Category Archives: Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz – Triple Play!

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Your Pop Quiz challenge is wide open subject wise, but there is a catch; you MUST use the three items pictured above as part of your creation, they must be clearly visible as part of your creation, and they must NOT be used for their intended purpose. I guess that’s three catches

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

The winning entry will receive a design of a companion piece for your creation by yours truly. Not a remarkable prize, but better than a kick in the arse with a frozen boot.

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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, May 29th.

 

 

Pop Quiz – “Make a Spectacle(s) of Yourself!”

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On May 14th, 1956, Buddy Holly got a prescription for contact lenses. He couldn't get used to wearing them so he continued to use his trademark glasses. 

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to design a truly original, one of a kind, set of eyeglasses. You can display these glasses in any way you wish…but be warned…the only thing that will be taken into account in the judging will be the design of the glasses.

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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, May 15th .

Pop Quiz – “Choo Choo Me Home.”

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On May 7th, 1941, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to design a train engine. The only stipulation is that you do not use any of the ready made  train images found on HeroMachine.

Other than that, let your imagination guide you. Maybe it’s an engine that would have driven Cleopatra and Mark Anthony through Ancient Alexandria, or a futuristic ultra high speed engine.

 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, May 8th .

Pop Quiz – Nawlins!

r37581.1On February 27th, 1827 - New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras celebration. 

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to create a superhero or villain based on Mardi Gras that is worthy of the celebration and the city.

 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, February 28th.

Pop Quiz – One Ringy Dingy…

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On February 20th, 1880, the American Bell Company was incorporated. 

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to create a telephone that evokes a period in history, even if phones did not exist at the time.

 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, February 21st.

Pop Quiz – One of A Kind!

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Your challenge this week is all about accuracy and repetition.

The task is to create a distinctive paper snowflake…with a couple of twists. Twist #1: the snowflake must feature images, that when used together, represent a common theme; could be a song, a movie, or a more abstract idea. Twist #2: you cannot, in any way, describe your creation when posting it. A huge part of the judging process will be how clearly your theme is realized.

You only get one entry so bring grab your intellectual scissors, 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, December 13th.

Pop Quiz Results!

So entries went up by a staggering 50%!!! There were three this week.

HerrD-GothEgg_zpsl7xvhxna First up, HerrD with a creative and suitably creepy Goth take on the classic unfolding Faberge Egg.

Egged-on kericKeric offered up an intricate design with some classic tattoo touches. Don't know if they were going for an Ed Hardy vibe, but that is what struck me.

Cliff_PopQuiz_AMostEgg-cellentChristmas_FabrageChristmasTreeEgg_zpsmiqpmof5 And Cliff created a classic Faberge motif with the filigree doors and Christmas scene inside.

While I definitely appreciate the creativity of both HerrD's and Keric's entries, this week's top spot goes to Cliff. While very traditional, it is beautifully detailed and elegant.

Join me in congratulating Cliff, and the other entrants...too numerous to name.

See you Saturday as the Pop Quizzes of Christmas continue.

Pop Quiz – A Most Egg-cellent Christmas!

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Your challenge this week is all about intricate detail.

The task is to create an elaborately detailed Christmas ornament inspired by the glorious imperial eggs by Faberge.

You only get one entry so bring the bling, 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 forums,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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, December 6th.

Pop Quiz – Up, Up and Away…Again!

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On November 28th, 1964 the United States launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on a course set for Mars.

 Your challenge this week is to create a space probe, space ship, space station…whatever tickles your warp core.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

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 forums,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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, November 29th.

Pop Quiz – Up, Up and Away

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On November 21st, 1783 the first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon.

 Your challenge this week is to create a hot air balloon design with a twist; the twist is that the design must evoke a specific historical period or design style of your choice. ie: Egyptian, Baroque, Steampunk, Art Deco etc.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

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 forums,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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, November 22nd.