It's the last day of this month, so it's time to pick the winner of this first months **Monthly Sketch Giveaway**.

I've thought of a method which will pick the winner with some help from my Twitter followers.

Here is a list of the people who commented (in decending order of their comments, first to last):

Mike

Mark Stokes

Tim Green

Tim Green

Mark Stokes

Chris K

Sean

tmcelmurry

Tim Green

Bearman

dgriff13

Mort J. Moose

White

Tim Green

JerryBenedict

JARoo

Rob Lopez

Saeed

Saeed

Mark Stokes

Tim Green

Chris K

JerryBenedict

Saeed

Tim Green

Mark Stokes

Mark Stokes

Mark Stokes

Tim Green

Jeff Couturier

kaltou

Tim Green

Jared

White

JerryBenedict

dgriff13

Tim Green

JerryBenedict

Saeed

Mark Stokes

Mark Stokes

dgriff13

That's a total of 17 commenters, spread over 42 comments.

Ok, to determine the winner I had some help from my Twitter followers and math. I asked my Tweeps to give me some numbers and I got: * 9*,

*,*

**7***,*

**36***,*

**3***and*

**1945***. Now if we add all those numbers together we get 2043. And now some help from math: we use the number of comments (42) and calculate the modulus (remainder) and that's the winner. Brilliant, not?!*

**43**So. 2043Â mod 42 = 27. So the person who wrote the 27th comment is our first winner of the **Monthly Sketch Giveaway **of January 2012. And that person is... **Mark Stokes**.

Congrats Mark. I'm honored to send you the first sketch, especially since you are one of my true fans, dear colleague and also one of the top commenters this month. Let me know what character you wish to have sketched and send me your home address at skar[at]mojocomic[dot]com

For the rest of you. Please come back next month, leave as much comments as you want (since it will increase you changes to win) and thanks for playing ðŸ˜€

## tmcelmurry

January 31, 2012

Congratulations Mark and congratulations to Math. ðŸ™‚

## Skar

January 31, 2012

I think the big winner is Math, no doubt about that ðŸ˜‰

## Saeed

January 31, 2012

This contest was totally rigged by math!!! ðŸ™‚

## Skar

January 31, 2012

You know. I really enjoyed calculating the winner… especially since this way it’s almost

random, but the result can be checked by all the contestants. It’s all based on Math and user input. Loved it ðŸ˜€And I’m sorry you didn’t win. Really appreciate you commenting, mate! Please keep doing that ðŸ™‚

## Bearman

January 31, 2012

Damn I need to comment more

## Skar

January 31, 2012

Yep. You already should, but now you have a real reason ðŸ˜›

## kaitou

February 1, 2012

So, this means that if you get a remainder of 0, the last person in the list wins.

## Skar

February 1, 2012

Well… no. If I have a remainder of 0, I will ask for another number on Twitter… and again and again… until I have a remainder. Otherwise the first or last person will have more chance to win – which isn’t fair and defeats the whole purpose of doing it this way ðŸ™‚

## kaitou

February 1, 2012

That means the last person has no chance of winning. Current example of 42 entries:

n mod 42 is in the range of 0-41. Entry 42 can’t win.

## Skar

February 1, 2012

Mmm. Never thought of that, good point Kaitou. Ok. So guess you are right… if the remainder = 0, the last person is the winner ðŸ™‚

I’m glad that you corrected me before I made that mistake and picked the wrong winner ðŸ™‚

## Pascal

February 1, 2012

I don’t like commenting, math and contests, but I like winning.

From now on I will only communicate via comments instead of talking to you.. B^]=

## Skar

February 1, 2012

Well… glad to have you onboard…

And you just entered the Monthly Sketch Giveaway of February 2012 ðŸ™‚

## Mark Stokes

February 1, 2012

I guess all that time I spent sleeping in math class came back in a good way! Thanks skar, can’t wait to get my drawing of Mojo (of course)!

## Skar

February 1, 2012

I will send you an email for your home address, but will create a sketch of Mojo for you ðŸ™‚

## Tim Green

February 1, 2012

Way to go, Mark!

## Skar

February 1, 2012

You also commented often, so you also had an increased chance of winning. Maybe next month, Tim.

Thanks for commenting, mate!

## JerryBenedict

February 1, 2012

Well done Mark, you webcomicking fan fiend!