Category Archives: Challenges

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.

Caption Contest 84

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have 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

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Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Dec 14th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

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

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Your challenge this week is to design the ugliest Christmas sweater you can imagine.

Whether you are a pullover, cardigan or sweater vest aficionado, throw all caution and taste to the wind, and just have fun!

No limit on entries this week.

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 11 at 9:00am Eastern.

 

Character Design Challenge 197: 300! This…is…HeroMachine!

Ok folks. Through what could be a combination of black magic and new math, CDC 197 is, in fact, the 300th CDC. So it is time to pull out all the stops, and give us your best HM skills and tricks.

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Your challenge is to create a warrior prepared for battle. It can be male, female, human, alien, mech…whatever you like, but you get one entry only.

All entries must be in by 9am on Sunday, December 4th.

Each entry will be included in a week long poll posted later that day. You will be able to vote for your favourite three entries once a day. Voting will close at 9am on Sunday, December 11th. Results will be hidden until voting closes.

The winner will receive a first class ticket to the HeroMachine Hall of Fame courtesy of Jeff Hebert himself!

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).

 

 

 

Character Design Challenge 196 – Big Time! – Results

Wow! Amazing entries this week! Honourable mentions go to bluntobject and hermansmellville.

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And the win this week goes to Legatus. Well done you!

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Tune in tomorrow for a very special CDC!

Caption Contest #83

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest replacement dialogue for a random comic panel of my choosing. This week you have to replace the captions and dialogue for this panel

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Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Nov 30th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.