Good day, Steemit! I’m really excited to make this blog post and announcement. I’ve been seeing […and feeling] pessimism in our community lately. There are so any moving parts to this content engine that is Steemit. I can’t do much in regards to Steemit Inc., but I can certainly do a lot as an author. I’ve been on this platform for almost two years. I’ve made close relationships with so many of the artists and authors here. I can offer perspective as someone that’s made the biggest gains of my Steemit contributions when STEEM was at $0.08. We all have a role in helping Steemit thrive, even during the downturns, and this is what I’m doing about it.
So, with that, this is the return of Trial by Comics! The contest for and by the comic illustrators, writers, inkers and creators. Trial by Comics fell of the radar just before my book release party and the LA/Viva Las Vegas trip, and for good reason. The entire month of April […and weeks leading up to it] consumed my life, time, thoughts and emotions. I didn’t want to half-ass my way through new contest themes, especially considering that I pride myself on drawing the theme example each week.
If you need a reminder, the last Trial by Comics theme was “Writing”. Winners were decided but haven’t been announced, until now. First place for “Writing” was the incredibly talented @drwatson for “Trial by Comics - City of Dis”. I’ve been immersed in @drwatson and @la-fumettista’s Ithaqa comic, so having his entry in Trial by Comics was an absolute honor. 25.000 SBD’s coming to you.
Second place for “Writing” is @jpgaltmiller’s entry “Trail by Comics - Contest Entry”, chronicling the pages of his comic, Polis. “The Trial of Socrates”. I mean, it has “trial” right in the title and I’m a big history nerd. Thank you so much @jpgaltmiller. I loved reading and learning about Polis. 10.000 SBD’s to you.
Third place for “Writing” goes to @eliu for his entry “MR. BRAYAN”. I really loved the dialog and exchange between characters in this story […enough so that I took pointers for my own stories]. I also appreciate the effort in sharing a Spanish version and an English version. Congratulations @eliu. 5.000 SBD’s to you. I hope you’ll continue to participate in Trial by Comics.
Before I make the big announcement for the new theme, I have to remind everyone that we do have a Discord channel specific to Trail by Comics! New theme announcements, a channel for theme suggestions, post-promotion, general conversation and a great community of comic artists and enthusiasts. Join our Discord and share your work. We’d love to have you!
Trial by Comics new theme is “Inspirational Steemit Artists”
This is a cross pollination initiative. There are so many incredible artists here on our corner of the internet, I want you all to decide on a Steemit artist that you admire and attempt to create an entry influenced by their style. For me, this was an easy one. I’ve been a fan of @gric since he first joined Steemit. Going back even further, I grew up loving H.R. Giger [….whom I’d assume had some level of influence on @gric]. Thus, this web of artists that inspire us to pick up a pencil, or brush to create our own interpretations of art, seemed like a perfect theme for Trail by Comics.
Deadline for “Inspirational Steemit Artists” is Sunday, June 24th 5:00UTC 12:00a.m. CTS
• Up to three entries per trial round [weekly]
• Original artwork only [process documentation strongly encouraged]
• Winners will be chosen based on quality of work, submitted before deadline and ability to adhere to the weekly trial theme
• Must resteem the contest post you’re participating in
40.000SBD in prizes for the three winners. If you’d like to contribute to the prize or match my own, please contact me as a sponsor for future Trial by Comics contests, but note that sponsors cannot participate in that week’s #trialbycomics!
That’s it! Start drawing and get those entries in by next Sunday. Thank you again, all of you, for making Trial by Comics such a success. Join our Discord channel and keep the conversation going. Share your contest entries and WIP’s. Give this post a resteem! For more comics, art and photography, follow me here @kommienezuspadt!