Joe and Jenny’s Manga Mascot Competition…and the winners are!……

[Jenny and Joe work at the Central Library and they LOVE manga and anime! They are going to share their favourite books and films on the Swindon Libraries blog, so watch this space for more great reviews in coming months! ]

After much deliberation we have been able to come up with the winners to our Manga Mascot Competition!  But as all the entries were so good we had to have a few runners up in each age range as well, so there will be pocky and manga for the winners and runners up!
First we’ll announce the winners of the 12-17 age category.
The overall winner of this category, whose mascot will be featured on all future blog posts is;

Rosemary Buckley, with her mascot ‘Kitty’!
Kitty
We were both very impressed when this entry came in as the colours are very vibrant and the detail is just stunning! We both wish our library uniforms were this awesome! (Though Joe is less keen on the skirt!)

And our two runners up in the 12-17 category, who get a box of pocky and a manga book each, are: Megan Munro and Sumer Beynon.

Megan Munro

Megan Munro

We really liked the background detail and colour of Megan’s entry and we really loved the style of the dress and how the skirt flowed.

Sumer Beynon

Sumer Beynon

We really liked the combination of water-markers and tablet drawing that Sumer used to make her mixed-media mascot. Jenny’s favourite part was the cape and Joe’s favourite part was the hair. We both loved that she was eating pocky!

And now onto the 18+ category.
The overall winner of this category, whose mascot will be featured on all future blog posts is;

Colin Pedley, with his mascots the ‘Know-it-Owls’ named ‘Quiet’ and ‘Hush’.

Quiet

Quiet

Hush

Hush

We were both impressed with the amount of detail Colin was able to make using just a pen and when Joe first saw it he thought the character was very similar to those from Terry Pratchett’s cover art. Jenny really liked the hint of steampunk in the design and the detail in the quills. We both couldn’t stop smiling when we saw the name of the mascots was the ‘Know-it-Owls’!

And our two runners up in the 18+ category are: Sally Smith and Sarah Holland.

Sally Smith

Sally Smith

We both loved the huge smile Sally’s mascot has and the detail of the shading. We also really liked the orange tints in the hair and how they matched the stripes in the socks and the library lanyard!

Sarah Holland

Sarah Holland

Joe really liked the Shakespearean-esque pose and costume of Sarah’s mascot character. Jenny really liked the detail of the books and the pleats of the skirt (and again, the cape!).

Choosing the winners was very difficult as we had so many brilliant entries and we’d like to thank everyone who entered the competition. We will be displaying all the fantastic entries as well as the winners in the Headspace area at Central Library in the next few weeks.

We will be contacting everyone individually to let them know how to collect their prizes and retrieve their artwork.
Keep an eye out for our next blog entry where one of our new mascots will appear for their debut!

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