Thanks to all the participants for all the great entries and for all the great commentary from the DA community!
With Rounds 1 and 2 complete we now move into the judging portion of Round 3 to be followed by the poll where YOU decide our 6th finalist. Here's a recap of the next two rounds.
Round 3) Fifteen finalist will be chosen by a panel of judges. A top 5 will be determined by the judges and the other 10 will go head to head in deviantART and Facebook polls to determine a 6th finalist. <Deadline for voting: September 15, 2012>
Round 4) The Argo Comics staff (seperate from the judging panel) will vote on the ultimate winner!
Please review the previous Journal entry if you need a referesher on the details of the contest. Questions have surfaced about how many winners will be chosen. As previously stated there is one (we may have something cooked up for the finalist though). Unfortunately we can't advance the story of Argo 5 story monthly guest stars so it's a one shot deal as of right now. Holding another contest such as this will most likey be dependant on the sales of the issue (a dip in our numbers will indicate that readers are not interested in featured guest stars).
Another point that furtherr clarification was asked about: Argo Comics will hold all rights to the issue of Argo 5 that the character(s) appears in but you retain all the rights and ownership of your character(s). Argo Comics will be allowed to reprint and promote the issue in any format but we would not use the character(s) in future stories without the expressed consent of the character's owner.
Best of luck to all the entries