art on Mania is a bit different, so we've got a step-by-step guide to posting your first image. If you'd rather just browse through the less-detailed illustrated edition CLICK HERE.
Once your are logged in you'll see your Maniac status in the upper right corner of every page of the site:
To proceed to your Fan Art space, you can click on your name in the Maniac status area. The other way to access your personal home on Mania is to click the [MY MANIA] menu item o
After Step #1 you should be at your personal space on Mania. As a registered Maniac you have access to lots of social networking features and content authoring tools, including your own blog, video sharing and, of course, image galleries.
We're most interested in the image galleries, so click the [IMAGES] item on the secondary menu bar:
After step #2, you should find yourself in your personal gallery space. Galleries are like albums or folders. You can have several if you want to keep your images organized.
If you don't have a gallery created yet, click the [ADD A NEW GALLERY] link on your galleries page. If you do have one you can just click into the thumbnail for that gallery.
Returning C2F Fan Artists: If you had fan art posted on Comics2Film.com, then you should find a gallery already created for you, and populated with your artwork from the old website.
Once you've clicked into a new or existing gallery, you're ready to upload an image. Click the [UPLOAD PHOTOS TO GALLERY] link on the gallery page.
After following step #5 you should see the image upload form. It's pretty self-explanatory but there's one critical step you need to be aware of.
If you want your artwork to appear in Mania's Fan Art Gallery, you need to click the [FAN ART] check box.
Returning C2F Readers: The Mania fan art gallery improves on the old C2F gallery in that your fan art becomes visible on the site almost immediately. There is no gallery moderator doing updates. You upload it and it appears
As fan art contributions are uploaded they appear in the global Fan Art gallery almost immediately. You can [GO HERE] to view it. You'll also easily find the link on the sub-navigation bar in the Comics section:
Works of Fan Art are featured prominently on Mania's Comics page. Our Fan Art editor will select his favorite submissions to appear here on an ongoing basis. The more fan art that comes in the more these items will change, so start uploading!
Mania.com has a section of the message boards called "By the Fans, For the Fans". That's the place to talk about fan art, trade PhotoShop tips and plan fan art events!
Returning C2F Readers: The "Fan Artist Central" message boards are a direct ancestor of the old Digital Concept Gallery Gab message boards. Enjoy!