Project: Rooftop is proud to announce their next redesign contest, spotlighting on the DC Entertainment hero Green Lantern. Originally created back in 1940 by John Broome, Gil Kane, Bill Finger and Martin Nodell, Green Lantern has become one of the biggest super-heroes in comic books. And now Project: Rooftop is putting out the call for artists around the world to submit their own renditions of the hero to be spotlighted on Project: Rooftop’s website and be reviewed by the P:R staff as well as long-time Green Lantern writer Ron Marz and in-demand artist/designer James White.
“I’ve always thought Hal Jordan’s costume was one of the best designs in comics. Simple. Sleek. It’s pretty tough to beat Gil Kane for costume design,” says Marz. “But the Green Lantern mythology is vast, and we’ve seen so many cool costume interpretations in the Green Lantern Corps. I’m anxious to see what the artists come up with.”
In this contest, artists are invited to redesign DC’s Green Lantern hero and can choose any of the various characters who have served as Green Lantern’s in the past. Artists are cautioned however that the judges will be making their scores based on how well the redesigned costume fits both the Green Lantern Corps and the person inside the suit.
“When I was a kid in the early 80s, all the neighborhood kids had their favorite heroes. Most would fight over who was going to be Superman or Batman, but I was always Green Lantern,” said White, who will act as a guest judge and also designed the contest’s banner. “Green Lantern had a kickass symbol and a wicked green power ring that could materialize anything. What’s not to like when you’re 6? And therein lies the key. Lantern’s design was elegant, iconic, and most importantly: simple. Designing a new uniform for Hal brings with it a unique and challenging opportunity. How does one maintain that elegance, while at the same time re-imagining it?”
Entries for Green Lantern: Emerald Ensemble should aim to create a new take on the hero that stays true to the character’s concept and history and only revise their costume, as if your design was in the running to be used in current continuity. All entries must be received by May 16, 2013 at 5pm Eastern Time. As usual, check our guidelines, and save your submission as a .jpg, .,png or .gif with your full name as the file name. Send your submission as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line being “Entry for Green Lantern: Emerald Ensemble,” and make sure to include your name and website in the body of the e-mail.
Thanks to James White for designing the logo for this contest.
About Project: Rooftop
Project: Rooftop (http://www.projectrooftop.com) is where cartoonists and illustrators bring their costume design skills to task in tribute to the superheroes and villains we’ve grown up with. This site is intended to promote the idea of superhero costume redesigning as a skill, specific to superhero media. We also aim to foster continued interest for these amazing characters and spotlight up-and-coming creators.