If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.
Comics

Comic Sketch Duel: Chrissie Zullo vs Christopher Uminga

Tune on April 30 for an epic battle.

While you’re eagerly awaiting ticket on sale dates for 2021’s physical shows, we’ve got entertainment that doesn’t require you to wear real clothes. Comic Sketch Duels are a cornerstone of our physical shows, and the premise is simple: two comic artists enter the THUNDERDOME, but only one leaves alive.

jk

What is a Sketch Duel?

Two comic artists take prompts from fans: Batman riding a water buffalo in space, Spider-Pig hopping on goombas, and illustrate them. Fans decide the winners, and a few lucky fans leave with unique pieces of art and some really good stories.

We’re hosting a Sketch Duel between Chrissie Zullo and Christopher Uminga. You can watch these two battle it out drawing your weird and wacky suggestions! The Human Torch eating ice cream? Batman crossed with Super Mario?? The possibilities are endless! 

If you watch the sketch duel and hear the CODE WORD, make sure you use it to enter to win on this page, you will be eligible to win the pieces that these two creators create as part of the Sketch Duel!

How to Watch the Sketch Duel

The sketch duel was live on April 30, but you can still watch it right here and listen for the code word to enter to win, right here.

Fill out the form below to be entered to win the unique art created by Chrissie and Chris during the Sketch Duel. You can find the code word by listening while you watch the duel!

About the Competitors

chrissie-zullo.png

Chrissie Zullo is best known for her work on DC Collectibles. Follow Chrissie Zullo on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

christopher-uminga.png

Christopher Uminga is best known for his work on DC Collectibles. Follow Christopher Uminga on Twitter and Instagram.

Enter for a Chance to Win

Fill out the form below for a chance to win the art that Chrissie and Chris churn out during this head-to-head competition. Make sure you have the code word before submitting, otherwise you won’t be eligible to win. (Submitting this form won’t take you off this page)

I wish to be entered into, and I agree to the official rules for, the Comic Sketch Duel Art Giveaway

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Open to U.S. residents of 50 US & DC, 18+ years. Limit 1 entry per person. Odds depend on # of elig. entries. Begins 3:00 PM EST on Friday, April 30 and ends 11:59 PM EST on Friday May 7. Prizes: “Sketch Duel” sketches. ERV: $100. Sponsor: Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Inc. Full rules: https://bit.ly/2QxpclQ

Official merch

Comics articles

  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Putting Butts in Seats: From Wrestling to Comics with Tony Schiavone!
    Premium access

    NYCC 2021 | Putting Butts in Seats: From Wrestling to Comics with Tony Schiavone!

    Join legendary professional wrestling announcer Tony Schiavone as he discusses the evolution of his new Source Point Press graphic novel BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY with team members including comic writer Dirk Manning editor Drena Jo and head of talent relations Mike Dockins. Tony Schiavone will also be participating in a special Team BUTTS IN SEATS signing engagement at the Source Point Press booth on the convention floor, check their schedule for details!

    Comics

    1

  • Image for NYCC 2021 | @Superhero IRL: The Hero is YOU
    Premium access

    NYCC 2021 | @Superhero IRL: The Hero is YOU

    Join @SuperheroIRL to celebrate the epicenter of heroism: YOU! This annual, fan favorite panel features ways you can build resilience & impact the planet for good, like the stories we crave. End bullying, become heroes of #Inclusion for #women #LGBTQIA+ #BIPOC — and rule your own Heroic Journey. “Pop Culture Hero Coalition is turning fantasy into the real world with justice and heroism.” CBS NEWS

    Comics
  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Wellness for Geeks Who Sit
    Premium access

    NYCC 2021 | Wellness for Geeks Who Sit

    Are you a gamer, writer, cosplayer, artist, or simply someone who spends a lot of time sitting at a desk? This workshop is designed to help you with those aches and pains that we develop from being hunched over the latest armor build or beating the final boss. You will leave with new skills in your health arsenal including mobility stretches, strength movements, and even a few nutritional tips. Note: This is a seated movement workshop tailored with various body types in mind.

    Comics
  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Z2 Comics Presents: Bring the Noise- Chuck D and Anthrax

    NYCC 2021 | Z2 Comics Presents: Bring the Noise- Chuck D and Anthrax

    30 years after this landmark collaboration brought together the worlds of rock and rap music, Chuck D of Public Enemy and the classic Anthrax lineup find themselves reunited in an all-new medium, determined to make history again with the releases of their respective graphic novel debuts. Join hip hop and comics historian Patrick Reed, Z2’s Josh Bernstein, Chuck D, and members of Anthrax for what will surely be the can’t miss panel of the convention, with a look back at their musical collaboration, as well as insight into the creative process behind the Apocalypse 91 and Among the Living graphic novels.

    Comics

Latest articles

  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community
    Premium access

    NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community

    Hosted by Heather Boddy. The cosplay community should be a safe space for people of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Of course we want to feel amazing strong and empowered in our cosplays but that doesn’t mean we have to beat ourselves up at the gym to look like the character we are cosplaying. In this panel we will discuss how to fall in love with fitness and channel your inner superhero as well as what it means to love yourself throughout the process. Cosplay and fitness should both feel empowering. Let’s have a conversation about how to feel better in our bodies in and out of cosplay.

    Cosplay
  • Image for NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!
    Premium access

    NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!

    From Video Games to Comics Anime and more come explore a world where Drag meets Cosplay! This inclusive panel of queens kings and everything in between will be having an open discussion about cosplaying their favorite characters through the queer lens as well as challenges we face melding the two artforms together within the industry of drag.
 We'll touch on a range of topics including our favorite cosplays how we create our performances and creating art that honors source materials while also being culturally responsible and avoiding cultural appropriation. We believe that drag and cosplay are for everyone and that there is so much both communities can teach each other about their respective art forms in order to help everyone grow as transformation artists. So come with your questions (even those filled with tea or shade!) and let’s talk about nerdy drag! Moderated by Crimson Kitty (Mx. Nerd NY 2018) and special guest Erika Klash

    Cosplay
  • Image for NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
    Premium access

    NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world

    Women, trans, and nonbinary cosplayers can face unique challenges when looking for help. Body shaming self-esteem ability shaming slut-shaming and misogyny can be barriers to getting the help and support we need. The SheProp! Community is here to help including Raisin Cosplay, Maweezy, Tin Lizzy, ThouArtAnuli, SewSilly, and Rebecca Noel. Our panelists of experienced cosplayers are ready to answer your questions whether they are about creating a costume or surviving and thriving in the cosplay community. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence for women trans and non-binary makers providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

    Cosplay
  • Image for NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!
    Premium access

    NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!

    Nailed It: Project Cosplay is back again after a highly successful run in 2018 to bring you an hour of fun and creative competition! Think you have what it takes to cobble together a standout cosplay in an hour? Compete with your friends and family to create the cosplay of your dreams with unexpected items! But don't worry our judges (fashion industry designers & cosplayers) will be there to coach you & cheer you on! So gather your squad & come to show off your skills. Trust us this will be the most fun you have at NYCC!

    Cosplay