And we have a winner…

Search deep in your memories, loyal readers, and bring to mind the contest held a few months back to pick Got Medieval’s new mascot.  That’s right, the contest won by Egg-Laying Dude, the Dude that Lays Eggs (for some reason). Now search slightly less deep and recall the subsequent contest to create a new version of said mascot suitable for plastering on CafePress bric-a-brac and for inhabiting the upper margin of this here blog.

There weren’t many entries in this second contest, but those who entered were formidable.  And of these formidable entries, one was chosen… and then never announced because this blog’s owner is a busy man and can’t just be announcing winners all the time. But here it is now*, created by Bethany Myers, a graphic designer lately out of California**:

Hooray for Bethany!  And hooray for dudes who lay eggs for some reason!

So, what did our talented winner win? I could tell you to search your memory one more time, but I’ll just go ahead and give you a picture of that, too:

It’s the self-same Dante action figure I got as a freebie the night I picked up my Dante’s Inferno pre-order at Gamestop.  He’s securely packed away in his padded envelope and ready to make the perilous journey through the US Mail.  Fare thee well, Dante.  May Bethany’s shelf be more hospitable to you than mine.

*Though, if you bothered to look in the blog’s header when you came to read this post, you already knew that.
**If you ever need a logo for your medieval-themed blog or a vector drawing of a zebra, Bethany is the way to go.

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  • A Castle of Romance

    Something intresting off the BBC:

    Those who argue that the net does nothing new have a new ally: medieval monks. A closer look at the illuminated manuscripts by Religious Dispatches shows they might have been hypertextual before there was any hyper and not much text.

    "The function of these images in illuminated manuscripts has no small bearing on the hypertext analogy. These 'miniatures' (so named not because they were small – often they were not – but because they used red ink, or vermillion, the Latin word for which is minimum) did not generally function as illustrations of something in the written text, but in reference to something beyond it. The patron of the volume might be shown receiving the completed book or supervising its writing."

    from here:

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