TWC’S First Art Contest – Hippos In Heaven


It’s new contest time already! TWC has an art contest on the go and the theme is… Well it’s creative at least! If the idea of a hippo, working in a pumpkin, and your interpretation of the gates of Heaven doesn’t get your mind going with some sort of concept, then you’re a lot more laid back than I am. To be fair the first thing that came to my mind was a Nightmare Before Christmas version of the Hippo ballerinas from Fantasia. Want more details and to know what you can win? Read on!

So what do you need in your Heavenly drawing? First off, this is for advertisement slots again on the site, so WHOO! Can’t complain there right? More promotion for your comic just for being creative! That’s what you do every day anyway! Here’s the details:

  • Limited to one entry per Webcomic
  • 1 to 2 characters belonging to your Webcomic must be present in the entry piece, depicting their personalities.
  •  Any text is prohibited in the entry piece.
  •  The main focus of the piece must be your personal interpretation of the Pearly Gates or Gates of Heaven
  •  A hippopotamus and a pumpkin must be integrated inside the entry piece

Hmm. I’m working on this article and Heaven by DJ Sammy Ft. Do comes on the radio. If I had a current webcomic on the go I’d be submitting a pic with all this inspiration! Ah who knows, maybe I’ll even throw one together just for fun and not as an entry. Who wants to see that? Lie to me I need encouragement.

So, how about them prizes?

First Prize:
5 advertising slots your choice of area and days, based on availability.

3 twitter and facebook announcements, on the day you choose.

Second Prize:

3 advertising slots your choice of area and days, based on availability.

1 twitter and facebook announcement, on the day you choose.

Third Prize:
3 advertising slots , your choice of area and day

BONUS ROUND! What else can you win?

As an extra, everyone who sends at least 500 visitors to the contest will receive 1 advertising slot, so even if you don’t submit artwork, posting a link will still help us and help you.

The image above is from Dark Wick which is meant as an inspirational piece. So what are you waiting for? You’re an artist! You can will a drawing like this together in no time. Lets get a ton of entries on the go and see what kind of crazy content we can all come up with!

Check it out here for the official page and to see what entries have been submitted.


  1. DemonDan April 6, 2014 3:50 pm 

    I want to see that, Les. (There, did that make you feel better?)

    Hopefully people participate in this. I’ve been talking it up, and know of at least 2 people who have told me they are interested/planning an entry.

    • Les Major April 6, 2014 8:11 pm 

      ^_^ And yeah for sure! Spread the word! The more the merrier! Pumpkins and Hippos are relying on word of mouth! Without people drawing them, they won’t be brought into existence! O_o lol.

  2. Stu-Jojo April 10, 2014 4:20 am 

    Mh… am i still in time for this? I really wanted to submit something, but i didn’t get exactly how and where. ._.

    • Les Major April 10, 2014 4:38 pm 

      Yup! You can enter at any time, even after voting begins.

      I’ll have to do an update on this, I didn’t know the details weren’t mentioned on the contest page. To enter, you log in on your comic admin page here on TWC and click on the contests link.

      I hope you’ll join in! Looking forward to it! :D

      • Stu-Jojo April 13, 2014 1:02 pm 

        Sorry i’m answering this just now! It took me some time but i figured out how to submit an entry xD a weird system i must say, but really functioning!

        Thanks for the reply! :D i hope to reach the 3rd place at least…

        • Les Major April 13, 2014 4:07 pm 

          No worries, it’s our fault. We do need to make sure it’s highlighted better in the future. ^_^

          Good luck in the contest! :D

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