Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Welp, here it is! Our very first contest based on the Elders of the RuneStone comic series. What follows is a series of trivia questions about various aspects of the series, its characters, its history, and random miscellanea. All answers can be found by searching the blogs on this site from the first one last summer up to now, as well as searching the art found in the Photos section of the Elders of the RuneStone group page on Facebook.com. The first person to email ALL the correct answers to runestonecomic@gmail.com (this may change if our questions turn out to stump you all!) will receive an original sketch of the RuneStone character of their choice by series artist Robert Atkins! Here goes!

1. At what city’s comic convention did Elders of the RuneStone first get unveiled to the public?

2. Which character’s sketch first got posted on the blog?

3. In the blog post The Human Element in Comics, what is the name of the author who wrote Creature Tech?

4. What is emeritus RuneStone inker Rick Ketcham’s wrestling name?

5. What grade was RuneStone writer Quinn Johnson in when he got the first idea for the series?

6. What was the character Dain Mabius (Gremlin)’s original name when he was first created?

7. What was the character Kat Ivery’s original hero name before it was changed to Catalyst?

8. What is the name of Scott’s little sister who is kidnapped, leading to a big fight scene? (Hint: the writing will be very small)

9. What number should you call for Gar’s Free Towing Service?

10. What is the name of Adder’s fighting style?

11. Before the Monolith became the villain of Elders of the RuneStone, what unrelated character was his arch-nemesis?

12. What comic company is mentioned in the blog that the RuneStone idea was submitted to but rejected by (several years ago)?

13. To avoid smearing as he draws, what art material does series artist Robert Atkins place under his hand to cover portions of the underdrawing while working on it?

14. On the unofficial soundtrack for the second RuneStone movie, what three songs are by Juno Reactor?

15. What popular video game has featured unofficial cameos by the heroes of Elders of the RuneStone?

16. While looking for love with his Ninja Turtles T-shirt on, what room number is Scott seeking?

17. What project was series colorist Bob Pedroza’s trial by fire to determine if he’d get the job?

18. Who is the director of the (April Fool’s) off-Broadway musical of Elders of the RuneStone?

19. What will Adder give you free lessons in?

20. How many fingers does Jenny’s energy armor have on each hand (not including the thumb)?