Posted by No_name_here (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

A couple weeks back, I asked you maniacs to open your hearts, bare your souls and unleash your wildest imaginations, worst fears and most incomparable talents for a contest like no other… 
  

  

The Absurd UNIMAGINABLE Tournament!  

My forthcoming comic, UNIMAGINABLE (available next week, order on Amazon!) features creatures who are so terrible and horrifying that nobody can actually imagine what they are. Of course, by nobody, I mean everybody except the maniacs in the Comic Vine community. Your task was to tell me a story about your worst fear and then to illustrate an incarnation for the Unimaginable that captured that story...  

 ...and you all surpassed my wildest expectations!  

Your prizes were to see your creatures reinterpreted through the talents of the five deadly venoms behind UNIMAGINABLE - - myself, Kurt "The Kentucky Twister" Belcher, "Obscene Machine" Levi Skeen, Zack Turner "The Man Who Paints with All Colors of the Rainbow" and Matt "Mount Nelson" Nelson.  Below, you'll see the fully-rendered champion, followed by the individual pencil drawings of each runner up. If you like what you see here, if you've enjoyed this whole wonderfully-twisted experience and if you enjoy comics that are unlike anything you've ever encountered before, then do yourself a service and pick up UNIMAGINABLE.
 
Now, behold the creatures in this colossally-creative menagerie..  == TEASER == 

THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER

    
       
 The No.

Bridspawn wins the tournament with this monster, one based on a fear we can all relate to (I know certainly have.) Compare his drawing to the one above and read this entry of his, this entry we drew such ghoulish inspiration from...  

"...my worst fear [is] interviews. I hate them but for the past few months in San Francisco I have been desperate to get them. This is my rendering of a monster who embodies that overwhelming feeling of stage fright when you need to be your most confident as well as the fear of inevitable rejection. This creature literally has "NO" written across its' eyeless face."    

For this, he receives a hi-res file of the above, original art from the series and a $100 gift package that's been generously donated by the fine folks at Arcana Studio


THE RUNNERS UP (in alphabetical order)

Each one of these entrants' monster have received a radical re-interpretation form Mr. Belcher. Give me your mailing address in a PM and we'll send along the pencils, as well as original art from the series. However, as I mentioned, if you aren't you're a US resident, you'll still receive a hi-res file of the image, but nothing physically will be actually mailed to you.  

Biondello’s Nuclear Dogfish  
"I live by the beach and go swimming every summer. One year I saw Jaws and learned there we dogfish swimming in the water. Needless to say, I stopped going in the water. Combined with the nuclear plant down the coast, you never know what scary radioactive sharks are in the water." 
    
    
CarnivalofSins00’s Evil Lion  
" My fear has always been death. Not in general, but a very specific death. Since Ive seen what a lion can do, Ive always been afraid to dgo the way Mufasa did. Imagine youre walking along a cliff, all of a sudden you trip, youre hanging now. That just calls the attention of lions. I would be pushed off, trampled, and my kingdom would be left to that evil lion."   
    

Clawfist’s Eyes in the Dark   
"When I was a kid, I kinda used to be afraid of the dark... I used to look around so much in the dark I used to see figures, shadowy figures with no eyes, but somehow I felt like they were staring at me, some of them just smiling all friendly like. They weren't mere shadows, I could see subtle details on their bodies... they had facial features such as mouths and chins, but no eyes, like their eyes were floating somewhere in shadows around I could feel them staring... When I drew this, it kinda spooked me out..."
         
 
Danial79's The Public Eye 
" My biggest fear is being in the public eye; in the spotlight. I've always preferred staying behind the scenes, and keeping watch from the sidelines. I didn't even go to my own University graduation for god's sake!"  
   

Om1Kron’s Rollin Lizard Roller Coaster 
2 things I HATE, that I FEAR... ROLLER SKATES (not blades, I used to play rollerhockey) those stupid 4 wheeled shoes with the huge rubber brake on them... What I even hate and fear more than those is Heights and whats a fun family day at Six Flags Magic mountain involving... ROLLER COASTERS... I had decided to grow a pair on my senior year of high school and defeat my fear of heights by riding all of the roller coasters at six flags. They're actually pretty fun (as long as your eyes are closed) haha"   

Sora_thekey’s Elevator Monster   

" I usually don't mind elevators but I am afraid of heights, so the sensation of falling in roller coasters and water slides kill me. (Ironically I don't mind airplanes at all) Still in the building where I used t work there was only one elevator and 4 floors. Like I said I don't mind them, but one time the elevator slightly malfunctioned which made it "jump" in place. I worked on the 3rd floor so to get out of the elevator I had to open the doors with my own hands. To this day I am still scared of that thing!"  



Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of  HYBRID BASTARDS!  &  UNIMAGINABLE . Order them on Amazon   here  &   here .  Follow him on Twitter:  @tompinchuk
#1 Posted by Bruce Vain (1869 posts) - - Show Bio

DUDE !! Where did the mohawk go man ? 
 
These are all great entries, and Danial79 I'm like you with that. I don't like being out in the open. I like to be behind the curtains in the shadows. Heck my nickname is Darkie lol

#2 Posted by Om1kron (1168 posts) - - Show Bio

rad! finally cut all your hair off. JEALOUS haha

#3 Posted by No_name_here (1223 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bruce Vain said:
" DUDE !! Where did the mohawk go man ?  
Mohawks and the holidays don't work together. It'll be back again someday. Like Frosty.
These are all great entries, and Danial79 I'm like you with that. I don't like being out in the open. I like to be behind the curtains in the shadows. Heck my nickname is Darkie lol "
Bruce Vain is a shy guy?!?!
#4 Posted by No_name_here (1223 posts) - - Show Bio
@Om1kron said:
" rad! finally cut all your hair off. JEALOUS haha "  
Ha... and I thought everybody was jealous of my luxurious mane.
#5 Posted by Bruce Vain (1869 posts) - - Show Bio
@Tom Pinchuk said:
" @Om1kron said:
" rad! finally cut all your hair off. JEALOUS haha "  
Ha... and I thought everybody was jealous of my luxurious mane. "

@Tom Pinchuk said:  
Ha Ha you too ?!?  

" @Bruce Vain said:
" These are all great entries, and Danial79 I'm like you with that. I don't like being out in the open. I like to be behind the curtains in the shadows. Heck my nickname is Darkie lol "
Bruce Vain is a shy guy?!?! "
 
Not "shy" per se , but more secretive and mysterious lol. Hence why I was wearing the shades at the con lol. :P 
 
#6 Posted by Om1kron (1168 posts) - - Show Bio
@Tom Pinchuk said:
" @Om1kron said:
" rad! finally cut all your hair off. JEALOUS haha "  
Ha... and I thought everybody was jealous of my luxurious mane. "
Negative, I'm growing my hair for charity, everyone that knows me knows. I HATE HAVING HAIR. 
#7 Posted by KurtBelcher (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks to everyone for entering!  Drawing your fears was a blast.  :D  Each and everyone one would make a great comic or movie monster in its own right.  I hope all of you enjoy the drawings!
 
Thanks, people!  You all rock! 
 
 
KAB
#8 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (938 posts) - - Show Bio

oh my god. I love it. I love all of them. they look so awesome.

#9 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (938 posts) - - Show Bio

when does the book come out exactly? ive been dying to read it.

#10 Posted by No_name_here (1223 posts) - - Show Bio
@carnivalofsins00 said:
" when does the book come out exactly? ive been dying to read it. "
Rad! Depending on how you ordered it, it'll be out sometime within the next couple weeks.
#11 Posted by Danial79 (2207 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, those look awesome!!

#12 Posted by birdspawn (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow I can't believe how amazing my creature looks! Thank you Kurt Belcher and company! This was a great contest and I can't wait for the next.

#13 Posted by sora_thekey (8107 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow! This just made my day! 
My elevator monster looks awesome and everybody else's also looks great! 
Thanks @Tom Pinchuk: and give the artist some kudos on my part... I love it!

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#14 Posted by ClawFist (231 posts) - - Show Bio

These are pretty awesome! My mailing address is  
3705 Norman Scott Rd. 
 AN441  
San Diego CA, 92136 
 
 and thank you very much for the new interpretation of my art work, its truly amazing stuff, can't wait to get it in the mail

#15 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2828 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha, that looks awesome!

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#16 Posted by SilverSavage (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats pretty awsome!