He may be still be seen by some as the new super-hero on the block, but Invincible has become an iconic addition to the super-hero landscape in comics. Created nine years ago by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker, the Invincible series is nearing a landmark 100 issues and Project: Rooftop wants to dress Mark Grayson up for the occasion. Sponsored by the innovative comics retailer Thwipster, “Invincible: Viltrumite Vogue” is the latest in a line of contests by Project: Rooftop, giving artists a chance to redesign a super-hero in a friendly competition for prizes, recognition and just plain fun.
“It’s definitely exciting to partner up with Project: Rooftop as they are an exciting, handsome site that’s a great blend of three things we love: Comics, Art & Design,” says Lance Sells, Co-Founder & Director of Thwipster.
Joining our regular P:R staff to judge these entries will be the two artists responsible for making Invincible who he is: co-creator Cory Walker and current Invincible artist Ryan Ottley. Both Walker and Ottley have contributed redesigns to Project: Rooftop in the past, but having their experience and expertise for this contest brings it to a whole new level.
“I’m excited to see everyone’s take on Invincible,” Ottley explains. “He’s actually an extremely hard hero to draw and make look cool so a re-design should be pretty challenging. Sleek, simplistic, and iconic. Those are the hardest things to create in a character even though it might sound easy. Good luck everyone, make it awesome.”
The prizes for this contest, provided by Thwipster, are:
First Place: Invincible: The Ultimate Collection Vols. 1 – 3 (retail value of $105).
Second Place: Invincible Compedium Vol. 1 (retail value of $65).
Third Place: Invincible: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 (retail value of $35).
Entries for “Invincible: Viltrumite Vogue” must be received by November 28, 2011 at midnight EST. As usual, check our guidelines, include your name and website, and send your art as an attachment in jpg, png, or gif format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to Paul Milligan for designing our contest logo!