Vacation (all I ever wanted...)
It's probably not much money, but it would be exposure. And since the economy fell off the edge of the world the small community newspapers I used to sell freelance 'toons to haven't been buying, so...
I dithered a bit, but I'm going for it, and I've been working on ideas this past week (those are a few sketches above). The rights issues don't look too heinous (for paid work), but I still don't want to enter any of my longstanding characters or ideas -- everything about the submission will be new work, just for their contest and, hopefully, target market.
It looks like the rights language means I should still be able to post my submissions on my own site, so I'll probably put them up over at my webcomicsnation site.
One way or another, I'll be back with more Yossarian after the end of the month (when the contest closes). Wish me luck.