This post is dated with the deadline for the contest; all NEW posts before the deadline will appear BELOW this post.


The mission, should you accept it:

Create a one-to-two-page comics story or sequence set within the fifty-some-year span of the ROBOTECH timeline -- any version of the ROBOTECH timeline, any generation, any characters (yours, the TV series cast, novels or comics-only characters, etc.).

The fine details ....

B&W is fine, color is fine, whichever you want to achieve the goal of your story.

Content-wise, don't do anything beyond, oh, a PG-13. I may be lenient on the violence, though, if you're going for a whole "war is hell" sort of angle.

Image files should be 6.625 in. x 10.25 @ 300 dpi in a lossless file format -- no JPEGs, no GIFs. PNG would be fine, TIFF would be better.

The prizes:

1st place winner will get a copy of The Art of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles originally personally signed to contributing writer Jonathan Switzer (that would be me) by lead author Tommy Yune. (But he'd already signed one for me at AnimeExpo -- that's why I'm giving this one away to one lucky/talented individual.) The book is also signed by contributing writer Vincent McHenry, and will be autographed to the winner by Jonathan Switzer (me).

2nd place winner will get his or her choice of the new omnibus edition of the Robotech Masters or New Generation novels by Jack McKinney, which each include continuity notes in the back compiled by Jonathan Switzer (yup, me) -- and I'll happily autograph that page for whoever wins.

3rd place winner will get the remaining ROBOTECH novel omnibus, also signed on the continuity note appendix page by Jonathan Switzer (again, me).

Depending on the response, many or all of the entries will appear in the pages of the final (for the foreseeable future) issue of Emissaries: A Robotech Fanzine. All entrants with comics that appear in Emissaries will receive a copy of the fanzine.

Send your entries to: with the subject line "ROBOBLOG CONTEST" (in all caps, like so).


December 19, 2007 @ 11:59 p.m. (that's ten more days than the deadline that was in my video on this)

Have fun! If you have any further questions, drop me an e-mail and I'll add to this.

[One entry received as of December 2, 2007.]