After going through more than 350 webcomic submissions, we have finally chosen a winner! Congratulations, Decoy Doctorpus for submitting Out of Tens. Click on the logo below to check it out!
But Wait, There's More!
Though The Escapistcould only declare one winner in our first ever Webcomic contest, with over 350 total submissions, there were just too many amazing entries and we just have to share them with you! We formally present to you every webcomic entry, including 15 honorable mentions, who stuck out for one reason or another. To view these 15 submissions, click "Honorable Mentions" at the bottom of this page or click here and then click on any logo to read the webcomic of your choice. You can find all of the entries on the pages following the honorable mentions. For those creators who have their webcomics displayed on The Escapist, be sure to tell your friends and send them a link! Who doesn't like a little extra attention, right?
A Special Thanks to our Judges
Due to the increased popularity of this Webcomic Contest, we asked webcomic industry veterans Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics, Brian Clevinger, founder of 8-Bit Theater and Shamus Young, the man behind Stolen Pixels to be judges for the event. You may even see some comments from them directly under some of the submissions. They joined forces with our Escapist corps of judges which included:
To see more great content from Ryan, Brian and Shamus keep on reading and feel free to click on the links to their pages!
Ryan North, Dinosaur Comics
Dinosaur Comics,created by Ryan North, features talking dinosaurs, but the pictures never change. "It's - it's better than it sounds?" says North. "I started the comic in 2003 (seven years ago, holy crap!)and the original idea for the strip was one where the STORY never changed but the pictures did: it turns out that this is a pretty cool idea, but the exact wrong one for me, someone who can't really draw, to be doing."
Brian Clevinger, 8-Bit Theater
Brian Clevinger is best known as the author of the webcomic 8-Bit Theater, but he is also the author of the self-published novel Nuklear Age. Clevinger has recently received attention for his Eisner-nominated print comic Atomic Robo. In 2009, Clevinger started two other webcomics on Nuklear Power. One is Warbot in Accounting, a story about a war machine's struggles with human daily life in a white collar job. The second is How I Killed Your Master, "a kung fu movie, but a comic."
Shamus Young, Stolen Pixels
Shamus Young is the creator of The Escapist's own Stolen Pixels and Experienced Points; as well as Reset Button, Twenty Sided and DM of the Rings. When he isn't busy being a full-time software engineer, husband and father of three, he can be found gaming, of course! For 10 useless facts about Shamus, click here (we don't think they are so useless).
All Submissions Are In
To continue chatting about individual webcomics, head over to the forum thread and join in the discussion! We've also included those which were ineligible or late for your viewing pleasure. Thank you again to everyone who participated and we hope you enjoy the webcomics as much as we did.