Last night, I finally decided to enter the sixth annual Eustace Tilley Contest, which involves reinterpreting this iconic character from the New Yorker. I learned about this contest through the Blown Covers tumblr last month, but I couldn't think of anything clever enough to submit. Having participated to the Blown Covers contests a couple of times last year, I quickly realized how clever the idea behind most winning drawings were and that in order to win, you need a strong concept.
I wasn't going to enter, but last night I just decided to doodle until some sort of idea show up and came up with merging the iconic dandy with the three wise monkeys concept. I made the sketch last night and completed the drawing this morning. Now I have a submission and I'm rather happy with it.
The contest ends tonight at 11:59 pm (if you're interested). Twelve winners will be announced and you'll be able to pick your favorite amongst them between January 14 and January 22. The top five readers' choice will received a signed copies of the book, Blown Covers signed by Francoise Mouly, author and creator of the Blow Covers contest. It's a pretty neat price and I'd like to win it. Now it's time to wait and see.