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

Comic Con

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

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

One dead as fish boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

Saanich council seeks more information after hearing Uptown-Douglas plan

Council asks for further reports on economic, housing, transportation plans for corridor

Three active COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island

Since July 24, Central island has had five new cases, North one, South none

Victoria police seize replica handgun and bullets

Unrelated call leads police to functional replica

Flaming object thrown through Victoria restaurant window

Police looking for any witnesses to early-morning incident

Man arrested after stabbing incident at makeshift camp near Vancouver Island mall

RCMP in Parksville report 28-year-old man taken into custody without incident

Canucks ride momentum into NHL playoff series against defending Stanley Cup champs

PREVIEW: Vancouver opens against St. Louis on Wednesday

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

42 more people test positive for COVID-19 in B.C.

The province has recorded no new deaths in recent days

Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris and Biden plan to deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington

Lawsuit launched after Florida child handcuffed, booked and briefly jailed

Suit alleges “deliberate indifference” to what should have been handled as a behavioural issue

Russia approves vaccine, Putin hopes to begin mass production

Critic calls decision to proceed without thorough testing ‘dangerous and grossly immoral’

Most Read