Appropriately we had a total of 69 votes in the banner poll.
It was clear that with 53% of the vote in a four way race that banner #1 was the Bobby Jindhal of the competition.
So now we a have a late entry that a lot of people think may have what it takes (Hello Mr.Thompson)*.
Here is our previous winner:
And the new challenger:
*Did you kids get both references?
PS: For all that asked the images were created using the Gimp open source tool. 'Cause if I have one motto: If it's free. It's for me!
And yes I have each component of the image with alpha channels (transparent backgrounds) stored in separate files. They are both in Gimp's xcf format and in png.
Also I have them stored in source control (Subverion) hosted on a remote secure and nightly backed up box...'cause I am a big IT dorkousmalorkous.
The grey background it just to keep it close to the orginal.