Call for Entries: Xulf Neoa 10th Anniversary Art & Literature Contest : LUSENET : Aeon Flux : One Thread

Entries are now being accepted for the Xulf Neoa 10th Anniversary Art & Literature Contest. Winners will be determined through an internet polling mechanism presented on the website. All images and literary works submitted will available for viewing during the voting period in a separate browser window. This contest is not sponsored, promoted, connected, or related to MTV Networks in any conceivable way, real or imagined.

The winner for each category will receive an autographed copy of Drew Neumann's "Eye Spy:Ear's Only, Confidential" audio CD plus a unique, one-off t-shirt with a design on the front and back based on the television show for which this contest is dedicated. Unless otherwise requested, all entries will remain for viewing on the website after the contest is finished.

Submissions can be transmitted via email to Entries will be accepted as long as they observe the following conditions:


  1. All submissions must depict or describe some aspect of the television show "Aeon Flux" (a trademark and copyright of MTV Networks).
  2. All submissions must be created by the given individual performing the submission procedure.


  1. PNG or JPEG file format, 5 megabytes or smaller. GIF entries will be accepted, but will be converted to PNG using no compression prior to display.
  2. No animations (Mpeg, AVI, Quicktime, Flash, etc.)
  3. No nudity or crass imagery. Exceptions may be requested, but no guarantees can be granted. Suggestive imagery is acceptable.
  4. Scanned photographs of artistic works that exist outside of a digital form will be accepted; entries do not have to be created solely on a computer. However, scanning services will not be available through the website.
  5. Those who have difficulty with the file type conversion can send email for assistance.


  1. Plain text, HTML, or Microsoft Word format. Keep in mind that all literary submissions will be converted to plain text and displayed in the given visitors' default web browser font (typically, Times New Roman) with formatting preserved as best as possible. Exceptions may be requested if it is absolutely vital that the given literary submission be presented in a certain manner. Submitted HTML formatting will be preserved.
  2. Entries in any written human language will be accepted, but no translation to English will be attempted prior to display.
  3. "Active documents" that utilize perl, Javascript, VB Script, or code written using other scripting mechanisms will not be accepted.
  4. Those who have difficulty with the file type conversion can send email for assistance.

The deadline to enter is September 1, 2001. Voting will take place in weeks thereafter.

-- VictorV - (, August 05, 2001


You know I have to thank Victor here. He wrote me recently and informed me I won the contest, unfortunately only one other entered besides me, and I have no idea what it looked like. He sent me a copy of Eye Spy, signed by Drew Neumann in silver ink. I do wish there had been more entries though, cause I'm sure there are some good Flux artists out there and I was hoping to see some fan art. In fact there was one recently sold on Ebay, an airbrush of Aeon that was just great and would've been a major contender, did you guys see it? I mignt not have gotten my cool little signed cd though. I want to thank you again, Victor.

-- Barb e. (, March 31, 2002.

No, I haven't animated anything. I got the idea after buying some cels and seeing how it was done. Acrylic painted on the back of acetate was what I used. The pose was because I saw a painting by JW Waterhouse, called Apollo and Daphne. For some reason I wanted to do a 'classical mythological' thing with them, a noble, lofty bad idea of mine, and no, I wasn't smoking hash. At some point I got so into it I decided to try and make her look more 'real', and lost the 'Aeon' Peter created. She is supposed to look as if she is surprised and caught in a moment of indecision to run, her attraction slowing her down enough to be caught. He was supposed to appear a little comical, as he is able to read her changing emotions. It was something I wanted to try because of the series, to create conflicting emotions between them. It was done in A.F. all the time and I loved that about the show.

-- Barb e. (, April 01, 2002.

and let the best person win

-- William (, August 05, 2001.

And I hope you post all entries for us to see! Victor, you've simply made the rest of my vacation wonderful. I'm staying home for another week and working on my entry, which actually, though may end up well drawn will prob not win due to being to 'girlish' in approach. During the process I have had to freeze frame all day long to beg borrow and steal from the series regarding anatomical renderings and the height of Aeon next to Trevor, clothing style, ect, and I'm having the time of my life. It really brings out the beauty of the beast, because although multiple artists contributed, and the styles vary I just love the pics. Aeon was well done. The way the screen is filled, (those great action poses), the fabulous costumes, the backgrounds, the slender inklines; ahhhh. It amazes me how Aeon consistantly appears to have charisma, (after all, she's not real). I visited other Aeon web sites too, Aeon Flux Dominatrix, State of Flux and even a site with the most fabulous pics I have seen yet of Aeon yet; ( Have to laugh because with all the work I am putting into this "ONE" picture, can you just imagine having to do an episode? From a written story? Incredible!

-- Barb e. (, August 10, 2001.

The contest saw two graphical entries, one at the beginning of the submission period, the second 1 hour before expiration (Pacific Standard Time). A third was submitted but the artist requested to not be part of the running. There were no literary entries.

In summary, there are only two entries for which to vote in one category and the other category has no entries.

-- VictorV - (see@website.url), September 04, 2001.

Did you advertise on newsgroups?

-- Starscream (, September 04, 2001.

Yes, I posted to both and as those seemed appropriate. I also posted a mention in the Yahoo Club. The Lusenet forum was not as central as I had thought. Regarding the outcome of the contest, I will post soon regarding the fallout. q=xulf&hl=en&*&safe=off&rnum=1&selm=cbq6ntsnf4evb4sa5r06f

-- VictorV - (see@website.url), September 04, 2001.

There is a lot of people out there with an interest in Aeon but it seems most people are happy to float around and not really contribute to anything. They might read this forum or the yahoo club for a few weeks but then they will forget about it. It's like all new things, it is exciting for a while but things get in the way and priorities change.

-- William (, September 05, 2001.

I was kinda hoping that Peter Chung would enter the contest with a couple maybe two thousand new cels. Not?

-- Barb e. (, September 05, 2001.

say Barb, did you submit anything? are the few entries going to posted?

-- William (, September 07, 2001.

Yes, I did enter, and I don't know if/when it will be posted. Hopefully we will find out soon.

-- Barb e. (, September 07, 2001.

Since it has been a couple of months since the contest deadline I am taking the liberty of assuming it is now defunk. For anyone who may even be the remotest bit interested in a dedicated fans artwork, you can go here to view the actual handpainted cel I myself made. It made me keenly yearn to have been a staff member and have worked on that great series (that I have come to regard with some sort of odd and territorial fondness) known as Aeon Flux.....

-- Barb e. (, October 11, 2001.

Wow, great work Barb! Very nice.

-- Mat Rebholz (, October 12, 2001.

Thanks Matt. Copies evoke memories.

-- Barb e. (, October 13, 2001.

Your picture is really cool Barb. Was it coyness or disdain that you were trying to capture with Aeon's hand gesture?

Since it looks pretty professional, I have to ask if you have ever tried animating something before. What materials did you use?

-- Logo (, April 01, 2002.

Interesting source material considering the subjects. Maybe Aeon should have been Apollo and Trevor Daphne.

I think Chung's character designs are highly influenced by Egon Schiele and I guess Gustave Klimpt since he was Schiele's student. Maybe you should check out some of their work too. It might inspire you to do more drawings. Schiele was also more in your face than Waterhouse.

-- Logo (, April 02, 2002.

(Actually, Schiele was Klimt's student... sorry, nitpick moment.)

-- Mat Rebholz (, April 02, 2002.

No, that's alright. If I'm wrong about the facts I want to here it.

-- Logo (, April 02, 2002.

I mean hear it.

-- Logo (, April 02, 2002.

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