Community Creations

Community Creations: October 2022

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

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

Top 5 Picks

Baron’s Crusade Quest by Silver Penguin

With all the drama surrounding the Baron lately, I’m glad she showed up in this month’s assortment of creations. The night scene creates a nostalgic atmosphere, and that pop of red and orange light wonderfully contrasts the desaturated blues of the larger composition. Love the rendering of the characters and the stylization in mark-making! Find the artist in the comments.

Looking For That One Item… by Dan N.

Another spooky night scene, I also love the stylization in this creation. The little ghost follower and passing black cat feel perfect for the month of Halloween too. It does a great job of capturing that feeling of searching for an item in Poptropica, particularly as a lone kid in unfamiliar territory. Plus, the dramatic camera angle makes for a super enticing composition and great sense of depth! Find his Instagram here.

Medicine Man by mcz

Talking about dramatic camera angles, this one certainly fits that mark! The blue night sky and glowing green pot go well with the color scheme of the Medicine Man character. Wonderful lighting that really creates a story! Definitely makes me what to revisit Shark Tooth Island. Find their Instagram here.

Human Merlin by Bunnies-N-Bowties

Stepping away from landscape scenes for a moment, here we have a super charming character design. Ever wonder what Merlin would look like in human form? Er- humanoid AI form to be specific. Well, look no further! The hair and clothing both convey strong personality, and I love the inclusion of owl wings to harken back to his other form. Binary Bard has to be a proud papa. Find her Tumblr here and Instagram here.

What Would Have Been by Dizzy Feather

Who knew a blue theme would lead to so many night sky features? In hindsight, I shouldn’t be surprised… Anyway, this simple landscape holds a lot of power by focusing on the silhouettes of its characters. The subtle glow around them and the moon definitely creates a ghostly atmosphere, perfect for the Ghost Story Island setting. And bittersweet blue emotion is evoked too! Find the artist in the comments and on the PHC Discord.


Honorable Mentions

I’m feeling quite blue to see this spooky month come to an end, but had a great time seeing all your amazing blue creations. Keep up that creativity!


November: 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 November’s theme? November’s theme is…

👑 ROYALTY! 👑

With the recent reveal of the Red Queen and the drama surrounding the Baron and Rumpelstiltskin, royalty has certainly been making the rounds lately. Leaning into all that drama this coming month, let’s see what your royal creations will bring!

Maybe create your own King or Queen costumes in-game, or draw pictures of the Astro-Knights royal family? Maybe write stories theorizing the Baron’s royal past, or design your own throne room in your clubhouse. The possibilities are 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 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

Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Social Media

Anti-Zombie Halloween Hints 🧟🎃

Halfway through spooky month and there’s more on the horizon!

The latest member gifts have arrived, and they’re looking awfully combative. Members, check your inventories for your grungy gifts: Anti Zombie Bike, Anti Zombie Bat, and Anti Zombie Gear!


After Zomberry Hero two years ago and Humans vs Zombies on Roblox earlier this year, what’s next? Is another zombie apocalypse on its way?

A recent tweet from Poptropica offers a hint at a “Halloween surprise” coming up, but no further details have been announced yet.

However, with the recent reveal of the infamous Red Queen, it seems possible that a new storyline may soon open up about the mystery surrounding the latest airship arrival. We’ll have to see!

In the meantime, guest writer Dizzy Feather is back on the Pop Creators’ Blog with part 3 of her fanfic, Poptropican Heroes. Don’t miss parts one and two as well, and catch the Pink Knight prequel on the PHB!


Next up, enjoy the latest fan art features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories! We’ve got OCs and recreations of iconic characters as well. Enjoy!


While we’re admiring art, have you thought about making some? Though we’re halfway through October already, you can jump into our Poptober challenge anytime, picking whichever drawing prompts strike your fancy. Here are a few pieces from the Poppie-winning XMzhier:

And finally, the PHB’s Halloween Costume Contest is in full swing! Still two and a half weeks left to give us your take on how “The Devil Wears Poptropica.” Come show us what you’ve got and maybe even win a membership in the process! Find all the details here. 😈💎

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Fan Art Features, Store

Eye for Poppin’ Styles 👁

Hey Poptropicans! We hope you enjoyed the extravaganza of our Pop fan awards this month — be sure to catch the whole Poppies recap on our blog, including a surprise visit from Official Poptropica! 🏆✨

Following that big buzz, this update is short and sweet. Enjoy the latest hits from Pop’s Instagram stories, including a makeup reel, vivid drawing, and a meme from a mobile game studio Poptropica follows. 🎨


As July wraps up, it’s almost time to say goodbye to many of the summertime styles in Adventure Outfitters! Find out more about this week’s costume rotation and the exiting items on the Creators’ Blog.

Thanks for popping in! 🌟 If you haven’t already, do settle in for just a bit longer to admire all the honorees at the Poppies, including the most voted “Coolest Wallpaper,” highlights of nostalgic memories, and a glorious gallery for all the “Best Fan Art” nominees chosen by you all.

See you in the next one!

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Advertisements, Fan Art Features, Polls

Camp Cretaceous and Art Bodacious 🦕🖌

Hey Poptropicans, pop in for dinosaurs and doodles!

Home Island has a new ad building for the Netflix show Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, with a chase game that’s a bit of a challenge! Your goal is to run away from a dinosaur, jumping over obstacles until you reach the end — but if you hit three obstacles, you’ll start over. 

If you’re successful, you’ll win a Camp Cretaceous Merch cap and Camp Cretaceous Raptor Tooth necklace (which comes with an audible roar, and makes you sweat when you tap the spacebar).


Here’s the latest in Poptropica’s Instagram stories! In addition to bodacious fan art features, the Creators also launched a Pop poll with the help of the Little Miss/Mr meme to ask about device preferences for playing Pop. It’s not the first time they’ve popped this question, but just like before, desktop (at 85%) wins over mobile by a long shot.


Last call for voting in the Poppies! 🏆 Polls are open until this Friday, and we’ll be announcing the winners of our Poptropica fan awards this Sunday at 7pm EST in a spectacular slideshow. See you there! 🥳

In addition to the YouTube livestream, we’ll also be hanging on Discord and the Arcade in Poptropica. See the party details here, and if you haven’t already, spare a few minutes to VOTE IN THE POPPIES! ✅

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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