Project: Rooftop And Valiant Entertainment Announce SHADOWMAN: IN A NEW LIGHT contest

Project: Rooftop  And Valiant Entertainment Announce 

“Shadowman: In A New Light” Redesign  Contest

Comics Veteran  And Shadowman Co-Writer/Artist Patrick Zircher To Act As Guest  Judge

Project: Rooftop is proud to announce that they’re partnering with Valiant Entertainment to host their next redesign contest, spotlighting on the hero  Shadowman. Originally created back in 1994 by Jim Shooter, Steve  Englehart, David Lapham and Bob Layton, Shadowman has become one of the  biggest heroes in independent comics, selling over 5 million copies of  his long-running series and prompting several video game spin-offs. And  now with the character returning in an all-new series, Shadowman in November, Project: Rooftop is organizing artists worldwide to submit  their own renditions of the hero for prizes, reviews and recognition.


Shadowman  is one of the key figures in the Valiant comics universe; a dark  vigilante who strives to banish the sinister forces that try to creep  their way into our reality. The character returns in November with an  all-new series by co-writer/artist Patrick Zircher and writer Justin  Jordan.


“We’re excited to partner with a prestigious comic company  like Valiant and give our readers and our artists something special for  this redesign contest,” said journalist and P:R co-founder Chris  Arrant. “On behalf of Dean, the P:R contributors and our readers, we’re  excited to see how artists will reinterpret the Shadowman character.”


Joining the regular P:R judges is veteran comics artist and artist of the upcoming Shadowman series,  Patrick Zircher. Zircher is responsible for the modern designs of both  Shadowman and Ninjak, and previously worked on a variety of Marvel  titles including Captain America and Iron Man.


“Valiant’s  night-prowling, monster-hunting hero is a very special character for  me,” said Zircher. “There’s a terrific pool of talent out there and I’m  really looking forward to the contest designs for Shadowman.”


Valiant Entertainment is providing prizes for the top three places in our contest. First place will receive a copy of the rare Shadowman Black, the Bill Sienkiewicz variant cover to Shadowman #1 and the Dave Johnson variant covers to Shadowman #1 and #2. Second place will receive the Dave Johnson variant covers to Shadowman #1 and #2 as well as a complete run of the Valiant books released since  the company returned this summer. Third place will receive the Dave  Johnson variant covers to Shadowman #1 and #2.


Entries  for “Shadowman: In A New Light” 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 November 30, 2012  at midnight EST. As usual, check our guidelines, include your name and website, and send your art as an attachment in jpg, png, or gif format to


Thanks to Paul Milligan for designing the logo for this contest.

About Project: Rooftop

Project: Rooftop ( 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

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