Monthly Sketch Giveaway January 2012

Posted on: January 31st, 2012

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, 1945 and 43. 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?!

So. 2043 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 😀

17 Responses

  1. tmcelmurry

    January 31, 2012

    Congratulations Mark and congratulations to Math. 🙂

    Reply
    • Skar

      January 31, 2012

      I think the big winner is Math, no doubt about that 😉

      Reply
  2. Saeed

    January 31, 2012

    This contest was totally rigged by math!!! 🙂

    Reply
    • 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 😀
      And I’m sorry you didn’t win. Really appreciate you commenting, mate! Please keep doing that 🙂

      Reply
  3. Bearman

    January 31, 2012

    Damn I need to comment more

    Reply
    • Skar

      January 31, 2012

      Yep. You already should, but now you have a real reason 😛

      Reply
  4. kaitou

    February 1, 2012

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

    Reply
    • 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 🙂

      Reply
      • 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.

        Reply
        • 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 🙂
          I’m glad that you corrected me before I made that mistake and picked the wrong winner 🙂

          Reply
  5. 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^]=

    Reply
    • Skar

      February 1, 2012

      Well… glad to have you onboard…
      And you just entered the Monthly Sketch Giveaway of February 2012 🙂

      Reply
  6. 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)!

    Reply
    • Skar

      February 1, 2012

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

      Reply
  7. Tim Green

    February 1, 2012

    Way to go, Mark!

    Reply
    • 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!

      Reply
  8. JerryBenedict

    February 1, 2012

    Well done Mark, you webcomicking fan fiend!

    Reply

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