Best of the Best Sketch Awards Mega / Discussion Thread
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Greedo   
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Hey All, :hi:

 

This Thread will serve as both a place to keep an ongoing list of the Best of Best Sketch Winners and a place to discuss the rules of the Awards.

 

I want these awards to be as fun and fair as possible. These are for the whole board so everybody's input is welcome. I will guide the process to keep the whole thing flowing along, but if enough boardies want a tweak or change we will put it to a vote. So feel free to post any comments, questions, suggestions, or complaints in this thread.

 

I also want to thank Lloyd Bailey who designed and produces the Sig line awards. I think they came out great! You rock Lloyd! :headbang:

 

August 2012 Update :news:

 

Starpc has taken up the duty of maintaining and improving these awards.

 

The latest summary of winners can be found here: http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=5939925#Post5939925

 

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Greedo   
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Our Winners so far...

 

Victor Count...

 

By Artist: eBas: 1 | Mike Lilly: 1 | Clayton Crain: 4 | Leinil Francis Yu: 2 | Clay Mann: 2 | Josh Medors: 1 | Stephen Segovia: 1 | Gabriele Dell'Otto: 2 | Mike McKone: 1 | Ron Garney: 1 | Olivier Coipel: 1 | Sean Chen: 1 | David Finch: 1 | Harvey Tolibao: 1 | Bill Dinh: 1 | John Romita, Sr.: 2 | Tom Raney: 1 | Laura Martin: 1

 

By Boardie: Par2ch: 2 | Worldsbestcomics: 3 | alphatrion1: 1 | brentio: 1 | GodOfThunder: 1 | Hank Pym: 1 | Secret Son: 3 | wolvie3579: 1 | maddogz: 1 | .Troy: 1 | SpiderJunkie: 1 | Billy the Kidd: 1 | DevilsRain: 1 | wolverinehurdler: 1 | NYComics: 1 | Craider1: 1

 

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Par2ch's Mike Lilly - Crowned 1-8-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

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Worldsbestcomics' Clayton Crain 3-18-12

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Contestants | Finals | Challenger

 

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alphatrion1's Leinil Francis Yu - Crowned 1-21-12

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Contestants | Finals | Challenger

 

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brentio's Clayton Crain - Crowned 8-21-12

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Contestants | Finals | Challenger

 

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Par2ch's Clay Mann - Crowned 2-6-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

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GodOfThunder's Josh Medors - Crowned 2-13-12

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Contestants | Finals | Challengers Face Off | Title Match

 

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Hank Pym's Stephen Segovia - Crowned 2-24-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

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Secret Son's Gabriele Dell'Otto - Crowned 3-1-12

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Contestants | Challengers Face Off | Title Match

 

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Secret Son's Gabriele Dell'Otto - Crowned 3-4-12

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Contestants | Challengers Face Off | Title Match

 

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Secret Son's Leinil Francis Yu - Crowned 3-13-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

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wolvie3579's Mike McKone, Ron Garney, Olivier Coipel, Sean Chen - Crowned 3-23-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

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mad-dogz's David Finch - Crowned 4-3-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

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Wolrdsbestcomics' Clayton Crain - Crowned 4-3-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

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.Troy's Clay Mann - Crowned 4-19-12

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Contestants | No final round needed

 

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SpiderJunkie's Harvey Tolibao - Crowned 5-8-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

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Billy the Kidd's Bill Dinh - Crowned 5-23-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

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DevilsRain's John Romita, Sr. - Crowned 6-7-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

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wolverinehurdler's eBas - Crowned 6-17-12

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Contestants | No final round needed | Challengers Face Off | Title Match

 

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NYComics' John Romita, Sr. - Crowned 8-19-12

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Contestants | Finals | Challenger

 

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Worldsbestcomics' Clayton Crain - Crowned 7-22-12

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Contestants | No final round needed

 

X-23

C-raider1's Tom Raney & Laura Martin - Crowned 8-5-12

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Contestants | Finals

 

Jean Grey* | Contestants | Finals

 

 

The Fallen :sorry:

 

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mad-dogz's Mark Texeira - 1-14-12 to 3-18-12

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Peter Palmer's John Romita, Sr. - 7-8-12 to 8-19-12

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yellow954's Clay Mann - 1-28-12 - 8-21-12

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* = Currently in Progress

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Jonesin4Comics   
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Hoping to take ONE crown if the right sketch is picked :)

I have a feeling the Spidey category will be yours ;)

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I am kind of on the fence with the whole thing now...

 

Why? Not sure, but so far I have been off on every vote I have made as I try to think of the artist involved in each sketch and no offense, but some of the final cut artists to me don't cut the mustard, even if the book looks great.

 

That's just me, but I think the line of people thinking about the artist and the grade kind of are out the window also. It might have been the Ghost Rider one, but how in the world Mike Ploog is not 1 of the final 2 (I don't think he was) or Art Adams is beyond me and makes me scratch my head.

 

Again just me.

 

I enjoy watching them go up originally, but start to lose interest when the final vote comes down because I am not seeing what others are and this from an Art Major who was force fed that all art is in the eye of the beholder. But simply put I would hope everyone especially involved in this medium can see a Picasso vs the local guy at the Art fair downtown...That to me was always the beauty of sketch covers, rare artist, top notch artist, signature character and graded. It has gone a different direction for me. Again, that is cool if the masses enjoy that and looking for the next rare artist that has been undiscovered, but I have yet to really see any of these undiscovered talents do much more then sketch covers and that worries me.

 

I could go on, but I think I would hurt feelings of friends and don't want to do it.

 

Love to all, and no insults towards anyone's collections. I think you guys have some spectacular books, just really starting to lost interest in easy opps from unknowns (maybe this is another subject all together).

 

Feel free to discuss and maybe I said something someone was hoping to say or thinking.

 

 

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I would guess people are voting for the sketch they find the most visually appealing. I know that's what I'm doing. I don't care if Mike Ploog or that LongDuckDong guy drew it. If it makes me go, "wow," I'm voting for it.

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spideyfan88   
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I am kind of on the fence with the whole thing now...

 

Why? Not sure, but so far I have been off on every vote I have made as I try to think of the artist involved in each sketch and no offense, but some of the final cut artists to me don't cut the mustard, even if the book looks great.

 

That's just me, but I think the line of people thinking about the artist and the grade kind of are out the window also. It might have been the Ghost Rider one, but how in the world Mike Ploog is not 1 of the final 2 (I don't think he was) or Art Adams is beyond me and makes me scratch my head.

 

Again just me.

 

I enjoy watching them go up originally, but start to lose interest when the final vote comes down because I am not seeing what others are and this from an Art Major who was force fed that all art is in the eye of the beholder. But simply put I would hope everyone especially involved in this medium can see a Picasso vs the local guy at the Art fair downtown...That to me was always the beauty of sketch covers, rare artist, top notch artist, signature character and graded. It has gone a different direction for me. Again, that is cool if the masses enjoy that and looking for the next rare artist that has been undiscovered, but I have yet to really see any of these undiscovered talents do much more then sketch covers and that worries me.

 

I could go on, but I think I would hurt feelings of friends and don't want to do it.

 

Love to all, and no insults towards anyone's collections. I think you guys have some spectacular books, just really starting to lost interest in easy opps from unknowns (maybe this is another subject all together).

 

Feel free to discuss and maybe I said something someone was hoping to say or thinking.

 

 

you didnt vote for fred's Yu :o

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Greedo   
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I have voted the one I would take if they were offered to me and I could just chose 1.

 

So far from the start I picked the winner of Ghost Rider and Iron Man, and runner up for Perez.

 

I voted for the Atkin's Deadpool which came in third or fourth I think.

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Mr Mylar   
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I love these awards! It allows votes from the people

 

20 people voted, here's the book that won the majority, can't get any better than that imo

 

Just my opinion

 

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spawnfiend   
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So far I have enjoyed all these, I have also been dissapointed cause I haven't been able to compete, although so far I'd be creamed.

 

But the one thing I really really like about it, is the sort of silent challenge put out there to the rest of us to up our game. I'm not saying I don't love all my sketches, but when I see a Yu Iron Man, I'm like how can did get, and how do I get one.

 

Keep up the good work Greedo and everyone else. These have been enjpyable so far.

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littlebill   
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i know what jj is saying. i thought the ploog ghost rider was amazing. until these threads i had no idea there was even a ploog sketch on a blank.

 

 

i did vote for freds yu. it is one of the nicest sketches i have ever seen of any character as far as detail simply amazing.

 

 

that said if i was buying one of the iron man sketches from that thread no question i want the romita. but romita is my favorite artist of all time. i dare say at auction the romita would sell for twice as much. with comics or sketches is is always about the value? i dont know. not always to me.

 

 

i love these threads though. even though most of my sketches are of just a few characters that i love and it leaves me without sketches of characters to post in the competition. this is a great idea.

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OV   
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I love these awards! It allows votes from the people

 

20 people voted, here's the book that one the majority, can't get any better than that imo

 

Just my opinion

 

+1 (thumbs u

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Greedo   
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I love these awards! It allows votes from the people

 

20 people voted, here's the book that one the majority, can't get any better than that imo

 

Just my opinion

 

+1 (thumbs u

 

To be fair we are getting just under 60 votes per poll. :sumo:

 

and we had 19 Iron Man entries! :grin:

 

lol

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Greedo   
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So JJ you didnt' vote for my Ghost Rider? :cry:

 

I convinced a buddy of mine to get a Tex - Ghost Rider this weekend just by showing him your sketch. It was his 1st sketch cover and it came out great!

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magZ   
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love these awards . Beefs up competition and makes collecting sketches funner for everyone .

 

A lot of great sketches from all of them and yes that iron man was out of control .

 

can;t wait to see what's next .. keep up the great work !

 

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LloydJBailey   
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I'd be interested in knowing what everybody voted for, I don't remember all my votes but I remember a few, Art Adams was my Ghost Rider vote, John Romita Sr was my Iron Man vote, my Thanos vote was Perez, which I expected more votes for - that one blew me away. I don't remember my Deadpool vote. All of them were great though. I was just voting from the perspective that IF I could own one book, which would it be. I took the sketch visually and based on its rarity in mind when voting. I wasn't stricty visually appeal. But that was just me :) I still find it interesting to see the votes, and snuggling that brings the community together, in my eyes, can't be a bad thing.

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