IDW Publishing has started a fun art contest that will center around Zombies vs. Robots (ZvR), which IDW has put out since 2006, from writer Chris Ryall (The Great and Secret Show) and artist Ashley Wood (Popbot). The creative team has been producing the comic for years, and now they want to see fans' versions. Each month, Ryall will have a new assignment for contestants. Then five of the best images will be selected by the IDW Executive Judging Committee, and their creators will win a print copy of that issue personalized and signed by Ryall. This month's contest is open until January 20th, 2015.
This is what Ryall had to say about the contest:
Hey, art-folk! One thing Ash Wood and I have joked about over the years is the possibility that there could someday be a children's animated ZvR series. Now, that seems a bit unlikely in actuality, but I'd sure love to see what form you think a show like that could take. So give us your best version of what that could look like! It can be ZvR in the form of an existing animated style (South Park-like cutouts, Rankin/Bass-style puppets, lovely Miyazaki-like figures, ZvR a la Steamboat Willie, 1960s Spider-Man-style, etc., etc.) or a style entirely your own. Can't wait to see what you do!
This is a great opportunity for aspiring artists and fans to express their love of the series, or just to get some creative exposure! It looks like they're open to a lot of different design options. I personally would like to see some Miyazaki type figures. There have been recent announcements that ZvR will be made into a movie. The comics' storyline certainly sounds epic enough.
The rules of the contest are as follows:
-Contests will run to the Tuesday before each new issue is released.
-Your art must be sent by Tuesday 1/20 at 11:59 PM to qualify.
-Send a JPG of your art to email@example.com, subject: ZVART!
-For possible inclusion in a future issue of ZvR's letters page, please include "Okay to Print" and what credit you'd like to run with the image in your email.