Comic Con announces winning artist in $500 ViGuy competition

Van Isle Comic Con announce judges’ award winner, People’s Choice voting now open

The winner of a competition to re-imagine ViGuy has been announced, triggering another Van Isle Comic Con comp.

Elaine Kao was the Judge’s Choice winner of the ViGuy Art Contest, with OPUS 131, now due to be printed on the cover of this year’s official program. She will also be presented with a cash prize of $500, sponsored by ArtSea Community Arts Council.

ALSO READ: Van Isle Comic Con swings into Sidney in June

The contest received 19 entries all depicting ViGuy in different imaginative situations. All the entries will be on display at the comic con. Judges who selected the winning piece were Gareth Gaudin, creator of Perogy Cat, rising star Renee Nault who illustrated the graphic novel The Handmaids Tale and Victoria’s own Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame inductee, Ken Steacy, of Astro Boy fame.

Kao’s triumph now triggers the second round of competition, The People’s Choice, where members of the public can vote for their favourite piece online. The People’s Choice winner will receive $300, and their piece will have a full-page feature in the 2019 program.

“The Art Contest is a way of putting our money where our mouth is,” states Convention Coordinator, Josh Kully.

ALSO READ: SidFest 7 ready to rock the Mary Winspear Centre

“We strive to provide opportunity for emerging artists and creators through the show, to showcase their work, network and learn from professionals working in the industry. The Art Contest is one more way to make that happen. I was so impressed by the outstanding quality, talent and thought that went into each piece that was submitted. I’m glad I didn’t have to make the choice because every entry is fantastic!”

The entries can be viewed below.

Van Isle Con takes place on Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.

To vote in The People’s Choice competition visit their website at vanislecomiccon.com.



nick.murray@peninsulanewsreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Deep Blue by Max Henriquez

The Great Escape by Lawrence Denvir.

My Home Town Hero by Evey Trottier.

Jurassic Wrangler by Rabbitasaur.

A ViGuy Vacation by Laura Smith.

Adventures With Friends by Sadleeds.

Protecting Our Coast by Greg Moran.

There is No Glory in Lives Lost by Heidi Roberts.

The Lulaby Ends by Travis Smart.

ViGuy Soars High by Travell Bask.

Cursed Coast by Lungless.

Rise by Loc Nguyen.

ViGuy Hits the Sky by Rachel Smith.

Don’t Give Up by Vinzanity.

ViGuy 2.0 by Melinda Wise.

Le Petit Cosplayer by Julien Pilon.

ViGuy Variant Cover by Samuel Roberto Chang Bravo.

Where His Power Lies by Curtis Kang.

Just Posted

Mainly cloudy skies ahead for Friday

Plus a look ahead at your weekend

Expect delays as Highway 1 widening in Langford begins this month

Year-long project to widen, add meridians between West Shore Parkway and Leigh Road

Ivy pull, beach clean-up targeted for McNeill Bay

Volunteers aim for big Saturday to restore McNeill Bay

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

Horvat paces Canucks to 6-1 pre-season win over Oilers

Vancouver improves to 3-1 in NHL exhibition action

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

Island contestant competes on Great Canadian Baking Show

Andrea Nauta auditioned for the show before but was lucky second time around

VIDEO: B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker loses temper in interrogation

Defence lawyer says statements made by accused Curtis Sagmoen should be deemed inadmissible

Most Read