Cats and Dogs: Runner-Up #11
By Shelly Davies
I like the graphic quality of this image. I like how expressive and different these animals poses are - they’re very “dog-like” and “cat-like” movements, while still being reduced to their essence. There’s a nice contrast between the bold impact and the tightly packed figures.
Cats and Dogs: Runner-Up #12
By Alex Bernstein
Many of the cats and dogs images were heartwarming. What’s nice here is the young kitten and the old dog, the books and the coffee, the light. A young puppy with an old cat wouldn’t have worked quite as well. The artist uses soft colors and clear composition to make his point succinctly.
Wow! You sent us so many images - and so many GOOD ones - that we barely knew what to do with ourselves. From puns (want to see it actually rain cats and dogs?) to curled up kittens to the endless Cat v. Dog war - these cartoons below cover it all. Please note that there are TWO slideshows- one right below the other - since each slideshow can only hold 100 images, and they’re both packed with fantastic submissions. We look forward to hearing which of these images you liked and why - provided you don’t get catty!
We’ll be posting a new contest theme at 3pm today, which will transition us from a weekly to a monthly contest. See you again soon!
Dear Friends and Followers -
After Monday’s announcement that this blog would wind down at the end of July, the Blowncover’s inbox was flooded with letters of support and encouragement. A clever and talented community of artists and commenters has sprung up around this project and I can’t bear to let it go. So. You’ve convinced me! The blog will live on. But we’ll have to make some changes.
We will be transitioning from weekly contests to monthly contests. I’d love to continue just as we’re doing now, but the pace isn’t sustainable. This week, we got twice as many submissions as usual! (And they’re all great - way to make our lives difficult.) I’d like to make it so artists can look at each other’s submissions over the course of a month (a public or semi-public flickr gallery perhaps?), vote and comment on them, then Françoise and I will post our favorites here on the tumblr. I’m going to take the weekend to think about the best way to do this (your suggestions are very welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org). I’ll be back on Monday, with a new plan - and later next week, with the results of the cats and dogs contest.
Thank you for all your encouragement,
Back to School: The Winner
By Birgit Schossow
We received this as two separate submissions from Birgit Schossow and we were leaning towards choosing the dog alone as the winner. But then we realized that, unlike on a real new yorker cover, we could treat you to this animated gif. So voila!