Sweet! I haven't check Cubebrush blog for a while (please don't shoot), I checked today and... look what cat brought to the front door :). And about a week ago I was wondering if there will be Art War this year too...
As for new rules, I'll be completely honest - I like the fact, that concept sheet is gone - I never was a fan of that. One thing here - there is still requirement for concept sheet in FAQ (from previous AW) - it may be confusing for someone:
Question: "All the concepts must all fit on one "sheet"?"
Answer: "(...) The sheet is part of the final submission. It is just as important as the final illustration. (...)"
Anyway - great to see glorious flames of new Art War! How could I resist?
Best regards and good luck to all!