Trial by Comics winners for "Zombies" and new theme announced!

Good evening, Steemit! I’m back in Minnesota and it’s time to sort out the survivors of Trail by Comics! This week’s theme was “Character Design”. Steemit artists were challenged to come up with their own characters, develop stories, backgrounds, histories, etc. As a creator myself with several comic titles I’m currently working on, I wanted to see posts that would inspire my own character development. I’m happy to say, that was certainly what we saw. Without further adieu, here are your winners for “Character Design”.

FIRST PLACE! 25.000 SBD’s will be going to @veryspider, no stranger to the winners podium of Trail by Comics, for her entry “Squid Pro Cawww?”. This was above and beyond my expectations for this theme. If there was a Trail by Comics metal of honor, I’d be awarding it. I always look for contest entries that push the boundaries of what is to be expected, and this did just that. I was hoping to see character profile margin notes, like height, weight, clothing, etc. @veryspider went SO far in to James’ backstory, life and the fiction of why these characters exist. Amazing work my friend.

SECOND PLACE! @scrawly also finds her way in to the winner’s circle with her post “Master Assassin”. I’ve said this since the beginning, I am a sucker for seeing process of any drawing or artwork. This artwork reminds me of my many years as a t-shirt designer for MMA and professional wrestling companies. Andrijana looks like a character straight out of Game of Thrones. I love her. Congratulations @scrawly. 10.000 SBD to you!

THIRD PLACE! @eyedrip really brought something new to this theme, as he’s done in the past. Whenever I’m quickly scrolling through my Steemit feed, I can stop on @eyedrip’s artwork and always know it’s his without looking at the publisher. I love that quality in an artist. “Beibi's Transformation” is an outstanding look at Gene and what makes him who he is. So glad to have you back in the artist pit, @eyedrip. Congratulations! 5.000 to you.

MERIT AWARDS! Each week, I like to try to include about five entries for that theme’s Trial by Comics because picking just three winners is an agonizingly painful decision […it’s as much a trial for the judges as it is the artists]. Even stopping at five […especially for this theme] is still hard as Hell. Take a look at some of these merit entries and follow this artists. They all deserve your support and upvotes!






Trial by Comics new theme is “Zombies”

I’m still on the road for the next week and a half. As has been the case since the very beginning, I draw the artwork for each week’s Trail by Comics banner theme. It’s been a brutal two weeks and I couldn’t commit to a theme that demanded my time and creativity. What I can draw in almost any state with no effort is zombies, so guess what? It’s zombies. No real guidelines for this. Just give me your best undead, reanimated corpses. @allangraves, you better enter this week!

Deadline for “Zombies” is Sunday, August 5th 5:00UTC 12:00a.m. CTS


• Up to three entries per trial round [weekly]

• Original artwork only [process documentation strongly encouraged]

• Winners will be chosen based on quality of work, submitted before deadline and ability to adhere to the weekly trial theme

• Must resteem the contest post you’re participating in

• Must include #trialbycomics hashtag

That is it! One quick thing to note. Trial by Comics does have a very healthy and active Discord channel. There’s a place to share #trialbycomics entries, general conversation with other Steemit artists, and a place just to promote any art post you may have. Thank you all for making Trail by Comics such a big success on Steemit. Start drawing! Good night!




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waaaaaaaaaaaaah thank you so much @kommienezuspadt <3 this really made my day omg aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

congrats to all the winners, @scrawly and @eyedrip, and all the other wonderful participants <3 this was a very wonderful contest for me cuz it pushed me right out of my usual paces and challenged me to think and sit and do things properly, so .... yeah im over the moon \o/

grats @justnyc and @alexandracruz and @katari and @gooze and @yanes94 as well <3

and my thanksthanksthanksthankssuperspecialthanks to @kommienezuspadt and Trials by Comics <3



flails and melts into a puddle

Your entry is awesome and filled with goodness and great stuff!!! <3
Congratulations, captain spider o7.

You two! I see one I know the other can't be far behind :)

Congrats! I'm really amazed and inspired by your entry.

Congrats! So deserved!

congrats!!! i'm just reading through your post and it's so frikin sweet hahaha
don't melt too much, cuz you gotta keep up drawing ma frieeeend :D

Thanks @veryspider, congratulations. 😘👌

Hey, @eliu.

Can't have zombies without a Zombie Batman! I like it. He looks savage and hungry, reaching out for its prey. All the elements you need to make this work. Well done.

Thank you @kommienezuspadt for the contest, I like the theme because I've never made any character design before ^^.

And congratulations to @veryspider and @eyedrip and all the other contestants who entered. I enjoyed looking at your art :).

Good morning from Angouleme, capital of the bande dessinee, inspiring city ! This is my entry #1

zombie contest dissolve 3.jpg

How unfortunate I am, one of my tickets to last week tried to zombie.

Don’t be discouraged @cain1914. You’re character design was definitely in contention for this week. I loved it. You can enter the zombie drawing you did again for this week’s theme.

Wao thanks that I will do and try to make another entry if the job allows me thanks.

Congratulations to all the amazing artists ⭐️

Hey whats your discord name?

Congratulations to all the amazing artists

Congrats to all the artists, beautiful work! 😍

Congratulations to the winners! I have been impressed with the drawings that prepared for the contest are amazing, have shown their talent I hope to see more so soon and good luck to the other participants

Oh yessss!!! you bet l will! :)

Congrats to all the winners! I'm so happy for you guys! ^.^ <3 Your entries are really amazing! ^.^

Congrats to all winners and participants! And thank you @kommienezuspadt for this wonderful contest, it was really a challenging theme because it's my first time doing a character design.

Whoot, @justnyz!!!
Congrats for placing! :D

Firstly your First and second prizes are So deserving, I love these two! It's funny I always think of @veryspider and @scrawly as a duo as I see one then I see the other :)

I so wanted to enter the character design contest, as I have these characters I've been carrying around for ever that I haven't really given a 'voice yet' Oh, well too busy in the Summer, I'm sure you will do another that is just design a character.

Amazing work all winners and mentions! I love contests and challenges, they are what really brought me in and got me to 'meet' many other steemians.

Ahh it's too bad that you were too busy to enter, Donna, but I totally understand too. With contest, I feel that I need to make a great picture, otherwise I wouldn't feel right to submit it, so it can't be done when I don't have enough time to do it.

Hopefully on the next design contest I will be able to see your entry :D.
And thank you for the compliment <3.

Congratulations to the winners! Especially @veryspider , awesome interesting work! ^^

oh wow haha this is so awesome! thanks @kommienezuspadt ! I really appreciate the kind words and it truly feels amazing to be back making more stuff :)

also I love your choice for the winner --- so well deserved!

wow excellent the 3 creations that won. 😘👌

WOW. I would very much like to participate in these drawings. but I guess it will not be the time. it's great to see their excellent work and preferences!

very cool following you now

here we go, my entry shall be:
caution while crossing the streets


A Zombie Contest!!!!! Guarglp, appetizing!

It's tight with the time but I'll try to get something for it.


Good luck everyone!

Hi. I'm a manga artist from Japan. I'm looking forward to your future works. Good luck to all of us :)

Hi guys, hi @kommienezuspadt , this is my entry
The Hunger of the Undead - Zombies - Trial by Comics