Viper Comics Announces Winner for 'The Middleman' Artist Search

Official Press Release

After foraging through dozens of entrees, The Middleman writer/creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach and artist Les McClaine have chosen a winner to pencil the alternate ending to the upcoming third installment of the critically acclaimed series.   The lucky artist to have his work showcased in the graphic novel is none other than Chad Thomas, whose super clean line work impressed both judges enough to catapult him ahead of the competition.

Second place went to Armando Mendoza with an animated-inspired take on the characters, while third place was awarded to Jason Cheeseman-Meyer whose submission wowed the judges with in-depth detail.

Thomas' take on the Middleman and the characters within the universe will appear in The Middleman: The Third Volume Inescapability , which will ship to stores in July and premiere later this year at the San Diego Comic Con.

"We just wanted to thank everyone who submitted their work for consideration," says Viper Comics President Jessie Garza.   "The quality of the work sent to us for the contest far exceeded all of our expectations and we appreciate the hard work everyone put into their pin-ups and sequential submissions."

For a listing of submitted artwork with comments by Grillo-Marxuach and McClaine, visit http://www.vipercomics.com/features/the_middle_man_contest.asp .

For more information on The Middleman and Viper Comics, visit: www.vipercomics.com .

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