Character Design Contest ♯119 (Comic Book Covers 2) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯118 (Non-Standard) Winner

Well, that was nice. We haven’t managed to break the 200 vote mark on one of the contest polls for a while, but this week we did. And unlike the last two polls, it wasn’t a major walk-over for our eventual winner, though they did take the win by a noticeable margin. And, if I’m being honest, it was kinda expected (much like last week winner was no surprise) that Carmen‘s Just As Good As A Spotlight would win this week. Congrats Carmen and well done to all our other entrants.

118 Carmen- Just As Good As A Spotlight

Open Critique Day #24

Ok, I’m back (for real).

As for how this goes, you post a work of yours, finished or WIP (aka work in process, for those who are new to abbreviations), and then others give you critiques on your work.  I do not mind if you post the occasional non-HM picture or piece of writing. Just make sure that you only post pictures that are your own design and not any that copyrighted or based off of copyrighted characters. 

Also, if you post a work, it is highly recommended that you also give someone else a critique.

Character Of The Week: Jeimuzu- Iro Kenshi

Me last Friday: “Ok, I’m going to make a concerted effort to try and feature someone new for this weeks COTW.”

Jeimuzu the very next day:

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No actually, hang on a minute, not done yet.

Jeff can we HOF this one too?

Ok, now I’m done.

Gallery: Jeimuzu’s World (incidentally, I’ve just decided I’m moving there indefinitely).

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Geek Quiz ♯22: Comic Book Classics

This week, on Geek Quiz.

10 questions on classic comic book stories, 20 points available, some people who are going to try and answer the questions (hopefully).

Oh and by now I shouldn’t need to say this, but the week I don’t put it will be the week it actually happens so, obviously Don’t Post Answers In The Comments.

1. The first arc of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series involved Dream searching for three items stolen from him when he was imprisoned. What are these three items? (3)

Bonus: Name the characters that have them. (3)

2. What is the name of the gang from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns? (1)

3. What causes Jean Grey to become the Dark Phoenix? (1)

4. Which of these characters was not featured as a villain in Marvels 1984-85 Secret Wars crossover? (1)

a) Doctor Doom   b) Magneto  c) Ultron  d) Doctor Octopus

5. Who was the villain of The Great Darkness Saga in The Legion Of Super-Heroes? (1)

Bonus: How does this villain get his revenge for this defeat? (1)

6. Who is the first character to die in Crisis On Infinite Earths? (1)

Bonus: Who is the last? (1)

7. What is the name of the Super-villain whose murder Rorshach is framed for in Watchmen? (1)

Bonus: what is the name of the pirate comic strip that features in the story? (1)

8. Which villain starred in the Fearful Symmetry storyline opposite Spider-Man? (1)

9. Name the three former members of staff at the Larkhill prison camp targeted by V in the first book of V For Vendetta. (3)

10. With the exception of Galactus and the Silver Surfer, which other powerful cosmic entity makes an appearance in 1966’s Galactus Trilogy in The Fantastic Four? (1)

Answers below the jump.

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Gallery Grabs- DeliriousAl

So, moving away from our Canadian contingent now, we’re going to take a look at someone whom has a thought train much like a Salvador Dali painting, if his comments are to be believed. However, whilst the stuffffffffffffff that comes out of his mouth might be a tad… odd, his art is, well, it’s the stufffffffffff you’re gonna see below the jump.

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Character Design Contest ♯119- Comic Book Covers 2

Well, here’s a challenge we haven’t done in a while. I do believe I used this topic for one of the first CDC’s I did after I took over from Hammerknight, and it was a good contest (MadJack won as I remember), so let’s do it again. It’s a simple idea, you have to create your own comic book cover using only Heromachine. It’s the actual doing it part that’s hard.

Now, as with the last time we did this, there are a few things you MUST include for your entry to be eligible for the contest. These are, a title (so like The Uncanny X-Men) across the top of the cover, a company logo for the company publishing your comic (obviously not Marvel/ DC/ Dark Horse etc. etc. etc. make your own up) and an issue number and date. Those three things have to be included, but the rest is up to you. Good luck.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. 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.

Character Design Contest ♯118 (Non-Standard) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯117 (Inspired By Music (Again)) Winner

Okaaaaaaay. Well then. I look away for a week and come back to find my poll has been completely flattened by some manic in a steamroller. Yeah, I know the pic is awesome, but I wasn’t expecting it to get double the votes of all the other poll entrants combined, that’s taking it a bit far don’t you think? But anyway, taking the win this week, for a truly beautiful piece of art, is Thundersong for The Moon Represents My Heart. Congratulations Thundersong and sorry to everyone else who entered that you had to get flattened like that.

117 Thundersong- The Moon Represents my Heart

First Official Look at Jared Leto as The Joker – Suicide Squad