First of, sorry for posting these results a day late! Things got pretty hectic, and we had some technical difficulties! Starting at Free Comic Book Day in May, Blackhole Comics held a sketch card contest, where anyone could get a blank card at any event we attended, or at Richmond Comix, and draw one of our characters on it! The best card would receive some great prizes including a matching paired set of Proton sketch cards from John Johnston, and a signed copy of his variant of Proton #1! We got some cool cards entered in, and here are the top 3!!!
In Third Place:
Max Williams with his awesome Cynical card!
In Second Place:
Nicholas Henion paying tribute to his favorite Blackhole Comics Hero, The Brick!!!
And The Winner Is… Maria Gabriela Ochoa Perez!!! She drew a very dynamic black and white card featuring Sara Squires. A spy deep within the Five Headed Dragon Clan, Sara Squires is going to be featured in the second issue of Blackhole Universe! This card’s detail, and great contrast made it the favorite among the Blackhole Comics Staff, securing it’s place as the winner. Congrats!!!
Thanks again to everyone that participated, and congratulations to our top finishers!!! This contest was alot of fun, and we loved all the great art submitted! You proved the World is Ours to Make!!!
We’ll be at table A704 at Tidewater Comic Con this Saturday and Sunday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center!!! You can swing by and check out what Nick Flair is up to, pick up a copy of Proton or Blackhole Universe, and get some awesome sketch cards! We’ll be taking a commissions list for our House Artists Chauncey Blakey (aka Liquid Lead),The Graphitist JJ Murphy, and Keith Silverman!
Check out some of their awesome sketch cards that will be for sale!
It should be a lot of fun based on what I’ve heard about last year’s Con, so we’re very excited to be a part of it this year! Watch Nick Flair’s Instagram and Twitter for updates throughout the event! He’ll also be sharing some information on his next project with Brain Middleton if you’re lucky! Here’s a map with a star around our table so you know where to find us, we hope to see you there!!!
In case you haven’t heard, Saturday May 7th is FREE Comic Book Day! Come out to Richmond Comix from 12pm to 6pm and get free comics from all the major publishers! In addition, some great artists will be on hand doing free sketches for kids including Blackhole sponsored artists JJ Murphy aka The Graphitist, Chauncey Blakey aka Liquid Lead, Keith Silverman, and Von Crew! As if that wasn’t enough, there is more… Blackhole Comics will be giving away sketch cards of our characters!
Here are a preview of just some of the awesome cards we’ll be giving away at Richmond Comix!!!
The Blackhole crew got together and said “What can we do different, and awesome for Free Comic Book Day?”, and this is what we came up with. Free sketch cards by all of us. Nick Flair, JJ Murphy, Chancey Blakey, Keith Silverman, and newcomer Brian Middleton are all contributing original art sketch cards. Kids can stop by our table, and get one of these bad boys for ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! If you like what you see, pick up the books these characters are in to get their story! But that’s not all…
Our motto here is “The World is Ours to Make”, and we’re even going to help you make it! We’ll have plenty of blank cards for you guys to make your own awesome sketch cards! We’re holding a contest for anyone to turn in cards of our original characters, and the best of the best will be featured on a winners page in our next comic, as well as here on Blackhole-Comics.com! The single best card’s artist will win a Proton T-Shirt, a Variant cover for Proton #1, and a connecting 2 card set of Proton Sketch Cards from John Johnston!!!
Here’s a preview of the Proton Prize Pack!
There are some rules: All cards will have to be turned in to Richmond Comix by June 22nd, 2016 to be eligible to win. You can enter as many cards as you want. Cards will not be returned once entered. Minor changes to prize package may occur.
This Free Comic Book Day is going to be the biggest and best yet, and the Blackhole Comics crew is proud to be apart of it! Remember, The World is Ours to Make!
Free Comic Book Day happens every year on the first Saturday in May. This year, that happens to be May 7th 12pm-6pm, and believe me when I say this is an event! Richmond Comix knows how to do it right too! They have sales, artists doing free sketches for kids, costumes, and of course, they have us!
Blackhole Comics will be set up at a table with FREE sketch cards of our heroes and villains, drawn by local artists! Kids can come by and get these free pieces of original art to keep, or to trade! Also, we’ll have blank sketch cards that YOU can draw your own awesome hero or villain on! That alone is pretty cool, but here is the real kicker… We’re going to have a Sketch Card Contest!!!
All the Sketch Cards turned in featuring Blackhole Comics Characters will be entered into a contest. The winner will receive a Blackhole Comics T-Shirt, Variant cover edition of Proton #1, and their card will featured here on Blackhole-Comics.com and in our next Comic! There will also be honorable mentions printed along with the winner, and you can enter as many cards as you can get your hands on! The Winner will be announced here at the end of June.
We’ll also have a limited number of Proton #0 and Blackhole Universe #1 issues for sale. Writer/creator Nick Flair will be signing copies, and hyping up his next project too! Bottom Line, Free Comic Book Day at Richmond Comix is going to be amazing and you should be there!