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Winners have been selected by the DonationPro software.  They will be contacted by me with an email.
Once confirmed they will be announced here.
Our thanks to everyone who participated in this month's raffle drawing!

-Yoc



http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/images/DCM banner32-6th ann month-animated-B-day2.gif

First off let me thank Roy Johnson for allowing us to use his commission piece for our new banner this month!
Artwork by Brendon Fraim, Mitch Ballard, and Gerry Turnbull.  You can see the full sized final piece and read who is who at THIS LINK.
There are a handful of original characters sprinkled among the Golden-Age public domain heroes.  All non-public domain characters & 2016 Roy Johnson.
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This artwork is part of his new self published book The Standard Comics Encyclopedia (Abridged) which he is selling from THIS LINK.
Roy has been having fun with his alternate history of a fictional world where Standard Comics became the dominate comic publisher in North America.  You can see what he's done with his Standard Universe idea here at THIS LINK.

Roy has been amazingly generous with DCM over the years.  His commissions have been used in some of my favourite DCM banners.  And there are plans for more in the near future.
Thanks again Roy!  :D

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(NOTE - these are samples.  The prize boxes will not be exactly as shown here.)
http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/images/forum message pictures/RaffleBoxCovers/kracalactaka-small.jpg

Hi Gang,
For the month of March 2016 as part of the coming DCM 6th Anniversary on March 28th we are having a raffle for THREE one-of-a-kind handmade decoupage comics short boxes generously donated by our own Kracalactaka!  To see the great work Kracalactaka does check out his blog at THIS LINK.

Here is how the raffle works:
For every dollar donated, the donor will get 1 raffle ticket towards winning one of three Kracalactaka decoupage comics short boxes.
On March 28th, as part of the DCM Anniversary, we will have an electronic drawing (built into the forum donation pro software).  The three winners will be determined and announced in a new post. 
The winners will also be contacted via the email address they registered with on DCM and their PayPal address where they will be asked to select their choice of covers for their handmade box as well as provide a Canada or U.S.A. mailing address where the box can be sent.

***NOTE - SADLY DUE TO POSTAGE FEES THIS RAFFLE IS ONLY OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS WITH A CANADA OR U.S.A. MAILING ADDRESSES.  Our apologies to any non-American donors.  We hope you still feel that DCM is worthy of your financial support as we wouldn't be here without you.***


The winners will get to pick one from a selection of covers below to be featured on their box.  Here's what will be available

           1                     2                      3                       4                     5

           6                      7                     8                     9                     10                   11

          12                     13                    14                  15                   16                TAKEN

01- Phantom Lady 17 (Fox)
02- a Madam Satan box featuring panels from various Madam Satan stories from inside Pep Comics (MLJ)
03- Zoot Comics 09 (Fox)
04- Slave Girl Comics 01 (Avon)
05- Dear Lonely Heart 01 (Comic Media)
06- Zoot Comics 14 (Fox)
07- Chamber of Chills 19 (Harvey)
08- Out of this World Adventures 02 (Avon)
09- Strange Worlds  04 or 05 (Avon)(see box examples above)
10- Canteen Kate 01 (St John)
11- Black Terror/Exciting Comics Combo of various panels from both titles with cover from BT 06 (Flying Torpedo) and Exciting 36 (Steamroller) (Better)
12- Terrors of the Jungle 07 (Star)
13- Teen Age Romances 2 (St John)
14- Rulah 19 (Fox)
15- Eerie 09 (IW)
16- Amazing Adventures 4 (Ziff Davis)
17- Captain Rocket #1 (P.L. Pub.)  TAKEN BY JimO for his prize choice.

  • Contest Rules:
    • Contest is open to donors with North American mailing addresses only, sorry.
    • one chance for every dollar donated to DCM
    • The three winners will be randomly selected from entries on March 28th. (DCM's Anniversary)
    • You must be 18 or over to enter.
    • Winners will be notified within 24 hours of contest's end. The winner will have 5 business days to respond.
      If we receive no response, a new winner will be chosen at random from the remaining eligible entries.
    • Neither DCM nor Kracalactaka will be held responsible for lost shipments.
    • By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to hold Kracalactaka and DCM,
      and respective owners, employees and assigns harmless against any and all
      claims and liability arising out of the use or redemption of the prize.

    REMEMBER - all donations go towards the DCM monthly server bill.  Thanks again for all your support.

    To Donate CLICK HERE or the donate link on the download site and forum.

    Good luck to all and thanks for taking the time to read this!
    :D

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Re: DCM's 6th Anniversary Raffle is now running!
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 02:20:54 PM »
I look forward to making the decoupage comic boxes for the winners. The boxes will be brand new standard/modern size short boxes.

By the time we get to the end of this raffle, there will likely be other options available.

I have been making these for about 2 years now haven't gotten bored with it yet.  Also, making and selling these boxes has become a sort of "self-licking ice cream cone" because most of what I have made has gone back into buying comics to scan for DCM & CB+  such as my runs of MLJ/Archie and Charlton books I am working on. :D

Please see my blog (see link below) for examples of most of my past work.

Kracalactaka!


ps  here are other cover options for the Strange Worlds and Black Terror box designs


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Re: DCM's 6th Anniversary Raffle is now running!
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 02:30:21 PM »
I was wondering how long you'd been doing this K.
Your new She-Hulk box is especially good!

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Re: DCM's 6th Anniversary Raffle is now running!
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 11:29:05 AM »
four more PD options to choose from, from Charlton, Ajax-Farrell & Star

True Life Secrets #23

Space War #16 (Using real comics)

All True Romance V2 #29 (Using real comics)

All Famous Crime #4 (using real comics)


(I normally don't use the real thing for vintage designs, but These books basically fell apart as I scanned them

  
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Re: DCM's 6th Anniversary Raffle is now running!
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 03:21:47 PM »
Wow! 6 years already? Goodness! It seems like only yesterday we were all trying to guess the name of the new site. Congratulations guys! Awesome job!  :D
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Re: DCM's 6th Anniversary Raffle is now running!
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 10:19:17 PM »
Thanks Astaldo, time does fly!
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Re: DCM's 6th Anniversary Raffle is now running!
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2016, 05:59:26 PM »
Happy Birthday to ALL...   I will be traveling to Chicago tomorrow...  BUT..

I don't get a chance to say much these days.. .BUT I will keep scanning..

Till they're all SCANNED..

Thanks to all !!!!!!!!!!!!  for your hard works and crazy dedication..
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Hi Gang,
The first Kracalactaka box to be completed is going to be out in the mail soon.
DCM's JimO picked the Captain Rocket option for his box and here are some pictures of what is heading his way -

Thanks to both Kracalactaka and JimO for all their support!
-Yoc


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This was a fun box to do, lots of aliens, ray guns , rocket ships and plenty of great Good Girl art.

Jim O asked me so this is how I do it:


The modge podge mafia would say you should use that or similar, but it is sooooo expensive ($8-$13 for small bottle),
it is just overpriced glue. (yes it can provide a glazed type "finish" but it is not water proof.)

I use Elmer's glue($13 gallon jugs from Lowes'/Home Depot). I pour a little into a paper bowl, then add a little
water and stir it around til it has a consistency a little thicker than latex wall paint. I use a painters chip
brush to apply the glue. I brush the glue onto the surface I want to decoupage, then carefully lay the paper down
onto it, starting from one end, pressing down as I go, doing the best I can to press out creases and bubbles
(it never comes out 100% perfect). Sometimes the edge will pop up so use a little glue on the tip of your brush's
bristles and get it under there and press it down with the heel of your hand. (Try not to rub when you do this as
it can rub the toner off the paper.)

When you are 1st starting/learning you should use smaller pieces of paper as they are easier to get the hang of.
You can build up your skills eventually to where you can do full pages at a time, but it takes a while to the hang
of it and don't be surprised when the first few times you try, it looks like doo-doo.  I suggest practicing on a
junk piece of cardboard before moving on to a piece that you will display.

Any way, wait for the glue to dry before applying poly, about an hour should do.

Onece it is dry you can start with the poly, I use two kinds, 1st is Minwax water-based polycrillic and 2nd is Minwax
fast drying clear gloss polyurethane.

Start by applying the 2-3 coats of the water-based polycryllic with a standard paint brush (waiting 15-30 min between coats).  This will create an initial (primer) coat and that seals the decoupage finish, particularly at the seams between pieces of paper. This is VERY IMPORTANT.

DO NOT just apply the (oil based) Polyurethane directly to the decoupage surface as it will get up under the paper and
create ugly discolored oil stains.

After applying the water based polycryllic and letting it dry you can apply the polyurethane. Apply in light, smooth coats with a disposable foam brush. I generally do 2 coats. I wait about at least 6 hrs between coats and once you are finally done it is best to wait 12-24 hrs before using the item (Or in my case, packing it for shipping).


EXCEPTIONS: If the comics you are dealing with are B&W (like The Walking Dead), do not use the polyurethane at all, just apply a fourth coat of water-based polycryllic using a FOAM brush for a final smooth coat. The oil based polyurethane will yellow a bit over time and while this is not really noticeable on color comics, it looks like poop on B&W comics, ditto if you are going to apply a single Colored item against a white background, the edges will be all yellowed.

OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS:

You can get multiple uses out of your water-based polycrillic & glue brushes. Just rinse them out with cold water and store them in (SEPARATE) cups partially filled with water so the bristles stay flexible.

The foam brushes are one time use, don't bother trying to clean/re-use.

DO NOT buy foam brushes at Lowes/Home Depot,etc or Sherwin Williams, etc too expensive. At Wal-mart or Meijer you can 20-25 packs for about $5 (look in the crafts dept).  At Dollar General you can find 12 packs for about $1.50 and sometimes you can find these packs in Wal-Mart's paint dept for about the same price.

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE for the MINWAX Water-Based Polycrillic or the MINWAX Fast-Drying Polyurethane. ONLY USE the CLEAR finishes. It is up to you whether you use Satin , Semi-gloss or Gloss finishes. Though I find that I prefer a gloss finish for the final coat(s). I have tried other products and there is nothing that comes anywhere near to working as good. Use these exact items or do not even bother trying this.

If you are using REAL COMICS, the older newsprint ones are easier to work with (less bubbling & creasing) but with practice you can make the modern, glossy comic pages look good too.

If you are using computer Print outs DO NOT use ink jet toner. You won't like what happens when wet stuff like glue and poly gets on it (the colors runs and it looks like a new baby's diaper) BEST PRACTICE is to use printouts from a Color LASER JET printer.

If you are decoupaging a finshed wood or plastic surface you need to scratch it up a bit with sand paper so the glue will a bit more to grab hold of. Also make your glue-water mix a bit thicker.


REMEMBER: This is not a fast process and there are no short cuts.    


 
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Wow, thanks for this K.
Very good info for anyone out there thinking about trying on their own.
It sure sounds like it's not for the faint of heart.

-Yoc

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Re: DCM's 6th Anniversary Raffle - winners have been selected. Stay Tuned!
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2016, 01:22:18 PM »
Hi Gang,
Our second winner CBpop requested a general sci-fi themed small box from Kracalactaka.
and here are some pictures of his soon to be sent out box.

Congrats to CBpop and thanks again to Kracalactaka for offering his unique and fun boxes up for raffle.
-Yoc

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Re: DCM's 6th Anniversary Raffle - winners have been selected. Stay Tuned!
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2016, 09:26:02 AM »
Hi Gang,
Our third and final winner StaqMalven went off list and requested a Blonde Phantom themed small box from Kracalactaka.
and here are some pictures.

Congrats to all three winners and again many thanks again to Kracalactaka for offering his unique boxes up for the raffle.
-Yoc

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DCM 6th Anniversary Raffle Winners' Boxes up on Kracalactaka's Blog
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2016, 03:17:16 PM »
I had fun making all three boxes.

lots of pictures of all three boxes are posted on my blog here:

http://kracalactakacreations.blogspot.com/2016/04/digital-comic-museum-6th-anniversary.html

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jOy9FloAi4o/Vw6v2d0oz2I/AAAAAAAAB9c/gQTuhaXEwcwee0ONTJ4W1ROOZN3jseyvwCLcB/s320/DSCF9630.JPG
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