To make a long story only somewhat Shorter
In a corporate conference room many moons ago a group of creatives gathered to bitch about process, and swap ideas. As is the case with most such meetings, discussions quickly devolved from effective CTAs and easy to digest content structures into funny url names we should buy, creepy asian magazines, movies we’ve recently seen and any physical/character flaws we could surface about each other… Now my synapses are slightly resin laden at this point in the game, so it’s possible none of this happened but as i recall:
one of my buddies glanced at another’s notepad and commented, “What is that a sasquatch? that suuuucks” to which the other said “let’s see you do better” Now with some random discussion of the flaws in Napoleon Dynamite fresh in our heads leaking the knowledge that words like Liger and Cocatrice are fun as shit to say… the ideas flowed naturally, (well there were some bad ideas in there as there always are) … but mostly it went like
at which point the Friday mythical beast wars were born, the original rules were: learn the beast at the friday morning meeting, have it done by 4, hang it on a predetermined office door, we laugh, judge and get the hell out of the office for the week leaving a door full of goofy 15 minute sketches plastered on our CDs door for the rest of the office to puzzle over for a week…
Now years have passed,
most of the original team has moved on to other gigs and I’m left with the decision to let a good time die or try and open it up to the rest of the world. and share the smiles
I obviously chose the later!
so here’s the adjustments for worldwide distribution…
(Please note I’ve adjusted the time line a bit)
- the beast to be drawn will be announced monday morning by noon CST.
- Submissions will be cut off the following Friday at Midnight CST
- Judging will be done by a non participant of my choosing and results will ideally be posted over the weekend.
The Judges pick for First place wins one of our famed Mythical Beast Wars Mugs and a few stickers! There will simultaneously be a Fan Favorite Vote happening on our Facebook page and the first to get 10 “likes” there also gets a mug, so your chances of winning are doubled!
Please keep in mind
every judges criteria will be different, have fun with it and try to make it fun for all involved. I encourage comments, complaints, suggestions and community as that’s what makes the internet fun.