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Sunday, 2 August 2009

ScotchComp Launched: Win a Limited Edition Dragon Print

The Scottish Comics Creators blog Scotchblog, which features work by artists such as Jon Hodgson, Graeme Neil Reid, Gary Erskine and others, has a new competition for all followers of their humble site. Each month there will be a fantastic prize supplied by one of their contributors which you'll get a chance to win.

It couldn't be easier to enter: all you need to do is leave a comment about the prize and you'll be entered into the running. Any kind of comment counts but you have to make sure you think about it as you can only enter once, so make it funny, make it complimentary, make it a song, make it weird, make it anything you want but make your comment count.

To start off Jon Hodgson is supplying something very special as prize: a 60 cm x 30 cm print on really heavy, glossy poster stock, featuring artwork which was used on the cover of "Dragon Rein" by David F Berens. As you can see from the image above, it features an ancient and evil sorcer-king surveying the lands under his thrall beside his equally ancient, though considerably less evil, dragon mount.

"The print is a crop of the full painting, which was considerably wider to wrap around the novel cover front and back," says Jon. "It was made in Painter and Photoshop last year, and I think for me it was something of a milestone in adding details, and generally producing tighter work than what had gone before. I have one of these very prints hanging in my toilet."

So far there are only five of these in existence, and the prize is signed and numbered print two of an open edition. It's not a strictly limited run as such, but there aren't many about, and never will be!

• Click on the preview image box to see a larger version of this great image!

Visit Scotch Corner for more information and full terms of entry

1 comment:

David Berens said...

As the author of Dragon Reign, I can honestly say the book would not have been as successful as it is without such amazing artwork gracing the cover. It truly captures the essence of what I'd hoped would be an epic tale of dragons and magic!

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