The Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge is a competition between online comic artists to see who can maintain the longest Monday to Friday update schedule, following a strict set of rules.

Each artist lays $20 USD on the line. The last man left standing takes the entire pot.

Second place pot is made from advertising revenue and will build to a maximum of $500USD.

1st Place: $1,120
2nd Place: $135

Donated to the CBLDF: $50
Donated to ACTOR: $50

Be sure to check out the Daily Grind message board.


Please note that the deadline for entering has now passed.

All funds are USD.

 

Rules that have had additional information added to clarify their original intent will have a "revised" notation and date next to them. For further information on these revisions, please follow this link.

Note that in no case has the rule been changed. The revisions are only made when necessary to reinforce the intent of the rule so as to prevent misinterpretation.

Please read the Rules FAQ if you are unclear on the meaning of any of the rules. If you can't find your answer in the FAQ, please email us your question by clicking here.

Rules FAQ


• Artists must publish at least one strip a day from Monday to Friday. Anything above and beyond these requirements will be ignored for the purposes of this contest. (Revised Apr 5/05)

• Strips must be a minimum of two panels - two single panel strips are acceptable. Artists may produce one single panel strip per every 10 strips. This is not cumulative. There must be at least 9 strips of two panels or more between each single panel strip. (Revised Apr 3/05)

• New work only. No posting of old strips.

• No posting of random sketches or pin-ups in place of comics. (Revised Apr 5/05)

• Strips must be posted by Midnight PST. Meaning, each day's strip must be published by the end of the day (i.e. Monday's strip must be published by the end of Monday).

• If an artist cannot post strips for a period of time (ie vacation, etc...), they must post strips for days to be missed in advance or find someone to update their sites for them.

• If an artist needs to post strips somewhere other than his/her regular site, they must post a link to the strip in the Daily Grind forum. Artists may post strips in the forum as proof of completion.

• The contest is over when only one artist remains. Artists can't agree to give up together in an attempt to split the pot.

• Payments for this contest cannot be made by Paypal as per their Gambling Policy.

• No excuses. Computer meltdown? Hit by a car? Better luck next round.

• The judges in this competition do not monitor comics on a daily basis, that is left to the contestants and readers. The role of the judges is to make an official ruling once a concern has been raised.



 
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Donald Noffsinger
Out March 11, 2005
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Richard Guidry
Out March 15, 2005
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Bruce Gorr
Out March 24, 2005
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Scott Williams
Out April 5, 2005
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Jeff Skinner
Out April 15, 2005
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Corey McDaniel
Out April 19, 2005
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Dean Trippe
Out May 5, 2005
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John Campbell
Out May 11, 2005
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Erik Goldsby
Out May 11, 2005
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Wendy Chin
Out May 18, 2005

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Jeff Bent
Out June 3, 2005

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Philippe Gaboury
Out June 17, 2005  
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Tod Emko
Out June 22, 2005

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Scott Kurtz
Out July 11, 2005
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Jason Turner
Out July 17, 2005
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Brian Fukushima
Out August10, 2005
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Owen Kuhn
Out August 30, 2005
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Greg Dean
Out September 5, 2005
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Robin Bougie
Out September 9, 2005
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Miles Pekala
Out September 13, 2005
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Phil McAndrew
Out September 15, 2005
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Chris Crosby
Out November 28, 2005
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Yu-Jay Huoh
Out November 28, 2005
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John Hill
Out December 5, 2005
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Natasha Allegri
Out December 9, 2005
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Remi Treuer
Out December 9, 2005
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Steve Troop
Out December 22, 2005  
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Todd A. Sullivan
Out January 9, 2006  
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David Wright
Out February 1, 2006
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Karl Kauffman
Out May 4, 2006
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Dalton Sharp
Out May 11, 2006
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Matt Johnson
Out June12, 2006
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Lonnie Allen
Out June 30, 2006
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Bryan Stone
Out July 26, 2006  
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D.J. Coffman
Out October 17, 2006  
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Ali Graham
Out December 5, 2006  
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Tom McHenry
Out March 2, 2007
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Jennie Breeden
Out April 2, 2007
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Brandon Lewis
Out June 14, 2007
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Eric Poole
Out July 4, 2007
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Ive Sorocuk
Out August 14, 2007
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Tyler Longmire
Out August 23, 2007
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Jam Torkberg
Out November 5, 2007
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Joseph Bergin III
Out March 28, 2008
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Bela Whigimill
Out May 15, 2008
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Paul Gadzikowski
Out June 25, 2008
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Stephen Burrell
Out October 31, 2008
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Jamie Dee Galey
Out December 31, 2008
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Tim Hulsizer
Out April 22, 2009
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Edward J Grug III
Out July 15, 2010
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Phil Redmon
Out December 7, 2010
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Mike Stevens
Out May 17, 2011
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