Sunday, September 07, 2008

Hockey + Comics = An Awesome Prize

Alright guys! I have an awesome prize to give away to one lucky reader! This is a prize that is SO AWESOME that I figure I can pretty much make you do anything to win it.

First of all, do you guys know that Darwyn Cooke has been nominated for an Emmy award for The New Frontier (Outstanding animated program for programming one hour or more)? Good luck in L.A., Darwyn!

And on that note, here's the prize I have to give away: A signed copy of Darwyn Cooke's very new, very limited art book. This book was available at this year's Comic Con, and is now only available in select Canadian comic shops. The book is a hardcover retrospective of Cooke's work from 1998 to the present. If you like looking at page after page of stunning art, then you will probably like this book.

This fabulous prize is, as always, courtesy of Strange Adventures Comic Shops.

SO...I figure that since this is a distinctly Canadian prize, and because I am already jealous of whoever wins this because I don't even own a copy of this book, I am going to make y'all do something that will delight and entertain me.

I like two things: comic books and hockey. If you want a shot at winning this book all you have to do is draw a picture of a super hero playing hockey. Then scan it and post it somewhere and link to it in the comment section. Here's a couple of examples to get the creative juices flowing:

Matt (my husband) sketched this at a restaurant while we were waiting for our food:
And here's what I came up with in a hurry:


As you can see by my submission, you don't need to be a great artist to enter this contest. I'm not picking the best drawing. Anyone who makes an honest attempt will be entered into a draw. The winner takes it all.

I'll give it a week or two. Good luck!

32 comments:

Vee ! said...

Well, you said I didn't have to be a great artist, so here it is:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2837114851_5271305a49_o.jpg

rachelle said...

That's awesome!

This is going to be a good couple of weeks, I can tell.

frank said...

Sorry, Canadians.

http://s97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/photokoopa/?action=view&current=IcemanHockey.jpg

Robert Ullman said...

I managed to snag a copy of the book, and I really dig it...but I think I'm gonna enjoy the results of the contest even more!

Michael Jones said...

I can't draw worth a puck, but here is the next best thing, a bunch of
hockey-related comic covers.

rachelle said...

Robert - Awww, does this mean I won't see an entry from you? Colour me disappointed.

Vee ! said...

It seems like Rob's awesomeness is this omnipresent force in the comics world.

Robert Ullman said...

Vy, loved your drawing. It's the one to beat!

Rachelle, not sure if I'll be doing a drawing or not, but if it's okay with you, I'd like to send a copy of my Old-Timey Hockey Tales book to your winner as well!

Big Dog said...

Awesome contest! I'll have to see what I can come up with...does it matter what team we use or should we stick to the Penguins for Rob's sake? ;)

- Brandon

jason quinones said...

this is cool and all but i'm kinda just wondering if you saw that new show true blood on hbo and if you did what you thought about it???

i thought it started out interesting enough.

Jamie said...

I don't have a scanner, so I did
this in MSPaint:

Vee ! said...

Rob, I am completely and utterly flattered. Also, I was disappointed by the fact that you didn't make it to the Watchmen discussion in Charlotte! You missed out some mind-blowing stuff!

On the flip side of that, that was one less meal I had to pay for that night.

rachelle said...

That's great, Rob! Getting a copy of your hockey comic sweetens the deal considerably! Everybody enter this contest!!

SallyP said...

Uh...I'm working on it!

Robert Ullman said...

I wanted to go, dangit...I wish I had even more so after seeing the photos...but I just couldn't get away. That's life with a one-year-old, I guess.

*grumble*

Vee ! said...

One couple actually brought their kid with them, but I guess your wife wouldn't have liked having her child's ears tainted with talk about such vile things.

dave howlett said...

As an employee of the store, I'm not eligible for the contest, but I wanted to get in on the fun anyway:

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n136/boomtube/compositesupes.jpg

SallyP said...

Hah! Thanks to the combined wizardry of my teenaged daughter who showed me how to do the links and downloaded it from the scanner, I actually have a finished product!

Please excuse any inaccuracies concerning the hocky sticks. I haven't been to a game since the Whalers left town. *sob*

http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k214/sallyp617/?action=view&current=HockeyLanterns.jpg

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Sea_of_Green said...

Ha, good challenge! I told Mr. Sea about it, and he came up with some doodles for you, Rachelle. They're here:

http://hoosierinanity.blogspot.com/2008/09/oh-for-love-of-hockey.html

Big Dog said...

Here's my entry...

The Justice Hockey League!

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f388/bp1224/JHL-post.png

Terence said...

Gotta throw my hat into the ring (or rink, as it were) for this great contest! I have 2 ideas, with a third brewing in my mind...

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp318/teeminus/Online%20Sketchbook/superhockey002.jpg

and

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp318/teeminus/Online%20Sketchbook/superhockey001.jpg

They're super loose warm ups, but it's the idea that counts!!

maxime said...

http://maximeboucher.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/group-11-1.jpeg

rachelle said...

These are all so awesome! I can't even tell you how happy this is making me.

Sallyp - that is amazing! It's my new desktop background. Kilowog looks so right playing hockey.

Sea of Green - Kilowog again! And arguing with Guy Gardner! I love it! Those are all so awesome.

Dave - It's true, you are disqualified from the contest, but your entry is awesome. Man I miss Blades of Steel.

Big Dog - Good lord, that is also awesome. Hawkman looks great in a hockey jersey!

Terence - very cool! I take it you're a Canes fan?

Maxime - aw, using spider powers is totally unfair for goalies!

Big Dog said...

Thanks Rachelle! :)

Vee ! said...

I think there needs to be a story arc on hockey in the Green Lantern Corps.

Terence said...

Thanks Rachelle! I hope it's obvious that the second piece is Rorschach busting out an open-goal breakaway slapshot into Doctor Manhattan's pie hole...

I was raised as a blackhawks fan, but i live in Charlotte, NC...so the Canes are basically the home tema!

Karen Shih said...

Is there a deadline for this?

rachelle said...

I'm going to make the deadline a week from today...so Sunday, Sept 21. I'll announce the winner in Sept 22, which is the same day I go to an NHL exhibition game between the Bruins and my beloved Canadiens.

Anthony said...

here's a mike allred eccentric hockey post! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v302/pokkiss/madmanvsguy.jpg

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