Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Whatever Wednesday: Name a Theme Week Contest!

That's right, gang! The burden of coming up with a subject for a week's theme now rests firmly on your shoulders.
Forget about the daily themes we've had going here lately, this is YOUR chance to have me draw something especially catered to your taste for five days in a row.
The fun doesn't end there though! The person who suggests the best theme will win one of the drawings done for their theme. Please submit your theme week entry in the comments to this post. You may suggest as many themes as you wish. Cut off for submitting a theme is next Wednesday, January 7th! Winner will be chosen by Laura and myself. I reserve the right to use your theme for a future week, even if you don't win this contest! ;)

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

i would love to see a week of nothing but zombie themes...maybe "dead week".think of all the great stuff you could choose from "Night of the living dead","evil dead","walking dead" etc.maybe you could do a zombified self-portrait,that might be fun...
the week could go something like this...Marvel Zombie Monday,tounge hanging tuesday(some zombie missing his lower jaw),withered wednesday, blood thursting thursday,and frightful friday...
j.folkes

Justin said...

Mix and Match or Twisted Team-Ups. For the mix and match I was thinking something like the amalgamated line. Except with whatever characters.

For Twisted Team-Up it could be any two characters who are unrelated to each other meeting, or who would make a unique pair. For example, Katchoo and She-Hulk. Or Howard the Duck with Harvey Pekar.

Luke said...

Cosmic Characters Week! Kirby Creations Week! Vile Villians Week! Green Latern Week! JLA Week! JSA Week! Avengers Week!

Fred said...

I immediately thought of Western Week (Jonah Hex, Two-Gun Kid, Apache Cheif, Rawhide Kid, Kid Colt), though maybe a Gunslinger Week would allow for more variety since you could use war heroes and/or police characters as well.

Nathan T said...

I would love a week devoted to nothing but Queen & Country. But for more variety you could always do a Secret Agents week, which would not only include Q&C but Checkmate, Nick Fury, James Bond, and all that fun stuff. And Paul Crocker is the best secret agent EVER!

Matt W. said...

As an unabashed Daredevil fan, I'd love to see a theme week, featuring superheroes/vigilantes whom tend to operate predominately night (Daredevil, Batman, Moon Knight, etc.) . This theme could feature any of your favorite nocturnal heroes that you enjoy drawing and could be entitled "In-Samnee-acs."

Anonymous said...

The "Week 5" Event Week. A week devoted to B, C, and Z list characters...it is always fun to see artists tackle characters like the Mandrill, and NFL Superpro!! Or even hit the z-list and do some of Superpro's rogue's gallery like Splice and Instant Replay!!

jwgav

Anonymous said...

"Cult Classic Movie" Week.
Big Trouble in Little China,
The Princess Bride,
Resevoir Dogs,
Rocky Horror Picture Show,
Blade Runner...etc...

jwgav

Anonymous said...

Alien Legion Week...many aliens to draw from that classic comic series...

jwgav

Fred said...

Hmmm, Wings Week may be another one to consider. This would include any winged characters or characters known to associate or symbolized by creatures with wings (Batman, Hawkman, The Falcon, the Angel, Valkyrie, heck even WonderWoman and her plane could be represented). I'm still partial to seeing you do Hex, but this concept has many possibilities as well.

Anonymous said...

how about "Lost" week.with the new season right around the corner might be fun to see what you could do with Locke,Sawyer,Jack,or Desmond,brother.Or you could really wild out with the polar bear or the "smoke monster".thought about it as me and the old lady are crunching the 4th season on dvd.
J.Folkes

Anonymous said...

"80s" Week- Cartoons and comics of the 80s: Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers, Silverhawks, GI Joe...the possiblities are endless...well, unless they are cartoons from the 70s..

jwgav

Momar Van Der Camp said...

Badass mofos week! Comic creators week (ones you've worked with, ones you want to work with)! Bearded heroes/villains week! Bearded creators week! Dinosaurs Week! Characters you want a shot at week (like Robin, etc)! Dead Poets Society Week!

I've got more and will hit you up with them CONSTANTLY!

EXCLAMATION POINT WEEK.

Momar Van Der Camp said...

I was really hoping Fred's week was devoted to the show Wings. That would be cool.

Fred said...

lol, that'd certainly be an option, since it'd be artist's choice.

Anonymous said...

Political Week, with the release of the Presidential Material Comics we saw J.Scott Campbell's Obama and McCain, and soon the Female Force Comics will give us Hillary and Palin. Let's see Chris' interpretation of the political big wigs...Bob Dole? Bill Clinton?

jwgav

Gabriel Romero said...

Hi, Chris! Here are some possibilities for the contest:

- I really love "Supreme" world. All those old concepts re-build by Moore until a new, fresh dimension. Supreme, Suprema, Radar, Diana Dane or Judy Jordan. And there could be here different pictures in the all different styles through the ages (the 30s-Supreme, the 50s-one, the modern characters, etc, just like Moore represented them).
- Pulp characters: Doc Savage or his modern representation, Tom Strong.
- Apes: Don´t tell me you don´t love comics with apes. Everybody lovs apes! Gorilla City, Detective Chimp, Angel & the Ape. Anyone of those could be great!
- Different representations through ages of the same character: Shuster´s Superman, Boring´s Superman or Swan´s. The 40s-WW, the white-dressed one, etc. And this could appear with a lot of them: Batman, FF, LSH, etc, etc.
- Classic literature character: Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Sandokan.
- And the strangest question you will receive: ABBA. The best group of all times, with a really wonderful image!!!

AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Brian Jones said...

Arkham Asylum: featuring "guests" to that facility.

R.I.P: Heroes that paid the ulitmate price in 2008 Martian Manhunter, Karate Kid, The Wasp, Mr Miracale, Batman (yeah right) etc

Tokyo S.O.S: Japanese monster ficks
Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra, Ghidra, King Kong, Ultra-Man etc

Horror/Comic match ups: Batman vs Jason, Spidey vs Pinhead, Freddie vs Wolverine....Ash vs Ghostrider etc

Movie Hero/comic Hero team ups:
Dr Jones/Dr Strange, Dirty Harry/Punisher, Batman/John McClane, etc

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

FIGHT! - Greatest comic battles week. Hulk vs. Thing, Captain America vs. Batman (the real battle)
Spaaaace Week - Cosmic characters (Warlock, Captain Mar-vel, Spaaaace Ghost)
Side Kicks - Bucky, Robin, Rick Jones, Jarvis
Super Pets - Ace, Krypto, Beppo, Streaky, Zabu
Powerless - all characters with out Superpowers
Eric!

Doctor Fantastic said...

You know you want to do Futurama Week. And a Princess Bride Week. And a Steve Buscemi Week--this could include characters/scenes from all the movies in which Buscemi has appeared. Also, you really want to do a "Dictators of the 20th Century Week." You've got a real talent for drawing dudes in uniform, and dictators love to pose in pictures where they wear their uniforms.

Patman said...

While it was alluded to previously, I just want a Legion of Super-Heroes theme week, and only one request: Dawnstar. That is all.

Anonymous said...

Purple Week- Characters from comics, tv, and movies who are purple: Purple Man, Great Grape Ape...

jwgav

Anonymous said...

i would love to see a week devoted to Video Games.Super Mario,Metroid,Resident evil, Animal Crossing,Grand Theft Auto, Halo,Final Fantasy,the list and possibilities are endless.you could even get super lazy and do something old school, like pong.
Leah S.
ps- would Love to see the sketch of Lowell from the "Wings" tv show...lol

Anonymous said...

Clash of the Titans week...great movie, great characters!!
This could be its own or part of the Cult Classic Movie week, I mentioned previously...

jwgav

Ryan the Iowan said...

Musicians Week?

Creator Owned Characters Week?

Best Picture Winners Week?

Fables Week?

Preacher Week?

Man, I'd love to see Preacher Week. You've got the perfect style to both pay homage to and put your own spin on Dillon's work. Plus, the deadline is my birthday. That has to count for something right?!

Anonymous said...

How about Warrior Wednesday or Wednesday's Warriors! Or even Barbaric Wednesday as you still have the other 1/2 of the week to go! I'm a Conan/ Red Sonja fan and so I like the Barbarian/ Warrior art. Would love to see more of this! Besides, Who does'nt like seeing that shiny little metal bikini of Red Sonja's to get you thru the rest of the week and for the woman, how about those muscle bound barbarians using only there strength and the keen edge of there swords to win the day! Yep, thats my final answer! Ken Zenuk
kzenuk@hotmail.com or http://cafurl.com?i=5572

Raphael Majma said...

Television characters week! It'd be awesome to see you tackle something like the guys from Flight of the Conchords, Entourage, the West Wing, Futurama, etc. There's a pretty wide swath of things to choose from and I think it could be pretty fun.

Hope you and Laura are doing well!

Skylark- said...

Hey - I enjoy your blog - great stuff - how animal week? i.e. drawings of animals or characters who are based on animals - all the best for 2009 -

Link said...

30's and 40's Pulp, Adventure and Science Fiction Characters


You probably saw this coming from the piece you did for me.




Justice Society of America


Hard Traveling Heroes (Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Black Canary and Speedy)


Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion (Elric, Hawkmoon, Von Bek, Corum, etc)


Matt Wagner's Grendel Mythos

Jerry said...

Well, here goes. Characters I list are just examples, feel free to come up with your own...

"Geeks Turned Super" - Spidey, Captain America, Hulk, etc...

"2009 Movie Heroes" - Watchmen, Wolverine (and all within), Terminator, etc...

"Superhero Docs" - Fate, Doom, Strange, Midnight, Hulk, Atom, etc...

"Used To Be..." - Nightwing/Robin, Arsenal/Speedy, Winter Soldier-Cap/Bucky, Maestro/Hulk

"Thick Skulls" - Features Skulls - Ghost Rider, Punisher, Black Terror, Crossbones, etc...

That's it for now. Thanks.

erica said...

This is a cool idea, Chris.

One of the hottest books out there and one I'm personally enjoying is Christ Yost and Craig Kyle's X-FORCE, with rotating art by Clayton Craine and Mike Choi. AMAZING STUFF!

So I'd like to see your take on the current X-Force team characters: Wolverine, X-23(my favorite), Wolfsbane, Warpath, and Archangle, Elixir and Domino.

OR

How about a LETS MAKE LOVE NOT WAR week featuring some of the sexiest and hottest couples/flings/friends with benefits in comics! Some of my favorites are Batman/Catwoman, Catman/Huntress, Black Panther/Storm, Cyclops/Jean Grey, Mister Terrific/Sasha Bordeaux and Hawkeye/Mockingbird

Maybe this idea is best for Valentines!

Take Care,

Erica

Anonymous said...

Flash Gordon, the Movie Week...

jwgav

alan said...

I'd love a spy/espionage theme - real world, contemporary garb, urban settings

alan said...

Idea number 2:
Battle of the Planets
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076983/
Your Saturday morning cartoon style would work wonders on it.

alan said...

Idea 3:
Pulp fiction characters - Tarzan, Doc Savage, John Carter of Mars, Shadow etc etc

erica said...

Chris,

You don't draw enough female characters, so how about a BIRDS OF PREY week featuring Oracle, Huntress, Lady Blackhawk, Manhunter, and Misfit. I would have said Black Canary but I've seen you draw her a few times.

OR

Staying with the Female theme in general, I'd love to see you draw some of the most kick ass females in comics!

AND

Alex would like to throw in his idea of having a Star Wars Clone theme week! LOL!!

Hope you're having a good day!!!

Erica & Alex

Anonymous said...

Hanna-Barbara Week-
All of the classic cartoons, Hong Kong Fooie, Quick Draw McGraw, Huckleberry Hound,
Plus don't forget all the super-hero stuff they did...not just your fun superfriends like, Samuri, Golden Phaoroh, Apache Chief, but Samson and Goliath, Herculoids, Blue Falcon and Dyno-Mutt, etc.

jwgav

Anonymous said...

To go with my Hanna Barbara Week or to stand on its own, Wacky Races Week..
Dirk Dastardly, Penelope Pittstop, Peter Perfect, the Ant Hill Mob?? You could do the characters and their vehicles...

jwgav

Brian Jones said...

Hmmmm back with some more:

How about some mock magazine covers either done in your regular style or in a cartoon looser style. Like Catwoman on the cover of Catfancy, Daredevil on the Enquirer etc

Scooby Doo & Shaggy meet the ? One of my favorite shows as a kid and I loved when they met celebs or TV characters sooooo How about some wacked out meetings. Hellboy, Ozzy Osbourne etc

Anonymous said...

Squadron Supreme week, Marvel's JLA would look great in your style...Hyperion, Power Princess, Dr. Spectrum, Ape-X??

jwgav

Anonymous said...

Snake Week: Any snake/reptile themed person: Lizard, King Snake, Killer Croc, Cobra, Sons of the Serpent, the Serpent Society, Serpent Squad, Copperhead...

jwgav

Anonymous said...

hey chris,

i personally would like to see your take on the characters from warren ellis' planetary and authority series.

also, i'd love to see your takes on some of the classic star wars characters. vader, han, luke, leia, chewie.

thanks!
-andy v.

Kevin, Freezing in OH, Solorio :) said...

You have so many great ideas to choose from :)

You know me and Star Wars though, so seeing some great battle scenes would be great (Luke vs. Vader, X-wing vs Tie Fighter, Han&Chewie vs. Fett...)

Happy New YEAR!!!

Anonymous said...

iconic sports figures...now this would be a real challenge.you could use greats from all different sports...Michael Jordan, Mickey Mantle,Babe Ruth,Ali,Foreman ,wayne gretsky,pete rose,etc. would love to see something with michael phelps since he had such a great oylmpics run last year.oh don't forget about extreme sports with guys like Kelly Slater,Shaun White,etc.
don't know how much you dig sports?
J.Folkes

Anonymous said...

The best of WWE/WCW/ECW- the modern gladitors of our time and many great characters... Hulk Hogan, Undertaker, Iron Shiek, Rey Mysterio, Papa Shango, Moondog Spot, Ric Flair, the Road Warriors... the list goes on and on...

jwgav

Anonymous said...

GI Joe Ninja Week - Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Quick Kick, Jynx...

jwgav

Anonymous said...

Dreadnoks Week - Zartan, Torch, Ripper, Buzzer, Road Pig, Zanzibar, Zarana...

jwgav

Anonymous said...

Outsiders Week - Anyone who has been a member of the DC group the outsiders!! Katana, Geo Force, Black Lightning, Grace, Metamorpho...

jwgav

Andrew Hanna said...

How about characters from YOUR favorite movies, or alternately favorite novels.
Or how about a Venture Bros. week?

Chris Samnee said...

Thanks so much for all the great suggestions, everybody. I really appreciate all the thought you put into these.
Voting has now officially ended.

He said...

Chris:

Wait. Actually, this was a commission that i wanted in my journal from you at Charlotte / Heroes:

Tara Chase vs Paul Crocker
(Queen & Country)

Maybe a friendly sparing session or they're seriously trying to kill each other.