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Indie Illustrator’s Deathmatch 2021 – Battle Royal

 

Welcome to The Finals!

Two survived. Only one can win. Which illustrator has really and truly brought the writer’s story to life? It’s time for you to decide!

So here’s what you do…

1. Read Part 4 of the story

2. Create a user account with a real email. Then you can vote once every hour!

3. Login to vote, read and post comments supporting your favourites so far. Commenters with lots of upvotes will get a surprise voting advantage!


CONSPIRACY (Part 4)

By Joe Bongiorno

The bell rang. Esther took her seat at the back of the class by the poster of the periodic table.

“Good morning,” Mr. Fleming greeted the class with a cracking voice and straightened his argyle sweater vest. “I would like to begin by saying that if you look up in the night’s sky tonight, you will see Halley’s comet, visible to the naked eye. This event occurs only once every 75 years.” He cleared his throat and clasped his hands.  “What happened last week was unfortunate…”

Mr. Fleming, Esther thought, had been acting even more awkward than usual since the day they watched the shuttle blow up.

Read the rest here!

This round has ended.

*** WINNERS ***

Chloe Harnett-Hargrove
Emily Bueckert
Tim Bauer Round One
Michael McGlennon
Gladys Lou
Lindsay Wilson
Anastasia Kirages
Kelsea Shore
Tim Bauer Round One
    Originally from Kansas, Tim Bauer started his career in teaching internationally in Asia, but decided to follow a personal dream and came to Vancouver to study illustration. He is the illustrator and creator...
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*** WINNER ***
Lindsay Wilson
      About Lindsay Wilson I'm a current art student, and I entered Deathmatch when I heard about the contest and hadn't seen anything similar to this format. I love short stories, and illustrating...
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153
*** WINNER ***
Alana Salguero
    Alana is a Brooklyn-based mixed-media artist and illustrator. She is the Associate Director of copy at EILEEN FISHER. Alana’s paintings, sculptures, and digital art explore the humor and whimsy of altered worlds. Her...
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Emily Bueckert
    Emily Bueckert is an artist living in Edmonton, Alberta. She focuses on acrylic painting, fiber art, screen printing, and creative writing. She currently works as a tattoo artist and sells handmade goods.  ...
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106
*** WINNER ***
Marc Russo
    Marc Russo has worked as an artist and animator in the Triangle of North Carolina for over 20 years. He is a professor of animation and interactive media with a focus on storytelling...
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5
The_Real_Toast_Me
I’m a Canadian Forces Solider that just likes drawing space and random stuff that looks cool.   Follow @the_real_toast_me
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Emily Jung
    Emily is a Toronto based artist. Emilyjung.com
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Xulin Wang
  Xulin Wang is an award-winning illustrator and comic artist based in Toronto, raised in Alberta. She creates insightful and colourful images using whatever she finds lying around, mostly gouache and her trusty tablet. She...
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Shannon Reeves
      Shannon M. Reeves is an illustrator, cartoonist, and wiggly human person who draws things with too many teeth (usually). I'm entering the Deathmatch as a challenge to myself, see if I rise...
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Maya LeMaitre
    About Maya Lemaitre Hello! I make illustrations and comics from Toronto, ON. In 2019 I moved from Cape Town, South Africa to Toronto. I grew up in Cape Town, at the foot of...
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Michael McGlennon
      The illustrative comic works of Michael McGlennon explore narrative through drawing, printmaking, and self publishing. Building fantastical worlds to explore curiosities and phenomena found in the parallels of waking life, the work...
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*** WINNER ***
Willow Armitstead
Willow Armitstead is a 17 year old student from Perth, Australia who eally likes making stuff; hence my reason for entering this competition apart from the metal name. Follow @willow_tree02
2
Gladys Lou
    Part 3 image     My name is Gladys, an artist and writer in Toronto, Canada. I work with multiple media to explore the boundaries of visual art, writing and performance. As a...
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*** WINNER ***
Kelsea Shore
    Hey I’m Kelsea Shore like the sea shore and I love comics and a bold, graphic art style. Although I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts I generally prefer art that’s a bit...
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218
*** WINNER ***
Anastasia Kirages
      Part 3 image Anastasia “Stacy” Kirages is a Houston-based zinester, collage artist, and community organizer for Zine Fest Houston (ZFH). In the artist’s life and in her collage practice, she intentionally seeks...
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*** WINNER ***
Chloe Harnett-Hargrove
  About Chloe Harnett Hargrove  The letter 'b' no longer works in my keyboard so I constantly copy and paste one from wherever I can find it. I wish I was a lot of very...
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*** WINNER ***

158 comments

  1. mysticmultiples ( Likes: 4 ) says:

    pray to the lizard gods!!! wait, is that the yellow phone? father told us to never answer the yellow phone….

  2. Cilla Vee ( Likes: 13 ) says:

    Chloe Harnett-Hargrove’s drawing is intense, dramatic, gripping, sophisticated. If I saw this illustration by itself, I would want to know the story … in fact, my imagination instantly wants to find multiple narratives – the illustration pulls you in and engages you. If you know your stuff, you will recognize this true talent and vote for her.

  3. daisykates ( Likes: 6 ) says:

    Anastasia’s piece is so cool and illustrated the story in a unique way! Her collages are always cool but I especially love all the elements in this one.

  4. adasylee ( Likes: 19 ) says:

    Well done everyone! Gladys’ work is my favorite since she captures details of the story through a simple yet concise style. Her use of color gives a fantasy vibe.

  5. skirages ( Likes: 25 ) says:

    Let’s gooooo! Good luck, everyone! I’m excited to be continuing on in the competition. 😀