Poppies are from Pluto

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £22
  • Entries Received: 2
  • Winner: toddvanlinda

Contest Brief

A Trilogy about interdimensional travel, that also looks at the alchemical changes of characters, from thugs to Theosophists, over the three large books.
It begins life in the confines of a British prison, and the characters are in living in a closed society where a drug called fish, has become a major problem. but less than 1% of the population can even imagine the true effects this drug is having on certain prisoners.
An elite band of extraterrestrial scientists have bought the penal system in the UK, and are testing strain F175 of Fish, a new strain, that, when giving to certain prisoners, causes them to travel between dimensions.
A renegade, Ex-Job, Called D.I. Kid Cace, is trying to get these prisoners out of the jails, by any means possible, so they can fight for humanities future. by finding The Missing Elements, lost to time, over the 3 dimensions of Earth. The Future of the human race is indeed in the hands of a few men and women, who are not the sort of people you would invite home for dinner. But, compared to the lizard-like Pindarians, who have had humanity in servitude for 12,621 years, they are the favoured choice, believe me.

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  • toddvanlinda
    toddvanlinda
    • 1 month ago

    Indeed. Well, I have been declared the winner - so, I suppose that has to mean something. Again, I'm not sure how this contest thing works, but you should have my acceptance waiting in your "in-box". I'm not sure how or why the contest would continue after that. Anyway - I'm sure it will sort itself out, and I will be creating outrageously cool images and character concepts for the project before too long.

    • 1 month ago
  • toddvanlinda
    toddvanlinda
    • 1 month ago

    I do appreciate the invite - but I thought I already entered. Is something more required ? I am not familiar with this contest system. I take it you might require some concept art showing my version of the characters... If so, please advise.

    • 1 month ago
    1. Fothers1975
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Me too. I was merely commenting that the quality of your work is breathtaking. The competition runs for another 16 days, 20 hours.
      Sorry if I caused confusion,
      I wish there was some way I could get my email to you, so I could let you read more of the text
      H.M.

      • 1 month ago
  • toddvanlinda
    toddvanlinda
    • 1 month ago

    I'm not worried about sorting the operational nuts and bolts. That will get done. I am excited about the project. I have to chuckle at the idea that your script was too graphic for some more conservative publishers. So, there's a gay scene, eh ? There's another little series of books that had numerous such occurrences - If memory serves, it was called "Game of Thrones"; and those little Penny Dreadfuls did alright by themselves. I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on the first manuscript.

    • 1 month ago
  • toddvanlinda
    toddvanlinda
    • 1 month ago

    . I shall contact support post-haste and see what can be done with this. If you, as the other party would do the same, it might speed things along. ( Honestly, I wouldn't care if you wanted to use the images for something - I just can't be DENIED the use of them. ). All of this preliminary piffel to one side, I look forward to getting the operational details of the project sorted ( schedule, deliverables, milestones, payment, rates, file types, etc...) and moving on to the design work, where we can talk style and tone.

    • 1 month ago
  • toddvanlinda
    toddvanlinda
    • 1 month ago

    Secondly, while I have misgivings about this whole contest arrangement ( we'll get to that ), I want you to know that this in NO WAY extends to you or the project. I knew this project was a fit the moment I read your description. This is, in point of fact, the only one of these contests I have ever entered. Helluva pitch you did there. Now then - the only issue I have is signing away the I.P. to my own comic. ( This is the part I was not informed of when I entered the contest. Shame on me ) I wrote it and obviously I drew it, and it is the flagship of my portfolio; I can't afford to lose the use of it ( especially not for 22 quid ) as I will still need to use it for self promotion when this is done. That said, it sounds to me like you understand that, and, unless I seriously misjudge you, you would view this as the non-sequitur that it is.

    • 1 month ago
  • toddvanlinda
    toddvanlinda
    • 1 month ago

    Okay, HM - I am glad to hear from you. First of all, thank you so much for your kind words. Its always nice to hear good things about my work from someone besides myself :)

    • 1 month ago
  • toddvanlinda
    toddvanlinda
    • 2 months ago

    Mr. Client, whoever you are - I LOVE THAT STORY IDEA. Love it. I don't care if it sounds unprofessional, that script sounds cool ! I put my own stuff in as a sample / proof of skills - I think our taste in genres runs rather parallel. I would be happy to do some concept line art for your project. Let's talk in chat so I can get a feel for the tone and style you want. Better yet, I'd love to read it. Happy to sign an NDA if you need one. (I'm not familiar with how this contest thing works - I just want to do your project. We can talk scope, payment, style, schedule, file types, etc in chat.)

    • 2 months ago
  • ArtSavage
    ArtSavage
    • 2 months ago

    Hie I'm new to freelancer and I don't really know how to join competitions and stuff but I really love science fiction and I'm a self taught artist,I own a YouTube channel called art savage you can check it out or my IG account (art savage) if you want to see how good I am in art
    ...I didn't quite understand the project .am I supposed to draw a book cover art or something else entirely?

    • 2 months ago
  • ArtSavage
    ArtSavage
    • 2 months ago

    Hey I'm a YouTube artist, Im 18 & currently don't have a job
    I didn't quite understand

    • 2 months ago

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