Well, we're in the last few days of Small Press Idol 2010 and "The People That Melt in The Rain" is still in third place, barely. This crazy contest has been quite a learning experience for us as we plea for votes each day and struggle to bring our work up to a higher standard. The contest itself has had it's share of drama like any good reality show. There's been accusations of cheating, spying and sneaking around, but also we've made some great friends, and acquired an incredible respect for our peers and the mad struggle to get noticed in this industry. I really look forward to meeting them in person. I have some art to share by members of other teams, created in honor of "The People That Melt in The Rain".
This is our character "Jason Waterman", by artist Danny Kelly, and colored by Cynthia Moyer. He's the artist on"The Curse of The Vessel", which is a powerhouse promoter in the contest, but more importantly a really good project worth taking a look at.
This was created to spoof us early on. Created by artist Dan Burke. Artist of the very funny comic "The B Team". He's had a tough time this round, but his comic made me laugh, which is a lot harder than you'd believe. I took a comedy writing class in college, and let's just say it's been blocked out of my memory to keep me from hiding under the bed for the rest of my life.
This is the image Dan spoofed, from our comic "The People That Melt in The Rain". And.... Well, I guess that's it. Oh yeah- don't forget to vote!
"People are willing to take these extraordinary chances to become writers, musicians, or painters, and because of them, we have a culture. If this ever stops, our culture will die, because most of our culture, in fact, has been created by people that got paid nothing for it--people like Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Van Gogh or Mozart."-Kurt Vonnegut