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Art Challenge

Current Topic:

50th Issue Commemorative Artwork!

Due Date:

October 28, 2002

With Fanzing #50 coming up in November, we're having a special art challenge honoring Fanzing's big five-o!

The 50th issue commemorative pieces can be as fun and original as you can make them while communicating the idea that it's a celebration of Fanzing's 50th issue! The challenge entries have to include the word "Fanzing" and the number 50 (or spelled out as fifty) in the artwork, but asides from those two limitations, the possibilities are endless!

For example:

  • Elongated Man and Plastic Man could contort themselves into the number 50. (EM could be the 5, Plas could be the 0, or vice versa).
  • The Fuzzball could be depicted jumping out of a birthday cake.
  • Nightwing (on motorcycle) could leap through a flaming 0 lit by Firefly (or another fire based villain).

The winner will receive the cover slot for issue #50, and all the other entries will be placed in a special art gallery in the same issue!

So here's the challenge:

  1. Draw a piece of artwork celebrating Fanzing's 50th issue
  2. Entries must be no more than 400 pixels wide, and preferably in 'portrait' configuration (since the winner will be the cover of Fanzing #50
  3. Entries have to include the word "Fanzing" and the number 50 (or spelled out as fifty) into the artwork
  4. A panel of judges will pick the best one. The results will be announced in the 50th issue.

Entries must be in a digital format such as GIF, JPG or BMP (scan in your drawings if necessary). Photomanipulations are allowed for backgrounds, although doing a background by hand can help your score. All acceptable entries will be shown in the issue. Have fun!

Writing Challenge

New Topic:

Due Date:
November 26, 2002


Here's the challenge:

What if Fanzing created the DC Universe? What if you had the opportunity to retell the origin of your favorite character? How would you create Batman, Superman, or any of DC's other characters?

Now's your chance!

To enter the challenge, simply retell the origin of a character (or group of characters) from a new, different, and/or creative perspective!


  • Prose form is fine. Comic script style is also acceptable, although many people don't like reading them.
  • Do your own editing and spell-check. Entries will be posted as-is.
  • If you write in WordPad, make sure wordwrap is on. Stories which contain line breaks will not be accepted
  • Please send your story in either HTML, Word format or Rich Text Format (.rtf).
  • As always, It Must Not Suck.

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