The Daily Grind’s Iron Man Competition may have a controversy on it’s hands. Dean Trippe, one of the competitors in the web comic contest, seems to have violated the rules laid out for single panel updates and yet remains in the running.
The second rule listed in the competition states as follows, “Strips must be a minimum of two panels – two single panel strips are acceptable. Artists may produce one single panel strip per every 10 strips. This is not cumulative. There must be at least 9 strips of two panels or more between each single panel strip.”
In his strip “Butterfly“, however, Dean has only 6 multi-paneled strips between the March 22 comic and the March 31 comic, both of which are single paneled comics. The violation has been clear for several days now, but Dean has not been placed into the “loser” category on the Iron Man Challenge home page.
Will Dean be eliminated? If not, what does this mean for the validity of the contest? Will the other comic creators react? I have sent an email from the email link provided on the Daily Grind page asking for an update and I will report on their response. We’re keeping an eye on the situation.
NOTE – Story found via message boards on Yirmumah.net.