*walks on stage awkwardly up to a microphone*
Well folks, it's been a bit over a week and we're sorry for the delay. We've been excited as hell to announce the winners and we're sorry we couldnt do it earlier. I have a bunch of excuses but let's just move on to what you guys came here for.
The contest was a blow-out though with 71 entries. The entries varied from an awesome old-school 8-bit style Ghost Rider .gif image to Daft-Punk'ed FF4 battling Galactus. We got some excellent photography and we got some straight up rendered-to-hell pin-ups. We definitely werent short on Ghost Riders or Deadpools though... Kinda sad we didnt get a Modok but whatever. But all of the Venoms were definitely printed and hung up on my wall at work regardless, props to those who were trying to win my heart over, but I told you I accepted cash...
Anyways, we had a pretty awesome turn-out and it was hard as hell to decide with just 1 vote each, so I gave every SatelliteSoda member 3 votes to throw away to make their lives a little bit easier. It was spread across the board though, everyone in the group had different reasons they loved different pieces. Some voted on the execution, some voted on the idea, some voted because they were bribed... whatever the reason, some winners emerged and they deserve some cool shit we promised earlier, so without further ADO!..
*clears throat and takes a sip from a screw-driver*
AND ZEEEE WINNAH IZ!!!!!!!...
*opens an envelope*
Awesome entry man, I think it goes without saying how well this piece was executed. Great composition, great pose, great design, great everything man. But it was close as HELL there for a little while, but you pulled through at the last second. Seriously, it was CLOSE, you're a lucky bastard, you almost lost to:
Prime example of someone utilizing the forums. Boog came in with an idea and refined the hell out of it while receiving feedback from a ton of the forum members and SatelliteSoda team until he got what he wanted. Great idea man, way to play up your strengths. I know a ton of people were stoked to see you bring in a mech somehow into this thing, and what better way then to make Hulk-Buster Iron Man go head to head with the Hulk? Awesome piece man, easily my favorite thing you've done to date.
So yeah, we said we'd have 2 runner-ups, but we had a 3-way freaking tie for the second runner up and they are...
Great job all around guys.
Mara, I flipped when you sketched up the initial thumbnail for this thing, a lot of us did actually, and you really brought your style to the table really well with this thing. Very AWESOME idea and what a great execution with implementing it with the old-school Tron style.
David, I think what got most people with your piece was the initial "WOW" factor. Magneto is obviously a favorite villain and you really brought great raw energy to him and made his powers work within the Tron world, awesome job man!
Houvv, GREAT composition. It was nice to see something a bit more artsy-fartsy (in a good way) instead of catering to the standard comic-book pin-up approach. Awesome entry!
Ok, so there are the winners for yah. Congrats to them and to everyone else who participated in the contest. TONS of people received votes, tons of awesome entries, it was just a fucking awesome contest to run and be a part of. I cant thank you guys enough for making it as epic as you have.
And with that, there were a couple of different prize packages we had in mind for the winners:For the GRAND PRIZE WINNAH - JIMJIM!Movie Poster-Sized Print (27"x39.75") of Your Winning Piece(or any of the following...)11"x17" Prints of Team SatelliteSoda's EntriesTHE TRINITY!!!Kris AnkaWolverine vs Sabretooth!Daniel Alexanderand finally...SECRET INVADERS!!!Kris Anka and Fabian Schlaga(with your choice of black or white variant)4"x6" Poster-Card Set of the Marvel/Tron Character Mash-Ups Done by Sir Kris AnkaA Copy of SatelliteSoda ArtBook 3http://satellitesoda.com/projects/books/book3A Copy of the SatelliteSoda Anthologyhttp://satellitesoda.com/projects/books/anthology1Initially that was it, but we also decided to throw in a couple of extra bonus prizes for yah, and they are:
...Tron Legacy: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackAND!The Art of Tron: Legacy
So yeah JimJim, you better dig it! Shoot me a PM with your shipping info and which piece you'd like as a poster-sized print of and we can move from there.
But alas, you're not the only lucky bastard to get some cool shit. We also said we'd bless 2 runner-ups with some stuff, but since there was a clear second place and a 3-way tie for the next runner up, we decided to give everyone a bit of something.Boog, here's your shwag-bag!- 11"x17" print of your piece AND any of the SatelliteSoda entries
- Copy of SatelliteSoda ArtBook 3
- Copy of the SatelliteSoda AnthologyAND AS A BONUS!- Tron Legacy: Original Motion SoundtrackAs for Mara, David, and Houvv here're your winnings!- 11"x17" print of your piece AND any of the SatelliteSoda entries
- Copy of SatelliteSoda ArtBook 3
- Copy of the SatelliteSoda Anthology
ALL of you, shoot me your mailing information and any additional information I need. HUGE congrats again tot eh winners and againa HUGE thanks to all thsoe who participated! We're already planning the next contest, more prizes, more cool shit, please stay tuned for more!
Until next time, stay classy SatelliteSoda!
End of Transmission***OLD***Every once in a blue moon, Marvel comes up with something so awesome, so majestic, so unbelievable that we gota roll up in our SatelliteSoda mini-van and crash their party with our OWN party...MARVEL-TRON: CLASH OF THE SUPERHEROES SATELLITESODA CONTEST EXTRAVAGANZA SUPREME!!!(or "MT:CotSSSCES" for short)
Welp, hell has indeed frozen over, and one of those blue moons has occurred and we're throwing an effing party!
I think it goes without saying just how cool Marvel AND
Tron are. The nerds of the world can safely be assumed to be sporting a collective boner with the upcoming promise of a new Tron movie and
game (and 2 more Tron movies being scripted as we speak) and it looks as though the residual blue balls left over from the first badass flick are finally gonna be able to breathe a sigh of relief.
Marvel has been kicking ass lately as well. So really who WOULDN'T be excited about the merger of these two titans? I bet this is what Reese felt like when he accidentally got chocolate in his peanut butter. That's one mistake I'm sure he didn't soon regret.
The idea is simple - Marvel & Tron ANYTHING
... Take your favorite Marvel character (or characters, or group, or whatever) and bring them into the Tron universe by giving them a sick Tron outfit, have them fighting other Tron univers characters, remake movie posters, whatever. So long as it has something Marvel AND
something Tron you're cool. Old-School Tron, New-School Tron, In-Between-School Tron, Comic-Tron, whatever...RULES
Any style, any medium, it's all up to you. Seriously, we encourage diversity. Draw, animate, sculpt, bake a freaking cookie, doesnt matter. We just need visual evidence of SOMETHING. Just make sure that there's something Marvel and something Tron involved. Make sure to post your final in this thread before the deadline (read below) or your entry will not be up for judging (though we still want to see your stuff, even if it's not for the contest, so even if you're late please post away!)DEADLINE
All entries MUST
be posted in this thread
by Monday December 13th, @ 11:59pm PST.
No late entries will be accepted, period. Seriously you guys, don't be late, this ain't the same loose (not to be confused with whorish) and lazy ship from a few years ago.PRIZES!
There will be a first, GRAND
, prize(s) winner and two runner ups as decided by a vote by a pre-selected group of judges - Team SatelliteSoda! And will be announced the following Monday, December 20th.
The Winners will receive the following lovely prizes:GRAND PRIZE!(s)
- Movie poster-sized print (27"x39.75") of the winning (their) piece
- 11x17" prints of team SatelliteSoda's entries
- 4x6" poster-card set of a series of individual Marvel/Tron Character mash-ups done by Sir Kris Anka
- 11x17" print of the SatelliteSoda Tron Mash-Up teaser image (pictured above) ALSO done by Sir Kris Anka)
- Copy of Book 3
- Copy of the AnthologyRunner Ups (x2)
- 11x17" print of the SatelliteSoda Tron Mash-Up teaser image (pictured above) done by Sir Kris Anka
- Copy of Book 3
- Copy of the AnthologyREFERENCE!viewtopic.php?f=33&t=4851
Now get to it ladies! And don't forget to start your own thread in the "Art Unfinished" section to show your WIP's so everyone can give you some feedback. Last contest we had a handful do this and it really made the difference in the end. Hell, one ended up being ZEE WINNAH! So don't be caught with your pants down with no feedback from the people who will be judging you as well as your peers!!! POST EM UP!
Anyways, GOOD LUCK! May the best nerd win!