Since we all had a solid barrel of fun with the Outrageous “Draw Comic Vine’s Staff” Championship and the HYBRID BASTARDS! Ultimate Challenge, I figured the time was right for the ABSURD UNIMAGINABLE TOURNAMENT!
This one ties into my next comic, UNIMAGINABLE, which is coming out from Arcana Studio next month (pre-order on Amazon and in PREVIEWS, code OCT100764!) It’s a darkly-humorous fantasy I’ve been describing to people as being like an “evil Little Nemo” or what would happen if you put a wise-ass into a David Lynch or Tim Burton movie.The plot shakes down like this…
Appointed “Problem Solver” in a nightmarish city of monsters, the lost amnesiac Stump must pit street smarts against baffling dream logic to solve some outrageously bizarre "problems." But this smart ass may face a problem even she can't solve in the Unimaginable -- creatures too terrible for anyone to even imagine.
And it’s the nefarious Unimaginable which this contest is inspired by. I know very well that we’ve got some imaginative talents in the Comic Vine community, so I’m challenging you maniacs to do what lesser minds simply can’t and imagine what the Unimaginable could be. == TEASER ==
THE TASK : Draw and describe a fanciful monster that could embody the Unimaginable. It’s got to tie into some story from your life where you faced your worst fear. So, for instance, if you’re deathly afraid of clowns and also happen to be deathly allergic to peanuts, you might draw an evil Mr. Peanut. Or something (don’t use that one, now.) Keep it concise (50 words or less) and keep it humorous. I don’t want to hear about any serious fears, like your fear of dying or commitment or whatever, unless it’s phrased in a funny way. Otherwise, I’ll be very upset.
THE PRIZES : Four runners-up will receive a pencil drawing of their monster by UNIMAGINABLE’s supremely-talented artist… the Kentucky Twister, Kurt Belcher! One grand prize winner will get a fully-rendered drawing of his or her creature - - that is, penciled by Kurt, inked by “Mean Machine” Levi Skeen and colored by the man who paints with all shades of the rainbow, Zack Turner. He or she will also receive a gift package that’s generously been offered by Arcana Studio that includes $100 worth of killer Arcana books.
THE RULES : This contest is only open to North American residents. Sorry international neighbors! Also, anything you submit comes under Comic Vine's ownership.
THE DEADLINE : You’re getting a week to pull this off. I think you maniacs can handle that. Especially since, thanks to Turkey-day, you'll have a long weekend to get as much creative juice flowing as cranberry juice. The due date's Monday the 29th at Midnight.