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CONTEST!!! Want a signed Ben Templesmith 30 DAYS OF NIGHT Print?

Hey folks, Harry here... Long before 30 DAYS OF NIGHT made it's way onto the pop culture scene - I had come up with a very similar, albeit comedic, story along the same lines. My story was about a fat vampire that founded a town up in the Artic region where drugs, gambling, prostitution - you name it, it was basically a Frozen Vegas where the night never ends - and he was a big ol fat vampire that was over-eating on those that crapped out. Till a beautiful vampire showed up, he fell in love, but she wouldn't have anything to do with him because he was disgustingly fat - so he decided to leave the region... go to a Sunny climate which would curb his appetite and upon getting back in shape he moves up, only to fine his goddess has become... not what she was, but he loved her anyway - and they ate happily ever after. Hey - I was 19 when I came up with that, it was a bit autobiographical, but it's all I had. AND Yeah, I preferred 30 DAYS OF NIGHT too. But I dreamt of John Candy playing a Fat Vampire ... it was all that was on my mind. Then John died. Sadness.

Anyway I've got a few BEN TEMPLESMITH signed prints from 30 DAYS OF NIGHT to give away. Now, I figure the winner of this should be somewhat artistic. SO - here's what I'm gonna do. You have till this coming MONDAY to send me your version of me as a BLOOD SUCKING vampire. It can be in any form - sculptural, photoshop, paint, pen&ink, pencil, macaroni, garlic cloves... whatever. But by the end of the 24 hour cycle on MONDAY - I'll take what I've got in email - and pick the top few and post the winners online and send them their art. Sound good? Great. Here's what you need to do. Title it 30 DAYS OF NIGHT - ART CONTEST. Send the art as a JPG - nice and clear. You should send your shipping info, in the hopes you're the winner. And send it to HK AT AINTITCOOL.COM

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  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    My wife wouldn't let me hang that up in our house

    by jimmy_009

    Too bad.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    And you married her why?

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    "Wouldn't let you"??? Jeez that really sucks. You're old enough to get married but can't hang up a 'scary picture' in your own house? Yikes. ;^)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST


    by scottybtrue

    that's the highest I've gotten!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    Let add an amendum to that: My wife wouldn't let me and I'm not 15 anymore. Both of those things prevent me from wanting this poster.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I loved Planet Terror

    by Mike_D

    I'm buying it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Is Ben Templesmith...

    by -guyinthebackrow

    An actor? Neeeever heard of him.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Ben Templesmith kicks arse... that's who he is...

    by OptimusGeorge

    I want one... ASAP... alright... so what does HK look like???

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    I didnt know Ben Templesmith created the little red x

    by Mike_D

    hes famous.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by MeshGearFoxx

    no, i don't

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Oooh, I love 30 DAYS OF NIGHT!

    by kyle051554

    I may have to actually enter this one.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST


    by vini77


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Ben Templesmith

    by ryandowneyjr

    is the amazing artist from my awesome town, fuckers.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST


    by Kirbymanly


  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    'Cause I'm a mesh gear fox!!!!!!

    by Kirbymanly


  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    One more rambling... on Harry's bizarre ego

    by Kirbymanly

    How egocentric is it of Harry to say: Send in a picture of ME as a vampire....? How about: "send in your best vampire drawing-- one that might top this"? The request is quite telling... from a psych point of view.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Where the hell is the ARTIC?

    by blckmgk13

    couldn't find it on a map. Somewhere between the Arctic and Antarctica maybe? Unless you mean the Art Institute of Chicago(*hint*google artic) ... in which case that's really fucked up.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:15 a.m. CST

    I had an idea for a movie once.....

    by redfist

    it was about this guy, nothing like myself, who to wear woman's panties and eat twinkies 24/7. If you want to take that one Harry, its free of charge.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Autobiographical? You don't say.

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    I never would have guessed. Was this before or after you rubbed one out into a sweatsock?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by CarmillaVonDoom

    It's called "Having fun" try it sometime. Seriously, Harry is lucky having this site and all of these opportunities and he knows it! Why shouldn't he have people draw him as a vampire...look at the Cartuna animations that have been here for is part of the site. Wish I could draw I would enter the contest myself...the concept and Templesmith's art are the only good things about '30 Days.' The movie SHOULD improve on the graphic novels by quite a bit.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    I declare this contest officially...

    by TheMcflyFarm

    MINE! But who knows. I lost the spiderman bust contest with my Ben Kingsley as Vulture design. peep this: Granted, it wasn't really the best entry but I find it hilarious.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I already did...

    by OptimusGeorge

    and it scared the crap out of my girlfriend...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Sent mine in today

    by ELGordo

    That picture will be nice in my new appartment, if I win one that is.

  • Oct. 23, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST


    by OptimusGeorge

    Who won?

  • Oct. 23, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Yea So...

    by TheMcflyFarm

    who won?

  • Oct. 23, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by OptimusGeorge


  • Oct. 24, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST


    by TheMcflyFarm


  • Oct. 24, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell/Mike Richardson interview

    by TheMostHorrible

    This Saturday 10/27 at 7 pm pacific, a great interview with Bruce Campbell and Mike Richardson of Dark Horse comics airs on the radio variety show Live Wire, on Oregon Public Broadcasting. If you're local you know where to find it, but the rest of you can listen online at: (I feel like a tool using tiny url when the real address is much tinier than the tiny, but it seems like the thing to do.) Anyways, there's a link to listen live and it's totally worth a listen. Bruce and Mike talk a lot about "My Name is Bruce", Sam Raimi as an abusive stick wielding director, 30 Days of Night, Hellboy and more. Bruce even steps into some sketch comedy with Faces for Radio Theater and goes OFF on people who like to call him Ash. The musical guest is the band Loch Lomond.

  • Oct. 24, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    This is getting ridiculous

    by TheMcflyFarm

    Normally I wouldn't care if the results for a website contest are a few days late, but this happens with EVERY SINGLE CONTEST ON THIS SITE! I mean why bother stating when you are going to give the results if you have no intention of doing so when you say?