Category Archives: Challenges

Caption Contest #79

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come up with the funniest replacement dialogue for a random comic panel of my choice. This week, you're replacing the dialogue for this:

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Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (5th Oct) and Must Be PG-13. Leave your replacement dialogue in the comments below.

Character Design Challenge #189 – Nana Nana Nana NOT Batman!

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Batman debuted in 1939, but so did a lot of heroes and villains in the Public Domain. Your challenge this week is to visit the link below and redesign a superhero or villain that also debuted in 1939.

http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:1939_Debuts

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck. The contest will close at 9:00am Eastern on Sunday, October 2nd.

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).

Pop Quiz – Spirits of Autumn – Results

First off, I have to give a shout out to this week's honourable mention Wood Nymph by Brons. The ombre effect and print in the sheer gown is really top notch work.

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And now to this week's winning entry Autumn Satyr by Cliff. More of the fine work we have come to expect. Well done you!

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Thanks to all who entered.

Pop Quiz – Spirits of Autumn

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design a mythical woodland creature – sprite, faerie, elf etc - that embodies the spirit of Autumn.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

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;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • 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 at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, September 25th.

Character Design Challenge #188 – Masterworks.

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Ok folks, this week your CDC Challenge is to select a portion of the painting above – The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh – and recreate it using HeroMachine.

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck. The contest will close at 9:00am Eastern on Sunday, September 25th.

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).

 

Pop Quiz – I Dream of Genie – Results

Well this proved to be quite a tough decision. All the entries were good, but I was torn between Cliff and Xinmodic for their very creative use of objects.

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That being said, I think I have to give the edge to Cliff this week. The colouring and detail is really exquisite.

Thanks to all who entered.

Character Design Challenge #187 – Your Choice of Sides – Results

Honourable Mentions: AMS and Xinmodic

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And this week's winner is AMS for his Shooting Star - very retro and appropriate ti the period.

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Great job everyone...thanks for entering.

 

 

Pop Quiz – I Dream of Genie

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design a Genie’s bottle. Do not…and I cannot stress this strongly enough…do not include the genie. The bottle and only the bottle

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

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;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • 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 at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, September 18th.

Caption Contest #78 Results

Last week, I asked you to come up with the best replacement dialogue for this panel.

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We had quite a few entries, definitely enough for me to do this again next week. But here's our final 5.

Nick Hentschel:

Batman: THAT'S for Alfred. He'll never be able to get these colours out.

Other Guy: Try Oxy Clean

Drummergirl4:

B: This punch to the mouth is brought to you by Fruit Stripe Gum

OG: It'll only hurt for two minutes

The Atomic Punk

B: Karma, Karma, Karma, Karma, Karma...

OG: Just knock me out already

RobM

B: Know where you're heading for a 10- 20 stretch

OG: Prism

Frankie

B: Not only do I ‘come in like a rainbow’, but I’m as strong as one too.

OG: Hrff! You collide-a-dope!

But there can only be one winner. And that winner is...

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Character Design Challenge #187 – Your Choice of Sides

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Ok folks, this week your CDC Challenge is to design a sidekick for the hero posted above: Major Patriot. Major Patriot, clearly an homage to Supes and the Cap, fought for justice through WWII and the early years of the Cold War before retiring to form and oversee The International Legion for Justice: a force for good made up of heroes from around the globe. Following his retirement, the mantle of Major Patriot was passed to his onetime sidekick.

The ILJ will be featured in future CDCs.

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck. The contest will close at 8:00am Eastern on Sunday, September 18th.

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).