I just want everyone to know that this was SUPER hard.  Every-Single-Entry was flipping amazing!  They were all so well thought-out and so creative! I had 4 judges and myself, and one of my judges even went and got feedback from her coworkers! Even they had a hard time choosing!

We judged entries based on over-all effect, not just “quality” per say, but the thought behind the entry, the creativity and the reactions we felt to each entry.

Again everyone that entered will be getting a .pdf of the final draft of Chapter 2!


Drumroll Please!

Metal by NatAsplund


1st Place!

My RcW Contest Entry! by Nanihoo  :iconnanihoo:

All of us really loved this.  Not only are the frames themselves extremely well done, but the emotion and the story and theme behind the image is so powerful!! Subtle details too, like Haunt in the background are great! The sequential work is also very well done!!



2nd Place

Redcoat West by lostie815   :iconlostie815:

We loved the character expressions in this! Like what is that expression on Jasper’s face suppose to be? Is he annoyed, is he subtly glad? We liked the slight mysteriousness of it!  The composition of the whole image is amazing!  And the background and lighting is absolutely beautiful!

3rd Place

Mary's Entry by NatAsplund  :icontvorcheskiy-ma:
This is so creative and funny!  Right after I wrote the entries journal I went and checked the mail and received the actual doll. HILARIOUS! The creativity of the doll itself is great! But the whole entry process with the parcel was amazing!! (go check the image for all the details)




SHARE DRAW :iconrainroad:

Contest End

So the contest has come to a close! 

It’s been a great turnout!  Thank you all who entered and shared!  I’m hoping to have the Chapter 1 Book for sale online within a week or two! Chapter 2 is in the process of being scripted and boarded out! Exciting!  I’m hoping to have it on a regular updating schedule by the end of the fall! 

I will be be going through entries and getting some other judges and should have the results for the contest by the end of this week or the beginning of next!

I want to thank EVERYONE for their amazing enteries! I’m so excited that RcW has such creative and talented fans!  You guys rock!  

As a thank you for entering, I will be sending you a final draft of the script for Chapter 2 to all those that submitted an entry!! So you will get a sneak peak for the next chapter! yay!

Thank you again! I hope you all have a great rest-of-your long weekend! 

IF! I have forgotten your entry PLEASE forgive me! I tried to get them all and may have missed it.  I tried to follow my notes/emails/and tags. 


(in no particular order)

Redcoat West - Scout Duty by Teq-Uila My RcW Contest Entry! by Nanihoo Timey Wimey Problems by Oly-RRR Redcoat West Contest by Ramala Redcoat West Contest Entry #2: Kidnapped...again! by LuvAdventure123 Redcoat West Contest Entry #1: Time Travellers by LuvAdventure123 Canadian Pride by Doodlee-a Redcoat West Contest Entry by Autnott Redcoat West by lostie815 Don't Feed the Bears Version 1 by BillyBones0704 88 Horsepower by BillyBones0704 Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 6.11.40 PMCanadianly and Candidly Yours by RooseKrautshire


Just a reminder that you now have 24 days left to submit your entries for the Redcoat West contest! (Deadline: Aug 31)

You could win all this awesome stuff!!



I’m also going to include a bag of Maple Cream Fudge and a Maple Lollipop for 1st place!!!! Yuuuuuum! For more information on the contest visit my PAST CONTEST JOURNAL!

A Reminder to SHARE this journal in any of your social media and make sure to have the #rcwcontest2014 tag and you could win an RCMP popart postcard with a sketch and I will be throwing in 2 buttons and a Maple Lollipop!!

I’ll be attending the Fort Macleod Quilt & Heritage Show, Lethbridge Expo and Calgary Expo with Redcoat West! More Info Here!

My books have come in!  Watch for updates to purchase them online!



2014 Chapter 1 Contest *Deadline Extension

***Please note that the deadline has been extended to August 31st, 2014


Alrighty ladies and gents! Finally the time has come! The Redcoat West contest to celebrate the printing of the first chapter!


-There is no theme, the contest entries may be whatever you like (pertaining to RcW). Examples could be: what if situations, time travel, cosplay, etc.

-Try to stay in character as much as possible (unless you have an ironic entry then go for it)

-The contest is open to ANYONE!

-Any media is allowed, this includes but not limited to: digital and traditional art, photography, costumes, prose,film, sculpture, plushy.

-Please submit entries via email to with the subject “RcW Contest”. Include your name, username, social media (dA, tumblr, etc.) and a link or attachment of your entry, and a quick description.

-If you post it online, please tag your entry with #rcwcontest2014

Please share this contest with your friends!


*Aug 31st, 2014 (midnight 12:00 GMT)


-Entries must not contain content that is a higher rating of 14A (PG13).

-Entries must be in by the deadline, NO EXCEPTIONS!

-In the unfortunate event that there are no entries, the prizes will be retained.

-RcW must be the main content of the entry.

-Multiple entries are allowed.


The part that everyone wants to know!

1stFirst Place:

-RcW Chapter 1 Book, signed. (in printing now)

-Jem & Haunt Print, signed.

-“The Wild Ride” by Charles Wilkins

-Smarties, Maple mints, and a Wunderbar

-Vancouver Olympics, Quachi stuffy

-RCMP Sgt. Blackberry keychain

-RCMP hand carved/painted pen

-4 vintage-inspired mountie postcards (with your choice of RcW character sketched on the backs)

-2 prismacolour markers

-4 RcW buttons (That Tin one is the last from my gradshow, I don’t even have one!!)

-one of my portfolio throwaway books from gradshow

-set of three NWMP/RNWMP/RCMP crest pins! (these are so cool!)

Second Place:

-3 RcW buttons2nd

-RCMP crest pin

-Vintage inspired RCMP postcard(with a sketch of your choice of RcW character on the back)

-prismacolour marker

-my portfolio throwaway from gradshow

3rdThird Place:

-3 RcW buttons

-Vintage inspired RCMP postcard with a sketch of your choice of RcW character on the back

-my portfolio throwaway from gradshow


If you share the contest here you will be entered to win one of the mountie & horse postcards with a RcW sketch on the back!!

Comic Creators For Freedom 2013!


I’m proud to say that I am participating in Comic Creators for Freedom for my second year!!  What is CCfF you ask?  Well let me tell you!

CCfF is a group of Comic Book Creators, who have come together, volunteering our artistic talents to raise money for the purpose of ending human trafficking in the world today. There are currently 27 million enslaved people worldwide- more than double the number of enslaved Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children every year are sold into slavery, most of it sexual. The US Department of Justice estimates 16,000 victims of human trafficking are brought into the United States every year.

Webcomic Creators from all over the world are working together on a single drawing which will be available as a downloadable wallpaper for readers who donate to our fund raising drive! December 2nd-14th!
Want to participate?  Find out what you need to do to get involved here!

Each year, since CCfF has started, Comic Creators contribute their characters to build a themed wall paper!  There’s also extra goodies through certain creator’s campaigns if you donate through them! (I was unable to do so this year) Think of all the amazing exclusives you could see from your favourite comic artists!!  So please consider donating a little and get your own wallpaper for this year’s theme of “Awkward School Photos”! If you are unable to donate financially, consider passing the word along! The campaign for donations is HERE.

One person alone won’t accomplish much, but together… we can really make a difference.