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Journal Entry: Fri Jun 1, 2012, 9:46 AM


It was brought to my attention that the original Deadline was a Friday. I think everyone would benefit of having an extra weekend to work on their entries just by moving the deadline a couple of days later.

NEW DEADLINE: 11:59:59 PM (PT) on June 17th, 2012

I hope this change is welcomed by you all, I think I'm doing it with enough time for the people that already submitted their artworks won't feel cheated and I must stress that the deadline will not be moved again, under no circumstances. This decision and change, even though minor, will probably help everyone a lot.

The clock is ticking and we're TWO WEEKS away from the final day, don't miss out on checking our Lost Kids Art Book for the BEST source of information on the Lost Kids characters, story, the world, and more.

:star: Visit the… for complete access to the Lost Kids. :star:

We also made available online the full length Lost Kids screenplay right here on this…

Thanks so much everyone and good luck to all the Contestants!

:star::star::star:LOST KIDS ART CONTEST!:star::star::star:


Draw a Lost Kids Cover!


:winner: 1st Place: $250 :winner:
:trophy: 2nd Place: $150 :trophy:
:w00t: 3rd Place: $100 :w00t:

:wave: But wait! That is not all! :wave:

All Top Three Winners will have their work as Covers/Variant Covers for the Lost Kids comic books to be published late 2012!

It should also be noted that all three winners will also receive a copy of the comic book their cover will be featured on, just thought I would put this out there ;)


:bulletred: Easy! Draw one or more characters from the Lost Kids universe in any way you imagine (i.e. sketch card, pin-up, B/W, CGI, Digital or Traditional Art, etc)

:bulletred: Artwork must be 11x17in in size and with at least 300dpi

:bulletred: Your layout must leave room for the Lost Kids logo but do not include it in your art.

:bulletred: Check out the entire screenplay available online right here… if you feel like drawing a scene from it

:bulletred: As many entries per contestant as you like, feel free to do a series of covers if you want, keep it PG-13.

:bulletred: Submit by featuring it in your own gallery with a link or avatar back to this page, then "note" or email me a link to your image. Your entry is confirmed when it is featured in their own folder:… and on the Lost Kids Official Group.


Important: By participating on this contest, if your artwork is chosen as one of the top three winners, you hereby authorize your artwork to be used as a Cover/Variant Cover to a Lost Kids issue to be determined by the Editor.


Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on June 17th, 2012. If it is received after the due date, it will be considered a Fan Art gift. We will NOT extend the contest deadline.


Every entry will be evaluated by our panel of judges placed in order as their top five picks. We will average the votes and the top three best reviewed artworks will be crowned winners.

Panel of Judges

:iconartgerm: Stanley is one of the top artists on the planet, having extensively worked for DC Comics and Capcom among other companies.

:icongenzoman: Genzo has worked extensively for Udon and other big companies and is probably the biggest artist on DA.

:icondust-bite: Torri is the "Cartoons and Comics" CV from the DA community and an incredible talented artist taking DD suggestions.

:iconshwann: Everybody knows DJ Shwann around here and I can't think of a better authority on Art Contests.

:iconsaiyagina: Gina is just one of those artists that wows you with everything she works on, it is incredible!

:iconcarlosgomezartist: Carlos is probably one of the best line artists around, his pencils are so incredibly detailed it's awesome!

:iconredeve: Our very own and extremely talented Lost Kids colorist, he really brings out the humanity from the characters.

:iconclonerh: Another member of the Lost Kids creative team, also an amazing colorist with a very unique awesome style.

:iconeddy-swan-colors: Pulling all the stops, we also got Eddy involved, his colors skills are legendary around these parts.

:iconsurfercalavera: Representing the other half of the Lost Kids team, we have Cesar, whose pencils are beautifully detailed.

:iconbiroons: Ivan joined us this year and brought his cinematic mad pencils to our comic book.

:iconfelipecagno: Well, myself because I want to join in on the fun of picking out the best artworks!

Stay tuned for one or more two people to join the above roster and I hope you appreciate the effort these people are putting into making this the best Art Contest possible!

Last Comments

Okay, I think I got it all, if you have any questions, comments, complains, suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Also, help us spread the word about the contest and the Lost Kids, share this journal, write a Journal entry yourself, "Like" us on Facebook, any support is deeply appreciated!

Best of luck to all of you!

Note: None of the illustrations you see in my featured gallery are currently included in the contest.

:star: Facebook & Twitter

Have you hit that "Like" button on Facebook yet? Then what are you waiting for, just head over there and show your support!

:facebook: Official Lost Kids Facebook Page
:twitter: Official Lost Kids Twitter Page

Please note we're also posting your Contest Entries on Facebook with a link back to your DA pages, so visit us over there to support either your own entry or those you're rooting for with a "Like" or "Share"!

:star: Have You Joined Yet?

Maybe you haven't checked out our Lost Kids Group yet but aside from our monthly feature we've also been putting together the ultimate tutorial and resources gallery, come check it out and if you got a tutorial of your own or a tutorial from someone else you would like to share with the community, please, send it our way or submit it to the group, we'll be happy to feature it!


:star: How to Write Your Own Comic

Finally I got some time to sit down and work on a new article. This one is about breaking up your story in panels and how that is a collaborative effort between the writer and artist since it's key to the narrative of the book.

Check it out at Writing 302: Action in PanelsYou may think this is solely up to the illustrator of the book but in fact it's actually a shared responsibility between writers and pencillers.
Camera Angles and Storytelling through Panels
As a writer it's your job to define the pacing and flow of the page and how your story will reach the readers. The artist's job is to take those directions, execute them as best as he can and apply his vision on top of the writer's. It is a collaborative effort and that's why writers and artists have to keep a constant communication.
Drawing a pin-up is one thing, telling a story through pictures is something else entirely. All your choices have weight and they should mean something, you should be very conscious of every single decision you take as an artist/writer when working on a comic book.
A close up has a very different desired effect than a wide shot for instance, and they each communicate something specific to your readers. So always keep in mind, "What do I want to communicate wi

:bulletblue: Writing 101 - Find Your Ending:
:bulletblue: Writing 102 - The Outline:
:bulletblue: Writing 201 - Crowd or Cast:
:bulletblue: Writing 202 - What's Your Job?:
:bulletblue: Writing 203 - Nice to Meet You:
:bulletblue: Writing 204 - Lego Blocks:
:bulletblue: Writing 301 - Formatting:
:bulletblue: Team Effort 101:

Thanks so much for checking them out! :D

:star: Lost Kids Crew


  • Listening to: Movie Soundtracks
  • Reading: AvX / Empire Movie Magazine
  • Watching: Burn Notice Season 5
  • Playing: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
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xileft Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the 2 days extension'!!!!! Friday is hassle day`
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional
My pleasure, looking forward to seeing your work :)
HokoriTamashi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Why did I just find out about this now?!

well, school ends week before the weekend so maybe I'll have time.
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional
Aww, I wish I would have made a better job at getting this info to you but nonetheless, I hope yo find the time, good luck!!
EduDeva Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Thank you! I really appreciate this : )
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional
Great, I thought as much people would like this :)
13598 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Yep extra weekend to do final touch ups..
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional
That's the idea, made no sense to wrap up the contest on a friday
steelwinged Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Great. :) Still thinking of what to draw. Haha.
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional
I hope the Art Book can help!
steelwinged Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Yup! I'm currently reading the screenplay to get ideas though, and also to get a better understanding of the story and characters. :) I find it quite interesting so far. :)
FelipeCagno Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional
That's great, makes me happy to know you're reading and enjoying it :highfive:
steelwinged Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
8D :highfive:
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