Blade Contest Winner—Eric Yonge
Marking the premiere of the Blade: The Series Marvel.com, New Line Television, and Spike TV joined together to offer a fan a comic book opportunity of a lifetime—and win a trip for two to Comic-Con in San Diego. Numerous talented contestants illustrated a comic based on a special Blade: The Series video clip and a panel of Marvel editors judged and selected the top ten entries which were then be voted on by Marvel.com users.
The votes poured in from all across the nation, and a winner has been chosen by the fans. We are proud to announce that the highly-talented Eric Yonge won the tight voting race and has earned himself spending money and a free trip for two to San Diego where his work will be printed and distributed from the Spike TV booth. Mr. Yonge, an artist by trade, was ecstatic to participate and win.
"I've been drawing Marvel characters since I was three years old and to get this recognition is really exciting. When I saw the ad for this contest, I just had to enter. My favorite things to draw are people, dark shadows, and textures, so this story was right up my alley! I want to say a big 'thank you' to the ones who voted for me. There was also some really good work among the other finalists, and I could tell they had as much fun as I did. I hope we see more contests like this in the future!"
You can receive the comic made from Mr. Yonge's work at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con or take a look at his submission along with the other finalists' work at http://www.marvel.com/bladecontest
. With the great success and participation in this contest, be sure to stay tuned for more exciting contests from Marvel!