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Find Out Who Will Receive THE WOLFMAN Prize Pack!!

Merrick here...
...with the results from last week's WOLFMAN contest (announced HERE). Firstly, apologies for the delays in posting the results - there were communications issues regarding contest organization that took a few days to resolve. Now that we're back in play, here's a look at a few of the finalists - as well as the winning entry. Firstly, I'd like to say that there were a number of impressive entries, including these pieces from a 6.5 year old Geek-In-Training named Ben Kimmel. We were tempted to give him the prize...

Other final contenders included...
John Sloboda from OH...

Juan Carlos Lizarraga from CA...

Tom Whalen from PA...

Joe Lemieux from MA...

Woody Welch from CA...

Patrick Pendergast from OR...

Ryan Shovey of FL...

...and this wallpaper from Zach Copeland of CA (EMBIGGENABLE)

The prize pack goes to: Branden Hafiz of NJ.
Really like the simplicity of the image, the dimensionality of that splatter, etc. It's striking & I kept coming back to it. Thanks to everyone for participating, really enjoyed seeing everyone's contributions. Keep your eyes peeled for another opportunity in the next week or two. Something to do with KICK-ASS...
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  • Feb. 18, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I liked the one with all the moons too

    by CountryBoy

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Tom whalen's is far and away the best, IMO

    by jabbayoda

    But I like that the kid got in on the fun too.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Congrats Branden- & thanks Merrick for the props!!!

    by SapGoblin

    Too bad I didn't win that coaster! Next time!!!

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Man that wallpaper collage must have been hard to do

    by D.Vader

    Welllll, not really. <p> I prefer Woody Welch and Tom Whalen's myself.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Pretty dire but the best one won

    by BenBraddock

    The moons one was cool too

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by GutsSpill

    Thanks for picking my piece! Im a huge fan of AICN, but Id also like to say, Woody from CA, his piece is fucking radical as shit. Once again, thanks a lot!

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    For the record

    by zachcopeland

    I realize the collage is rather crude but I didn't make it specifically for this contest; it was something I threw together a while back for personal use. So when this came up I figured "what the hell, I'll submit it". Cool to be featured on the site though. A lot of great work here, congrats to all. - Zach Copeland from CA

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Well that's cool Zachcopeland

    by D.Vader

    I don't have a problem with it really. Just compared to the others, it seemed like a collage that would have been relatively simple to do. Please don't take offense! And congrats for having your work featured here!

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Woody Welch has my vote!

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I'd like to see that movie!

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Should be more contests like this

    by ufoclub1977

    I like these art contests! I'll try to enter the next one.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by SapGoblin

    a kick-ass contest would KICK ASS! Hope there are more coaster's & disposable cups involved!!! ; )

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    JOHN Zlaboda is rocking the shit!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    And yes, the one's from the kid's are funny.I was temtped to mail something in MUCH like that(for the fuck of it)

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Tom Whalen's is my favorite

    by YackBacker

    take a fucking bow, dude. Congrats on being the best one, even if you didn't win. You get a ten, monkey!

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I didn't even get an honorable mention?

    by MacReady452

    I guess when your entry is even more juvenile than the 6 yr olds and 10 times more vulgar they don't wanna waste the space. Your loss TBrs. Your loss.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    if John Sloboda went monochrome

    by MacReady452

    Mondo would be sucking hime off right now. Just needed a cooler font and it would be pretty sweet. Lots of nice work there people. Why you would put so much effort in for a disposable cup is beyond me. love art..oh. Carry on.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    The Universal Monster Stones!

    by IonSpirePictures

    Hi this is Joe Lemieux from MA: The artist who painted those stones is my Brother In-Law Nik Clarke, for the past four years he has made one these Classic Monsters stones, painted free hand for my birthday or for Christmas! He is an amazing artist, he is not very tech savy, I thought his time is due for the world to know of his talents and his artwork!

  • Feb. 19, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST

    I've seen Patrick's and Tom's before!!

    by Marxeffect

    They are both rip off's of other people work! One of them was featured in last months Empire magazine!

  • Feb. 20, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Patrick Pendergast's design...

    by bernard EERILY similar to the Olly Moss poster featured in Empire Magazine...see link:

  • Feb. 20, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST


    by bernard

    FUN FACT: Olly did the Locke Poster for damoncarltonandapolarbear over the summer...the Saul Bass inspired one with the wheelchair.

  • Feb. 21, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    I am Patrick Pendergast's design, and I agree!

    by fozziewig

    So, I saw the post a couple days ago claiming i ripped off my design. Took it as flaming, and laughed it off. I just got off an airplane after reading Empire magazine, and sure enough, there was the poster in question, and wow, yes, that is pretty much exact. Though I never saw this prior, I do agree, it looks like a total ripoff. I would have flamed me as well. My process was simple, google some wolfman related imagery, saw the moon cycle and BAM, poster. In hindsight, not an original idea to boot. Ah well, I like the understated feel of his better. The skull instead of wolf head makes it more of a classic design poster.

  • Feb. 23, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    You know the one from Woody Welsh kind of...

    by chien_sale

  • Feb. 23, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST what should have been the Wolfman

    by chien_sale

    He's more scary than the movie version. At the very least it should be the model for Marvel's Werewolf by Night movie.