As you know I'm in a bit of a computer bind this week due to the stolen laptop, so I once again have to make this, unfortunately, more brief than my usual contest finalist write-up.
So I'm going to put all of our excellent Finalist into a grid below. You can click on each one to get the illustrator's name and see the image at full size.
Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to our Finalists! As to the overall winner, I'll add that after the gallery ...
And the overall trophy goes to ... AMS! I might have to put a Lifetime Cap on wins here pretty soon for you, big guy.
I think his entry works both conceptually and in terms of execution as an actual illustration. Great job, sir!