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Comment Contest Winner Week 7

There were a lot of great comments this week – the strips about winning $1,000,000 one dollar at a time and the retail practice of clearing out the merchandise you need right now in favor of the merchandise you’ll need in 4 months seem to have particularly hit home with readers.

But the one that made me laugh out loud for the win this week comes from right here on the official site with “md”s comment on this strip:

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“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when Edison gets a touch of I.Q. greed….”

I’m a sucker for good English Lit references and for those of you who think this reference comes from Shakespeare do a google search. You’ll find the true author and dazzle your friends while winning bar bets.

Congratulations md – email me at john@edisonlee.net with your mailing address so I can ship off your drawing.

One week left to win – keep the comments coming!!

 

 

 

Art For Contest Winner #2

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Here is the art that will be shipped off this week to contest winner #2 (Yes, I’m a wee bit behind on these – probably has something to do with my ever present comic strip deadline).

You may recall the winning comment had something to do with the Great Pumpkin – you can see the strip and the comment here.

Anyway – 2 weeks left of the contest, keep the comments rolling in!

 

 

Comment Contest Winner Week 6

This week’s winner again comes to us from Arcamax:

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“Box of Skittles? No DVD collection of 50’s-60’s Rockstar performances?”  RedSamRackham

Congratulations to RedSamRackham – email me at john@edisonlee.net with your mailing address and which character you’d like, who to sign the drawing to, etc.

This comment has given me the opportunity to riff on one of my pet peeves with PBS. I watch a LOT of PBS shows. The station has much of my all-time favorite programming, especially when it comes to science. Why is it then that, when they want me to open my wallet during pledge week, they promptly throw all my favorite shows out the window and show a week of Yanni at the Acropolis and motivational speakers? Taking away my favorite shows and replacing them with stuff that I not only never watch but that PBS doesn’t program the rest of the time?! This practice stymies me. I can only assume it works for them on some level.

I’m guessing because those are the weeks I abandon PBS for Netflix…..

Only two weeks left to go in the contest folks – keep up the good work!

 

Comment Winner for Week Five

This week’s winner comes to us from Arcamax – congratulations to Shep4u!

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“Mrs. Planck never thought he was that constant.”

That cracked me up – when I think about doing jokes for the science community I seldom tap into the old Henny Youngman vibe. (Today’s assignment for readers: look up Planck’s Constant and Henny Youngman.)

So Shep4u (would love to know what that user name stands for) email me at john@edisonlee.net to claim your drawing of an Edison Character. Here is link to a sample of a winning drawing and here is a list of characters to refresh your memory:

Edison (inventor, entrepreneur, pundit, mad genius…..)

Orville ( twinkie consuming grandfather)

Don (underemployed father)

Carol (long suffering mother)

Joules (noble rat assistant)

Harley (noble continuously taken advantage of cousin)

Crazy hair neighbor lady (as seen in the strip for 8/4)

Senator Ottoman (the name pretty much sums up his effectiveness)

Rogue Wheat or any other character from a story arc you may have enjoyed.

 

 

Comment Contest Winner For Week Four…

This week’s winner is Mark R Engel! Here is the strip and winning comment:

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“My son’s list required 20 pencils, and a sidenote for his specific teacher says to bring another 20. I haven’t used 40 pencils in my life, and I’m an artist.”

That strip about school supply lists really seems to have touched a nerve – it was also selected as Mike Peterson’s “Comic Strip Of The Day” for August 25. If you are unfamiliar with Mike’s blog, and you love comics, you should be checking it out daily. A former newspaper editor and writer, Mike delivers high quality commentary on topics determined by whichever comic makes him laugh hardest (or sometimes gets him on a soapbox) that day. Unlike websites that just run comics down with snarky commentary, it’s an inspiring daily read. Click here to visit “Comic Strip Of The Day”.

And keep the comments coming! Only 4 weeks left!

(Mark – please contact me with your mailing address and also let me know which character you would like – check out the previous post for a sample of winner art.)

 

 

Art For The First Winner In The Comment Contest

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It takes me a week or two to get special commissions worked into my production schedule but here is the finished art for contest winner T.G.Riches. (Click here to see his winning comment and how it ties into this drawing.)

As you can see, these drawings will not only be personalized but I will do my best to work the gist of your comment into the drawing in some way.

Keep the great comments coming!

 

Contest Winner For Week Three

This week’s winner is Michael Pohrer for his comment on the strip that ran on Wednesday August 14.

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“But wait, if you order now we will also include the amazing Cable Cranium Mullet crafted from the finest copper wire. Amaze your friends with a shimmering copper coiffe that can also be used as an all purpose kitchen scrubber. Eradicate baked on skillet stains, and afterwards dress up your head with a manly mane. Order your Amazing Cable Cranium Mullet now!” – Michael Pohrer

I get a lot of inspiration for strips from the crappy commercials that air on late night TV – or as we call it at my house “inking time”. So it was nice to see a comment by someone else who appreciates the finer points of hucksterism.

Keep the great comments coming – the contest runs for 5 more weeks and then we’re done offering that great art!

Michael, email me your contact info (use the little mailbox over there in the sidebar or the address john@edisonlee.net) and let me know which character you’d like. Here’s a list to refresh your memory:

Edison (inventor, entrepreneur, pundit, mad genius…..)

Orville ( twinkie consuming grandfather)

Don (underemployed father)

Carol (long suffering mother)

Joules (noble rat assistant)

Harley (noble continuously taken advantage of cousin)

Crazy hair neighbor lady (as seen in the strip for 8/4)

Senator Ottoman (the name pretty much sums up his effectiveness)

Rogue Wheat or any other character from a story arc you may have enjoyed.

 

 

John Hambrock, COME ON DOWN!

I like game shows, especially “The Price is Right.” Since Edison launched in 2006, I’ve written more than a dozen “Price is Right” strips. I like to take the basic premise of the program and add my own “what if” elements to it.

Recently I received an email from the agency that represents George Gray, the announcer on the show. George had really liked the strip that ran on April 26 and wanted the original. I happily obliged, signing the art and sending it off to him. In return, he offered to sign one of the other show strips for me. To my surprise, and delight, Drew Carey signed it as well. It’s a real kick when folks I’ve featured in the strip enjoy Edison and ask for a copy.

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Here are some of the others I’ve done over the years. I’m putting these in order, from earliest to latest. Notice the difference in the characters.
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This last strip featuring the “Hot Wheels” car is the one George requested.

If you’re interested in reading the series I wrote where Orville appears on the show and makes it all the way to the Showcase Showdown, go to the calendar above and scroll back to 3-16-09. Or you can see a few of the highlights by clicking here.

Comment Winner For Week Two!

For this week’s winner we revisit the strip that ran on August 6 and the following comment by PennyRobinsonFanClub (via Arcamax Disqus):

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“With that orange & black getup — and that build — maybe he should be The Great Pumpkin!”

Now I’ll never be able to look at Orville in his supersuit again without thinking of the Great Pumpkin!

PennyRobinsonFanClub – use the email button at right or the email address john@edisonlee.net to send me your contact info and claim your prize! Be sure to include which character you would like me to draw for you (see previous post for a full character list).

Thanks everyone for commenting. There were some great zingers this week and, if you haven’t won yet, you still might!

 

 

And The Winner Is…….

The winner for the first week of the Edison Lee Comment Contest is…… (Drumroll please)

David T.G. Riches for his comment on the strip that ran August 1.content.php

“I can see a pillow sack full of oranges as a cruel weapon of justice in the future!”

There were a lot of great comments this week and it was hard to choose. This one may have won because of my secret desire to fight crime with a pillowcase full of oranges. Or it could be that I wish I’d thought of giving Orville that prop. Whatever the reason it made me laugh out loud harder than any of the other comments this week.

So David, click on the little white envelope at the right hand sidebar of this page and send me your contact info. Also please specify which character you would like me to draw for you. Here is a character list to help jog your memory:

Edison (inventor, entrepreneur, pundit, mad genius…..)

Orville ( twinkie consuming grandfather)

Don (underemployed father)

Carol (long suffering mother)

Joules (noble rat assistant)

Harley (noble continuously taken advantage of cousin)

Crazy hair neighbor lady (as seen in the strip for 8/4)

Senator Ottoman (the name pretty much sums up his effectiveness)

Rogue Wheat or any other character from a story arc you may have enjoyed.

Thanks again everyone for posting your comments and keep ’em coming! Round two starts today and the bar has been set!

 

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