WARS, WINNERS, and WOMEN FIRST MANGA

Well, the college basketball tournament may have ended but March ART Madness 2020 arrived, kicked BUTT, and is OVER.

That’s right, our 5th Annual GLOBAL FANART TOURNAMENT HAS A WINNER!

After 64 artists, 5 rounds of single elimination mano-a-mano action, and over 100 STUNNING pieces of ART —

@artistalyway from the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is our 2020 WINNER.


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THIS WAS A TOUGH ONE. The votes were heavily in CALLMENAKA’s favor as Hungary came out heavily for the incredibly talented artist. Ultimately, the votes from the Judges and many of the other metrics we looked at were more in the favor of EFFESSART and ARTISTALYWAY. In fact, had one Judge vote more gone to EFFESSART — it would have been his victory.


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Ultimately, it was the WORK of ARTISTSALYWAY on the SPY X FAMILY poster that met ALL of the expectations to our judges, staff, and other fans from more places around the World. In fact, her work improved from WEEK TO WEEK with SOLID performances including great draftsmanship, clever narratives, and dynamic character work.

ALL of the Artists were FANTASTIC! It’s easy to say that this was ONE OF THE BEST MARCH ART MADNESS that we’ve ever had! From 4th place finisher OAKnOAT to round 1 eliminations like JELLOSTUDIOS, we were treated to great pieces of fanart!

WE ALSO HAVE TO GIVE SOLID THANKS TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS! This is NEVER an easy event to stage and run but this year was an amazing experience THANKS to the sponsors whose support during and after the tournament (i.e. agreeing to, appearing during, and SENDING OUT PRIZES).

These companies BELIEVED IN OUR MISSION TO EMPOWER DIVERSE NEW ARTISTS and the PRIZES ARE THE BEST WE’VE EVER HAD!

CLIP STUDIO PAINT

SPECTRUM NOIR

JABBERWOCKY TOYS

PANDA MONY TOYS


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Hands down, the BIGGEST THING from March ART Madness 2020 is that the EXTRA PRIZE that Jabberwocky Toys has agreed to —- is to COMMISSION FOUR ARTISTS from this tournament to work on their upcoming TOYS! That’s right, ARTISTALYWAY, EFFESSART, CALLMENAKA and last year’s JASONAS263 will work on FUTURE TOY DESIGNS for the up and coming collectibles company!!

HOW AWESOME IS THAT??

We can tell you that this company produces great work and we know this because they’re doing OUR FIRST OFFICIAL COLLECTIBLES BASED ON SATURDAY AM MANGA SERIES!



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An iPad + Pencil

Courtesty of JABBERWOCKY TOYS – awarded to Artistalyway and last year’s Winner, Jasonas263



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Classique markers

Spectrum Noir provides a full set of Markers to Artistalyway and a single marker pack to Yerulshalmi ART, Nathqart, The Ogriginal Imani, Harukami_art



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CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

From Celsys this software bundle will go to Artistalyway, Callmenaka, Effessart, Dordan Draws, Oblivious334, Mystickknight13, Kamo_988

THERE ARE MORE PRIZES TO COME and we’ll reveal them all soon!

So, March ART Madness 2020 is in the BOOKS…

But, we’re NOT DONE YET…





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More ART CONTESTS!

That’s right, every month we’ll have a NEW CONTEST in our brand new FANART FRIDAY magazine. Read it, vote for your faves, and more in our brand new Saturday AM – Global Comics APP!




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A NEW MAGAZINE

And you can be a part of it! For the 1st time, our #summerofmanga2020 will PILOT new manga for a new magazine called Saturday AFTERNOON! REGISTER NOW!




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DIVERSE JOSEI MANGA?

That’s right, Saturday BRUNCH is our 1st JOSEI / LGBTQ oriented magazine and you’ll see new artists, new series with the same old awesome DESIGN & QUALITY. Want to REGISTER?

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