Stockton-Con Announces Tony Dezuniga Memorial Art Contest

Stockton-Con
is proud to announce its second annual all ages art contest. Beginning
with this year’s contest, it will be known as the Tony DeZuniga Memorial
Art Contest. Tony passed away last year, but his legacy will continue
to live on with his family and those that he inspired. He made Stockton
his home for the greater part of the last decade and he worked with many
local artists, mentoring them when he could. He is an important figure
in comic, gallery, and illustration art for several reasons. During the
1970s, he brought a realistic look from his advertising style of
illustration. Some of his best work was in collaboration with John
Buscema in the early issues of The Savage Sword of Conan. He also
co-created Jonah Hex and The Black Orchid for DC comics and worked with a
number of important stories in the comic world.


“Naming
the Art Contest after Tony is such a great honor,” said Tina DeZuniga,
Tony’s wife. “I wish Tony could see the success of Stockton-Con. I
myself was so surprised by last year’s attendance. The organizers worked
so hard and people really travelled just to attend the event. I’m so
proud and so honored to be part of this event.”


To
honor Stockton’s connection to Mr. DeZuniga, the art challenge is for
each artist to create a “Tribute to Tony” poster (11”x17”) in any
medium.


In
addition to the other great prizes for the art contest, Action Lab
Entertainment will award the first prize winner a cover for an upcoming
issue of Ghost Town. “We are excited to be a part of the Tony DeZuniga
Memorial Art Contest,” said Action Lab Entertainment Creative Director
and writer of Ghost Town, Dave Dwonch. “We are looking forward to seeing
some great tributes to Tony from artists all over the country.”


This contest is open to anyone with following prizes:




First Prize – $250 cash prize, Future cover of Action Lab’s Ghost Town,
$100 Gift Certificate to Ka-Blam, Back Cover of Stockton-Con program

• Second Prize – $100 cash prize — $50 Gift Certificate to Ka-Blam Inside Back Cover of Stockton-Con program

• Third Prize – $50 cash prize — $25 Gift Certificate to Ka-Blam

Fan Favorite — Inside Front Cover of Stockton-Con program,
Professional Framing for entry piece by Deck The Walls ($200 value)


The
image submitted must be an original piece of high resolution, but may
not exceed 25 MB. The entrant must also sign, scan and email the
artist’s release. One entry per artist. Entries must be received by July 6, 2013. Entries should be emailed to stocktonconartcontest@gmail.com


Entries
will be displayed on Stockton-Con’s Facebook page (72 dpi) and may be
reproduced as full size posters for display at and for use in promotions
both before and after Stockton-Con on August 4, 2013.  Smaller reproductions may also be used to promote Stockton-Con. All entries may be reproduced in the Stockton-Con program.


Entries,
with artist’s name blocked out, will be judged by a panel of
professionals who will select First, Second & Third place winners
and honorable mention awards. The Fan Favorite award will be selected
solely by Facebook viewer votes.


Websites:

http://stocktoncon.com

Tony DeZuniga http://www.comicartfans.com/comic-artists/tony_dezuniga.asp

Action Lab Entertainment – http://www.actionlabcomics.com/

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