We’ve been talking about our comics and how they are often passed by as justporn. Well we’re sick and tired of it! We’ve decided that it’s time to take it to the streets and fight back! Hopefully you will support our cause!
Sure our Boytoons have big units… but they’re so much more than that! They’re about falling in love for the first time. They’re about the hardships of coming out. They’re about adventure and escapism. They’re about self-discovery. They’re about being minorities. They’re about the celebration of being gay and embracing who they are with pride. They’re about you!
Now it’s one thing for us to say this, but what we really want is to have the worldhear it from you!
Your challenge: Tell us how Class Comics has rocked your world!
Has a particular storyline ever rang true with you? Does a particular character remind you of yourself? Have you ever shared our comics with someone else and why? Have you ever learned something about yourself from a storyline? Has one of our comics altered your life in some way? Have we ever helped give you the courage to be yourself? What does Class Comics mean to you beyond a quick wank?
It’s really easy to enter: Just post your thoughts to ANY of the following places!
Your reward: A Patrick Fillion Original and $100 while helping us share our Bigger Picture!
Grand Prize: A Patrick Fillion original ink drawing of one of his Class Comics characters of your choice and a $100 Class Comics Gift Certificate. To be awarded to the entry that knocks our socks off. (Sorry for not being more specific!)
Luck of the Draw Prizes: We will randomly award a $100 Class Comics gift Certificate to one entry from each of the three places you can enter once the contest is over.
You rock our world! Cheers to you all, Patrick and Fraser!
The fine print: In entering the Bigger Picture contest you allow Class Comics to reproduce your comments along with your initials, twitter, or tumblr user-name. Class Comics reserves the right to decline or remove any entry at any time. All decisions are final and not subject to review. The contest is open to everyone aged 18 or over as of January 25th 2012. The contest closes on March 31st 2012.
Before announcing the winners, we have to say WOW! The support and enthusiasm for this event has been phenomenal. We want to extend the BIGGEST thanks to everyone who hear about the contest and got excited about Gearing up the Geek! Even if you didn’t send in a picture, you were still part of it if you’re reading this!
This wasn’t an easy contest to enter… You had to CREATE, not just put your name and address into an online form. We weren’t sure if many fans would be up to the task… But everyone is simply amazed by both the volume and insane quality of the entries we received! Simply put… GEEKS RULE!
It was no easy task and you can bet that there was a ton of internal struggle, disagreements and a few minor fist fights. We would have loved to nominate ALL the entries as winners, but in the end, there can only be one Naughty and one Nice top costume. If you havn’t looked at all the entries, check out the gallery of entries!
Call us cruel, but we aren’t going to tell you who they were… That’s up to Paul in the video below.
But wait, there’s more! The second chance draw will be happening shortly, and EVERY person who entered will be rewarded by the end of the week. So if you sent in a creation please check your email on Friday!
Check out the completely awesome entries that readers have submitted to Gear Up the Gay Comic Geek! You might want to make your browser full screen to realy enjoy them!
Remember that every entry will be judged on the concept and not just the presentation. The ideas behind the costume count in a huge way! Each entry also goes into a random draw for a TON of cool prizes!
As thanks for checking out the entries, take an extra 15% off your Class Comics orders for the entire duration of the contest with the coupon code GEEK!
Your job is to design your vision of a unique costume for the Gay Comic Geek in whatever format you work best in!
Use Photoshop on the computer, print the entry out and use pencil, ink and markers, blow it up on a canvas and paint in oil colors, or sew, knit and stitch together felt, leather and feathers!
The only catch is you have to use the Official Contest Images as the basis for your costume and submit it electronically.
It’s not just about getting the right color of spandex! There is so much more for you to be creative with. It’s about developing the alter ego and all the possibilities that come with it!
Think of the costume emblem, the utility belt, the cape, the rocket launcher, the mask, the boots, the Geekmobile, the sidekick, the trained pet and all the accessories we never thought of that would go with the action figure!
There are two contest categories you can enter: “Naughty” and “Nice.” Plus, we have some wicked prizes up for grabs! But that’s not all! The winning “Naughty” entry will be illustrated by Patrick Fillion, and the winning “Nice” entry will be worn by the Gay Comic Geek in a future Fanboys of the Universe photo shoot!
Download the OFFICIAL 300 DPI NAUGHTYorNICE images here!
Please submit your creation along with an official entry form. RIGHT CLICK and SAVE the PDF VERSION to send as an attachment, or the TEXT VERSION to fill out and copy & paste into an email.
The Naughty Prize: A print of the winning costume design as rendered by Patrick Fillion and autographed by both the Gay Comic Geek and Patrick Fillion. PLUS, a BIG LOAD from Class Comics which contains all 43 of their current titles!
The Nice Prize: The winning “Nice” costume will be created, then the Gay Comic Geek will wear it in a future Fanboys of the Universe photo shoot. PLUS, a Gay Comic Geek Super Bundle of awesome rare collectibles.
The Second Chance Prizes: Each person who submits a qualifying entry will also be entered into a random drawing for one of the following prizes: One Greatest Hits Pack from Class Comics; a Gay Comic Geek Mini Bundle of Fun; one of five autographed copies of the trade paperback Boytoon Adventures; or one of five multi-packs consisting of a dozen Class Access Digital Comics!
1. Costume entry must incorporate the original contest illustration by Patrick Fillion.
2. There are two categories, Naughty and Nice, with separate prizes based on the image used.
3. Entries may be submitted to Naughty or Nice, or both categories, if a variant is created. All entries will be entered into a Second Chance drawing.
4. Costumes may be hand drawn, computer generated or physically crafted from real-world material as long as they incorporate the official contest entry image.
5. Contest entries must be sent to [email protected] by August 15, 2010 to be eligible.
6. Submissions will be reviewed independently within each category by a panel of YouTube judges, as well as representatives of Class Comics, the Gay Comic Geek and Fanboys of the Universe.
7. All decisions are final and not subject to review.
8. The winner will be announced by the Gay Comic Geek in a special webcast around August 25, 2010.
9. We reserve the right to decline or remove any entry at any time.
10. By sending in your entry, you warrant that you are 18 years of age or older as of June 10, 2010 and have read “The Fine Print” of the contest details.
By submitting your entries(s) to the Contest Hosts, you agree that such images(s) and the accompanying information will become the shared property of the Contest Hosts, and you grant the Contest Hosts royalty-free permission to publicly display, reproduce and use the images in any form for any and all purposes.
You also warrant that the image(s) is(are) your original work, created by your own self, and does not violate the copyright of any other person or property right of any third party. Your submission also allows the Contest Hosts to edit, crop or adjust the colors of the image(s) on an as-needed basis.
The Contest Hosts are not responsible for any lost or miss-delivered contest entries. The Contest Hosts reserve the right to decline or remove any entry at any time at their discretion. The Contest Hosts reserve the right to alter or replace the prize packages and offers, if necessary.
By sending in your entry, you warrant that you are 18 years of age and older as of June 10, 2010.
Our contest is now closed and the votes are in! We threw caution to the wind and kept ALL the entries in for the final vote. We couldn’t possibly narrow it down to our top five ourselves, so we let the readers decide!
And the winner are…
1. Christmas Tree Fun
2. Sweet Ass
3. Ghostboy in the Flesh
4. Hair’s to you!Winner of the special Patrick Fillion Creativity Award.
We had an absolute blast with this contest and hope that you did as well! The gallery of entries will have a permanent home on our website, so stop by and check them out! Thanks so much to everyone who participated! You all did a terrific job and you are all INCREDIBLE CLASS COMICS FANS in our eyes!!!
We are already working on our next contest which will have you flexing a different set of creative muscles!
Click on the pics below and scroll through all the entries. Consider the effort, the creativity, the content, the style, the beauty and the grace of each one!
We want to find out just what kind of fans we have! Your mission is to submit a photo to us that proves just how crazy you are about our comics! That’s right… a digitally taken photograph! This is not an art competition, but a crazy stunt to share what kind of readers we have!
This is no “cute baby” contest. Get wild and crazy! Maybe you will be in costume as one of our characters, maybe your will be buck naked reading one of our comics… maybe you will be blowing a load reading our comics! It might be simply of a tattoo you had done!
Your entry can be as vanilla or hot as you want! It’s not pure sex that will win this competition… but it may! It’s up to you whether your entry includes your face, or other revealing anatomical parts.
There is one catch! The only rule is that the photo has to have “I LOVE CLASS COMICS” physically present in the photo. You can’t photoshop it in after! Write it on paper, print it on cardstock, put it on a monitor behind you, hire a sky writing airplane to put it in the clouds!
Submissions will be posted on Class Comics. Of these, the top five will be chosen by Patrick Fillion and put to a public reader vote to chose First, Second and Third place in early 2009.
First Prize: A personalized convention sketch and the next 15 comics published by Class Comics sent automatically for free. Second Prize: A personalized convention sketch the next 10 comics published by Class Comics sent automatically for free. Third Prize: A personalized convention sketch and the next 5 comics published by Class Comics sent automatically for free. Everyone:Each person who submits a qualifying entry will receive two free Class Comics Digital Comics when they are launched in early 2009!
To enter the “I LOVE CLASS COMICS Contest,” submit a of yourself, or some part of yourself, along with your name and age. Entries must be submitted by email to [email protected]
The Fine Print By submitting your images(s) to Class Comics Inc, you agree that such images(s) and the accompanying information will become the property of Class Comics Inc and you grant Class Comics Inc royalty-free permission to publicly display, reproduce and use the images in any form or media for any and (all editorial and related promotional purposes) purposes.
You also warrant that (i) the image(s) is(are) your original work, are of your own self, and does not violate the copyright or any other personal or property right of any third party. Your submission also allows Class Comics Inc to edit, crop or adjust the colors of the image(s) on an as needed basis.
You also warrant that you are 18 years of age and older as of 01/31/08.
Photos must be sent to [email protected] by January 31, 2009 to be eligible. Class Comics Inc reserves the right to approve or remove photos at any time.