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...on the forums!

OK, so we all know the header/banner image is a little outdated (to put it mildly). Well, we're giving you a chance to do something about it! From this day forward, we'll hold a quarterly contest for new banners. We ask that you make your entries seasonally-themed. It's currently Summer in Babylon Gardens and that means the pets are ready for some outdoors fun!

The Important Stuff:

  • E-mail your submissions to housepets.moderation@gmail.com and use "Forum Banner Submission" in the subject line. This will make sure it gets to the right place and isn't overlooked.
  • You may draw and send submissions whenever you wish. The banners will be updated on the first days of July (Summer), October (Autumn), January (Winter), and April (Spring).
  • If your submission is chosen, you'll receive a special "Banner Artist" rank title for the period when your image is active.
  • Rick will make available a high-definition version of the Housepets! logo on request.

Have questions? Wanna talk about ideas? Ask and discuss below!

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This is a awesome idea.

I admit, I like to see Rick do it first and then see everyone else's submissions after the first year we try this out. Think we'll ever see Rick add a submission of his own?

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Rick's kinda busy with about a million projects, but I'm no more a psychic than any other person. Anything within the realm of possibility, no matter how improbable, can happen!

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Phff. Just knock on his door and ask =P

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Why is it summer in Housepets!? I thought summer started latter this month on the northern hemisphere.
*Gaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssp*

Maybe it's..... the Global Warning! I mean Warming!


Summer banner? I've got it! Furless Housepets!
That way they can enjoy the sun and stand the heat of the summer beach, and get a neat-looking tan while they are at it, too!

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You'll notice the banner updates July 1st, well after seasons change.

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Heh, I love this idea! I always did wonder when the banner would be updated since HousePets! changed art styles, but now users get to make the banners. Makes me wish my own artistic abilities were up a bit. X3

Random question, though. Are entries restricted to some size limit? I'd figure there's a height limit, but what about width?


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I'm really looking forward to seeing the first one!

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I'll miss the old banner, but I'm excited for the new possibilities! I might even try my hand at it at some point.


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Why not try? I think i will try to do it... Anyway, it's hard for me to do character sketches by myself, and when i do, everything it's seems like ****.


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What dimensions would you like the banner, and are there any limitations as to where white space should appear for overlaying text, etc.?

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GameCobra wrote:
Think we'll ever see Rick add a submission of his own?

If you want to see a submission by Rick, scroll up to the top of the page...

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If you want to see a submission by Rick, scroll up to the top of the page...


*noms on your funny bone*

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Here is a larger version of the title logo, I think I have an even larger one but I can never find it . . .


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Hey Rick, what font is that? I was thinking of writing "Official Fan Forums" beneath it....

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The font itself is Cooper Std I think, or Cooper Black. It's been slanted a little through Photoshop's italics simulator.

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Are there going to be only four winners forever and ever, or will you choose a diferent roster of banners each year? Also, are submissions open all year round, or do they end the first of July?

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I'm going to love to see who wins this! But can we see all the other submitted banners that lost?

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Silly Zealot wrote:
Are there going to be only four winners forever and ever, or will you choose a diferent roster of banners each year?

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...quarterly contest for new banners.

As stated in the first post, the contest will occur quarterly.

Silly Zealot wrote:
Also, are submissions open all year round, or do they end the first of July?

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The Important Stuff:

  • You may draw and send submissions whenever you wish. The banners will be updated on the first days of July (Summer), October (Autumn), January (Winter), and April (Spring).

As stated in the first post, you may draw and send submissions whenever you wish.

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I'm going to love to see who wins this! But can we see all the other submitted banners that lost?

We shall see!

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Wow, this is nice! Though I have a suggestion: I think the characters should rotate through each season, otherwise it's probably that Peanut/Grape or King/Fox win every time making this a bit repetitive. Just saying, because it would be nice to give a bit of variété (and be fair with the rest of the cast).

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That will likely regulate itself actually. We probably will get lots of Peanut-Grape and Fox-King and Bailey-King submissions, but the more regular entrants will start branching out just because that's what artists do. And honestly, the characters are all interesting for very different reasons and have plenty of fans. I can't imagine any of them getting neglected for too long.
At the same time, adding the occasional stipulation to the contest every once in a while to change things up might be a neat idea. Course the seasonal theming is already one...

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I hope my banner wins 8-)

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Will we get to see all entered banners, or only the winner?

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Dissension wrote:
You'll notice the banner updates July 1st, well after seasons change.

hey, psst. It's July 1st and I didn't notice any update...*puts on glasses*

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Dissension wrote:
You'll notice the banner updates July 1st, well after seasons change.
hey, psst. It's July 1st and I didn't notice any update...*puts on glasses*

Yeah, I thought the same but then I read:
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The banners will be updated on the first days of July (Summer), October (Autumn), January (Winter), and April (Spring).

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valerio wrote:
Dissension wrote:
You'll notice the banner updates July 1st, well after seasons change.
hey, psst. It's July 1st and I didn't notice any update...*puts on glasses*

Yeah, I thought the same but then I read:
Dissension wrote:
The banners will be updated on the first days of July (Summer), October (Autumn), January (Winter), and April (Spring).



Yeah. That makes sense. However:

Dissension wrote:
The banners will be updated on the first days of July (Summer), October (Autumn), January (Winter), and April (Spring).

^ This was posted on 18 June

Dissension wrote:
You'll notice the banner updates July 1st, well after seasons change.

^ While this one was posted 19 June, one day later

So what really counts here is his newest statement ;D

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Diss is probally still busy sorting through the masses of quality submissions :P

I for one wouldn't want to be the person to have to pick the winner either.

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Anything requiring modifying the forum images folder necessitates a cooperative furret. My apologies for the delay.

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WEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :D :D :D :D

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guess who conceived it, hm? Guess! Guess! *hops*

And Stu gave the logo its wondrous 'summer'-ish appearance! All hail!

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Won't be long now til Stu takes over the site. :o

Like that Sasha cuts up the logo with a Frisbee, but I can't tell what that is next to Kevin's face.

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Oh, that's the 'flash' a surprised toony character does from time to time

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King looks terrified and bino dose not look to happy either. :lol: great job I love it!

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Haha, that's a awesome banner

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Great Banner! The Stu-Master has struck again :D

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Won't be long now til Stu takes over the site. :o

Like that Sasha cuts up the logo with a Frisbee, but I can't tell what that is next to Kevin's face.

It's an Ice Lolly. Like the one King's thrown to his right. Noting says Summer like the blazing sun and Ice Lollies with frisbees.

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It's an Ice Lolly. Like the one King's thrown to his right. Noting says Summer like the blazing sun and Ice Lollies with frisbees.

Not just any Ice Lolly :lol:

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Thank you guys, I'm glad you like it :)

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Won't be long now til Stu takes over the site. :o


Heh, i know, you're right. But i already decided i won't work on the next seasons' banners, i want to see the others works. And I'm sure they'll be absolutely awesome :D

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Oh and poor Bino, trapped by the part of the ! Sasha sliced off.

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