Project: Rooftop and Thwipster Present “Invincible: Viltrumite Vogue” Redesign Contest

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 projectrooftop@gmail.com. Thanks to Paul Milligan for designing our contest logo!

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30 comments on “Project: Rooftop and Thwipster Present “Invincible: Viltrumite Vogue” Redesign Contest
  1. Too much of a coincidence… I just picked up the Vol1 complete collection at the library and finished reading yesterday… But redesigning him will be tough, he’s recent enough and iconic to the bone.

  2. I really like this one– one of the best series going right now, with (sorry guys) one of the worst character designs. That costume has just never worked for me.

  3. Invicible’s costume is a lot like Spider-Man, it has so many funky elements that it should just flat out not work (fingeless gloves, knee pads, bug eyes, etc.) and yet, it all seems to gel together. Esp. after the redsigns and updates in the series itself.

    I’m pretty excited for this.

  4. Ramon: It’s not spec work; you’re not signing a contract. You’re keeping all rights to any derivative design you do of the character. Schueller signed away the complete rights of his own volition. Thanks for enjoying the site, Ramon!

  5. I agree that is can be a very tricky costume to redesign, but I’m sure you guys can do better than Jim Lee’s attempt.

  6. This will be pretty interesting, since the character is fairly new, very iconic and already has several variant costumes. Looking forward to trying out for my first P:RT!

  7. I may not be a comic artist but I LOVE Invincible to death and I am definitely going to do something for the contest. I cannot wait to see what comes out of the contest and am very excited. Good Luck everyone.

  8. Wow! Considering how many alt costumes have already been introduced due to the Invincible War, this looks to be quite a challenge! Good luck everyone!

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  10. very much getting in on this. i just started reading Invincible about a month ago and i blew through the first 50 issues in a week, i love it. a redesign will be tricky though, as someone mentioned above his suit (like Spider-Man’s) is a lot more difficult than it looks to draw. I’d like to simplify it but keep the hair and bug goggles =)

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