50th Issue Cover
Art Challenge Results
As you no doubt noticed on your way in, the winner of the Fanzing 50th Issue Cover Challenge was for "Nifty Fifty".
We now present to you the runners-up.
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An inventive use of the 50. Obviously going for a parody of the old movie,
which is why the Fuzzball has arms, legs and a mouth. (You can't attribute
that to their not being familiar with the Fuzzball; they designed the
little guy...or not-so-little-guy in this case!)
Inventive use of visual storytelling...and the gray fuzzball is a nice touch to symbolize the number 50, as if issues were years to a Fuzzball. Perhaps Fuzzball-years are like dog-years...
Or perhaps this is the Fuzzball in a few years from now, harking back
to the glory days?
Awesome linework. Also, great expressions: Grim, Proud and Determined
to get the job done.
Etrigan seems to have outdone himself on lighting the candles...
What can I say? Another beautiful piece of color art from Russ Yocum!
An obvious attempt to curry favor with Fanzing's Editor-At-Very-Large, this piece features Elongated Man as well as some of the other shapeshifters of the DCU.
You have to love the way Batman strains under the Fanzing Bullet while
Wonder Woman and Superman support it by a fingertip apiece.
This is sweet! Morgan looks like he's ready to strike his unseen enemy.
The intent look on his face and tensed muscles really contribute alot
to the piece.
When not drawing funny looking spandex clad super-heros, Russ Yocum divides his time between church, substitute teaching, 2 Siberian Huskies, a ferret, a green anole, assorted tropical fish, homeschooling his sons Russell Jr and Zeke, doting on his wife, Jo and drafting run-on sentences! In his SPARE time he is considering building an ark!
The highly odd Mathew D Rhys is an obsessive storyteller and family man whose wife graciously allows him to prattle aimlessly, and gives him no end of joy in life. He hopes to one day write comics his son can read. You can read his original character fiction at dreamerpress.cjb.net.
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Text is © 2002 by Michael Hutchison
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