There’s a new challenge in town, and it’s called #DCDC or Deshi Character Design Challenge. A new Facebook based character design competition, it aimsto reimagine local flavours as potential superheroes. Cartoon People, a group of slightly eccentric art enthusiasts, is bringing this challenge to your home screen every week.
The first ever challenge, which took place last week, had the “tong man” as the subject. With more than forty five great entries the focus of the artworks was to draw a super hero inspired from our local tong walas/ tea vendors. The winners was selected from the artworks that got most comments saying "Vote."
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Last week's winner is Mahatab Rashid who drew a magical tong guru who uses mystical energy “arms” to multitask. In the second position is Morshed Mishu who turned his tong man into a trigger happy gunslinger, but with cups instead of guns.In third place, was Junayed Iqbal Ishmam who drew the tong man as a hot headed salesman, who harnessed the power of the sun to heat the tea on his bald pate.
These are just few examples out of so many innovative interpretations. If you want to see the whole collection, visit theCartoon Peoples group on Facebook. And if you want to participate in their ongoing challenge, draw the new challenge, take a good photo and post it to the Cartoon People group. Who knows, you could be the next winner.
The ongoing challenge is called the DCDC "Hey Mama" Challenge.
From mama halim to mama piyaju, jhal muri mama to your neighborhood's chotpoti mama, here you are challenged to draw your most favorite "mama"of all time!
Concept is pretty much open ended.
Dead line: 12 June, Monday 11:55 pm!