Friday, January 1, 2010

January Art Contest: John Carter of Mars

This month's art theme is John Carter of Mars, which is currently being turned into a film by Wall-E director Andrew Stanton. In a nutshell, it's a swashbuckling space opera featuring a southern gentleman, four-armed green aliens, and a super hot Martian princess.

To enter, simply email me your John Carter of Mars-inspired work of art by 8:00 p.m. California time on Sunday January 31, 2010. Drawings, custom toys, sculptures, and photographs are all welcome. The best creation will win a $100 Threadless store credit. And I will also give a $25 store credit to one randomly chosen participant. You may send as many entries as you'd like, and this contest is open regardless of where you live. No nudity, please.

Here's some inspiration:

Pulp-style art by Erik Evans for Pixar.

Two of four custom action figures by Bruce Ross.

John vs. the Tharks by Adam Moore.

John vs. the Savage Apes of Mars by Frank Frazetta.

Llana of Gathol by John Coleman Burroughs.

Animated test for a 1930's-era production.

You'll find much more John Carter art here, and some video from the abandoned Paramount production here.

*Buy John Carter posters at eBay.


  1. There is some powerful artwork in this contest. I don't envy you for having to choose among them!

    may your sharpies always have ink and stay sharp- Alan

  2. Hey guys!

    I don't suppose there's any chance we can ask for an extension, is there? Because I'm sure there are some of us who are still working on this competition or just found out about the contest only recently.

  3. i wish i had known about the contest!