Random Curiosity

Looking for Graphic Artists in Our Community

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Hello RandomC Community! I’ve had this dream ever since I’ve started writing for the site — I want to have something cool to show off that I’m one of the few many writers of one of the greatest anime blogs around. Since I joined roughly a year and a half ago, I’ve watched the community grow larger and larger — never failing to impress me with how many views we get on a daily basis or the amount of people who hang out on IRC nowadays.

And what started as a simple idea to create a T-Shirt for this year’s Anime Expo has turned into a master plan to ask our community create the coolest T-Shirt imaginable (that I really want to wear at Anime Expo). That said, I can’t draw to save my life — which is why I’m turning to our amazing community to create something awesome.

The guidelines are simple — design a RandomC T-shirt for use at Anime Expo!

  • Design the Whole T-Shirt.
  • One-Sided or Two-Sided.
  • Design a Character! I attached one that my friend drew for me but they can be tall, short, skinny, or skinny Rihoko size — be creative!
  • Deadline is May 31st, 2012! Gotta get the shirt made in time for the convention!
  • Please submit your creations to takaii @ randomc.net.
  • High quality, original files are preferred! The writers’ favorite designs will be showcased on the site but the designer whose work is picked will get a shirt made and sent to them!

    As you can tell from the guidelines, there aren’t too many specifics to go off of. I personally like characters that have that nice sleek outlines around them and clean art tends to win brownie points, but overall have fun with it!

    April 19, 2012 at 2:19 am
    181 comments »
    • April 19, 2012 at 2:21 amCybersteel

      I volunteer as tribute.

      • April 19, 2012 at 2:24 amCybersteel

        Gonna make a really abstract design of Miharu Rokujo on the front and the words “*RandomC, being curious is a good thing*” on the back.

        Gonna use that software i use to make clothes for second life years ago, need to find it.

    • April 19, 2012 at 2:24 amAkimonta

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      • April 19, 2012 at 2:25 amTakaii

        High quality, original files are preferred! The writers’ favorite designs will be showcased on the site but the designer whose work is picked will get a shirt made and sent to them!

      • April 19, 2012 at 2:38 amDaramadoc

        …really? I hope that was just a fail trolling atempt.

        • April 23, 2012 at 5:32 amwhatt!!

          As an artist, especially in this economy where even getting freelance work is tough, Im not doing spec work. No guarantee I win, and the only payment being my shirt that someone else makes money on. Is my name even on it. Sounds like an awesome deal. No one who illustrates as a job will do this, I encourage hobby artists to give it a whirl though, ut I didnt spend 90grand on art school for a tshirt contest.

      • April 19, 2012 at 9:28 amLemona

        there should be better incentive to foster competition and higher quality works

        • April 19, 2012 at 9:53 amPockyG

          Having RandomC staff wearing a shirt you designed to a convention with tens of thousands of people isn’t an incentive? Maybe I should reconsider.

        • April 19, 2012 at 8:41 pmCurry23

          I totally agree. I would love to enter if there were actual incentives…

        • April 20, 2012 at 8:13 amSensei2453

          I completely agree. I feel like any artist that is actually REALLY GOOD wouldn’t see “receiving a shirt with your own design on it” as any incentive. Especially when you can do that yourself for like $10….

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:31 amjustin

        does every blogger in this web get paid ? please think before writing anything………..

        • April 19, 2012 at 8:56 pmCurry23

          Yes, the bloggers are very generous here on RandomC to offer up their time to follow and critique the current anime, but holding a contest for art is a completely different story.

          You would not create a contest for the bloggers saying “Create a novel about me so that I can carry it around at a convention and show people that I have a biography, oh and I’ll print you a copy of it.”

        • April 20, 2012 at 5:09 pmSpinning

          That’s rather a poor comparison you have there. Wearing a t-shirt publicly has the potential to catch someone’s eye and who knows, maybe that person will say “Hey, who designed that AWESOME t-shirt you’re wearing?” after which the blogger will hand over a name, maybe a website address, whatever. And what comes next? Well maybe, just maybe that interested party might contact the artist with a contract for some awesomely paid work.

          It’s called exposure. Marketing is almost as important to an artist as the actual art of earning money. You, my friend, have already failed in the marketing department – I see you link your site… while your art is nice, I’ve completely lost any interest I might have had in hiring you based on what sort of person you’ve shown yourself to be in these comments.

        • April 20, 2012 at 7:53 pmCurry23

          How have I shown myself to be a bad character? I am purely standing up for what I believe in; that spec work is wrong.

        • May 17, 2012 at 9:29 amBukki

          While I agree on the exposure part, consider that out of all the people who enter, ony one can win. So for the rest of the artists, some entries won’t even be posted (because only favorite designs will be actually shown). Being an artist is harsh when you’re looking for more reward than the enjoyment you get out of drawing. Then you’re bound to get disappointed. I can put my heart into the design all I want, there’s no guarantee that it will be chosen. If it isn’t no one will care and that’s hard, really. If no one looks at your picture it might very well not exist at all.

    • April 19, 2012 at 2:35 amLuxor

      I’ll get to this… as soon as finals are over. But whatever design Takaii chooses, please PLEASE don’t make it overly embarrassing. :/

    • April 19, 2012 at 2:38 amDa5id

      Why not FanimeCon?

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:50 amTakaii

        It doesn’t fit into my stiff work schedule :(

        • April 19, 2012 at 4:09 pmDa5id

          MAKE IT WORK.

          Seriously though, anybody going to Fanime this year? It’d be cool to meet some of the people I’ve been yelling at from my laptop.

        • April 19, 2012 at 4:35 pmXumbra

          I may be going to Fanime.

          Fanime meetup gogogo

        • April 19, 2012 at 7:23 pml3reezer

          This person is going as well

      • April 19, 2012 at 6:41 pmZanibas

        This person is going to Fanime…though I may not have a shirt :(

        • April 20, 2012 at 8:49 amXumbra

          Does that mean you’re going shirtless? :P

    • April 19, 2012 at 2:41 amzero

      I’ll try and give this a shot ^_^

    • April 19, 2012 at 2:48 amMrRei

      I don’t know anyone who can do such things.. :(

    • April 19, 2012 at 2:55 amchiyoko

      I’ll give it a shot! I can’t guarantee that it’ll be the most beautiful thing, but i’ll try my best~

      For reference, is there any mottos or anything that we could use for text or particular colors you want associated with the chara?

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:36 amTakaii

        Nope. Go with what you wanna go with :D

        Mind you, it’ll probably go on either a white or black shirt.

    • April 19, 2012 at 3:18 amKoroshiyaKi

      So my initial design proposed was a no go huh… *goes and cries in a corner*

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:36 amTakaii

        I’m still working on that for something else (:

    • April 19, 2012 at 3:40 am0927123

      Funny I was looking for tablets yesterday, now I really need one. GUHHHHHH…

    • April 19, 2012 at 3:58 amyashau

      I’d buy one myself.

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:03 amJhacks

      LOL! Design a mug, I want a mug and a Divine plushie too. XD

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:13 amPhoenix-Crest

      I am soo gonna to give this a shot!

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:26 amBACKSPACE

      LOL “tall, short, skinny, or skinny”
      Ahhh~ no love for the beautifully rounded, I guess….

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:37 amTakaii

        Rihoko is still considered skinny in my books!

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:27 amJonz

      This is AWESOME!! Can we get the T-shirt too when it is done??

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:35 amCybersteel

      What we really need is some mascots for each writer.

      • April 19, 2012 at 6:45 amStilts

        Seconded!

        …but probably not for this project, heh.

      • April 19, 2012 at 8:21 amCherrie

        Can I also nominate someone to draw mascots for us? *raises BakaMochi’s hand*
        Although… I think she drew Verdant as a toothbrush… lol =S

        • April 19, 2012 at 8:15 pmBakaMochi

          After I survive my exams ;-;

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:38 amTakaii

        I remember someone talking about matching all the RC writers to characters from Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou.

        That would be a pretty funny shirt. All the girls would have no faces HAHAHA.

        • April 19, 2012 at 11:06 amStilts

          Dibs on Hidenori! I’m perfect for it. Here, watch:

          “The wind…is cold.”

          Wait, noooo! That wasn’t cool at all!

      • April 19, 2012 at 6:42 pmZanibas

        You mean like this? Yes, verdant is a toothbrush :3.
        http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25891654/X9T0S.jpg

        • April 19, 2012 at 7:17 pmThe Moondoggie

          LOL, why is Divine a disembodied head? Or is that a dung ball?

        • April 19, 2012 at 7:18 pmThe Moondoggie

          Crap: E-mail fail

        • April 19, 2012 at 8:29 pmCherrie

          Divine’s an oiji-san that’s why XP

        • April 19, 2012 at 9:32 pmDivine

          Cherrie, you’re fired.

        • April 19, 2012 at 9:44 pmThe Moondoggie

          Divine oji-san! Welcome back!

        • April 19, 2012 at 10:02 pmBakaMochi

          You forgot to add “kami” as a prefix and an extra “i” at the end there Cherrie :P Kami-ojii-san :P

        • April 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm0927123

          Did someone say Jii-san?

        • April 20, 2012 at 1:45 amDivine

          It’s “kami-nii-san” or nothing at all.

        • April 20, 2012 at 2:22 amCybersteel

          You mean Your Highness.

      • April 19, 2012 at 9:43 pmCybersteel

        Haha I’ll make some for you guys too.

      • April 20, 2012 at 8:44 pmdeafvader

        I remember an old posts back here about an artist during an anime expo drawing personas for the writers here

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:40 amThe Story You Don’t Know

      Ahhhh! I’d love to participate in this one… too bad I’m not that good in drawing :P

      I just hate how I love to draw but I’m not good enough. More practice, indeed.

      • April 19, 2012 at 4:42 amJonz

        I feel you bro….

      • April 19, 2012 at 5:48 amD-LaN

        I second tht statement. Its funny tht my hobby is drawing but there one thing in the way, I can’t draw eyes ex. creepy eyes. Even my sis is calling my drawing bad…

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:42 amuteki

      I have one question, do we need to ‘redesign’ your cute blonde girl character or we are free to create any design:?

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:39 amTakaii

        You can create your own design!

        • April 19, 2012 at 6:14 pmuteki

          I see, thank you for the info.

    • April 19, 2012 at 5:04 amshamaticgrl

      first thing in the morn and you already attracted my attention…I guess i can skip my class final study session to come up with something if it means I can wear my own design :D

      • April 19, 2012 at 5:04 amshamaticgrl

        that is if I can get my scanner to wrok

    • April 19, 2012 at 5:25 amKarto

      I might give this a go, I’ve always enjoyed making T-shirt designs for fun. :D

    • April 19, 2012 at 5:39 amYes!@

      .. and so RandomC store is born. No kidding I’m so buying the t-shirt, mug and plushie mascot… with detachable limbs for stress relif will be great !!!!

      *throws money and monitor…please take it!!!!!

      • April 21, 2012 at 12:47 amBakanekokun

        I second that, but not my monitor.

    • April 19, 2012 at 5:44 amruirui

      oooh!!! RC-tan! cant wait to get started on this :D
      after finals T_T

    • April 19, 2012 at 7:10 amMarkBadong

      Does it need to be colored? I pencil well but do not color well unfortunately T_T

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:40 amTakaii

        It does not have to be colored. So long as it’s visible, it could always go on a white shirt.

      • April 19, 2012 at 6:42 pmmac65

        Sometimes a black and white art work can be very striking
        due to the contrast. Give it a shot!

    • April 19, 2012 at 7:31 amCherrie

      We’re doing plushies too now?
      Can I nominate someone?! *raises Stereoman’s hand*

      • April 19, 2012 at 9:46 amStilts

        No! Bad Cherrie! Getting Stereoman to do work for free it my thing!

        (‐^▽^‐)

      • April 19, 2012 at 7:19 pmThe Moondoggie

        Body Pillows! Make body pillows…. Of Stilts! Lol.

    • April 19, 2012 at 7:54 amZen

      You guys should totally sell the shirts thorough one of those online make-your-own-t-shirt sites. Expo will be saturated with RandomC readers wearing it, that’d be so cool…

    • April 19, 2012 at 7:55 amrachelmon

      Is the contest hold worldwide?
      I mean, I dont think I would be able to win, but if I did, I would like to hold that t-shirt.

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:41 amTakaii

        Yes, it’s open to anyone and everyone!

    • April 19, 2012 at 8:07 amPockyG

      I’d like to submit. Just one question though: Is this t-shirt going to have color? Using iron on designs or actually printing on the t-shirt. I’d like to know since I’d want to design around these specs.

      • April 19, 2012 at 8:09 amPockyG

        Ok, i guess I mean two questions…

        • April 19, 2012 at 10:44 amTakaii

          I don’t know if I’m going to use a screen press or some one off company to get the shirt made — it’ll all depend on the design.

          Less and simple colors are always safe though.

    • April 19, 2012 at 8:23 amxerxes

      Pocky G actually asked what I wanted to ask first. How is this shirt going to be printed? Will it be screen printed or will it be full color print on a shirt?

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:46 amTakaii

        I can get a hold of both, so depending on the design I’ll try to go with a route that can recreate the art as cleanly as possible.

        To be safe, you don’t need to splurge with tons of colors.

    • April 19, 2012 at 8:24 amHellyhelly

      Awww I’ve been a huge lurker (not a single post q_q) for… 7 years I think?

      But I’ll definitely try to get some time and design some tshirts! Even if I can never really draw for free anymore, but I love your blog so who cares >:

      Do you have some sort of colour limitation or something? Or size limitation for the print?

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:48 amTakaii

        Realistically, it’s tough to print on an entire t-shirt. So if you don’t have a background on it, it would make it easier to position on a shirt and give it the “full shirt” appearance.

        And nice to see you comment! Hope to see your name more (:

    • April 19, 2012 at 10:02 amOka

      I’ll give this a shot since that’s basically what I do for fun anyway. I’d love to create some avatars of everyone as well.

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:49 amTakaii

        I’m sure the other writers would love to see their digital representations (:

    • April 19, 2012 at 11:09 amManeki Neko

      I’ve been a fan of this blog for a long time, but I’ve never posted anything. I’m excited about the contest though, and was wondering if besides the design there needs to be the name of the site or if you need the name of the convention for it. I use vector graphics so it’s not that hard to edit it, same for colors. Just wanted to make sure. This sounds like fun so I think I’ll go get started now.

      • April 19, 2012 at 11:52 amTakaii

        There’s no requirements about what needs to go on the shirt. If you want to have one or both, that’d be fine.

    • April 19, 2012 at 1:32 pmCrook

      Too bad I have to draw for two intakes and study for 7 exams in the upcoming weeks, otherwise I’d definitely try, though I don’t know if my skill is satisfactory. Still, it’s very cool you give your readers the chance to do such a thing, not only is it an easy way, but it makes the community even more interesting :)

    • April 19, 2012 at 3:34 pmthenewhorde

      alright, i’ll give it a shot. but i’m actually quite bad with character designs and all, considering all i’ve ever been was assistant with h-manga and stuff.

      i’ll give it a shot though, just saying beforehand i’m not as good as xephonia or kaho.

      • April 19, 2012 at 4:20 pmthenewhorde

        actually, this is mandatory to ask. How revealing can the character be? obviously it’s not gonna be a h, but like cloth attires, what’s the limit on exposure?

        • April 19, 2012 at 4:27 pmThe Moondoggie

          Obviously Side and Under boobs are out of the question: we’re kids-friendly here… most of the time.

        • April 19, 2012 at 7:51 pmZen

          What about elegant sexiness, like say an Oscars-worthy evening gown. I daresay that should be acceptable…

        • April 19, 2012 at 9:10 pmTakaii

          Skimpy as you want! Just cover the “stuff” (:

        • April 19, 2012 at 9:42 pmThe Moondoggie

          *wears ero goggles*
          *looks at takaii’s post*

          Takaii: draw every skin and cover the ones needed to be covered with a small star.

          LOL XD

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:09 pmGelo-Melo

      Ooh, sounds cool, I’d love to give this a shot,since I like to design stuff~~! You can expect to see something from me soon! (l v l)

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:12 pmMaster

      Hi! I’ve been a lurker in this site for years as well and I would like to try this out. I also have an online store at Perzpektiba or rather me and Perzpektiba that is. I know that the designs on the store aren’t probably what your looking for but I’ll try my best to design something new for RC so please look forward to it! Also is it alright if I add the design to the store whether I win or lose? And another question does it have to be a female character or can we go with anything like mecha, cyborg, cute animals, half demon half angel or something like that? Well anyway good luck to everyone and sorry for the long post!

      • April 19, 2012 at 9:11 pmTakaii

        The character can be whatever you want! I just posted what someone made for me when I asked her to design something.

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:29 pmThe Moondoggie

      Will we overseas be able to buy the t-shirt too if we pay for the shipping costs?

      • April 19, 2012 at 9:12 pmTakaii

        If there’s enough demand we will cross that bridge when the time comes.

        But if you are the winner, I will ship anywhere!

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:52 pmJustinnnnnn

      Ohohoho~~~~~~~

      Very nice post I’m reading today, Takaii! I’ll definetly submit some designs (I guess we can propose more than 1 design?)..

      If the deadline really is May 31st, I hope I’m done with my final exams by then, so expect lots of submissions from this guy by then :-)

      • April 19, 2012 at 9:14 pmTakaii

        Go For it!

    • April 19, 2012 at 4:56 pmfoshizzel

      hohohoho this sounds like fun! I have to throw something together xDDD

    • April 19, 2012 at 5:36 pmrochichan

      Ohh… I hope can do this! I want too lol
      I’ll see if I have time!

    • April 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm0927123

      A very very quick sketch/idea. School projects take priority at this moment lol.

    • April 19, 2012 at 7:32 pmDavetheZombie

      AX? Oooo, can I expect to see a RandomC panel there? :D That would be pretty damn neat.

    • April 19, 2012 at 7:43 pmzero

      I tried sending a design, but I’m not sure if it worked -_-”

      • April 19, 2012 at 9:16 pmTakaii

        I got your submission.

    • April 19, 2012 at 7:54 pmamatsu

      will we be able to buy a t-shirt afterwards?

    • April 19, 2012 at 8:36 pmCurry23

      I have to agree that if you want some quality entries you should really offer a better incentive.

      • April 19, 2012 at 9:46 pmThe Moondoggie

        Like Divine’s old manga collection?

        • April 19, 2012 at 9:52 pmCurry23

          Sure! It’d be better than nothing.

    • April 19, 2012 at 9:44 pmRivelets

      Yo, I’ve been lurking around here for awhile now, and I finally am commenting woo! I love drawing so I’m gonna give this a shot if life leaves me alone for awhile. Are all of the entries gonna be posted at the end? It would be really cool to see what everyone comes up with!

    • April 20, 2012 at 8:10 amSensei2453

      This contest seems like a rip off…..I mean, all we get is a shirt? I can put a design on a shirt myself. I would love to enter, but the incentive sucks. You get an original design from your followers for free and get to print it on shirts. I would especially hope you wouldn’t be giving them away to people or selling them unless the artist is getting more for it.

      • April 20, 2012 at 9:28 amJunglepenguin

        That is essentially what being a fan means. If I were awesome at drawing (and I wish I was), I’d be more than happy to have the RC team take my designs. Just knowing that the bunch of dedicated bloggers that entertain me everyday are wearing my designs on their backs and showing them off to thousands at an anime con would make me so damn proud. Having your designs chosen is a big enough incentive by itself.

        • April 20, 2012 at 10:50 amruirui

          ^ this.
          also, think of all the publicity you will get, which is essential to any uprising artist

          if it is chosen by RC, which thousands of anime fans check by daily, you’ll definitely be getting a heck alot of publicity and consequently comissions and maybe even commercial work opportunities :\

        • April 20, 2012 at 10:53 amCurry23

          No. No it isn’t.
          Holding a contest is not about “fans” its about artists who happen to be fans. And if they want a quality design they probably aren’t going to get it by offering “one free shirt.” Like the above person said, we could print it ourselves. Or we could create our own design and sell it.
          ESPECIALLY now that talk of selling the shirts is a possibility? NO. NOPE. That’s just messed up and a TOTAL slap in the artist’s face. shirt.woot offers at least $1,000 – $1,500 PLUS royalties to each winning shirt design. And other shirt design competition sites offer more around $2000

          I’m surprised so many people on this site are going along with it, and voting down people’s comments defending the artists.
          The response was completely different when Crunchyroll had a contest with no announced prizes recently: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-754084/calling-all-animemanga-artists

        • April 20, 2012 at 2:01 pmRandom Observer

          Yeah about that, Curry23, I have to say that the Crunchyroll contest is anything but a good example. The art they were looking for was explicitly for ads that will generate profit, for a for-profit organization. Furthermore, you know there’s a big difference when they have to add in an additional bit saying “you are giving us the rights to use your entry in all print, electronic, and broadcast media, and to edit it as necessary.”

          Random Curiosity writers, on the other hand, are not paid in any shape or form. I don’t see where they would even get any semblance of money to pay the winner, considering the fact that they don’t have any income from the site, and some writers are still in college and not explicitly working. As such, asking for thousands of dollars similar to those other competitions you’re talking about is just plain unreasonable. Sure, there’s the potential of profit from selling the t-shirt, but Takaii already explicitly said any sales plans would be discussed with the artist FIRST. Also, even if there were any earnings left over after splitting it with the artist, it would most likely go to just improving the site. Furthermore, it’s not even really a contest, but merely a request to the community, for those who have time and are WILLING to do it.

          I understand what you’re trying to say, in that you think that many of the “good artists” won’t do anything for nothing and/or that we’re exploiting artists for their time and/or we’ll get potentially “lower quality” works as a result, but really, from what I’ve seen, only you and about 2/3 others are voicing your discontent at the moment. As such, I can’t help but say that all I see right now is you trying to force your general opinion on others and talking as if you explicitly represent each and every artist out there. What’s more is that I can’t believe you’re basically saying that artists with less quality and skill will only participate in these unpaid contests. That’s one of the greatest insults to artists that I’ve ever heard, because you can’t possibly know the quality of other artists who choose to submit their work, willingly, I might add. Heck, it’s also just full of irony because your site lists you as an artist too. Somehow I don’t think you’d take too kindly to people insulting you without ever even looking at your work. Also, I have to say that it seems like you’re speaking from a slightly biased view, because your site shows you as someone who does commissioned works for money at times.

          Overall, I do apologize if I made some assumptions up there that are incorrect regarding you as an artist and what you tried to say, but it’s just that I feel that Takaii’s getting an unfair amount of flak for no real reason here.

        • April 20, 2012 at 5:08 pmSpinning

          @Random Observer
          Well said!

      • April 20, 2012 at 11:52 amTakaii

        If you don’t like it, you don’t have to participate. It’s not mandatory.

        1st — I never said that I am going to sell this shirt. What I have said, is that if there is enough of a demand, we’ll cross that bridge when the time comes. IE: There is no plans to sell a shirt in the future. And even if demand was that high, which I doubt it will be, there’d be a long talk between Divine, the artist, and me before any type of selling occurs.

        2nd — I don’t understand why there are so many crybabies who are trying to put other people down. Are you implicitly stating that without a cash incentive, all the people who will and already have submitted work aren’t capable of creating something good?

        3rd — Do you see the word contest anywhere in my post? I’m asking the community to design a shirt that I can proudly show off at a convention. Nothing more, nothing less.

        Please go cry somewhere else about how unfair my request is.

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        • April 20, 2012 at 1:05 pmCherrie

          Wooo… what’s up with the harsh language?
          Everything Takaii stated is a valid point and you just completely ignored it and zoned in on ONE word he used. He never implied that the artists’ time is not WORTH anything; in fact, we think so highly of our readers that we want to see them bring something to our site too. It is not compulsory to submit something, if people WANT to, they can. If you feel so strongly that you’re not getting praised enough for your work or you feel that you DESERVE something more for your time, then perhaps your time is best spent else where.

          You should not put people down just because they find value in creating something for RC and it IS worth their time. Artists have the right to prioritize or choose which projects to accept and just because some think that the costs outweigh the benefits for designing this shirt; doesn’t mean they all feel the same.

          I’m going to stop now because this is already probably TL;DR. However I do think you’re showing off more attitude than Takaii at this point and it’s totally uncalled for.

        • April 20, 2012 at 1:52 pmMrRei

          Oh… Looks like someone had a fight with their boyfriend.. calm down.. take a deep breath. Deep breath.
          There.. feeling better now?
          Don’t worry.. we’re here for you buddy.. (>.<)\/

        • April 20, 2012 at 5:00 pmCurry23

          Whoa, I didn’t mean to start a fight and I really don’t like being called a cry-baby.
          Just want to point out that it is in fact a contest, just because you don’t use the word doesn’t change that fact. Its still a “call for entries”.

          I also apologize for not wording myself correctly, I did not mean to insult any of the artists that have entered. I meant that professionals aren’t likely to enter without some kind of prize besides a free shirt. I’d be happy to enter for something as simple as a few manga or a boxset; I could at least look at that as an incentive.

          The way it is set up however is considered “Spec work”, which is what disappointed me.

        • April 20, 2012 at 5:19 pmCurry23

          Also, people can feel free to enter, that’s fine. But it is still spec work. Even if RandomC is just asking their community, as friends.

          But personally, if I went to my one of my friends and asked them to design a shirt for me, I would pay them.

        • April 20, 2012 at 5:30 pmCurry23

          Lastly, (LOL sorry) I would just like to say that I don’t condone the person with all the harsh language… I am rather sad that it is coming from my side of the argument.
          I appreciate the idea that you are trying to back me up but there is no reason to become threatening… so umm yeahhh…. that is all. ^ ^ ;

        • April 21, 2012 at 3:25 amDivine

          I agree that there isn’t a whole lot of incentive to take part in this, and I was somewhat opposed to Takaii openly asking for art submissions as all we can really offer anyone is a bit of online notoriety, but there are a lot of talented “amateur” artists out there who wouldn’t mind “donating” their time and sharing their talent with the world.

          By definition, I’m an amateur writer since Random Curiosity isn’t my day job. I don’t even like writing; however, I’ve found it rewarding to put anywhere from 25 to 45 hours a week into this site for the past 3.5 years. Was that a good use of my free time? Was there any incentive in doing this at a consistent level for as long as I did, spending 2-4 hours on every post, and creating full-length images on top? I highly doubt it, but it’s not about the money here — it’s about a passion that people appreciate. All the other writers are no different, volunteering their free time to contribute to something that transcends monetary incentives.

          That said, I already made it clear to Takaii that he can’t sell this shirt out of respect to the artist, and even if something is mutually agreed upon, it would have to be at cost (i.e. not for profit). Also, I suggested that we do whatever we can to give the artist full credit right on the shirt itself, redirect traffic to their portfolios online, etc. We will give credit where credit is due, but if that’s not good enough for you, then please don’t spend your time on this.

        • April 21, 2012 at 9:07 amZen

          @Divine

          Was there any incentive in doing this at a consistent level for as long as I did, spending 2-4 hours on every post, and creating full-length images on top? I highly doubt it, but it’s not about the money here — it’s about a passion that people appreciate.

          That’s certainly the crux of this entire exercise, I totally agree. It’s all about someone’s passion for anime, and his/her love for this site. If I were a graphics designer, I would’ve jumped on board and started cracking the very moment I first saw this request, and I am certain that there are many other readers who would not pass up a chance to contribute to the community.

          But even so, you can’t deny the fact that offering some kind of incentive would attract more people to try a hand at this, and even more importantly, would attract more high quality individuals. I can hardly see that being a bad thing at all; more participants + a better participant pool equals a significantly higher probability of getting good quality entries.

          Now, before anyone jumps onto that sorely mistaken bandwagon and assumes that I’m in favor of monetary incentives, I will put it out there that I am not; I believe that incentives would be helpful, but I don’t think that these incentives need to be of a monetary nature to be compelling- the people who are asking for prize money are being completely unreasonable, I’m afraid; these are tough economic times after all…

          …volunteering their free time to contribute to something that transcends monetary incentives.

          This is exactly the kind of time that calls for unconventional and novel modes of thinking; what kind of “incentive” would transcend monetary incentives? Off the top of my head I can think of several ways through which you guys could offer compelling incentives to reader-graphic designers to participate- incentives that won’t cost a single cent.

          For example, since this contest is all about making RandomC shirts for AnimeExpo, you could offer the winning designer a chance to hang out with the RandomC writers in person during the event, should he/she decide to attend- all transportation and accommodation costs are his/her own responsibility, of course. This I feel would be a very significant incentive to many; which true fan of the site wouldn’t want to meet Takaii and the rest of the crew in person, after all?

          Another highly compelling, cost-free incentive you could offer is making the winner your de-facto go-to person whenever you need any kind of major graphics designing done for the site- or at least let him/her be the banner-maker for the site, or something (The Aquarion one’s been there forever…XP). Doing this won’t cost you a single cent, and I imagine that it would only benefit the site to have such a talented graphics artist on board, which the winner of this competition will inevitably be. Furthermore, if you made him/her your go-to graphics artist, after awhile, the site would become saturated with his/her art, which I would imagine, would serve as a kind of informal advertisement for his/her services- and a highly effective one at that, given RandomC’s massive popularity.

          And there are even creative ways to implement monetary incentives at no cost whatsoever.

          I already made it clear to Takaii that he can’t sell this shirt out of respect to the artist, and even if something is mutually agreed upon, it would have to be at cost (i.e. not for profit).

          Instead of selling the shirts yourself, what about you give a “license” (permission) to the winner to sell the shirts him/herself for a profit (within reason, of course- so he doesn’t jack up the prices to 99% royalties or something ridiculous like that) through sites like Zazzle. And then whenever Zazzle has the shirts ready for sale, you could put up a notification here on RandomC that endorses the shirt as the “official” RandomC T-shirt and redirects readers to the page on Zazzle where they can purchase it. Again, given RandomC’s huge popularity, I would imagine that any “official” site T-shirt would sell like hot cakes -and make the artist a significant profit in the process, creating a significant monetary incentive to the artist without any cost whatsoever to the site. And you could even leave all the logistical stuff involved in selling the shirt on Zazzle to the artist- not that it’s at all troublesome. In doing so you’ll be respecting the rights of the artist to his own art, and creating a significant monetary incentive all at the same time.

          Anyways, these are just suggestions; I’d urge you to consider them because I feel they will help attract more high-quality participants without any monetary cost to the site whatsoever. It’s your call whether they’re really worth the time, though I don’t think any of these pare particularly complicated logistically except for the Expo meet-up, perhaps…

        • April 21, 2012 at 10:28 amKingyo

          Great post Zen, I think these are very reasonable incentives and it really makes me want to join even more. Will definitely do if I have the time. This makes me think the the site might even expand to Danny Choo levels quite a way away in the future lol. (But perhaps not so commercialized)

          Also random but will we be getting and pictures of shirt in action?

        • April 21, 2012 at 11:20 amZen

          Thanks, Kingyo ;)

          And if anyone needs proof that these kinds of non-monetary incentives work, they should refer to the Kickstarter website, which was basically the inspiration for my ideas. Game developers looking to raise money have been highly successful at getting people to donate significant amounts of money through the use of non-monetary incentives. For example, some of the most successful incentives of the ongoing and highly successful Shadowrun kickstarter are personalized glyphs and npc characters- which are completely non-monetary and will only cost them some time to make; same goes for the recent Double Fine Adventure kickstarter which was 834% funded. Clearly, the power of clever non-monetary incentives cannot be denied…

          And special thanks to Master of Perzpektiba who was the inspiration for my third idea! ;)

        • April 21, 2012 at 1:32 pmCurry23

          @Divine
          I am really glad to hear shirts will not be sold and it makes me feel much better about it.

          @Zen
          Yes I do believe that working for free can help a lot in the professional world, I got a job that way once (but it was for a professional studio).

          The only thing about this that turned me off is that artists get ripped off a lot in this online world and our work is constantly losing value. The average price of an anime-style commission online is probably between $7 – $20 Even $30 for a full color piece; a work that takes many many hours to complete. If we charge a reasonable price, or even a price equivalent to minimum-wage-per-hour we are likely to be frowned upon and bashed with anonymous hate mail about our “ridiculous prices.” Many of us have expensive school loans to pay as well, but our degrees do not give us any opportunity to raise the commission price without hate. So there is a big artist movement against anything that might imply artwork is not worth much.

          Not to mention those of us with online galleries are constantly bashed with free requests from individuals and sometimes small game / comic creators for free work. I have even gotten notes that didn’t even ask! They just straight up say “Draw this for me.”

          Its not to say I’m opposed to doing things for free, I love giving gifts of my art to friends and strangers online and am known for it at conventions. What I don’t like is being asked for it. haha. It feels like you don’t think my work is worth it unless its free.

          Anyway, as I said I feel a lot better about this contest now that I know for sure the shirts won’t be sold. I have been lurking this site for years and I really enjoy it. Its usually how I decide what to watch that season. (Woo~ Mysterious Girlfriend X and Kids on the Slope!) I’m excited to see what entries arise, and good luck to everyone. Also I am very sorry because I get the feeling that I came across abrasively, which I absolutely do not want to do.

        • April 21, 2012 at 1:38 pmCurry23

          Oh and @Zen that is a great idea. It would be okay to sell them also if the “prize” of the contest was to get a percentage of the shirt sales or be able to sell them yourself. It would solve all of the problems.

        • April 21, 2012 at 2:59 pmZen

          @Curry23

          Oh and @Zen that is a great idea. It would be okay to sell them also if the “prize” of the contest was to get a percentage of the shirt sales or be able to sell them yourself. It would solve all of the problems.

          You honor me. I truly believe that there are viable compromises available to solve nigh any predicament. The parties involved need only to step back out of the mire of emotion and set aside their own self-interests for a brief moment, dedicating their minds to coming up with rational, creative solutions that address everyone’s concerns in a satisfactory manner. This can be difficult to do at times, which is why disinterested third parties are often brought in as mediators; this is essentially what happened here; Takaii putting his idea out to all the readers in an open forum allowed the interested parties to voice their concerns, and the disinterested third parties to share their solutions to these concerns (And everything in between). Even if my suggestion is somehow a “good idea” it only exists as the final culmination of 130+ comments’ worth of input on this page; therefore the credit goes to everyone involved in the discussion, and to the ones who created this forum of discussion to begin with…

        • April 22, 2012 at 12:38 amKoroshiyaKi

          Another highly compelling, cost-free incentive you could offer is making the winner your de-facto go-to person whenever you need any kind of major graphics designing done for the site- or at least let him/her be the banner-maker for the site, or something (The Aquarion one’s been there forever…XP).

          There’s actually a pretty good model for this case already. DotA while still on the War3 engine hosted a competition for designing their loading screen banner. The winner kunkka became their defacto artist for loading screens and now that valve has picked up DotA and is generating DotA2 he is now getting commissioned for his graphic designs (a good 4-5 years after).

      • April 20, 2012 at 8:49 pmdeafvader

        someone pls submit a good design so he can shut up. Or tie his fingers. or what not. Takaii any previews to showcase….?

        • April 21, 2012 at 7:44 pmThe Moondoggie

          My two cents? The naysayers there are the one and same person, trolling….

          Don’t like the prize, don’t draw. That it.

        • April 21, 2012 at 8:16 pmAnon

          You would think that, but unless that one person has multiple computers, the upvotes say differently. Though they are a small bunch in amount of people who have voiced themselves here.

    • April 20, 2012 at 2:16 pmKanade

      Only if I was in US, I would of took part in this contest though the fact that I’m living in Australia puts me off doing so.

    • April 20, 2012 at 3:15 pmMaster of Perzpektiba

      Hi! I used “Master” as my username on my 1st post here. If I can make a suggestion Takaii, why don’t you guys open a zazzle store and let them make the T-shirts for you so that everyone who wants to buy the shirt can just go there and buy one for themselves and you guys don’t have to worry about the whole making the T-shirts yourselves and shipping it to the buyers. You can also make your store look like the Randomc website, they offer XHTML and CSS advanced settings for your store customization. You can also use their promotional tools that you can add here at your website. You can get the royalty fee for the purchase AND the refferal fee as well, if they purchase it thru the promotional tools, I think?

      And to those who want to participate here, Zazzle also has Guide files for the participants to download. I also think that the participants should only submit low quality images so that they’re guaranteed that their submitted entries will not be used even if they lose. And the winner should receive more than a T-shirt as well, ’cause if you were to sell the design on the T-shirt it would feel like you’ve cheated the designer, right?

      I would like to see a Randomc Zazzle Store someday, with products like Takaii T-shirts, Prooof Plates (yes, they have plates in there too!”), Stilts Stickers etc. Anyway this is just my suggestion it’s up to you guys to consider. You can check My/Our Store to get a feel of what it’s like.

      I’m still working on my design that’s why I haven’t submitted anything yet. Sorry for the long post again!

    • April 20, 2012 at 8:06 pmBROOKLYN otaku

      “me but they can be tall, short, skinny, or skinny ” BUT NOT A FAT ASS!!!! hehehehehe HEAVENS FORBID! LOLOLOLOL! all I’m saying is that this chick better BE A GLASSES GIRL!!!!

      • April 20, 2012 at 8:07 pmBROOKLYN otaku

        I may just SUBMIT…but dont get mad if she looks just like BATTLE ANGEL ALITA.

        • April 20, 2012 at 8:12 pmBROOKLYN otaku

          hehe, just 2 more words should say it all for this “mascot”….and they are R.C “TRAMP STAMP” huh? how real is dat!?

        • April 21, 2012 at 4:28 amTakaii

          Reminds me of the Adjutant from Starcraft II which has an amazing design.

    • April 20, 2012 at 8:38 pmDaBrotherman

      No Otakon for you guys, a dayum shame

    • April 20, 2012 at 9:05 pmMomo

      I am interested in what designs people will come up with. Hopefully, despite the worries of some here, you’ll still get some quality designs.

      I would love to participate but will most likely be busy doing uni related design work until semester break. If only the deadline was in June instead. Good luck to all, can’t wait to see your submissions.

    • April 21, 2012 at 9:08 pmLanka

      I’m going to try this :)
      I can understand why some people are anal about this but…. I’m an artist, I get paid to do draw. However I would try this anyway because I’ve been following this blog for a very long time. I don’t care if they use it for free, I don’t care if they sell it to gain profits. Each artist is different, and this is how I feel about it.

      Does RC have any color schemes?

      • April 22, 2012 at 6:01 amruirui

        color scheme: i think it might be the blue and gold you see on the tabs and the comment lines, not 100% sure tho (:

      • April 22, 2012 at 6:12 amKokakora

        Blue and White definitely, seeing as they’ve been the colour scheme of the site since forever. And yeah I guess a hint of gold, but that’s less permanant. It was green at one point in time.

    • April 22, 2012 at 2:39 pmFly

      Good day. Long time lurker of RC; I really enjoy the anime coverage and synopses. Many thanks for (all of) your efforts on this fine blog. I have a few quick questions about the contest:

      (1) For this contest, may one submit more than 1 entry?
      (2) What optimal width/height ratio would you recommend for your T-shirt (for optimal printing etc)?

      • April 22, 2012 at 6:23 pmTakaii

        You may submit as many as you like.

        The size of the design can be scaled so go for whatever you’d like.

      • April 22, 2012 at 6:38 pmKokakora

        Unless you are vectoring your design, you should go with perhaps A4 size (I guess that’s a decent amount of canvas space?) at least in 300dpi. Otherwise, Takaii could end up with an ugly pixelated design on his shirt and you’d have to redraw it.

        • April 23, 2012 at 5:52 amspec art… meh -_-;

          lol “unless you vector it” I can’t wait to see the unusable files and formats you guys are gonna end up with.. a nightmare.

        • April 23, 2012 at 6:33 amKokakora

          Wait was I wrong in saying that? :S I thought vectors should perfectly be able to be scaled without losing quality. And you can just export it as whatever you want later…

        • April 23, 2012 at 9:56 amspec art is bad

          It just shows general ignorance. The mod said to send in any resolution and they could scale it up and down. with raster submissions this wont work/look like garbage. If they are vectorizing it on their side, different quality issues arise. Ever see line art scanned at 300dpi, made vector, the scaled to 600dpi, say for a large poster, it doesn’t look so hot. Its a misconception that vector just scales up and down with no quality loss.

        • April 24, 2012 at 10:33 pmKokakora

          I know about the issues with rasterized submissions but not about issues with vector as well. Our design tutor told us in uni that there should be no problems with scaling vectors in Illustrator, but I guess not.

          Well I’m not even submitting a design so you don’t have to worry about my cluelessness haha…

    • April 23, 2012 at 3:03 amOutcast

      Right this has been stickied for far too long now. You got your 5000 views. Time for the normal posts to shine again.

    • April 23, 2012 at 4:41 amSonicFreak

      lol i would like to join but im not so good at drawing yet that said can i still join?

      • April 23, 2012 at 5:03 amZen

        Maybe you could commission an art piece (according to your own vision) from a professional artist? Someone above mentioned that it costs something like $10-$30 USD…there’s lots of amazing artists who do commissions over on deviantART

    • April 23, 2012 at 5:50 amspec art… meh -_-;

      Would you ask a nuclear physics to design the A NUCLEAR FISSION REACTOR to bring RC’s costs down, as a favor? No? Would you ask your friend the plastic surgeon to give the female members boob jobs so they’d get more attention at the convention, for free? Thats what you’re asking artists to do. Im glad you all can volunteer enough time to keep this blog up without an income, I wish I had something that paid me enough to do what *I* want to do all the time. However, as a designer/illustrator who went to school who put in my dues, I hate seeing art contests, and spec work. NOTHING stops you from taking people who didnt win’s art and using it for commercial purposes. I dont mean you, *you guys* would never do that, but it DOES happen in these contests. Its not a good way to get a fledgling artist a break. Not to mention there are companies that do solely this, and drive the price that we (professional artists) can charge for our time. They just start a contest, pick the one they want, and maybe use some of the losers in the future (its in the fine print) I know you aren’t making anyone sign their art away. I just see spec contests and think.. theres another group of people who don’t see what I do as something worth paying for.

    • April 23, 2012 at 6:06 aman idea for the future

      Next time you need something paid for, start a kickstarter for it. Since your fans and staff are so generous, have them donate. Then, when the issue of needing art comes up. YOU CAN ACTUALLY PAY THEM. And not go through the amateur hour nightmare of wrong file sizes, incorrect DPI, not knowing RGB from CMYK, and other such things you’re going to get from people willing to spend time on free-work. Someone mentioned kickstarter before, it’s your perfect solution.

      • April 24, 2012 at 11:13 pmZanibas

        I would like to note that no one from the staff has endorsed my opinion here: I’m speaking from my own perspective.

        This comment is assuming that the winner is going to be a professional that knows exactly what he’s doing. Amateurs can win as underdogs too! Though the Kickstarter idea is a valid suggestion, I must contend against it.

        One of the main driving reasons why Takaii started this contest is that it was meant to be a way for our community to participate. Personally, I love it when we’re able to directly interact with our readers, so when Tak first brought up the contest, I thought this was a great idea for us to let our artistic readers have a go, if they wished, at showing off their RandomC <3, and I'm sure many of the other writers felt the same. :3

        The problem with a Kickstarter is that it suggests obligation for our community to raise money to a certain goal. That absolutely goes against our philosophy on accepting donations, something Divine has clarified some years back.

        http://randomc.net/2010/10/21/thank-you-for-your-continued-support/

        If we begun a Kickstarter, then started a contest for the tee design, that would mean that we would have to take many people's hard-earned funds to choose a design they might end up disliking, which seems absolutely unfair to them. Even if we opened it up to voting (which is a bad idea when money is involved, as it opens the field up to vote rigging), in the case that some designs are hotly contested, donators who vote for the non-winning design may feel jipped (just like how many no spec advocates feel at this moment).

        Starting a Kickstarter, then selecting a professional designer for the shirt without a contest would detract from the community outreach goal and also prevent amateurs from participating. We'd prefer if the design came from a reader who's willing to do a shirt design for us, paid or unpaid. Hiring a designer without allowing others to demonstrate their potential defeats the purpose the staff had in mind.

        However, do not think that we haven't made our faults, cause we have (and we're learning) and it has been an enlightening experience, with some of the non-monetary suggestions made here heard and noted. Starting a drive though to raise funds though just cannot fit in with our website culture.

        • April 30, 2012 at 7:01 pmZen

          Starting a drive though to raise funds though just cannot fit in with our website culture.

          I second your opinion, Zanibas. I must admit that I now somewhat regret mentioning Kickstarter as the inspiration for my ideas about compelling non-monetary incentives; I seem to have opened up whole new can of worms here- I was reluctant to mention it at all at first because I knew that someone would latch onto it and get the wrong idea; I only added note of it in a later comment because I felt that strong examples were crucial to the credibility of my suggestions. All I meant to do was highlight model instances where non-monetary incentives have been highly successful at motivating people to give freely (Be it money/time/work/art)- and not at all to suggest that Kickstarter be used as a means to fund a prize pool for this contest. Like you said, accepting donations goes against long-standing site traditions, overstepping the moral boundaries that have been RandomC’s guiding light for all these years- I can tell you that Divine’s integrity is one of the main reasons why I love this site.

          Furthermore doing so may tread dangerously close to the thin red line that separates the legitimate Kickstarters from those that are somewhat…questionable morally, to say the least. For every legitimate Kickstarter, there seems to be another (or two…XP) which is/are simply someone/some group asking for money for some obscure, poorly documented purpose for which you know in your heart of hearts is entirely self-serving- like you said, there is no good way to ensure that everyone who donated will be satisfied the winning design. Your typical, legitimate Kickstarter provides donors with comprehensive information about what their money will be going to- therefore if you donate, there’s a good bet that you’ll be satisfied with what it begets you. With this T-shit contest there is absolutely no way to tell who or what the winner will be before hand- and thus there is also no way to ensure that donors will be satisfied with the result- which would make it entirely self-serving to whoever judges the entries, in complete disregard of the donor’s rights, making such a thing morally questionable…

        • April 30, 2012 at 7:23 pmZen

          *T-shirt (fourth line from the end)

          Double posting to correct a typo is silly, but the effect of this one is just ridiculous…

    • April 23, 2012 at 11:02 amManeki Neko

      I just sent in my submission, and wanted to make sure you got it. I had fun with it so maybe I’ll see what else I can come up with.

    • April 23, 2012 at 4:41 pmFil

      I don’t actually visit this site that often and principally I am in agreement with the fact that artists should not be doing these type of things. If I were a professional artist, I would never consider spec-work because not only is it a depreciation of my time, it also devalues the work of the entire profession in the eyes of the public.

      That said, since I have no sense of self-worth, no career ambitions in art, and do dumb things for fun, let the depreciation begin!

      http://i.imgur.com/dPxj8.png

      • April 23, 2012 at 4:43 pmFil

        I sure am glad that illustrators don’t run around giving away engineering consultations for free.

        #doAsISayAndNotAsIDo

      • April 23, 2012 at 4:50 pmFil

        Also, I am submitting, but it’ll be released under a Creative Commons license.

        I want to point it out as an option for people who don’t want to see their works commercialized if they don’t want to.

        • April 24, 2012 at 10:29 pmZanibas

          Previous staff responses above have established that commercialization of these shirts at the site’s profit would never happen. Although a CC license is a good concept to apply to your artwork in general, note that we have no intentions of resenting you for doing so, since commercialization has never been in the intent of this contest :).

    • April 26, 2012 at 6:38 amHrmmmm

      As of now RC’s t-shirt contest is a Pro Bono request made by a non-profit group which is perfectly fine and resonable as far as I’m concerned.

      Curry23

      I totally agree. I would love to enter if there were actual incentives…

      Curry23

      How have I shown myself to be a bad character? I am purely standing up for what I believe in; that spec work is wrong.

      Your agreement to add any form of prize or ‘carrot’ only to the winner would make it Spec Work.

      If by incentives you meant compensation for work committed to a blog site that doesn’t even pay its own writers (highly respectable, mind you)… well you’re looking and arguing in the wrong place buddy.

      These arguments are unsightly and inappropriately thrown around onto this innocent contest. There are better forums for this and I’m sure you know it.

    • May 8, 2012 at 6:06 pmpetitorenji

      Just submitted something. Please check your email whenever convenient. Thnx!

    • May 10, 2012 at 10:19 pmJewelkoi

      I submitted mine last week. Look forward to seeing who wins this:)

    • May 13, 2012 at 2:56 pmMaster of Perzpektiba

      Just submitted, hope you like it!

    • May 13, 2012 at 3:54 pmpedobearmatt

      To make it the best Random Curiosity t-shirt, merge the favorites of Omni, Divine, and the character that is best suited for RC.

    • May 15, 2012 at 1:09 amMaster of Perzpektiba

      Submitted some T-Shirt samples, hope you like it!

    • May 15, 2012 at 9:33 pmDrift

      Question. So are we designing 2 things (Charterer and the t-shirt) or just 1 thing (a character to go onto the tshirt).

    • May 20, 2012 at 2:16 pmShirikatsu

      Is there a certain deadline to this? Because I’d be able to come up with some nice designs, but at the moment I’m kinda topped with work and other priorities, I’ll probably have enough time during Summer to design something but that depends if you guys have a deadline or need designs in by a certain date for printing etc.

    • May 27, 2012 at 10:38 ambaka-neko

      Design submitted. I hope you’ll like it :)

    • May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pmmasheucasheu

      sent 4 designs :)

    • May 31, 2012 at 3:34 pmSpirafall

      I’d still like to submit if there is still time. :(

      • May 31, 2012 at 3:47 pmverdant

        Please do, looking forward to it!

    • June 3, 2012 at 8:00 pmliloaznangel

      Wallpapers I made for my laptop and my archos 43 tablet based off the design I submitted for this event if anyone is curious http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/2778/rcms.jpg http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7793/56545728.jpg