Okay Chaps and Chapettes!
Time for a Heavy Metal competition only for DeviantART.
For those of you who check in here regularly you may know I'm in the middle of putting together a special issue of HEAVY METAL that will go on sale at San Diego Comic-con. This will be the second year in a row I've put that particular issue together, last year with Stanley Lau Artgerm and the whole Imaginary Friends Studio team of creators. [link]
This year with many more DA's like Dave Wilkins [link]
Tom Raney [link]
Sami Basri [link]
Barnaby Bagus [link]
Jessica Kholinne [link]
Dave Dorman [link]
Toby Cypress [link]
Garrie Gastonny [link]
Sakti Yuwono [link]
and we'll have three different covers.
Cover 1 by Kendrick Lim of Imaginary Friends Studios [link]
Cover 2 by Sami Basri and Jessica Kholinne
And cover 3 will be a surprise collaboration between Artgerm and Jim Steranko!
That leaves us with a problem... We have 3 FRONT covers to these three editions but we need 3 BACK covers.
Know anyone that could help?
Yeah, I'm looking at you!
We need three pieces of artwork from three different artists one for each of the three different editions that are going to press at the end of May.
This is a real chance to show off those mad skills you got. For those of you familiar with Heavy Metal you should have a good idea of what would go down well with that audience. For those that don't, it's monsters with babes, robots with babes, babes with babes, good babes, bad babes, get the idea? Open to see cosplay photography as well as artwork submissions.
Unfortunately Heavy Metal magazine is an adult/mature readers magazine so I will have to limit contributions to those of you over the age of 18. Don't worry I have a competition for everyone coming soon.
The printed size of the magazine is 8 inches by 11. The winning files will need to have an extra quarter inch all around and be at least 300 DPI (450 DPI would be preferable). Winners get 50 copies each of the magazine with their artwork on to give (or sell) to family and friends. The magazine will be heavily promoted and sold at San Diego Comic-con.
The artwork will remain your copyright and we'll also have your DA url on it so people can find you.
I know it's short notice but I need to see the artwork by May 18th and then the winners will be chosen by Artgerm [link]
, Kevin Eastman [link]
and myself then announced May 25th.
This competition is only open to artists on DeviantART and links to entries must be posted in the comment thread below, no emails, no private notes, all here baby!
This will be a blast!