We are excited to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Comics Contest! These young comic creators submitted excellent original works displaying the ideas of strength, justice, courage, and unity through exemplary storytelling and art. We are excited to honor their hard work and creativity!
Along with a pair of 3-day passes to Denver Comic Con 2017, contest winners will have their artwork prominently featured in the official Denver Comic Con 2017 souvenir program and admired by thousands of con attendees. Additional prizes include exhibition of artist’s work on the Pop Culture Classroom website and a special meet-and-greet session with a professional comic artist during Denver Comic Con 2017.
Thank you to everyone who submitted. We were thrilled by the responses and loved reading all the submissions. Congratulations to the winners!
K–2ND GRADE WINNERS
K–2nd Grand Prize:
Michael Cameron Woolsey, The Adventures of Hairy
Michael is a seven-year old boy who loves comic books, video games, and all things from the 1980’s.
3RD–5TH GRADE WINNERS
3rd–5th Grand Prize:
Cameron Suh, Best Friends
My name is Cameron and love Art!! I am currently a 3rd grader at Willow Creek Elementary School. In addition to Art, I love playing the Violin and my Electric Guitar!! Mice are my passion and love everything about them. They are sooo cute. I hope you enjoy my cartoon!!
3rd–5th Runner Up:
Peyton H. DiPentino, Bolt
Peyton is a Colorado Native who loves the Denver Broncos and Batman!
6TH–8TH GRADE WINNERS
6th–8th Grand Prize:
Amy Jiao (Diurnal Days), Through Blood and Electricity
Diurnal Days is an aspiring artist in Colorado. She enjoys studying storytelling in all forms of media. She hopes that the blue world of her dreams was well-conveyed through this work.
6th–8th Runner Up:
Ian Geddes. The Encephalon
Ian Geddes is a 13 year old who attends the Denver School of the Arts. He likes to use pencil and pen and marker in his artwork. Ian finds inspiration from Jim Lee.
9TH–12TH GRADE WINNERS
9th–12th Grand Prize:
Amanda Schroeder, Untitled
Amanda has aspirations of a future career as an illustrator after graduating from her senior year of high school.
9th–12th Runner Up:
Grace L. Ruoff, Anada Eclipse
This comic is inspired from Grace’s cosplay group and her love of fantasy and dystopian stories and anime.
2017 HONORABLE MENTIONS
Gennessee Torres, Untitled
Cheehana Glover, The Tribe