Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Choose Your Own Creator Contest

This just in from Spacedog Entertainment:

Take part in a chance to launch your career as a comic writer or artist by working with us to create our next big success. Not only will your work be published by one of the top comic book publishers, Top Cow Productions (Witchblade, The Darkness), but you'll get paid for it, too!

Choose Your Own Creator begins on May 1, 2008 and runs through March 15, 2009. Spacedog Entertainment is providing a concept for a five-issue comic book series, for which contestants will be able to submit a single treatment, single set of character designs, and for each and every issue: a script, cover art, and three-pages of sequentials. There will be twenty two (22) winners in total over seven rounds: One (1) for the series’ treatment, one (1) for the series’ character designs, five (5) for each individual issue-length script, five (5) for interior black and white sequential art, five (5) for interior colored sequential art, and five (5) for cover art per issue. The winning submissions will be chosen by Spacedog Entertainment.

A new winner will be selected at the end of every round of the contest. Meaning, the person who submits the winning treatment may or may not submit a winning cover design, and the person who submits the winning character designs may or may not submit a winning issue script (etc.). The results and winners for each round will be posted for the use of aspiring creators to win the next round.

The contest is divided into seven rounds – submission deadlines and details are all in the timeline and submission guidelines. All winners will be paid according to submission. The winners for each round will be paid the following:

Treatment: $100 flat rate
Character Designs: $200 flat rate
Script per Issue: $1,100 flat rate
Sequentials: $1,650 for black and white submissions (for the entire issue won for), $1,100 for color submissions (for the entire issue won for)
Cover per Issue: $100 if submitted in pencils and/or inks, $150 if submitted in color

All winning submissions will be used in the comic book, to be published in 2009 by Top Cow Productions.

Contestants must be 18 years or older, as of May 1, 2008, to enter. By submitting, contestant has agreed to the Submissions Release and Official Rules, and any Creative Material must be submitted as indicated within those documents.

More information here:

Good luck if you choose to enter!

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