Category Archives: Challenges

Character Design Challenge #305 – Triple Play

Your Character Design Challenge this week is to create a superhero or villain using the three items indicated in the photo above as part of your design.

There is no limit on entries this week.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, January 22nd at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

Caption Contest #85

Ok guys, caption contest are back from their winter hibernation. You have one week to come with the funniest replacement dialogue for a random comic panel of my choosing. This week you have to replace all of the dialogue for this panel:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Jan 18th) and all entries must be PG-13

Character Design Challenge #304 – Masterworks

Your challenge this week is to recreate a portion of The Scream by Edvard Munch using HeroMachine. There is no limit on number of entries this week.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, January 15th at 9:00am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #303 – The International Legion for Justice: Phase 3.

Ching Tsu was born in August of 1925 in a remote province of Imperial China. The rumors of the young girl who could control the winds and rains were well known, but most considered her existence a fable at best. She met Major Patriot at a rally welcoming him to Shanghai in 1941, and was inspired to join him as the youngest member of the ILJ.

She named herself Feng Po Po, after the Chinese Goddess of storms

Your challenge this week is to design the costume for Feng Po Po.

There is no limit on number of entries this week.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check. 

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, January 8th at 9:00am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge 302 – Pimp My Sleigh! – Results

Honourable Mention this week goes to Cliff.

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And this week's win goes to HerrD because of three little words: reindeer antler propeller. Genius!

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This was the final CDC for 2016. They will return on Monday, January 2nd, 2017.

Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays.

David

 

Character Of The Year 2016- Final

So, we have our 4 winners and highest voted 2nd place from our 4 polls. That can only mean one thing. It is time to start the final. I've put our five finalists into a new poll and you can now vote for your favourite once per day until December 24th. After that, the winner will be announced and entered into the Hall Of Fame. As per usual with the finals, I have hidden the result, just to add a bit of suspense.

Caption Contest 84 Results

So, last week I asked you guys to come up with the best replacement dialogue possible for this panel:

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And in time honoured tradition, here is my top 5

Worf- HAHA! You must be kidding! You think THIS is going to stop me? Come at me, bro!!!

PrimeLionstar- YOU!!! SHALL NOT!!! PASS!!!

RobM- Get it? Wrapped up!? Must be the helmet...

HerrD- What? What do you mean- see you in an hour?

HerrD- NOOOO–ooo! Ironclad AGREEMENT–not ME!

But, in another time honoured tradition, there can only be one winner. ANd the winner is...

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Character Design Challenge 302 – Pimp My Sleigh!

15465347-santa-claus-rides-in-a-reindeer-sleigh-he-hastens-to-give-gifts-before-christmas-this-is-fast-team-o-stock-photoWhile a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer is a quaint and surprisingly effective way to circumnavigate the globe, perhaps it is time for Santa to update his form of transportation.

Your challenge this week is to design a brand new ride for Mr. Claus.

There is no limit on number of entries this week.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

 All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, December 18th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

 

Character Design Challenge 301 – Tis the season to be fugly! – Results

Honorable mention goes to kellkin.

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And the win goes to HermanSmellville for this hilarious take on the theme.

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Congrats, and thanks to all who entered.

CDC 300 – Results

Tied for 2nd place: JR19759 and hawk007.

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And taking 1st place with a trip to the HMHofF is Kellkin.

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Congratulations and thanks to all who entered.