MHI Patch Contest, VOTE NOW!

Please put your vote in the comments of this post.

To view all of the submissions, click here: http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/monster-hunter-international-patch-contest-ii-the-patchening/

Note, there are some that have copyrighted images in them, and those just plain can’t win. Sorry.  That said, vote for who you like, because on some of the images that you might think are copyrighted actually were submitted by the owners. Which was sort of a geeky surprise for me. :)

I will leave voting open until November 7th, mostly because I was very late in getting all of the patches posted here. I didn’t expect that many!  I am in awe of you guys.  After that I’ll tally them up, pick the author’s choice winners, and announce them all on the blog.

And since this post has got 3,300 hits this morning, I should’ve put a link to go buy something.  Here, go look at Dead Six:  http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Six-Larry-Correia/dp/1451637586/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319124685&sr=8-1   You should read it, because it is cool.

325 Responses

  1. I like the Harlem New York Patch

  2. Omaha Stakes. Tasty and good for you!

  3. I’m torn. SCI with the raven and catchy phrase, or Hyena Bomb? SCI it is!

  4. Eastern Tennessee Monster Hunters, otherwise known as “In God we trust, all others we nuke”.

  5. Chalk one up for Team Frostbite! Though if that happens to be one of the “can’t win” entries, my vote goes to… who else? The Combat Librarians, of course.

  6. Finger Lakes Firefighter Artillery… Hoo Raa!

  7. SCI: When Darkness Falls….we were the ones who pushed it. I think that’s a win.

    • Yeah that’s the winner. As cool as some of the mottos people came up with were, that one perfectly captures the combination of badass boast and tongue in cheek humor that defines MHI.

    • I have to go with SCI too. “We pushed it” is just too good.

  8. Um, Team DbD. Yeah.

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  10. Omaha Stakes – Go Team Nebraska!

  11. Tombstone Gravediggers

  12. Tombstone Gravediggers gets my vote. Very cool and iconic.

  13. Omaha Steaks, if you cann’t eatem steakem

  14. STARS of Texas

    (and if I can have a second vote, Omaha Stakes, because I’m still an Omaha-boy at heart).

  15. Omaha Stakes!

  16. Sticks of Fire! Sticks of Fire!

  17. MUST MUST MUST be Team DbD!!! Why? Because I want to buy a patch with Sam on it, that’s why!

  18. Massachusetts.

    Very difficult to choose. There are so many great ones!

  19. AG Munitions

    Got to get your ammo somewhere. Visit the R&D group and see the new tools.

  20. Team Jabberwocky

  21. Honestly, The combat librarians.

  22. No contest
    Team DbD

  23. Omaha Stakes good! Need more Stakes.

  24. Vatican, Omega Legion

  25. Team DBD of course. Just to let you folks know, that is an original piece of Chris Muir artwork that he came up with for the contest. Big thank you to him for creating such an awesome design!

  26. Sticks of Fire

  27. Sticks Of Fire patch!

  28. Well, *I’m* voting for Sticks of Fire.

    Is that nepotism or not?

  29. I ‘m voting for the Vatican Hunt Team, Omega Legion.

    -Scott

  30. Angels of Undeath (green version)
    though I might be a little biased since I made it lol

  31. Omaha Stakes!

  32. Can I vote for myself? I’m gonna! Tombstone Gravediggers!

  33. There are so many good choices and it doesn’t feel right to vote for my own so I’ll have to cast one for the Hyena Bomb laughing doom. In case they are ineligible my second would be the Hudson valley river monsters.

  34. A vote here for SCI.

  35. I loved the Hudson Valley River Monster, but I have to vote for the Texas Unnatural Guard.

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  37. Tombstone. I dig it.

  38. I cast my biased vote for Supernatural Animal Control B.C.

  39. Kalamazoo County Crypt Kickers

  40. I like both for Zombie Awareness International, but if I had to pick one I would say the second.

  41. Tampa Florida

  42. Definitely Team Montana…”Faith In Big Guns”

  43. I’m voting for Korea, since Larry is so homophonic. *rimshot*

  44. Team Frostbite, of course.

    Why “Alaska Territory” when Alaska’s a state? We just never got around to changing it.

  45. Maryland “Merry Dead” Hooah!

  46. Omaha Stakes. Because vampire blood is the best marinade.

  47. Red River Gun Runners.
    ‘Cause killing zombies is fun, but feral hogs are steady work.

  48. texas bullmen . Us texans have to stick together.

  49. Lots of good ones, I have to go with Sticks of Fire

  50. texas bullmen

  51. GRIMM and GKET

  52. Kalamazoo County Crypt Kickers

  53. STARS of Texas, FTW

  54. A vote for Chesapeake here. Some really great submissions all around. :)

  55. [...] forth and make your votes here (though I am fair certain the winner is already a given) – the winner gets included in Larry [...]

  56. Team Frostbite

  57. I vote for Sticks of Fire.

    Because sticks and fire!

  58. Sticks of Fire +1! Great patch! Love the back story as well!

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  60. Omaha Stakes- Strange things are in the corn.

  61. Dbd is awesome, but my first pick would have to be Cerberus.

  62. [...] It is that time for Monster Hunter International Fans. The winning patch will appear in Monster Hunter Legion, Larry’s next MHI book and we get to pick it. [...]

  63. Team Frostbite FTW!!!

  64. My choice is “Omaha Stakes”

  65. I vote Omaha Stakes. A nice patch. Always hated all those damn vampires.

  66. Omaha Stakes!!

  67. The Lady Hunters made me chuckle although I do NOT own any pink weapons of any kind.

  68. Team Frostbite FTW!!!!!

  69. Oregon’s BAMF Squad…. oh YEAH!!!

  70. Gotta go with CMH, Devil’s Cutthroats.

  71. Too bad you can’t vote for 1 MHI and 1 non-MHI patch.
    So, Poland for me…

  72. I vote the Sticks of Fire.

  73. Either Team Frostbite or Celt Hunters.

  74. I like the Hudson Valley River Monsters myself.

  75. Celt Hunters, please! We need some badass Irishmen/women in these books. <3

  76. My vote is for Omaha Stakes.

  77. I like Tampa.

  78. Tombstone gravedigger

  79. Korea!
    Win or not I want one.

  80. Texas Bullmen
    Sticks of Fire Tampa Florida

  81. Tombstone Gravediggers.

  82. Sticks of Fire. I’m a homer and proud of it.

  83. Sticks of Fire patch !!!!

  84. Team Two Rivers.

  85. Gonna have to go with Poland. I just want to see how they operate!

  86. I vote SCI, I’m a sucker for an M79.

  87. Pistol River Independant Zombie Extraction

  88. I vote for in god we trust all others we nuke

  89. MHI Texas, black patch with silver red eyed bull

    Also like the Texas Bull Men

    A suggestion: make one or more of the Texas team members Aggies, and they have modified their patches by sawing off the bull’s horns :)

    Gig ‘em Ags

  90. Arizona Air Wing!

  91. I think a lot of effort went into Redwood Wranglers. It gets my vote!

  92. I vote Team Frostbite: My wife votes Korea

  93. Team Frostbite

  94. Team DbD…

  95. R&D Lab Rats gets my vote.

  96. MHI:Tombaugh Station

  97. Team Frostbite for me, Mine was OTS (Team Otis). But wow – some of those out there are fantastic. Mine is nowhere near as good as some of the others.

    Grimm Team Berlin was a great one too. There are just so many.

    • Is there an Otis in the book.. did I miss him? It sounds familiar, now I am going to have to go back through and see…. If not, I like the abbreviation – maybe for a new character OTS-Team Otis. Nice!

  98. Hudson Valley River Monsters (independant) and then with MHI. I like how an outside independent agency can switch one they fall into MHI. Nice work!

    • Thanks I even sent Larry a bunch-o backstory he’s free to use. The first patch reflects the groups revolutionary war roots.

      • Since I’ve already read everything that Larry has published (and even though I am rereading Vendetta) I am going through story line withdrawal. You should post the back story ;) I would love to read it.

  99. One in the head – go ZERT!

  100. Love the Finger Lakes one!!!!!!!!

  101. Sticks of Fire gets my vote

  102. Midnight Minutemen

  103. Grimm, Berlin

  104. Maryland, “The Merry Damned”.

  105. Sticks of Fire, Tampa,Florida

  106. I vote Sticks of Fire!

  107. I vote for Sticks of FIre, Tampa Florida

  108. 1) White Eagles of Poland; 2) Red River (monsters and hogs); 3) Livingston Geographic Institute and 4) the Southern Baptists.

    There are waaaay too many really clever entries!

  109. Dixie Choppers

  110. Sticks of Fire. WereManatee! Really!

  111. (1) Omaha Stakes (2) Vatican Omega Legion (3) Midnight Minutemen Those are the three standouts for me.

  112. I’ve got to go with “In God We Trust, All Others We Nuke”

  113. Lots of good patches.
    First choice, East TN “In God We Trust, All Others We Nuke”.
    Second choice, Team Frostbite
    Third Choice, Omaha Stakes

  114. I’m voting for Zombie Awareness International patch design #1!

  115. Wow, that is is lot of entries. Maybe a bracket type of contest would have been better.

    Full Moon Exterminators gets my vote.

  116. Team Frostbite…thanks.

  117. Omaha Stakes is the one I like best. It was a toss up between them, the Eastern Tennessee team (In God We Trust, all others we nuke) and Tombstone Gravediggers.

  118. Team Jabberwocky

  119. Combat Librarians. Absolutely.

  120. Sticks of Fire.

  121. In God we trust, all others we nuke

    Definitely one of the coolest

  122. STARS of Texas

  123. STARS of Texas

  124. STARS of Texas

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  126. Sticks of Fire!

  127. ZAI DESIGN 2!

  128. Texas BULLMEN HOOOO!!!!

  129. Have to vote for the Hudson Valley River Monsters – “Freedom From Tyrants”!

  130. Sticks of Fire!

  131. I vote for the Hudson Valley River Monsters

  132. Tombstone Arizona MHI

  133. I have to vote for Starkville Shoggoth Slayers. Come on! Its the only place to put Johnny Cash in jail!
    And, for non-nepotistic purposes, the Vatican Slayers!

  134. As a Texan, I love the idea of Texas Unnatural Guard. The design could stand a tweak or two to translate into an actual patch, but I would proudly sport one.

    The idea of a state-sponsored monster eradication unit makes a lot of sense IMO. Would love to see TUG members and the MCB getting into some heated arguments over jurisdiction, posse comitatus, etc. :)

    • +1 for Texas Unnatural Guard

    • I vote for the Texas Unnatural Guard as well… but then again, it’s my design :) You are right that it needs tweaks, but heck, I did the whole thing in Photoshop Elements.

      Backstory:
      The Texas Unnatural Guard. Part of the Texas Military Forces. They draw from the Texas National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, and Texas Naval Forces (you did know that Texas has it’s own Army, Air Force, and Navy, right?) to protect Texas from monsters and the undead. The only Govt agency that allows agents to keep a small percentage of the PUFF Bounty

    • Another +1 for Texas Unnatural Guard

  135. Larry: “there will also be rival companies from around the world.”

    Then I must go with Korea as there are some interesting elements in the design. The date will need to be corrected to 1895 though (not 1885).

  136. Arizona Air Wing!

  137. I’m throwing in with the Tombstones of Arizona. Skin that smokewagon and see what happens.

  138. My vote is for the Hudson Valley River Monsters.

  139. NE. Omaha Stakes

  140. I vote for S3: Sinistral Security Solutions. A lefthanded monster is a badass monster!

  141. Im going to have to go with some of the maryland entries because Its home. and lets face it we are Some of the craziest folk on the east coast.

  142. heh. Think you could actualy work the Teflon Leprechaun (Martin “my guitar playing SUCKS” O’Mally) into one of your books?

  143. S3; Sinistral Security Solutions

  144. Team DbD is the awesome. I want Chris & Larry to get together post haste to figure out how to offer that patch.

    Still, having a soft spot for my own entry, I vote “Combat Librarians” . Recognizing that not everyone (Lee, Dorcas, Raymond Shackleford III) can be on the front lines, but they serve, too. You got to know how to kill the wee beasties, and knowledge is your friend.

    • Maybe (if your patch isn’t the “Chosen One”), Larry could use it as a sort of skill Identifier badge, like the Army uses for “Airborne” or “Expert Infantry.” The reason I say this is also because of some of the other patches that were listed that could be skill Identifier patches such as the “MHI R&D Labrats” or the “MHI Medical Corp.” For example, Albert Lee could wear it, as he does alot of research when he isn’t on a mission with the team.

      Another way to get some more patches into the book is to use a “Combat Patch” type system. You could place them on the shoulder opposite of their MHI Team Identifier. This could be done by members of MHI that are utilized by other teams (such as the international ones) for their expertise in fighting a particular monster. The patch is given once they fight with that other team and then worn as a “foreign service” badge demonstrating both respect to the other hunters they served with and gratitude from those hunters by allowing that member to wear their “Team Patch/Identifier.”

      Crap… now I have my mind going in all sorts of random directions with unit/team structure for the story… Let me know if you need any ideas Larry – I think my brain is exploding (or a vampire is in it)
      ^ ^
      O

  145. S3- Simply because it’s the best! :)

  146. Zombie Awareness International #2

  147. Maryland “The Merry Damned.”

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  149. I vote for S3!

  150. #1 Team Frostbite
    #2 Omaha Stakes

  151. In God we trust, all others we nuke

  152. tampa florida

  153. Omaha Stakes! There is more than football in Nebraska!

  154. Midnight Minutemen is awesome

  155. S3- Sinistral Security Solutions

  156. Lol looks like the only vote for TEAM APEX,

  157. I like the Texas Bullmen,

  158. It kicks @$$!!!! go bullmen YEE-HAW!!!

  159. I’d have to go with the Texas bull men, why? because I really, really want to see a 10 foot tall minotaur bash a zombie with a giant mallet.

    • I have to admit it… Earl already worked with one. It would be interesting if there was a team of minotaur hunters. Impenetrable hides, absolute wrecking balls – perfect strike force for a heard of zombies. They could be a fringe group of MHI that are brought in only when their berserker rage is an asset and not a liability. They could also be used as back up (in small “herds”/teams) for a number of Monsters, or used to soften up an area first that is then cleaned up with the precision of other Members of MHI. Fun to think of… what do you think Larry?

  160. “In God we trust, all others we nuke”.
    Eastern Tennessee Monster Hunters!

  161. Texas bullmen, because I agree with Roper, making a zombie goes squash would be wicked!

  162. ZAI patch #2 of course.

  163. Hudson Valley River Monsters. Most original.

  164. Hudson Valley River Monsters. I like the “independent” patch.

  165. Team Frostbite Alaska Territory.

  166. ‘Texas Bullmen’ all the way!

  167. MHI Team Chesapeake

  168. Team DBD

  169. Team Z.E.R.T.!!

  170. Day by Day, I mean, c’mon, a patch with Sam on it?? YES!

  171. Voting for my own patch TEAM APEX

  172. I’m voting for Hudson Valley River Monsters one

  173. STARS of Texas. Not just because I am part of it. The back story is neat all on it’s own. If Larry doesn’t us it, I will share after the contest.

  174. E. Tn patch FTW! That looks like a good zombie = a redead zombie.

  175. I like AZ Air Wing.

  176. Team DbD!

  177. APEX

  178. I love the silver and black Texas!!!

  179. I like the black Texas one with the longhorn!

  180. Team Frostbite!!!!!!!!!!

  181. Voteing Team Apex

  182. Hudson Valley River Monsters

  183. I vote for the MHI Texas, black patch with silver red eyed bull!!!

  184. I like the silver and black one. It is awesome. I like the longhorn inside. I am a longhorn fan!

  185. Hey the black and silver patch is the best!!! Texas!

  186. Longhorns ROCK( Texas silver and Black)

  187. Black patch. Silver longhorn with 1895 at bottom

  188. I vote for the Hudson Valley River Monsters!!!!!

  189. My vote is for Black & Silver Texas patch, with Longhorn that has Red eyes!!!!

  190. I vote for the black & silver longhorn.

  191. My vore is for the Longhorn Steer 1895 by Brent Newman

  192. Here it is for the Hudson Valley River Monsters!

  193. i vote for the hudson valley river monsters.

  194. My Vote is for the MHI Texas, black and silver with red eyes.

  195. Another for the black and silver longhorn Texas patch.

  196. 1 vote for S3
    Sinistral Security Solutions

  197. Team Z.E.R.T all the way

  198. Archangles Inc. I dig it.

  199. I like the Texas Bullmen. I could see them rocking their own squad.

  200. Man, tough ballot! I’m almost ashamed to see my entry up there among all the good stuff.

    I’m going to go with MHI Texas. So simple, but says so much.

    Although I have to give a 2nd place nod to the Ohio Valley Buckin’ Hillbillies. Them’s my people.

  201. My Vote is for the MHI Texas, black/silver w/ red eyes.

  202. Tampa Florida (Sticks of Fire)

  203. Midnight Minutemen

  204. Team Z.E.R.T.!!!!

  205. Pistol River Independent Zombie Extermination!!! Gotta have more independent companies out there!

  206. Hell yeah, TEAM MONTANA! I have faith in big guns, what about you???

  207. Big sky bounty hunters

  208. bigsky bounty hunters is SIIIIICK!!! love the crossed M14’s

  209. Zombie Awareness International

  210. My vote is for the ZAI patches. I pretty sure my son will vote for the DERP patch…But I wish I could vote for all of them. Lots of creativity here. Wish I was that talented…

  211. S3; Sinistral Security Solutions

  212. Texas MHI rocks !!

  213. My vote is for the really great Texas silver MHI patch, with the cowhead in the middle! Diane Newman

  214. Gotta root for Team DBD even tho it’s © Chris Muir.

    So, I’ll go with Kalamazoo Crypt Kickers.

  215. Sticks of Fire!

  216. I’m voting for S3 as my number one, DbD for my second (it’s got Sam looking mighty fine), and because I love my big guns Team Montana for my third. Really like all of them and it was a difficult choice. Now I gotta go find a copy of Dead Six.

  217. I vote for Texas Bullmen

  218. Team DbD is gorgeous work but gotta go with SCI for my vote.

  219. Southern Vermont Stump Jumper

  220. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers all the way!

  221. I vote Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers

  222. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!! woot!

  223. sothern vermont monster hunters

  224. my vote goes for southern vermont stump jumpers!!

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  226. i vote for the texas bullmen .i admit im opiniated.

  227. I vote for Texas Bullmen! MY SON did an awesome job on this patch! Go baby boy Go!

  228. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!!!!!!

  229. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!

  230. Southern VT Stump jumpers!

  231. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!

  232. I gotta go with the Southern VT Stump Jumpers!!

  233. Southern VT Stump Jumpers!!

  234. My vote is for Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!!! All the way!

  235. Sticks of Fire by Robb Allen

  236. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!

  237. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers

  238. Finger Lakes patch, great idea

  239. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers, of course!

  240. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!

  241. southern vermont stump jumpers

  242. ‘Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!

  243. Ranked votes:

    1.) Monster Hunter Interplanetary

    2.) Agents of Ra

    3.) Team Frostbite

  244. Ok, for my actual vote – Gator Baitors. Once I saw that, I was scrolling down to find one I liked better…

    And I found it – but Cookie monster in the gun sights (MHI New York – You Got A Problem With That) is never gonna get past the copyright issues – but that one had me doing a spit take…

  245. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!

  246. One vote for Omaha Stakes!!!

  247. My vote is for the Texas Bullmen patch.

  248. My vote is for Team Frostbite

  249. Can’t even make myself vote my own. Team Frostbite for the win!

  250. I’m voting for Sticks of Fire!

  251. Texas Bullmen!!!

  252. Texas Bullmen

  253. texas bullmen

  254. Texas Bullmen

  255. Texas Bullmen

  256. Hmm, I guess it wouldn’t be sporting to vote for my own, so… it’s a tie between Cerberus and ‘If I tell you I have to kill you”

  257. I vote for Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!

  258. Yeah to “Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!” they have my vote

  259. Texas Bullmen

  260. Gotta go Team Montana. Did you see that big gun?!?! I’m sure you could find a lot of hunters there.

  261. Gotta vote for Southern Baptists. I’m envisioning a whole company of guys like Trip–Could be interesting.

  262. MHI Research and Development

  263. Midnight Minutemen!

  264. [...] a reminder, go here and vote for the above patch by leaving a comment including either the words “Eastern Tennessee Monster Hunters” or “In [...]

  265. East Tennessee – “…others we nuke”

  266. Zombie Awareness International 2

  267. MHI Massachusetts – I like the Isaac Davis quote.

  268. Omaha Stakes

  269. I vote for Omaha Steaks,good eatin’

  270. Zombie Awareness International

  271. I vote for Zombie Awareness International patch 1 :)

  272. Eastern Tennessee Monster Hunters “In God we trust, all others we nuke”.

  273. Eastern Tennessee Monster Hunters “In God we trust, all others we nuke”. (corrected email address from previous post)

  274. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers.

  275. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers

  276. Voting for Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers

  277. Southern Vermont Stump Jumpers!

  278. Team Frostbite! :)

  279. Eastern Tennessee Monster Hunters patch rules

  280. My vote is for “In God we trust, all others we nuke”

  281. Wait, are people still voting?

    • Yes, but everything after Nov 7th will probably be discarded.
      (He has people still responding to his H&K post and that was from years ago. He will likely still have people voting years from now.)
      The Correia knows he has to tally the votes and he will. You know- in his ‘free’ time? LOL

  282. larry, put me down fot “Zombie Awareness international” first submission.

  283. Laughing Doom = the hyena bomb

  284. Omaha Stakes FTW!

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