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Welcome to the Nagranowrimo deviantART group.

Nagranowrimo is short for "National Graphic Novel Writing Month." The challenge is to spend the month of August working on a graphic novel.

Visit and follow the official the Nagranowrimo Tumblr

The Guidelines:
* Set your page goal for the month of August
* Sketching, scripting, and layouts are allowed, but please no work on your final pages until the 1st of the month.

That's about it! Nagranowrimo's focus is on graphic novels but you may work on any sequential art. Comic strips, webcomics, a comic series are all fine.

Please read the full guideline as well as the FAQs.
Hello dAers! The summer session of Nagranowrimo is underway and it's the first weekend!

It's not too late to join up, remember the goal is to do what you can during the month of August.

If you would like to participate but have no idea what to do, here are few links to help spark creativity: has several prompts and generators to get the juices flowing. Try their story starters and idea generators or visual prompts.

Trouble coming up with characters? The above story starter links to a character generator. You can also try out these links:
Quick character generator
Young adult character generator

Just a reminder that, while I will try to cross post as much as possible, most of the updates will be at the Tumblr blog. But do feel free to comment here in the group and especially to suggest favorites and to submit your own concept and finished art from your Nagranowrimo Project.
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The official deviantART group of National Graphic Novel Writing Month, a challenge to work on a 48-page graphic novel in the month of August. This group will have resources and inspiration for aspiring graphic novelists.
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TheJoanaPADJ Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the request. :)
I was planning to join the group.. but I'm not doing any graphic novel. :/
Ladamania Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
While the focus of this group is on graphic novel making, I want to have resources for all sorts of sequential art and illustration in general, anyone who think they'll find something useful is welcome to join!
alexyorim Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, this has two events per year? cool! maybe i'll try one in august...
Ladamania Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! Yes, there's going to be an August session, so please join us!
alexyorim Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd try if I have the spare time. But yeah, I'll try. If not, then there's always the next six months and another six months after that. XD
alexyorim Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I ought to try this next year. It's a little bit easier than making 50000 words. Besides, a picture's worth a thousand words...
Ladamania Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the 3rd weekend of Nagranowrimo! How are you doing?
Ladamania Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nagranowrimo is mere hours away!
Im super excited about this event! It'll give me a chance to see what I can do. I do have a question though; is there anywhere in particular we have to post the finished pages? Thanks :D
Ladamania Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, I'm happy to hear people are getting excited! You can post your pages wherever you choose and if you don't want post them anywhere public, that's fine.

On the tumblr, I've updated the rules a bit so that the goal is just, really, to do as much as you can then people will get recognized for the number of pages they complete. I think I'll just ask people to honestly report their completed pages with the option of verifying, where they can send me a link to a blog or album with pages pictures.
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