Yeah +Matthew Adams
change the name to whatever you like. You could call it the Grand Poobah. I didn't have a name and "project sponsor" was the first thing I came up with. I insist organizer is spelled with a "z" though. 'MURICA!
A lottery is good if there are too many potential organizers I think. It could also be neat if (once things have been rolling successfully for a while) to have "special guests" set the theme and feel. I'm sure someone knows someone who knows someone and maybe Monte Cook or Marilyn Manson could be convinced to point a pack of artists in a general direction (this is probably to much, but I figure, go big with the ideas!).
I personally gravitate to zine 'cause I gravitate to black and white myself. I (personally) tend to be disappointed with how color turns out in many cases when it ends up on paper. Seems like it's a whole other process where things could go sideways. I also find black and white more open to potential interpretation in my mind. Color locks things down for me. Like I said, that's just me, and it's probably silly, and I'm glad to be overruled.
Regarding the 6 hour limit. A famous comic book artist gave a speech at my workplace that I'm not allowed to talk about in detail, but he said that for almost all of his pieces he would only spend 6 hours on them. He said it gave him a great deadline and helped ensure he had a "done" point. I really liked that personally 'cause I know that for me, if I have a long period of time to do work, I typically put it off 'till I'm right up against my deadline and then blitz it. I'm very bad at doing a little bit of work every day over a long period of time. I binge. I also find that sometimes if you touch something too much it goes sour.
For me, if you say "You have a month to get this done" then it needs to feel like it took a month to make. If you say "spend no more than 6 hours on the piece, but do the best you can, and you have a month to find that 6 hour block", I think it can help focus the work and relieve some of the pressure of "is it good enough" that I feel when I work on something.
The 6 hours couldn't be enforced, regardless. I mostly thought it'd be a neat gentleman's agreement.