When I organized the first Jackalope Stories Fan Art Contest, I didn't really know what to expect. I hoped to get a wide a range of participation, but you never know how these things will go. I'm pleased to say I am overwhelmed by the number and quality of submissions, and I want to sincerely thank everyone who took the time to create a unique piece of Jackalope Stories artwork. It's amazing to see this world come alive through so many different creative lenses.
As I mentioned previously, I want to showcase every submission on the website. However there are two special artists who in addition to having their work highlighted will receive prizes. Without further ado the two winners of the first Jackalope Stories Fan Art Contest are Emilee Barton and Addyson Humpherys!
While all the submissions received were great and brought a smile to my face, these two in particular did a phenomenal job of both capturing the feeling of the books and bringing a unique perspective to the subject matter. Thank you so much Emilee and Addyson, and I hope you enjoy your prizes. It was honestly very difficult to choose two winners. We got a plethora of amazing, thoughtful, and pleasantly spooky pieces submitted and I'm excited to share them all with you now.
In addition to the submissions, above I wanted to put a special spotlight on two other entries. There were two pieces of art submitted by two different individuals to whom I owe a sincere thanks. The first drawing was created by Jacob Havard. Jacob is a teacher at George County School District in Mississippi and has been fan since the early days of Jackalope Stories. He's also been hugely supportive in promoting the books and this contest among students. I owe the success of Jackalope Stories to fans like Jacob, and I'm hugely jealous of his artistic ability!
The last entry I wanted to highlight is one that will now be hanging in my house! I'm fortunate enough to have a very talented family capable of generating artwork across a range of mediums. This includes my Mother-in-Law, Monica Moore, who was kind enough to create a wonderful painting of The Thin House. If you look closely you can see the shadowy form of Ms. Abigail.
Thanks again to all the amazing artists who participated. It's humbling to see so many creative takes on the world of Jackalope Stories. As for our two special winners, your prizes are on their way and please be sure to share a picture for the blog when they arrive. Take care and talk soon!
My name is Jake Nickens. I'm a husband, dog owner, and Author of The Thin House.