Revamp Vampirella!

Get ready to Vamp it up as Project: Rooftop, where cartoonists and illustrators bring their costume design skills to task in tribute to the superheroes and villains they’ve grown up with, joins forces with Harris Comics for their newest drawing contest focusing on Vampirella entitled Vampirella ReVamp.

For the first time, Project Rooftop is partnering with the publishing company of Vampirella for an unprecedented contest, open to professionals, amateurs, vampires and aliens: redesigns the vivacious Vampirella.

In addition to the Rooftop’s staff roundtable review, there will be three special guest judges for the finalists: Trina Robbins, who created the original Vampirella costume design, Joe Jusko, who’s done some of the most memorable art in Vampirella’s history, notably his distinctive covers and work in the fully painted book, Blood Lust; and Dan Brereton, the cartoonist & creator of The Nocturnals, who’sworking on a 2008 Vampirella Quarterly Halloween Special.

Harris Comics has provided three incredible prizes for this Revamp Competition. The Grand Prize winner will see their winning entry appear as a pinup in a future issue of Vampirella, and receive two comics, signed respectively by Joe Jusko and Dan Brereton. Second Prize is a Vampirella wall poster illustrated by Jose Gonzalez, and the runer up will also receive two comics signed respectively by Joe Jusko and Dan Brereton. Third Prize is a Vampirella T-shirt illustrated by Stephen Segovia, and two comics also signed respectively by Joe Jusko and Dan Brereton.

In addition to these prizes, the finalists selected by the judges will also be up on a fan poll at Vampirella.com for the “Fan Selection” prize of a limited edition Vampirella print.

• To enter, Send in your Vampirella redesigns to projectrooftop@gmail.com, with the subject line: “ReVamp” Include your full name, age, website and mailing address for prize shipment. International winners may be responsible for prize shipment. All the usual P:R Guidelines apply. All entries must be received by Monday, September 8th, 2008.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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