Friday, November 06, 2009

haps halloween contest: and the WINNER is...


well--FINALLY!--the results are in and our three judges have entered their picks for the winner of the perhapanauts scary halloween contest!

before i get to that, however, i'd really like to thank EVERYBODY who participated by sharing with us their time and talent to produce such an awesome array of stories and artwork! what an incredibly talented "family" we have here and i honestly wish that i could hand out twelve first prizes! thank you so much!
i'd also like to thank my three judges--who will remain anonymous should i need to call on their services again--and thank my last minute judge for jumping in when one of them had to opt out! i really appreciate the three of you taking your time with this and making some picks so i didn't have to! thanks!

starting off with the honorary mentions, 'cause the judges were nice enough to give me some feedback on their respective choices, we have:

~ garry spoor's "horror in the pumpkin patch!"; one judge called it "chilling!" and another said that the cover made them want to open the issue and read the story!

~ uriel duran's piece brought a different flavor and "a different tradition" to the contest!

~ to both ernie cooper and christian leaf for their stories, "perhap-o-ween!" and "a tall drink of blood!" respectively.
said the judges; Ernie Coopers “Perhap-o-ween” : I just love the idea of choopie and the gremlins going out like that.
and "Tall drink of blood” : made me laugh, and Bloody Mary has always scared the crap out of me.

~ said one judge; "...and Brien Powell’s mock cover makes me laugh every time I look at it."

~ and matt belskis' "haps zombies!" because, one judge said, "zombies are just cool!"

and, again--i hate contests 'cause i think everybody did so well and put so much of themselves into this...
but there can only be one winner and this year it is...

nic carcieri's "pukwudgie!"

said one judge; "it has to be [this]. this story had me on the edge of my seat!" and another; "this had the entire package, fun story, different cryptids, pictures, great presentation, and a cliffhanger ending! Poor Todd, will we ever find him?"

everyone should go back and read it!
(hell--read 'em all!)
congratulations, nic!
a really nice job!
i'll 'e' you to get your address and t-shirt size...


dani sent me an email with some cute pics of some cute animals and i thought i'd share some of them here today...


the return of the
"five for friday!"
'70s music special!

match the rockers with the band

1. keith richards

2. brad delp and tommy scholz

3. eric carmen

4. john mcvie and mick fleetwood

5. jack bruce and ginger baker

a. the raspberries

b. cream

c. fleetwood mac

d. boston

e. the rolling stones

-five for friday extra!-
name the song--!

1. "you got me on my knees, i beg you, darlin', please, darlin', won't you ease my worried mind..."

2. "every time that i look in the mirror, all these lines on my face gettin' clearer..."

3. "cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night..."

4. "she's always dancin' down the street, with her suede-blue eyes..."

5. "pretty women out walkin' their gorillas down my street, from my window i'm starin' while my coffee grows cold..."

have a great weekend!
smell ya later!


Brien said...

Congrats on winning the contest w/your excellent story Nic! I've been a fan of Nic's work for a while now so it comes as no surprise to me that he was awarded the top honor. I agree w/Todd that all the entries were wonderful & I enjoyed seeing each one as they were posted! Thanks Todd & Craig for having the contest. I had a blast working on my entry & seeing it on the blog! & thanks for the honorable mention. I'm glad my cover made people laugh. I hope there will be another Halloween Contest next year. In fact, I'm going to get started on my entry early this time. I just have to go dig out my old Maskatron figure.

~ Wendy ~ said...


What fun seeing everyone's entries.. I will bet the judge had a hard time..
And like Brien I am going to start now in hope there will be another contest next year.

Brian said...

Congrats, Nic.

On to the five for Friday.

1. E

2. D

3. A

4. C

5. B

1. Layla

2. Dream On

3. Blinded by the light

4. My Best Friend's Girl

5. Is She Really Going Out With Him.

Matt Wieringo said...

Congrat, Nic.

Maskatron! Haven't heard that word in a loooong time.

Christian D. Leaf said...

Nicely done, Nic! Congratulations!

Warren said...

Congrats on the win Nic! And kudos to everyone else!

1. a.
2. d.
3. a.
4. c.
5. b.

1. Layla by Eric Clapton.
2. Dream On by Aerosmith.
3. Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann (the Springsteen version had slightly different lyrics in places.)
4. My Best Friend's Girlfriend by the Cars.
5. Is She Really Going Out with Him by Joe Jackson.

portalcomics said...

Whoo Hoo!

thanks so much for the honor!!

Scott Weinstein said...

Congrats Nic!!! Great story!

Cooper said...

Ahh! I know I'm late and there's already a new post, but I just wanted to congratulate Nic and mention it was a blast to participate,,,