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May 12, 2005

Who Wants to be a Mech? I Do!

I frequent some messageboards here and there, mostly for stress relief and to pass the time when I'm traveling. On one of the comic book messageboards I check out, they were having a contest. The creators of the Image comic 'NYC Mech' were holding a contest for the best signature that pimped out their book. [A signature is a block of text or an image that follows every post you make.] I love to play with Photoshop, but I've never entered any contests (never finished that color contest from a while back - got too busy). I post a message that I might try it out. How could it hurt? If I lose, I lose. I wanted to wait it out to see the other submissions that were posted, and I got really nervous. These people were really good, really creative. I'm really competitive, but only when it's something I know I can excel in, when I know that the people I'm up against are my peers. In this case, I thought I was a little out of my league. It was nearing the due date, and I hadn't submitted anything.

Turns out I had some free time in an airport while my flight was delayed, so I whipped something together. I tried several things, but my vision of what I wanted just wasn't working out. Finally, I came up with something that I was pleased with, but not ecstatic about. I just wanted to enter something, anything, just to try.

So here's my entry:

...and guess what?

I won!

It's the first time I've won anything since 8th grade, when my art was posted at the Art Institute (it was a poem and drawing of Chicago).

So lucky me, I get to have my likeness made into a comic character in NYC Mech, and she is to be named (I think) Yano, because
Christine is pretty boring.

Once the issue comes out, I'll be sure to scan it and put it up here!

Posted by Yano at May 12, 2005 02:25 PM


holy cow thats awesome
let me know what issue it is
and ill boy a copy and you have to sign it
you are a rock star now baby

Posted by: Master Foley on May 12, 2005 03:20 PM

that's awsome!

Posted by: bumblebootie on May 12, 2005 03:33 PM

Great claim to fame Yano. I definitely want you to tell that to your children (to be), number one topic for show and tell in

Posted by: SusanG on May 12, 2005 04:34 PM


Posted by: Denizzy on May 12, 2005 05:25 PM

Congratulations! How fun!

Posted by: Melinda on May 12, 2005 07:09 PM

You rock! Work it girl. *snap* (yes, in Z formation)

Posted by: Leen on May 13, 2005 01:19 AM

WOW!!! That's great. Congrats!!!

Posted by: Texx on May 13, 2005 02:52 AM

Wow!! That is so cool. Congrats!!!!

Posted by: Sue on May 13, 2005 01:21 PM

Congratulations! That is so awesome! I wish I had your skills.

Posted by: Stanielsan on May 13, 2005 02:49 PM

Wow congrats Christine!
I totally suck at Photoshop.

Posted by: Key on May 13, 2005 02:56 PM

Thats great Christine!

Posted by: Shannon on May 14, 2005 03:36 PM

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