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Banner Contest Update: Now With Cash Prize!

leocigale's entry in the contest

leocigale’s entry in the contest

 

Hey, everyone, just a quick update on the  still-ongoing We Hunted the Mammoth banner contest (the details of which are here).

First, I want to thank all those who’ve contributed so far. Some great stuff!

Second, I want to announce that due to the generosity of some Man Boobz — soon to be We Hunted the Mammoth — readers, the contest now has a cash prize of $100.

Thanks very much for those who’ve donated, and if you want to add more to the prize, use the regular Man Boobz donation button, but include a note saying you want the money earmarked for the prize. (Also include a little codeword or phrase; I want to be transparent with this, so I will list the donations later according to these code phrases so you know your money went to the prize.)

Also, a question: I’m wondering what you folks think should happen if I want to use more than one of the designs? Split the prize money?

The contest will run through Sunday. So submit if you haven’t already!

Here are some of the submissions so far. Anyone is free to use the artwork in a banner design of their own (and if it wins you’ll split the prize with the artist).

Supernova's entry

Supernova’s entry

One from Dani, as it would look on the site

One from Dani, as it would look on the site

 

Another version from Dani

Another version from Dani

An entry from Oliver

An entry from Oliver

 

 

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Posted on April 16, 2014, in announcements, awesome, off topic. Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. Holy crap, those entries are awesome!

    Sorry I don’t have anything more useful to contribute. Just appreciating the artwork.

  2. *gasp* Oliver’s entry uses a bit of art from my favorite B movie of all time, Eegah! I feel so weirdly validated!

  3. All these entries made me laugh. Manboobzers are so talented.

  4. This is maybe more of a drawing than a proper entry, since it’s only linework and plain lines wouldn’t look right. I could turn out a shaded version, depending on what David means by “black and white.”

  5. Thanks for posting my art here! Also, all these entries are really cool. I can’t wait to see the blog’s new look after the contest!

  6. Katz, I like it, especially the mammoth!

    I’m flexible on the black and white thing; it should just work with the blog design I’ve got now, which is basically black and white with some red.

  7. Those entries are looking really good! What are we going to be when we’re not boobzers anymore?

  8. Not art but a slogan:

    “We shooted the Shoggoth”

    (Of course, that was in the very distant past.)

  9. I love that caveman in Oliver’s entry.

  10. OK, I’ve updated with a colored version. Same link.

  11. Katz, I got the non-shaded version again.

  12. Curse you, DA! Try here.

  13. Are you going with “the new misogyny tracked and mocked,” David, or open to keeping “misogyny: I mock it”?

    I’d like to see how Oliver’s entry looks against the site background. I reckon it’d look really good.

  14. These entries are so cool. Ya’ll are awesome. Supernova’s drawing makes me grin every time I see it.

    My 2c on the byline is that I’m kind of down with the “New Misogyny”, not because misogyny is new but because it’s kind of been repackaged in a totally bizarre way by MRAs. It also makes me think of “the new scum” from Transmetropolitan. <3

    But "The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked" just doesn't flow right to me. "Monitoring and Mocking the New Misogynists" is kind of closer to what I want out of it but that still doesn't seem right.

    OK, that wasn't that helpful, but I'll put it out there anyway. :P

  15. Bekabot – shoggoths aren’t good eating, afaik. I think they qualify as apex predators.

    Weirwood – I checked out that link. Oooh, the comments. I was glad to see that GreenDot got the shellacking he deserved. So much badmindedness! That whole ‘women are tainted by too much penis’ meme has just got to go away. It’s like the Book of Revelation – not a good idea to begin with, just gotten worse since then.

  16. Robert,
    The weird part is that he kept saying it was an indisputable fact that women who have had casual sex can’t emotionally bond with a partner. Of course he never managed to provide a citation.

  17. ::snerk:: What’s the bet that translates to “women who’ve had casual sex with him didn’t hang around for long”?

  18. My 2c on the byline is that I’m kind of down with the “New Misogyny”, not because misogyny is new but because it’s kind of been repackaged in a totally bizarre way by MRAs. It also makes me think of “the new scum” from Transmetropolitan.

    Yes, but that would suggest that David was limited to talking about them and not about, say, Phyllis Schlafly, about whom there is nothing remotely new. (Not that he’s shackled to his tagline or anything.)

  19. I vote for Dani’s second one!

  20. Awesome mammoths there!

    I’d like to second reservations about the sub-heading “the new misogyny tracked and mocked” – it seems a bit clunky. Not as sharp as what you have now.

    Also I’m not convinced this misogyny is all that new – I do research into 17th and 18th century underground writings, and trust me, a lot of it would not be out of place on MGTOW or some of the others (with a slight tweak for slang, and a lot more paranoia about girl cooties – aka venereal disease, seen purely as something women gave men – in the past).

    How about ‘Misogyny. We track it down and mock it.”

  21. Anonymouslazycat

    If we could cast votes, I’d cast mine for leocigale’s. I like the facial expressions.

    But I’m not really a huge fan of the new tagline. It seems…clunky. And the misogyny is hardly new. How about “Mocking misogyny since (whatever year this blog was founded)”. A bit obvious maybe, but snappy.

  22. I do like the current tagline. Would “Exposing the New Misogyny” cover both tracking and mocking?

    Here’s a belated cave-painting contribution. Brave Og and Ig bring down mighty mammoth, using only keyboard!

  23. Bekabot – shoggoths aren’t good eating, afaik. I think they qualify as apex predators.

    That just makes you more of a badass when you bring one down, but point taken.

  24. Mine look similar to Dani’s but zirs are so, so much better than mine (the ones I never finished). I vote for Dani’s first one, especially for the way the tagline is broken into to parts, but I like the second too. I also like BQK’s suggestion of “Exposing the New Misogyny” for a tagline.

  25. Okay, I dig Dani’s general look/feel, but I think you really need someone in a fedora poking at the mammoth. It’s just crying out to happen. If you can, have the mammoth’s eyes narrowed in a way that looks both dubious and annoyed. No, wait, that’s what I love about the existing mammoth. It already looks that way.

    Also, the first Dani has “We hunted the mammoth” receding…I like the symbolism of that. Awesome call on that one.

    I know I don’t comment here often (pharyngula is more my digs for commenting), but I’m a regular reader and I can’t imagine the change without a fedora’d hunter.

    I could see a neanderthal in skins and wild hair, unkempt beard and fedora.
    I could see libertarian business-monarch in 3-piece and fedora.
    I could see a “nice guy” in business casual and fedora.
    I could see going-on-safari guy in jungle hunting-khakis and fedora.
    I could see social misfit in a plaid flannel hanging open over a Ted Nugent t-shirt…and fedora.

    But you’ve got to have the fedora hunter, and preferably hunting with spear. See supernova for awesome ideas on that one.

    in fact, if you’re doing all the super-cool work anyway, just slide an image of each of these into supernova’s receding-new-misogyny banner to create a multi-banner random rotation.

    Me I’ll just sit back here in all my expertise and tell you who’s best. And claim all the credit. And the gold. Because I dig the gold, right?

  26. And how did I not click on Buttercup’s illustration?

    Someone needs to fill that out with tag lines and titles and such in a way that doesn’t ruin the awesome.

    Dani has super-awesome design, but Buttercup blows me away.

    Now that I’ve seen that one, I kind of have to vote for it. It’s amazing, if unfinished (lacking the necessary words, and I don’t know how those would fit without ruining it).

    Dave, Dani has given you something that clearly reminds people that WHtM is continuous with MB, but Buttercup gives you the best illustration and a definite sense of “New! And Improved! Now with 50% more mammoth hunting!”

  27. Buttercup, that’s pretty hilarious!

    On the tagline. Hmm. I’ll think about “exposing the new misogyny,” but I think I’ll stick with the tracked and mocked line for now.

    And I promise I will give an explanation for why I’m calling it the new misogyny, and why i’m focusing on that rather than the old, meaning cultural conservatives and religious fundamentalists and all that (not that I won’t write about them when appropriate).

  28. RE: Kittehs

    I love that caveman in Oliver’s entry.

    He’s a real person! His name is Richard Kiel; he’s been in other movies, and from what I recall, dude’s still alive.

    Eegah! is a pretty awesome movie from 1963 about cavemen living in the deserts of California. There is a hilarious history behind it, and it’s music is ASTOUNDINGLY bad. Just to give you a hint, one of the lines in a song is, “Vitamins are good they say/and so’s a calorie/but I become a tiger/on one kiss from Valerie.”

    The heroine in the movie isn’t named Valerie.

  29. I vote for Buttercup’s cave painting. It even has that Ancient Aliens kind of thing going on, which is even more mock-worthy :)

  30. LBT, that movie sounds like it would out-bad Plan Nine and be a whole lot funnier! (Disclaimer: I couldn’t sit through Plan Nine.)

  31. Not exactly a cock carousel, but… close enough. (Not a contest entry, but I wanted to share.)

  32. Fantastic! Imagine having a walking machine like that.

  33. RE: Kittehs

    LBT, that movie sounds like it would out-bad Plan Nine and be a whole lot funnier! (Disclaimer: I couldn’t sit through Plan Nine.)

    Hmmm. I dunno if it out-bads Plan Nine, and there are definitely really slow stretches, but in my opinion the pay-off is worth it for the sheer hilarity involved. Also ZOMG it’s available on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sbHcm0xED0 You know, for the unlucky folks who don’t have the DVD, like myself.

  34. Buttercup Q Skullpants

    Another rough sketch, this time with Clovis dudes.

    If I had a little more time, I’d make them more triumphant and bro-y. Maybe add some chest pounding and spears.

    LBT – Just the title of that movie alone is hilarious. There are songs? Is it a caveman musical?

  35. I love the titles of that film. EEAAGH! with dripping blood – makes me think of a blog title. ;)

    Is it just me, or does boyfriend dude in the stripey top look like a total twit? I just skimmed bits with the sound off, but he looked like “Ugh” or “Duh” should have been his lines.

    That uber-clean caveman with conveniently removable shaveable fake</del) beard … perfect.

    I notice he got his notions from the PUAs, with all that kino. Or maybe they got theirs from him; it's a wonder they don't try grooming random women's hair as a come-on.

  36. RE: Buttercup Q. Skullpants

    LBT – Just the title of that movie alone is hilarious. There are songs? Is it a caveman musical?

    It’s a caveman/beach blanket bingo movie. And it is GLORIOUS.

    RE: Kittehs

    Is it just me, or does boyfriend dude in the stripey top look like a total twit?

    That’s Arch Hall Jr., and yes, he has been thoroughly mocked about that. I honestly have a soft spot for the guy; he’s one of those people who looked a lot better as they got older. (He was about eighteen in Eegah!)

    Funny story about Arch Hall Jr. His dad, Arch Hall Sr., who directed Eegah!, (and also played Jr.’s girlfriend’s dad in the movie) pretty much seemed to want to make his kid into the pre-Beatles version of a boy band, completely with movie tie-ins. Unfortunately, Arch Hall Jr. wasn’t really much of a singer, or an actor, and people generally didn’t care for his looks. So after a few B movies his dad sponsored, Junior basically fell into obscurity, becoming an airline pilot and living a fairly normal life, with a bit of minor cult fame.

    He seems to be a pretty nice guy, and not gonna lie, I’ve seen most of his movies. Anyone who can take the amount of ribbing he got with such good humor has earned my respect, I figure. And sure, he was a bad actor as a kid, but he was so ENTERTAINING!

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