The idea was to take the concept of the original comic and upcoming movie and add a new angle to it. In other words, we wanted to see Cowboys and....something else. We had three categories. Two winners in a written pitch category, two in an art category and one in a photoshop category.
Why has there been a delay? Partly because I was out of town the past week and partly because there were quite a few entries to go through. At least in terms of the written entries.
In the Written Pitch category, we had many many to choose from. After some deliberation and trying to convince each other why these should be the winners, here are our two written winners:
== TEASER ==
Cowboys and The Evil Dead
In 2011 "Ash" has retired from S-Mart, and is seeing a psychiatrist to deal with his horrific memories of his battles against the Deadites and the Necronomicon. Dr. Lucas, Ash's psychiatrist keeps trying to re-assure ash that the Necronomicon doesn't exist. through a series of consultations Dr. Lucas gets Ash to finally hone up the courage to go back to the cabin where it all started. Once there Ash and Dr. Lucas find the Necronomican in the fire-place. Dr. Lucas begins to read from it, Ash screaming begging him not to. Then Lucas' face and body contort being possessed by a deadite. a Fight ensues between he and Ash which ends up in the tool-shed where Ash finds his Chainsaw hand. Ash takes off after the Necronomicon, and it transports them to the Wild West at the Turn of the century. Once there Ash meets up with his psychotic ancestor and his girl "kitty". The Trio must battle hordes of Deadites in the wild west. And work together to get Dr. Lucas (whom we find out is an ancient witch doctor) and the Necronomicon.
Cowboys & Disco
There was also a long-edit version.
A self-proclaimed mad scientist uses his position as a discothèque's maintenance worker to conduct his experiments. He creates a fractal light cage using the disco balls, and with a mishap involving a few ice cubes, displaces the dance club in time. The cowboys posse up to check out the new addition to their town. Then things get funky. Who will survive?
Self-proclaimed mad scientist, Edward Winn lives a frustrating life. He tends to mumble, so everyone he meets ends up calling him Edwin. He took the job as a maintenance man at the most popular club in the city, to both fund his experiments with a meager income, and have access to a variety of mechanical parts he wouldn't be able to afford himself.
Edward's latest obsession was his theory of being able to travel through time by creating a fractal light cage that would hold the enclosed area in place while the time stream eddied and flowed around it. He'd painstakingly readjusted each tiny mirrored surface on the main disco ball in the center of the dance floor, and talked the manager into adding four more smaller ones of his own creation around the perimeter for added pizzazz. His tests during the off hours were yielding no results, so he didn't worry about leaving them in configuration while everyone grooved to the music all night long.
However, this fateful Saturday night, one woman's drink changed everything. As she tarried through the crowd holding her glass up in the air, she came to stand beneath the main shaft of light emitting from the bottom of the main disco ball. The light shone into the drink, and shot out again, refracted by the ice cubes, in an unanticipated array. This new, perfect light cage held for one infinite second, everyone within it unable to move. No one noticed aside from Edward. To everyone else, it was a mere blink, while Edward's perception allowed him the chance to take in what had happened. Then the ice melted just enough, and the cage released them.
Crill Walker burst into the saloon, shouting something about a building appearing out of nowhere out back of Stane's General Store. Those nearest the entrance peered outside to confirm his story, and described strange lights dancing across the sky. It was quickly decided to posse up and check it out. They all downed what was left of their whiskey, made sure their guns were loaded, and headed across the street.
Then things got funky. Who will survive?
For the drawings...we had two entries so that means two winners.
CoinReturnSlot with Cowboys & Orcs of Mordor and ExtremeRadical with Cowboys & Minecraft.
And for the photoshop winner, Beaded Justice with Cowboys & Doctor Who.
Congrats to all winners. Thanks to everyone that entered. Winners, I will send you a pm.