Back in August, we gave away a free copy of the Batman: Arkham Origins US Collector’s Edition box set, and people were pretty excited. So much so, in fact, that we decided to do it again, so ComicsAlliance is once again teaming up with Arcade Sushi and Screencrush to giveaway a Batman: Arkham Origins US Collector’s Edition for the Xbox 360, valued at $120.
Disney and Marvel are giving high-school girls ages 14 and older the chance to meet their science heroes.
In the spirit of Thor: The Dark World's super-scientist Jane Foster, the National Academy of Sciences, Underwriters Laboratories and Dolby Laboratories have teamed up with the companies to give a group of girls the chance to meet some of the most successful women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), all while their experiences are filmed for a documentary short.
By Joe Hughes
With Warner Bros Interactive releasing the details of the Batman: Arkham Origins Collected Editions earlier today, fans of the video game franchises are understandably excited. But at $119.99, it’s double the price of the regular game. It’s not surprising, given the crazy amount of stuff in the set, but it’s still a bit steep. So we decided we’d do our share to help, and we’re teaming up with Arcade Sushi to give away a free XBox 360 version of the set.
It’s ComicsAlliance’s first day back, and our return is due in large part to our readers, many of whom showed up nearly every day to show support even when the site all but shut down. After all of that, we felt the need to show our appreciation in some small way, and we figured handing out some cool stuff was at least a pretty good start, so we’ve teamed up with our new sister sites Arcade Sushi and ScreenCrush to set up a giveaway of this Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout Lego Set.
Head over to ComicsAlliance to enter!
This is a tumblr drawing contest. For fun.
(If you can’t/don’t draw, I apologize, but I just want to try this out; I’ll hold a broader contest in a few months when Scott Pilgrim Color Edition Volume 3 is coming out.)
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Draw Ramona Flowers in your own style (ie don’t copy “scott pilgrim style”, but if your style is similar, that’s fine)
2. Put her in an outfit of your own invention (ie not one from the books or movie; it can be real-life clothes; it doesn’t have to be completely made-up; you just have to put her in something I haven’t seen her in before)
3. (OPTIONAL) Give her a unique hairstyle!
4. BUT… she has to be recognizable as Ramona Flowers! If I don’t recognize her, you will be disqualified!! (tips: her choker, star bag, goggles, her general sense of style, etc
5. Draw it, put it on your tumblr, tag it! TAG: #RamonaStyle
This has to be a drawing — 2D hand-drawn artwork. Lines and/or shapes and/or colors. No sculpture, collage, photo manipulation, essays, animation, 3D renderings, etc. Paint is fine. Computer drawings are fine.
You have to have your own tumblr account and use it to post your entry.
EDITED TO ADD: You must draw a full length portrait of Ramona Flowers from head to toe. An “outfit” in this case includes shoes (or socks, bare feet, whatever; show her full body).
The contest is open to anyone in the world ages 13 and up.
Enter as many times as you want.
I want to give out a few Scott Pilgrim Volume 2 Evil Editions (the Lucas Lee cover) since I never got to do a contest around the release of that book. I also have a bunch of other random stuff lying around, like super cool Japanese and other foreign editions of the books, miscellaneous swag, random original drawings, etc. I will put together a cute personal prize pack for 3 WINNERS.
Winners will be chosen entirely at my discretion and based on style, originality, fun factor, and Ramona-ness.
One week from today - let’s call it THE DAWN OF WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16th in case you’re on the other side of the planet from me. Final winners will be posted on FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th.
I am running this contest all by myself while also attending to the rest of my super-busy life, so bear that in mind. I know a lot of people will instantly ask me a bunch of questions, but I want you to try and take the information in this post and try to proceed based on what you already know! If you’re confused about anything, make up your own rules!!!
And…… have fun!!!
Sam Spratt’s HOLIDAY EXPRESS Portrait Contest/Custom Portrait Giveaway!
It’s back. As thanks to you for following me here, As usual—I am giving one of you the chance to win a custom portrait from me. Free, no strings attached—it’s the holiday season so you may want to sacrifice your win to give someone you feel nice things towards something unique. The rules have slightly changed though so read on:
What You Get:
A Web-resolution (1100 pixel) custom portrait, tailored to your most bizarre of requests. You can get a very traditional portrait done or as outlandish as you can dream—so long as it remains in the portrait format. Zombies, Hipsters, Pirates, Ninjas, Superheroes, Robots, etc. are all fair-game themes in which you can have yourself transmogrified in painted form. Want to let me have free reign? That works too, but I want to make something unique for you.
How to Enter:
1. FACEBOOK: Simply comment on the facebook post at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2156171140079&set=a.1389923864376.2051961.1120470458&type=1&theater
2. TWITTER: Follow http://twitter.com/#!/SamSpratt and tweet the following phrase verbatim on twitter:
“Entering to win a custom portrait #painting from @samspratt’s holiday contest! https://www.facebook.com/sam.spratt #samspratt”
This also counts as an entry.
3. TUMBLR: Just reblog this post!
How to Increase Your Odds:
Click the share button on the facebook image post (you will see “like” “comment” and “share” directly beneath the image)
(If you enter all 4 ways, you will have 4x the odds of winning)
How long this will last:
This is called the holiday EXPRESS contest for a reason. I’m keeping this open for 4 days only and then getting the portrait ready and done so that in case you celebrate the holidays, you have it in time.
You all are the best! Good luck and thanks again to all who follow my little slice of artwork on the web.
RedBubble’s New York Comic Con Design Challenge!
RedBubble, one of my favorite t-shirt sites, is holding a design contest for New York Comic Con in October! The winning design will feature an original comic-inspired superhero or villain created by the designer, and will be available on a limited edition exclusive RedBubble t-shirt at NYCC!
“Fancy having your own design featured at New York Comic Con? Of course you do, so you need to get your concentration hat on and read these words:
Your task is to create your very own, highly original, comic book character. Superhero or villain. Splendidly powerful, embarrassingly weak, or just quite good at chess. Give them skills you’ve always wanted or defects you’ve always dreaded. Give them a snappy name and stick them on a t-shirt.
What would your character wear? What’s their calling card, weaponry or gadgetry? What’s their story? What are they fighting for or against? It’s up to you to answer these questions.
We’ll then whip the winning design into a limited edition, official RedBubble/NYCC 2011 t-shirt to be featured, praised, discussed and given to hundreds of adoring comic fans in New York this October.”
Good luck, everyone - I can’t wait to see the entries for this contest!