Comics Contest

Every year we ask our readers to submit new strips to compete for a regular spot on the printed pages of The Scope. Now in its third year, the contest has attracted more submissions from Newfoundland and Labrador artists than ever before. Go team!

Now we are asking you, dear reader, to vote for your favourite comics. The eight with the most votes will win a full year’s run in the print edition of The Scope.

Voting closes on Thursday, June 24 at 10pm.

Thank you to all who submitted, and thank you to our judges Jacob Rolfe, Michelle Bush, Adam Clarke, and Elling Lien.

Multiple votes from the same IP will be removed.


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19 July 2007

  1. Paul Vaillancourt · July 19, 2007

    I’ve followed John’s work for a number of years. A1 in all respects

  2. p Shepp · July 19, 2007

    How did so many awful comics make it in? I mean, apart from about three of these strips, no laughs came from me. Most of the time I was just confused.
    Good luck, Lenore! Mullock St. Kids is my number one, hands down!

  3. Sierra · July 19, 2007

    Being a Mullock Street Kid, I have to give all my love to my darling Lenore. Go honey gooo!

  4. Jake · July 19, 2007

    I really Love Michael Butler’s work.

    It really speaks to me.

  5. Ken · July 19, 2007

    Congrats to all the artist. Lots of talent around here. Special congrats to my son Alex Bridger who has a comic strip here. Dad is proud.

  6. Elling Lien · July 19, 2007

    The numbers are skewed right now, but we’re removing multiple votes as we go. When we found out this voting system recorded IPs, we thought it would prevent the same IPs from voting multiple times, but it is definitely letting us down.

  7. Elling Lien · July 19, 2007

    In fact, this is such a SNAFU that we will be changing the voting system.

    The old votes will have to go.

  8. Elling Lien · July 19, 2007

    Voting is now online.

    E-mail if you have any questions or concerns.

  9. p Shepp · July 19, 2007

    This system seems a lot more fair. I saw some comics going up by absurd numbers with the old system.

  10. Betty Whalen · July 19, 2007

    I hope that you are able to keep the old votes and clear out the repeats. I know there was alot of excitement about the contest on Friday and schoolmates, teachers etc. were voting. I would hate to lose all of that support.

    Can you tell us if you can still count the unique IP’s from the early votes?

  11. Hung Jeon · July 19, 2007

    I didn’t think any of the comics were funny. Apparently no one in this province can even draw a decently. WTF people. I’m going back to the mainland now.

  12. Elling Lien · July 19, 2007

    I’d love it if those people voted again using this system, but, yeah, to be completely fair we will be cross-referencing the unique IP votes with the original ones.

  13. Elsa · July 19, 2007

    Comics are a great way to test your sense of humor…i really liked Alex Bridgers he got my vote…..great job and don’t stop laughing

  14. Amki · July 19, 2007

    Whoa! Bitter mainlander much???

    There were a couple of good ones in there and I look forward to seeing how all the artists will develop throught their year in the Scope… well the 8 that pass the publics harsh judgement :) Gl Lenore, we roots for yous! <3

  15. Terry · July 19, 2007

    I really like Tyler Natyshen’s work. A wry and dry sense of timely humour is evident as well as artistic talent.

  16. Ken Williams · July 19, 2007

    Mr. Pickles is Awesome! We need his and Mr Forehead Wrinkles brilliant observations and sarcasm in this paper… Dennis Leary cant be here!! Bring On Mr. Pickles!

  17. Jambit · July 19, 2007

    these comics are sad scribbles…