December 11, 2008 10:53 PM
Mt Crushmore is here
Here it is. After counting your votes, going through multiple rounds of elimination, these are the final four. We had so many readers voting and commenting and taking part in this, it truly was a community project. My thanks goes out to Steve Foster, our sports editor in charge of web content. It was his idea to do this cartoon and have everyone vote on their favorites. Steve is an amazingly talented guy who can do it all...web sites, editing, games, interactive polls, flash animation. You name it and he can do it and do it very, very well. Steve was instrumental in helping me create the Kicker Picker animated game we did back in August with the help of animation expert Rich Moyer Steve has also been behind the scenes suggesting several other cool web projects, like the Broncos Wallpaper we have available online. Foster knows a lot about the online wave that newspapers must catch in order to survive in the years to come.
Floyd Little and Tom Jackson, and, well a cast of thousands.
I realize this cartoon is not going to sit well with all Broncos fans. We just simply had so many Broncos greats to choose from and since the cartoon needed to stay true to Mt. Rushmore there was only room for four, soooo...Floyd Little,Tom Jackson, Rod Smith and a host of others were left off the mountain. Now, it would have been cool if we could have made it so you could insert your favorite Broncos heads on the mountain, but, from a tech standpoint, it was just a bit much more than we could do in the short time we had to put this together. So I've included a few rocks with numbers in the foreground. Think of them as cornerstones or the foundation of Crushmore, so to speak.
Download to your hearts content
Steve has made it possible to download Crushmore on your printers at home or in the office ( just don't get caught) and to use it as desktop wallpaper for you as well. There is a possibility we will have this available on a better stock of paper through Pictopia, a company that prints things on demand. We haven't worked out the details but I'll keep you informed if that happens. Please feel free as always to comment about Crushmore or any other topic.
Next week we'll be bringing you the Twelve days of Drew, which is a look back at the year in cartoons that you can vote on. The cartoons will also be published on Saturday, December 20 in the Rocky's sports section. I'm also trying to get an animation finished in time for the holidays. Stay tooned.