Media Release — After months of anticipation and speculation, Project: Rooftop has compiled the 100+ entries and tallied the results to crown the winner of its Invincible: Viltrumite Vogue Redesign Contest. The creation of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, Invincible has blossomed to be the flagship hero for Image Comics’ super-hero books and one of the most popular comics icons created in the past decade. Sponsored by the innovative comics retailer Thwipster, “Invincible: Viltrumite Vogue” is the latest in a line of contests by Project: Rooftop, giving artists a chance to redesign a super-hero in a friendly competition for prizes, recognition and just plain fun.
The winner of Invincible: Viltrimute Vogue is none other than artist Kris Anka with this entry:
For winning 1st place, Anka will receive the prize package containing the first three volumes of Invincible: The Ultimate Collection courtesy of the contest’s sponsor, Thwipster. Anka has been a featured artist at Project: Rooftop for roughly a year now, and burst onto the comic scene last year drawing the finale of Guarding The Globe and moving over to Marvel where he does covers now for New Mutants. Look for an exclusive interview with Anka about his design later this month.
Second place in the contest goes to another frequent face at P:R, Vanni LoRiggio, who won Invincible Compedium Vol. 1. Third place goes to indie artist Evan Bryce for his red-tinged design of the hero, winning him Invincible: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1. For the full text of the judges’ comments on these design as well as the runner-ups, you can visit Project: Rooftop’s website.
Joining our regular P:R staff to judge these entries was two artists responsible for making Invincible who he is: co-creator Cory Walker and current Invincible artist Ryan Ottley. Both Walker and Ottley have contributed redesigns to Project: Rooftop in the past, but having their experience and expertise for this contest broughtt to a whole new level.
Thanks to Paul Milligan for designing our contest logo!
Project: Rooftop (http://www.projectrooftop.com) is where cartoonists and illustrators bring their costume design skills to task in tribute to the superheroes and villains we’ve grown up with. This site is intended to promote the idea of superhero costume redesigning as a skill, specific to superhero media. We also aim to foster continued interest for these amazing characters and spotlight up-and-coming creators.