Okay, you’ve heard the exciting news. Anyone who’s ever fancied a bash at writing or drawing comics is in luck because I want to give you a hand. Just like last year, I want to do an annual where prospective writers and artists get a chance to write or draw our Millarworld characters and get paid real cash $$$. Just for the sheer joy of it.
I’ve always been very precious about letting other people do my creations, but the industry always need new blood and last year’s entries were just beyond stellar. Comics has been really good to me and I want to do what I can with my limited time to help other creators get into print here. So in the other thread you’ll see the specifications for new writers and this thread is for new artists. At the top of this post you should see a link to a submission guideline as, like Marvel and DC, you need to sign a document to send with your proposal to a special mailbox we’ve established. Once you’ve done this, our team will be able to read your submission and the six best will be revealed on December 23rd as a lovely Christmas surprise. It’s as simple as that.
I’m going to pay these rates out of my own pocket for the annual and I reckon we’ll make our money back. Any profits I want to donate entirely to the Hero Initiative charity as there’s something quite nice about new creators directly helping the men and women who’s work possibly inspired them in the first place. As far as the art goes, this couldn’t be simpler. If your work looks good enough to be one of the six new artists being hired for our second annual we’ll be in touch on December 23rd and send you a script by a newbie writer. If you meet the deadline we give (which will be a nice, easy one) you’ll receive your payment one week later and be showcased when we publish in July next year. The stories will all be four or five pages long, much like the short stories comic-creators traditionally started out on, and the characters being used are as follows.
KICK-ASS & HIT-GIRL (5 pages)
EMPRESS (5 pages)
NEMESIS (4 pages)
HUCK (5 pages)
SUPERCROOKS (4 pages)
SUPERIOR (5 pages)
We will also be looking for a cover artist, paid at a rate of $450 for black and white, $600 for colour.
To submit your entry post three pages of sequential art in this thread. Only three please, posts will be deleted if you post more. And they have to be sequential pages. We’ll use your entries to select both interior artists and the cover artist. You’ll then need to fill in the submission document linked at the top of this post and email it to us.
1/ One entry per person
2/ Please post three pages in this thread.
3/ Email just the submission document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4/ This search is for new, undiscovered talent. If you’ve been paid for a comic from an established publisher you can’t enter.
5/ All entrants must be over 18.
6/ Deadline for entries is November 30th
7/ The selected six artists and six writers for the 2017 annual will be contacted by 23rd December 2016
BEST OF LUCK!
Moderator’s Note: Please read through this post and the Writer’s Submission Thread carefully before asking questions that are already answered. If you still have questions, please PM a moderator. Do not post anything other than the 3 page submission in this thread.