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Welcome to the 15th Annual Sarah Zero Valentine's Day Sex Drive

Here's everything you want/need/desire to know about the VDSD. Have a webcomic? Like drawing your characters nude? Like sexy art? This is definitely for you.

(Montage of Sarah Zero VDSD artwork)

About VDSD

Way back in 2005, I came up with a crazy idea to draw a topless Sarah Zero pic and post it as a vote incentive on Valentine's Day. It was well received, so the following year, I got a few of my webcomic pals involved, and things snowballed from there. Over the next few years, things were heating up, and then I suddenly lost my passion for growing and promoting the event. I ended up going solo until 2011, when I totally forgot to create a pic until literally the night before. After spitting out a sloppy, horrible excuse for pinup art, I stated that I was going to kill off the VDSD. Mere hours after this announcement, a SZ superfan reignited my passion by singlehandedly recruiting some truly stellar talent for 2012. He inspired me to resurrect the VDSD, and return it to its former glory. 2012 was the most successful VDSD ever, then 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 kicked ass at a geometric rate. VDSD 2019 is poised to melt hearts, faces, and genitals. YOU WERE WARNED.

But first, there's just a few simple and easy rules to keep in mind before creating your sexy art.

(Diagram summarizing participation process)

VDSD Rules

  1. You have a webcomic of your own or are involved in the creation of a webcomic.
  2. Draw one (or more) of your comic's characters nude.
  3. Post the image to your website on Valentine's Day. Your image may be a vote incentive, hidden behind a NSFW button or be proudly displayed on your site's main page. It's totally up to you.
  4. Link to all other VDSD participants on your site's main page/blog, etc. Shortly after the deadline of February 10, 2019, you'll be emailed the HTML/CSS code, which will list all the participants, their comic names and URL links. You should be able to simply drop this code into your site. However, you're more than free to code and format manually if you wish.
  5. To participate in the VDSD, you must be comfortable with sharing links to some highly-NSFW content. If you do a wholesome webcomic and/or don't want to risk offending your audience, then the VDSD is prolly not for you. For those of you fired up to join this party, the most up-to-date list of all confirmed VDSD participants is listed below, and will be updated regularly until…
(Sign up: Feb 11; Art: Feb 14)

The Deadlines

There are two deadlines: one for sign up, and another for completing your art.

  1. SIGN UP DEADLINE: Sunday, February 10, 2019 (96 hours before Valentine's Day). This is to ensure all VDSD participants have enough lead time to prepare and update their sites with the most up-to-date list of participants.
  2. ART COMPLETION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 14, 2019

But I suppose by now, you have a few questions. Alrighty then. Let's get to the biggies.

(Diagram of question marks connected to an exclamation point)

FAQs

  1. Do we really have to draw naked? Yes and no. In keeping with the spirit of the VDSD, it's important to deliver what the fans want, but many participants continue to create unexpected, clever and hilarious interpretations of what nude means to them. If you really don't want to show any naughty bits, you could always creatively cover them up, kinda like that scene in Austin Powers, heh. Be true to yourself and your brand, and especially your audience. Have fun.
  2. Can we include pop culture characters? Yes, you sure can, but they should not be nude. The intellectual property owners might not appreciate your sexy art like the internet does. We don't want anyone to get in trouble with any 3rd parties over characters you do not own.
  3. Is this a contest? Are there any prizes? No and no. This is all just for fun, for community, and for making new friends. You'll meet new creators, hear from new fans of your work, discover new webcomics, and introduce your readership to a whole new world of good times.
  4. Does this have to be female only? Hell no. 128% of VDSD action includes over 9000 penors.
  5. My comic is on hiatus/brand new/not updating regularly. Can I still join? Most certainly, YES! We all know the challenges of fitting comics into daily life (I'm patient zero when it comes to finding/making time to work on new comic pages), and your fans understand this better than anyone.
  6. Is there any art review/approval process? Nope. Just make something awesome and reveal it to the world on Valentine's Day.
  7. How tame/raunchy does this have to be? Whatever you're comfortable with. Pics have ranged from cheesecake pinup style to full-on DINOCAWK, and everything inbetween.

Let me see! Let me see! you're prolly saying to yourself right now. Just what kind of pics have people made for past VDSDs? Let's take a look. But first, check out who's already signed up for 2019.

(Picture of Sarah with the text '2018')

2019 Participants

  1. If you've ever done VDSD before, and you want back in for 2020, just send me an email or tweet, and you'll be added here.
  2. ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2019, SUCKAS (last updated: 8:57 am, Thursday January 17, 2019)

  3. 21) Andrew Hunter - Delve
  4. 20) Mark Egan - Bata Neart
  5. 19) Mark Egan - Back Office
  6. 18) Alli Perry - My Hero!
  7. 17) jeromatic - Planet Squad
  8. 16) jeromatic - Bunny Wiggins
  9. 15) Arne Cooper - The Androssian Prophecy
  10. 14) Marshall Reeves - Yesterday Bound
  11. 13) Sean Harrington - Spying With Lana
  12. 12) John Harrington - The Savage Sword of Sharona
  13. 11) Dizzaster Juice - WhiteOut
  14. 10) Dizzaster Juice - Offworld: The Crease
  15. 09) Zach Vanzile - West Tree Academy of Heroes
  16. 08) Ben Bourbon - Devilbear: The Grimoires of Bearalzebub
  17. 07) MonicaNG - MoonSlayer
  18. 06) yellowgerbil - Zoe the Vampire
  19. 05) Nick Greaves - The Great Isle of Prentil
  20. 04) Jacob Jones - Ayuri
  21. 03) Scott T. Hicken - Exiern: Dark Reflections
  22. 02) Scott T. Hicken - Exiern
  23. 01) Stef Marcinkowski - Sarah Zero

Alrighty, then. Let's get to the action.

Past Participants

2018, ABOVE (1 of 3)

2018, ABOVE (2 of 3)

2018, ABOVE (3 of 3)

2017, ABOVE (1 of 3)

2017, ABOVE (2 of 3)

2017, ABOVE (3 of 3)

2016, ABOVE (1 of 3)

2016, ABOVE (2 of 3)

2016, ABOVE (3 of 3)

2015, ABOVE (1 of 3)

2015, ABOVE (2 of 3)

2015, ABOVE (3 of 3)

2014, ABOVE (1 of 3)

2014, ABOVE (2 of 3)

2014, ABOVE (3 of 3)

2013, ABOVE (1 of 3)

2013, ABOVE (2 of 3)

2013, ABOVE (3 of 3)

2012, ABOVE

2009, 2010, 2011, ABOVE

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, ABOVE

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