Topic: Comic Books - New
I've said before that each day I receive several messages... From either contestants that are entered in the Small Press Idol 2009 contest, or from the Small Press Idol organizers themselves.
And yeah, I still don't consider them spam messages... in fact I am quite interested in this Small Press Idol contest, to tell you the truth!
There were 27 entries that have made it out of Round 1 and are now into Round 2. Why does this matter and why am I blogging about it again? Well, in Round 2 it is not only the 3 initial Judges that are doing the voting... it is also registered persons, like YOU or me could be, that are voting in this round!
I have already blogged about two entries in the SPI contest so far....
Another one of the early entries that caught my eyes was that of the 'Mr. Man' comic book project. The project was submitted by Scott Alan of Mountlake Terrace, Washington. It is now in Round 2 of the competition.
The Small Press Idol 2009 has 4 rounds:
Round 1 is already over. It was to present the Basic Concept / Talent.
Round 2 ends on April 30th. It is more about showcasing the characters with illos and background text.
Round 3 goes from May 18th - June 7th. It is on the 'sequential primers'.
Round 4 goes from July 15 - ??? It is the Origin or the #0 issue.
Below is the Basic Concept shown in Round 1 from the 'Mr. Man' Comic Book project:
Jim Dandy is an out of work actor in a failing economy who has one last chance to make it, an audition for a tv series based on the popular comic book hero Mr. MAN. Despite Jim’s thorough preparation for the role he fails the audition. This sinks him into a deep depression which is compounded by a blow to the head that causes Jim to suffer amnesia. Still looking just like the hero Mr. MAN, events lead Jim to believe that he IS this hero allowing him to perform super human feats. Now Jim struggles with his new identity, trying live up to the legend of Mr. MAN and learn what it really means to be a hero as the city begins a trend of costumed villains and oddball criminals looking to take him down.
Taking it’s roots from the days when comics weren’t so dark and broody and had no fear of having fun with the characters and stories, Mr. MAN is the tale of mind over matter, the faith of a child, and a hilarious look at modern life through the eyes of a man who would be a hero … if he could only get his mind on task.
Round 2 shows the characters from 'Mr. Man'. He is shown at the top of this blog post, along with a character outline / bio. The other characters are shown at the web site.
For more on 'Mr. Man' I invite you to check out his entry on the Small Idol Press web site. After viewing his progress so far, and liking it, Scott would definitely appreciate your vote! If you are not yet signed up to vote at the Small Press Idol 2009, feel free to do so!
If you have signed up to vote at Small Press Idol, you can vote for 'Mr. Man' at: http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/forum-t34874.html
To read more about the 'Mr. Man' comic book project go to: http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/content306.html
If you haven't signed up yet for Small Press Idol, the 'sign up' page to vote for Faction or any of the SPI entries is at: http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/signup.php
(Please Note: Michael / Tina / Make It So Marketing Inc are not affialiated with, nor compensated by the contestants, publisher, the SPA, or the SPI. This blog post is for mention of the SPI only. No 'favorites' are to be implied in this blog post. It is for informational purposes only!)
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~ Michael (and Tina)