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Temptation’s Page Winner Revealed!

Okay, folks, here are the results!

Read on to see which entrant won!

First, here’s how the results were decided.

In effect, there was a panel of four “people,” with each “person” having an equal vote. The “people” were made up of different groups of judges.

The groups were:

1. Andy Diggle, the writer of the script (being the writer of the page in question, Andy got the biggest say).

2. The public ballots – a ton of you folks came out to vote! Thanks!

3. Comics Should Be Good bloggers/artists – Me, Bill Reed, Chad Nevett and Kelly Thompson, as well as two of our The Line It Is Drawn regular artists, Caanan Grall and Mic Magtanong.

4. A group of veteran comic book professionals. I wanted to have a nice mix of different specialties, so I asked the following to participate (and they were all kind enough to do so):

Blond – Awesome longtime colorist for DC, Marvel and Top Cow. Currently coloring Supergirl for DC (here‘s his website).

Keith Champagne – Cool writer and acclaimed inker (here‘s his website).

Chris Eliopoulos – Cool writer and artist and one of the greatest letterers in comic history (here‘s his website).

Bob Greenberger – Writer and a tremendously awesome editor for DC Comics for years (here‘s his website).

Ty Templeton – Acclaimed writer, penciler, inker – a veritable jack of all trades (here‘s his website)!

Each group had a composite “top five” (except Andy, of course, who just had his actual top five). You’d be amazed at the variety of the lists. Twenty-one different artists received at least one vote from a blogger or a pro. Ten different artists made it on to the composite top fives.

Once again, here’s the page they were drawing:

1) The Killer FIRES right at us with the other Uzi; a deep perspective, in-yer-face image —


2) Batman DIVES through a narrow serving hatch which leads from the back of the living room into the kitchen; the trail of bullet impacts tracks him relentlessly —

3) Over the shoulder shot. The Killer aims into the darkened, open doorway of the kitchen. Blackness within.


4) Same angle. The Killer swings the weapon to the right, now aiming through the open bedroom doorway – straight at the BABY GIRL, who stands in her cot, watching quietly, oblivious as to what’s about to happen…



5) The Killer FIRES – just as Batman SWINGS IN from the kitchen door-frame, KICKING the Uzi aside! It fires wild, up and away —

(off-panel right)

6) Batman delivers a powerful and precise STRAIGHT-LEG KICK, his body tilted back to line up perfectly along the line of force, delivering every foot-pound of pressure straight into the Killer’s abdomen. The Killer flies back as if his butt was tied to a speeding car, the machine pistol spinning from his hand —

7) The Killer CRASHES back into a coffee table –

Here are the top five…

5. Dominike Stanton

Dominike Stanton

4. Alfredo Lopez

3. Rebecca Gunter*

Rebecca was close to the top two, but the top two themselves were extremely close to each other, but the end result was…

2. Mannix Francisco

1. Gerard Straker

Other artists who received votes in the composite top fives were: Chris Fequiere, Daniel Flores, Peter Fodor, Noor Rahman and AJ Ryan.

Congrats to Gerard and all of the artists who entered! Thanks to our judges for their votes! Thanks to everyone who cast a ballot!

Keep an eye on this space for the announcement for the next Temptation’s Page!


Awesome. I can’t argue with those selections.

Congrats to the winners.

Great job by everyone and thanks to all the judges who helped choose the winners.

I can’t wait for the next contest.

The next contest should be a 24 hour turn around 1 day 1 page. This was a lot of fun to do. Congrats to you guys awesome job.

It’s way late on the east coast but I’m glad to be awake.

Thanks for the votes and considerations, I’m honored to be in the top 3! A big congrats to Gerard Straker, to all the mentioned artists, and especially to those who learned what will make their pages rock even harder next round.

Until next time!

Interesting. Congrats to the top 5.

Nitzan Rotschild

March 17, 2011 at 1:39 am

I would happily pay 4 bucks a month for books drawn by these artists. Are they working professionaly? If so, I’d appreciate if someone could provide some of the title names. If not, DC & Marvel, wake up!

I don’t mean to hate on any of the winners. because they made a tremendous effort with their pages, but the one I thought was obviously gonna get the most votes (and shockingly didn’t) was this entry:


Whoever drew that has a much better grasp of time and movement than every single other entry for this competition. I feel like the people who voted in the comments weren’t REALLY paying attention to the intricacies of sequential story telling and the dynamics of body-motion, because if so, this page would have gotten alot more attention.

Again, i’m not saying the winners were bad. but there’s definitely a greenness to them that Davinder Brar’s page DIDN’T have.

I think the winners deserved it. I’m happy to just be mentioned. i cannot wait for the next one. Super excited now.

Congrats to the winners, again.

Keith Champagne

March 17, 2011 at 8:18 am

Congrats to the winners!

AJ Ryan, you were my top horse. Let’s get ‘em next time!

Very nice. I agree that the results were very satisfying, and I’d just like to note how organized the voting was, so thank you to all the four groups. I was slightly skeptical about how the voting would carry out, but you guys definitely did a great job in deciding the finalists. With that said, congrats to Gerard Striker on his fantastic page =]
Hope to see you all next month.

@Brian Cronin Thanks for organizing this whole event, as there were A LOT of people who enthusiastically participated, and are waiting for more. I know that the next contest will be posted on the temptations page, but is there a certain date you intend to post next months contest?

Congrats to the winners! I didn’t enter but I kept coming back to see who won and to look at all the great artwork! Maybe a poll would be easier next time?! Can’t wait for the next contest! :)

@Keith Champagne:
Wow, I just….wow.
Thank you so much.

The next round is gonna be great!

My top horse was Rebecca Gunter and I am glad to see she did so well.
I want to see her drawing Birds of Prey every month.

@Daniel His was my fave too.

Congratulations! Can’t wait for the next page.

Congrats to the winners!

I thought it’ll be a typical “who has more friends” voting contest, but no, it’s a very good judging system. :)

Oh, sorry. :D
Anonymous = Peter Fodor

Maybe a poll would be easier next time?!

Polls worry me because they’re easier to flood with votes. It’s one thing for people to get a link and just click on a button, it’s a whole other thing to get a link and then actually fill out a ballot with five people’s names on it. The latter requires enough extra effort that I think you get more “honest” votes.

I’d rather a few hundred well-thought-out ballots than a few thousand quick clicks (at least for something like this, where you’re judging people who put a lot of time and effort into their art).

Clementine Pumpernickel

March 17, 2011 at 10:08 am

Daniel, sorry to disagree with you, but personally, my two ‘stand-out’ entries were Flores and Stanton: Flores for his two panel ‘looking over the shoulder of the psycho” [which was an excellent example of panel to panel] and his bold spot blacking, and Stanton for that unbelievable kick in the middle panel [I did vote for Brar, at third place I think]. It’s funny how much personal taste differs; my ‘top ten writers and artists’ [for the big CBR vote a couple of months ago] was a very different list from the final tally.

At the end of the day, I don’t make a living out of comicbook art, and I’m happy to say that the top five are all excellent entries, and they deserve the kudos that they get from a fair judging system that involved both the fanboys like myself, and -importantly- the pros. Congrats to all involved- it’s a brave thing entering a contest like this [I didn’t], and you’ve all done bang-up jobs.

@Daniel and @Jackson Edge Thanks for the kind words, guys. I’m glad my work caught your eye. Not placing this time just gives me more motivation to work even harder in the next round.

Speaking of which, I’m looking forward to see what you do with the next page, Jackson.

Congrats to the Top 5!!

Shout-out to Steve Broome and Davinder Brar!

Big, big thanks to Brian Cronin for hosting this amazing contest! Can’t wait to see the next one!


Wow! Top 5!?

I literally thumbed and penciled the page the night before it was due for fun! Wasn’t expecting to make top 5!

Thanks to all who voted! There were a lot of good entries! Looks like I’ll have to take off the gloves and actually try next time!!

If you want to keep up with my work, Click my name above (DOMO!) to check my website,
or you can check my Deviantart page at Drummerboy.deviantart

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Hey Brian, it’s nearing the end of the month, are we going to have another contest?

I really hope this contest continues, it was a lot of fun to be a part of.

I agree, but looks like there won’t be a contest for this month.. =( It was fun while it lasted though =]

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