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 lend you a hand. Going forward, I want to do a once-a-year event where prospective writers and artists get a chance to write or draw our Millarworld characters and get paid for the sheer joy of it.
I’ve always been very precious about letting other people do my creations so this is quite unusual, but I really do believe that the only way we can thrive as an industry is if new talent gets a chance. Comics has been really good to me and I want to do what I can with my limited time to give budding creators a wee chance too if they’re maybe unsure where to start. So in the other thread you’ll see the specifications for new artists and when this thread goes live next week you can read all the details for new writers. We’re preparing a submission guideline here as, like Marvel and DC, you need to sign a document to send in with your ideas and we’ll have this ready for you next week with a special mail-box you can send it to. Our team will read over all the submissions and the six best will be contacted on December 23rd as a lovely Christmas surprise. It’s as simple as that.
We’re looking for full scripts for the following characters and, just like the artists, the people we select will be paid Marvel and DC starter rates. This is currently $90 per page for writers, $200 per page for artists and we will be providing all colours and letters to make the stories look as good as possible. I’m going to pay these rates out of my own pocket and I reckon we’ll make our money back quite comfortably. 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.
We won’t be opening this thread until next week so hold off sending your submissions until then. However, in the meantime you can chew over some ideas, the characters planned as short stories below and all four or five pages long.
KICK-ASS story set between Bks 1-3 (5 pages)
KINGSMAN story starring Eggsy (5 pages)
HIT-GIRL solo adventure (4 pages)
STARLIGHT starring Young Duke McQueen on Tantalus (5 pages)
AMERICAN JESUS set during first book (5 pages)
CHRONONAUTS set in the past, during first book (4 pages)
But none of these, you must remember, should be submitted until this thread gets formally opened next week and only entries with the signed submission slip can be read.
1/ One entry per person
2/ Please include contact details with your submission
3/ This search is for new undiscovered talent
4/ All entrants must be over 18.
5/ The deadline for submissions is November 30th.
6/ The selected six artists and six writers for the 2016 annual will be contacted on by 23rd December 2015
BEST OF LUCK!