Friday, October 4, 2013

All Hallow's Read art contest--win some treasure!

calling all artists!

maybe I should say all artists that love graveyards, ghosties, nixies, goblins, tombstones, the lot of haunty-style Halloween spookiness as much as I do.

What I need is an 4" x 10" OR 4" x 6" image celebrating Neil Gaiman's All Hallow's Read holiday to turn into a bookmark & sticker. (this measurement is meant to be in inches, by the way)

You are invited to draw, paint, depict in ANY medium.

Three top prizes will be awarded: third place:

this very rare CORALINE press card, signed by mister Neil Gaiman.

second place:

this signed-by Neil very rare Craig Thompson Last Angel silkscreened print used to promote the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND.

first prize:

$100 cash (greenbacks-wampum-moola-lettuce-dollahs!) and 100 stickers/bookmarks to use as you like.

I would only license this artwork, not own it. If i ever wanted to use it for anything else, I would have to renegotiate with the artist. everybody wins, in this one.

We want to SUPPORT THE ARTS.

CONTEST RULES: (there aren't many)

1. to enter, you can do one of three things:

*post your entry on this ALL HALLOW'S READ TUMBLR PAGE

or *email it to me: neverwear@gaiman.net

or *post it on the Neverwear facebook page: HERE.

2. you can enter AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE. *FROM ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET!

3. you can send/post me a small res version, but if I pick yours, I will need a high-resolution file to print them up.

300 dpi 4" x 10" for the stickers--or if you like 4" x 6"--landscape or portrait view, any is fine!

think spooky, loves. it would be nice include "All Hallow's Read" somewhere on it (*actually, that's just a guideline-) THIS CONTEST IS OPEN UNTIL NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013. (5 days before my birthday...)

Hold the phone: editor's note! I am going to amend the "rules" a bit, since I have gotten SO many emails/comments from worried frustrated artists. You can use WORDS as images, it's wide open. I have heard from a nice lady who wants to know if it's ok to use fabric, OF COURSE! anything that says SPOOKY to you! Photos are fine! Collage! Spraypainted macaroni! just MAKE GOOD ART as Boss wisely said.

Click here to get to the All Hallow's Read website.

11 comments:

Dusti Poole said...

Goodness, why isn't that header on something I can buy? It's gorgeous! :)

Michael Shea said...

It is indeed a gorgeous prize. Sadly, this contests eliminates all of us (Meaning me) that cannot draw, paint, sketck, etc. Why, even my stick figures look like Thalidomide Babies. My talents all stem from words. Writing, speaking, etc. Perhaps in the future, a contest for some sort of "Reading" (See how that fits into the theme? LOL) of one of Mr. Gaiman's pieces. Of course, this is all tantamount to my being greedy and trying to find some way that I might actually have a chance to win something from the man who has so influenced me.

Anonymous said...

Do you have a preference for portrait or landscape format?

Anonymous said...

Why is does the header read 'never wear' instead of 'neverwhere?'?

Karoline Fritz said...

I haven't done any drawing or painting or anything in ages. I love the idea though. can't wait to see what I come up with!

Stjernetåge said...

"You're invited to draw, paint, depict in any medium" includes photomanipulation as long as it's one's own photos, right?

Heather Crews said...

Neverwear is the official web page for all official Neil Gaiman clothing and merchandise. :)

Kitty Cat said...

hello everybody! I am going to amend the "rules" a bit, since I have gotten SO many emails/comments from worried frustrated artists.
Michael! You can use WORDS as images, it's wide open. I have heard from a nice lady who wants to know if it's ok to use fabric, OF COURSE! anything that says SPOOKY to you! Photos are fine! Collage! Spraypainted macaroni! just MAKE GOOD ART as Boss wisely said.

spacedlaw said...

Oooh. Glittery macaroni... Very spooky that.

Atom Kid said...

I'm going to enter this!

Emlyn Boyle said...

4 x 10/4 x 6 inches or centimetres? Just checking!