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CDC #371 – Team Building – Part 11 – Prize for Blunt Object

Blunt Object's original Uriah the Heap

My version...

Hope you like it! Congrats again.!

R.I.P Steve Ditko

It has come to our attention that the legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko has passed away at age 90. Ditko is most famous for being the very first artist for Spider-Man, creating the iconic look that we all associate with everyone's favourite web-slinger, as well as a large portion of his most famous rogues during his 38 issue run at the beginning of the Spider-Man series. He had a hand in creating Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Mysterio, Kraven, Sandman, The Lizard, Electro,Vulture, Chameleon, as well as J. Jonah Jameson, Aunt May, Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn. And let us also not forget that he was the lead artist on the debut of another of Marvel's iconic pantheon, being Doctor Strange, and deserves special credit for his works on other legendary characters both in Marvel and DC. His resume includeds runs on Blue Beetle, The Question, The Creeper and Hawk and Dove for DC, whilst later runs with Marvel yeilded work on Namor, Machine Man, Iron Man, The Power Rangers (oddly enough) and The Hulk, as well as co-creating Squirrel Girl. A noted recluse, Ditko is not believed to have ever married nor to have any children.

Rest In Piece Mr. Ditko, your legacy will last for years to come.

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all the Canadian Machiners out there...and those who wish they were! 🙂

Happy Pride!

Happy Pride from Toronto! Wishing all the LGBTQ2 Machiners the very best!

CDC #367 – Team Building – Part 6

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

Your challenge this week is to design the villainous assassin Eiko. She is skilled markswoman but is just as deadly with her bare hands as she is with a blade or firearm. Before being recruited by Dr. Epoch, she lived in her native Japan and worked as an assassin for hire around the globe.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter a often as you like!

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. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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 :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • 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 9am Eastern on Sunday, June 10th

CDC #365 – Team Building – Part 4 – Prize for Ubiquitous Pixel

Ubiquious Pixel's New Manx

My version of the original Manx. I thought that making the mentor a female would open up a lot of possibilities story wise. Hope you don't mind.



Happy Victoria Day!

Or as we call it in Canada - May Two Four!

CDC #363 – Team Building – Part 2 – Results

Another week of awesome entries. Way to go guys! This weeks' honourable mentions go to...

RobM's Dr. Delirium  - really great colours and item use, and...

Dr. MindF___ by Headlessgeberal. Amazing always.

Runner up this week goes to..

Livewyre's Dr Dementia. Love the body shape and use of colour.

The win this week goes out to...

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Post Delayed

Hey everyone, just a heads up that I won't have anything posted for a couple days. I was planning to write something up over the end of last week/weekend but real life intervened and ended up working and having two family members hospitalized. Not fun. Suffice to say I got no writing done. Everything's okay for now and I'll be back sometime this week with something, not sure what yet.

So.... yeah. Fun stuff.

CDC #359 – Centaurs – Results

Honourable mention this week goes to Kelkin. Lovely work on the costume elements.

And the win goes to AidanHershberger. This is such an elegant creature. Love the tattoos on the rear flanks.

Well done you, and thanks to all who entered.