dA Emoticomic Contest Results
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Because we were so eager, we are ahead of schedule with announcing the results of the dA Emoticomic contest!
As stated in the contest description, "Judging will focus on how good a comic has been made around the emote character, and how well it relates to the theme." This means we had to set aside some entries that were pretty impressive but had neglected one or more of the 3 essential conditions (emote, comic, dA-related).

And the winners are....

First Place

Emoticomic: Miscats by JJA21 by JJA21
Final grade: 13/20

Comments from the judges:

:iconsynfull: I love the fact that this comic manages to take a negative situation and turn it into an amusing comic with great panels and use of expressions.
:iconmajnouna: While the typography here has legibility issues that could have been solved, this is a really good example of classic gag applied to an emote comic. The last frame is completely priceless and truly needs no words. I am also tickled by the mini emotes in the first panel :aww:
:iconcookiemagik: The last frame really makes this piece. It's hilarious and an excellent twist to a well known saying, and fits perfectly to the theme of the contest.
:iconthiefoworld: A pretty common situation on DA, after all the theme for this contest was deviantArt and this one was addresed in a funny way. A good laugh from a sometimes frustrating issue.

:bulletred: $40 deviantdollars
:bulletred: a copy of Scott McCloud's Making Comics donated by Majnouna
:bulletred: a commission by Thiefoworld
:bulletred: a month long page feature from Synfull
:bulletred: a month-long Journal feature, an emoticon request and a support stamp from Seiorai
:bulletred: a sketch by HA2693
:bulletred: 1 emote request from KimRaiFan

Second Place

Life of an Emote by etNoir by etNoir
Final grade: 10/20

Comments from the judges:

:iconsynfull: The whole concept behind the comic has been really well thought through to produce an amazing emoticomic with stunning pixel backgrounds.
:iconmajnouna: A cute reflexion on emotes themselves, where anyone can recognize some of the many projects that animate that community. Attractively sequenced, with a subtle buildup, it even has a twist ending within the twist ending :XD:
:iconcookiemagik: Lovely details overall. Each scene is very nicely pixeled and include a lot of familiar elements from the emote community.
:iconthiefoworld: Have you ever thought about how life would be if you were an emote? And you thought you had stress in your life!

:bulletpurple: $25 deviantdollars
:bulletpurple: a commission by Majnouna
:bulletpurple: a month long page feature from Synfull
:bulletpurple: a month-long Journal feature, an emoticon request and a support stamp from Seiorai
:bulletpurple: 1 emote request from KimRaiFan

Third Place

EmotiComic Entry by Steph1254 by Steph1254
Final grade: 8/20

Comments from the judges:

:iconsynfull: The simple idea behind this comic has been well pulled off to create a cute finished product containing some great details and connections to dA.
:iconmajnouna: It's really fun to see devwear items pixelled on an emote size, and the "waffle" layout makes perfect sense here. Kudos for the attention to details (Fella in the crowd, the reflection on the catwalk) and the obvious inside knowledge of the emoticonist (is that a tinfoil hat? :lol:)
:iconcookiemagik: Most original way of displaying the devwear part of dA I've ever seen, with a lot of items we can easily recognize. Nice use of vibrant colors and the emotes are very nicely shaded as well.
:iconthiefoworld: Makes me wish we could someday see a true fashion walk using devwear!

:bulletblue: $15 deviantdollars
:bulletblue: a month long page feature from Synfull
:bulletblue: an avatar request by CookiemagiK
:bulletblue: a month-long Journal feature, an emoticon request and a support stamp from Seiorai
:bulletblue: 1 emote request from KimRaiFan

Gallery of Entries

Random Misadventures of Joe by jennifuh Helpdesk Heroes - improved by ByPriorArrangement EmotiComic Entry by admx Johny Dragon Killer Emoticomic by Redramsfan Fella The Protector by Lozzanator :thumb138005978: Restrictive Competition Rules by Jibodeah PLZ FIGHT by Aussie-Wendita Emoticomic 2: FavBomb by JJA21 :thumb136230381: The LOL Corner by Detail Stressed Four by MixedMilkChOcOlate Fella VS Dr bald by MenInASuitcase Tribute to meat head by Oktanas wtf by jackolta EmotiComic Entry by Krissi001 Drop drop by MyrthJ Who am I ? by JulienPradet hq - Around the world by elicoronel16 Unamed Comic by Sinister-Starfeesh

Thank you all for participating, donating prizes or  generally being supportive!

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MortalKomicHobbyist Writer
Man looking back, this contest still rules.
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MajnounaProfessional General Artist
This rocks so much :XD:
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admxProfessional General Artist
Congratulations to the winners! :clap:
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congrats to the all winners :clap:
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Congrats to everyone.
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alexandrasalasProfessional Digital Artist
Yay! :clap:
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Some excellent entries there, and congrats to the winners! :)

Looks to me like it was a fun contest, wish I would have found out about it earlier. :]
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I think they were all pretty amazing - congratulations to the winners :iconcheerplz:
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Damaged927Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome choices! Congrats to the winners :w00t: I love the pixelling in the second place one, it is beautiful :drool:
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Omg Steph :clap: :heart:
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Everyone did a great job! Congratulations to the winners! :D
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awesome contest & awesome winners:XD:
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