Community Creations, Zomberry Island

Community Creations: April 2022

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the April recap for Community Creations. April’s theme was Zomberry, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Zomberry Rocks by Lucky Joker

Kicking things off with quite the creative entry! I love the unique medium of painting on a rock, reminiscent of painting eggs around Easter. It would be super fun to hide these around your yard! Plus, that clean line work and coloring is impeccable. Find his Instagram here.

Zomberry Comic by Tough Spinner

If any of you were able to play the Zomberry game in Roblox, this scene may look a bit familiar to you. I love how ambitious the comic is and how dynamic each panel is! Pairing sequential images with text can be quite the challenge, and this storyline reads very clearly. The action, emotion, and humor are all well captured! Find the artist in the comments and on Discord.

Joe Puddy A3 by OnyxOnline

Based on an expression sheet, this piece was made by taking a fan-suggested character and drawing them in predetermined poses on a grid. And I’ve got to say, Joe Puddy looks super intense with ol’ expression A3. About to go bananas blueberries, it looks like… 👀 Love the idea and the execution! Find their Tumblr here.

Joe was Always here by Thehypercutter

Another Joe Puddy feature! This one features the Poptropican post-epidemic, but still with splotched blueberry scars from the outbreak. Kinda gives him a lot of unique character! Very creative take. Find her Twitter here.

Zomberry Island Fan Art by Maddie

Last but certainly not least, we have this frightfully fruity painting. I love the traditional use of medium, as well as the application of color. Those purples look so cool! Definitely makes me nostalgic for Zomberry Island. And maybe a bit hungry for blueberries too? No? Just me? Anyway, fantastic work! Find her Instagram here.


Honorable Mentions

We had some berry cool submissions this month, huh? Keep up that craving for creating next time around too! 🍇🧟‍♂️


May: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is May’s theme? May’s theme is…

 JADE SCARAB!

This theme should come as no surprise, since Jade Scarab Island was recently released for all players. If you haven’t played it yet, you might want to do so before participating this month! It’s time to celebrate this island through all your creative ideas.

You know the drill! Based on the adventure, create drawings, outfits, poetry, you name it!

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitterTumblr, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Community Creations

Community Creations: March 2022

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the March recap for Community Creations. March’s theme was Going Green, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Bashful Icicle by sarcasm.societyy

Starting off with some sick fashion choices, I love the color palette of this design! Though our Poptropicans may not have necks… or ears… or noses… the added accessories here really bring the Popsona to life. The texture of the line work is quite pleasing and helps everything feel super cohesive. Maybe I should think about dying my hair green now if it looks this good! Find her Instagram here.

Lady Chavez by abbeyjoy25

This green color palette is more muted, which adds to the darker tone of the work. Goes well with the earthy browns too! The character is a bounty-hunter for hire, yet comes to form a close relationship with Jorge in the artist’s Poptropica series idea. Cool design for sure, and definitely not a lady I’d want to mess with. Find her Instagram here.

Saint Patrick’s Day Smoothie by TillyMeowJings-ARSB

Okay, not only do I love the sequential approach to this work, but I also love the throwback to a certain diner that all Poptropica nerds know and love. I don’t know about you guys, but I would seemingly spend ours trying different smoothie combinations to get my hair color just right! Anyway, the design work here is really clean and the text flows well with the story. And I love the humor! Find their Tumblr here.

Fiona by Pink Crush

Of course, I don’t think we could have a “Going Green” Poptropica theme without calling some attention to Twisted Thicket. It’s the greenest island of them all, in both color and message! On Twisted Thicket, this character “lives in an enchanted mushroom cottage, and has the ability to grow plants, healing, and being able to understand and talk to animals.” Think she’d get along with the Elf Queen? Great use of different green shades to show the layering and texture of the nature-inspired outfit. Find them in the comments and on Discord.

Vibin’ in the Forest by happyclonetrooper

Ahhh, can’t you just imagine basking in that sunlight? I love that even though this is a green heavy design, it still brings such warmth into it with that super soft lighting. It definitely conveys a peaceful mood within this lush environment. I wonder what Maroon Ring is writing about? Find her Instagram here.


Honorable Mentions

Wowie guys, I’m green with envy over all your talent! Keep it up! 💚


April: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is April’s theme? April’s theme is…

🧟‍♂️🍇 ZOMBERRY! 🍇🧟‍♂️

I know there’s been a lot of frustration lately (some over the top, some quite serious) about Poptropica’s priorities lately, including their recent endeavors in Roblox. Particularly when it comes to this odd fixation with unicorns, seemingly only connected to Poptropica through Amelia.

And honestly, it took all my self restraint not to steer into the collision and make this month’s theme “unicorns.” But anyway! Zomberry Island remains a beloved adventure in many fans hearts, so with its recent Roblox revision, why not embrace it a little? At least it is an iconic Poptropican island, in contrast to Unicorn Frenzy.

So let’s get to drawing your favorite Zomberry characters, or maybe your own Popsona zombified! Perhaps write a fanfic of someone surviving the Zomberry apop-alypse? You could even design other fruit/food-related zombies! Maybe even take a crack at designing your own 3D Zomberry Poptropican if you’re familiar with 3D modeling? Cursed or not, we’d love to see it.

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitterTumblr, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Community Creations

Community Creations: February 2022

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the February recap for Community Creations. February’s theme was Comics, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Radiation by BlazingAngel123

The Super Power Island villains are taken a step further here with a Swap AU in which the villains are actually the good guys! Bashful Sword, usually a heroic popsona, is turned Mafia leader in this universe. A wonderfully intriguing story, heightened even more by a wonderfully dynamic composition! The border breaking of the panels and dynamic poses of the characters adds an excellent sense of movement to the whole page. My eyes can’t stop taking in all the little details! Find her DeviantArt here.

Cryptid Comic by Tilly Meow Jings ARSB

So… do you believe in magic? Poptropica definitely has its fair share of unexplainable supernatural phenomena, but our heroes seem to be able to handle it. I love this scene from Cryptids Island, and the comic format is perfect for it! Not only is the coloring and line art super clean, but the composition and speech bubbles add an excellent sense of flow to the panels. Find their Tumblr here.

Merlin AI Comic by BunniesNBowties (Planet-Poptropica)

Imagining Merlin as a more humanoid robot really interests me right off the bat. For this comic, a community member asked “How does Merlin AI eat his foods, especially robot mice?” I love how these panels are educational yet retain a sense of humor and playfulness. The gridded background and square speech bubbles especially add to Binary Bard’s “logical” tone. There’s great attention to detail, from the texture of the chalk to the smooth, clean coloring! Find their Tumblr here and their side blog here.

The Worldly Games by Bronze Socks & Smart Icicle

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF PIGLANDIA.

Smart Icicle: Hey Bronze Socks, have you ever wondered if there is another world besides Piglandia.

Bronze Socks: I am sort of wondering the same thing. Hmmmm??

Bronze Socks picks up a clock that looked like it came from Steamworks Island but different. The clock had a purple aura around it with a note attached to it.

Bronze Socks picks up the note off the clock and reads it.

Bronze Socks: DO NOT USE! MAY END YOUR LIFE!

Smart Icicle: Well that was certainly ominous, I don’t think we should take the chance.

Bronze Socks: Are you kidding? This could be our answer to what we have been wondering about for years! Wait, what is happening to Piglandia!

Bronze Socks points to Piglandia as it starts to turn dull and gray. Bits of buildings in the town were starting to crumble…

KEEP READING HERE

In the plot of this short story, “two young adventurers set on a quest to find their crystal pig to restore their world, Piglandia. In order to find their crystal pig, they must compete in a series of death defying games against other infamous villains. Can the two adventurers make it and restore their world? Or will it be Game Over?” Dramatic, action-packed writing like this is certainly a huge part of the world of comics! With a dash of Squid Game and a whole lot of Poptropica, it’s quite the exciting read. And I love the spirit of collaboration between these two authors! Keep reading their story on DeviantArt.

The Adventures of Ruby (Part 2) by PegaKid (Muddy Kid)

This cute comic strip makes me super reminiscent of playing Poptropica as a younger kid. And this is just part 2 in a whole series of adventures! The project is very ambitious and clearly fits our comic theme. I love the hard work put into this story and the engaging format of panels and speech bubbles. In fact, Muddy Kid’s story is featured in a series of Creators’ Blog guest posts, where you can catch up and read from the beginning.


Honorable Mentions

You guys submitted real page-turners this month! I wonder what action-packed artwork awaits us next month issue?


March: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is March’s theme? March’s theme is…

💚🍀 Going Green! 🍀💚

I don’t know about you guys, but when I think of March, I think of the color green. St. Patrick’s Day being a big reason for that! But when I think of something “green” I don’t just think of the color, I also think of being environmentally friendly.

So for this month, I challenge you guys to “go green!” That could mean making something totally monochromatic with green colors, OR it could have all the colors of the rainbow but be centered around the environment. It doesn’t have to be both, but it certainly could be!

Maybe draw your favorite green-themed Poptropicans, like Speeding Spike or Sir Cador the Astro-Knight! Perhaps write a fan fiction about your Popsona getting really lucky on St. Patrick’s day and a villain getting green with envy. Or design your own IRL Poptropica art using recycled materials? Maybe take a crack at both challenges and draw an environmental scene from Twisted Thicket! It’s all up to you.

Enchanted caverns (Twisted Thicket Island)
  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, Tumblr, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Community Creations

Community Creations: December 2021

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the December recap for Community Creations. December’s theme was Goofball, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Dullsville & Goofside Fits by Lucky Joker

Wow, wow, wow! Now these are some great, goofy outfits! I love the unique approach to this submission, since the IRL clothing stands out against drawings. And, of course, both sides of Goofball Island are wonderfully represented here. Very creative! Which outfit would you wear? Find his Instagram here and check out his PHB posts right here.

Balanced Ending by ice cream

This submission also captures both Dullsville and Goofside quite well. It’s great to see them balanced together here and the fractured composition makes the design really captivating. Gotta love that contrast between the color and the black and white! Which ending did you guys choose? Find the artist often on Discord.

Detective Duo by Midnightoilstudio

Another fractured sort of composition! I dig it! I think we can all admit that it’s a really visually appealing way to showcase two sides of one character. With this one, I especially love how the black and white detective is actually seen on a colored background, and vice versa with the popsona, Vi. It shows excellent contrast and balance! Find her DeviantArt here.

Friendly Feather as Blandston by Friendly Feather

This piece focuses more on the Dullsville side of things, which is ironically refreshing, huh? The black and white pencil is obviously quite appropriate, but I especially love that pop of red in the eyes. I love seeing all these OCs put into the environment of Goofball Island! Not dull art in the least! Find the artist often on Discord.

Mel O’Dee by Barefoot Knuckle

Speaking of OCs, this Goofball specific OC is super cool. According to the artist, Mel O’Dee (a Dullsville singer at the Crazy Club) was “inspired by old detective movies and a certain Disney film.” Talk about a great drag name too! Love the creativity in this character. Can anyone guess the original song that this pop version is referencing? Find the artist often in the comments section.


Honorable Mentions

Am I a Villain? by BrittScarlet

Great work as usual, everyone! Some goofy art, some dull art, but ironically nothing bland or boring to see here! Keep it up! 😀


January: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is January’s theme? January’s theme is…

 Arabian Nights! 

Episode 2 of Arabian Nights was recently added to the Poptropica map, though for members only, so it’s definitely been on my mind. Perhaps this will lead to more beloved islands returning? Hopefully episode 2 will be available to all soon enough.

In the meantime, there’s nothing stopping the rest of us from enjoying the island through art! And writing! And costumes! And- well, you get the rest.

As most of you know, Arabian Nights was was the winner of the 2013 “Create Your Dream Island” Contest, and with other fan-created island ideas coming to fruition, it feels appropriate to focus on this month. So let’s spend the night creating, shall we?

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Community Creations

Community Creations: November 2021

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the November recap for Community Creations! November’s theme was Sweet & Sour, so be sure to check out all the featured artists (not in any order)!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Drink Time by invisible_b0nes

Some sugary soda-POP sure suits our sweet theme! I love the bright colors in this work and attention to detail, like the blimp in the background and the Dr. Hare energy drink. You think Speeding Spike would be into that sort of beverage? Sounds like quite the sugar-rush. Super cute character design too! Find their Instagram here.

Pop/Froot: Lemon by Criaha

Any MARINA fans out there? Criaha pairs Poptropica villains with fruit inspired by the song/album Froot in this series. This is a super creative mashup and shows excellent craftsmanship. The lighting just blows me away! And the sour art thief known as Black Widow somehow feels like a perfect fit for a lemon. Find her Instagram here.

Sweet Tooth Dr. Gramston by LeggyBug!

If you haven’t played the new Goofball Island yet, I think that this is your sign to go do so. Though we usually see Dr. Blandston Detective Gram in a fully Black and White, bland get-up, this “candified” version of the character sure is sweet. And fitting for the design of, well, half the island of course! I love all the colors in this work, the sugar texture on the clothes, and just how much energy it has! Find the artist on Discord and in the comments.

Nervous Star & Blueberry Cake by Bunnies_N_Bowties

Man, things just keep getting sweeter! This cute little Poptropican next to the huge, delicious looking dessert is just adorable. The coloring is fantastic and the line art is wonderfully soft. And the mood of everything is so joyful. Excellent design! I just want to dig in! Find her Instagram here.

Candy Crazed by _smart_spinner

Speaking of sweet things, this Candy Crazed inspired art is certainly right on the nose of this month’s theme. The intensely bright and shiny colors of this work definitely capture the, well, crazy vibe of the mini-game. I especially love the sparkles around the wand that add to the magical setting. Well done! Find their Instagram here.


Honorable Mentions

Fruitcake by pinklightningmc

I’m gonna be honest guys, I think I’m going into a candy-coma after this month’s submissions. They were sweet, sweet, sweet! And, of course, with just a dash of sour. Keep up the great work as always! 🍬🍭🍋


December: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is December’s theme? December’s theme is…

🕵️‍♂️ Goofball! 🤪

Well, this theme is no surprise, right? With the recent release of Goofball Island, the fan art is already pouring in. And whether you’re a fan of the goofy side, the bland side, or somewhere in between, there’s undoubtedly some inspiration to be drawn from this new adventure. Try checking out our review of the island too.

Maybe draw some art of your favorite goofy and bland characters, or create a goofy or bland outfit for your own Poptropican! Or even goof-ify or bland-ify other beloved Poptropica characters? Maybe, in the spirit of December, write up a story of what holidays are like on Goofball Island. It’s all up to you!

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD