The Special Character Design Contest for my friend JJ Baskin, who's battling a recent brain cancer diagnosis, is over and it was a spectacular success. I posted each entry, one per day, to his Facebook feed and he's really enjoyed seeing them. His sons are huge super-hero fans and getting to see their dad all decked out has helped lift all their spirits during this tough round of radiation treatment. A sincere, deep thanks to all of you who took the time to enter, each of you made a genuine difference.
Here are all the entries for your enjoyment:
I (and JJ! and his sons!) enjoyed all of these very much. But as this is a contest and there can be only one winner, and because I am a ruthless autocrat unlike the kind-hearted "mob rules" other moderators with their polls, I am going to choose the one JJ had the highest praise for. And that one is by Lime!
No slight is meant to the other awesome entrants, but JJ's boys are actually studying Andy Warhol in school right now so in addition to being a kick-butt illustration, it was also very timely.
Lime, you've won your choice of:
- A custom color illustration by me of any one character you like (a $50 value!);
- A caricature of you to join the others in the Heads-Winners set; or
- Any one item you like to be included in HeroMachine 3.
Please contact me either in the comments to this post, or via email, to claim your prize.
Hey Jeff. The piece by dblade has my name on it.
Oops! Thanks djuby, corrected now. Apologies to dblade!
Well done Lime. Great to see so many great entries for this contest.
Congrats, Lime! Great use of the Machine.
I know this is sounds kind of crazy, but I didn’t realize this was a contest until I was done with my piece. I’m just glad JJ enjoyed our craziness.
I would like an aurochs bull companion. I can’t provide a reference photo of an actual aurochs, as they’ve been extinct since the 1600s, but Heck cattle are very similar, and, in fact, the guy in this picture happens to be holding the exact pose I’m looking for:
Hey Jeff, I did this one for JJ back when I did Super JJ, but didn’t feel to well myself, and didn’t get it to you yet. I ope you can still share it with JJ.and it makes him smile.
Will do, thanks Cliff!