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Aspen Comics is Holding a Talent Hunt for Santeria: The Goddess Kiss #4 – Details Inside!

Aspen Comics is officially conducting a talent hunt to be featured in the final issue of their latest series Santeria: The Goddess Kiss. They are looking for hard-working, talented artists to showcase their talent and possibly be one of four artists selected to have their work featured on the cover.

Santeria: The Goddess Kiss is a brand new tale spanning centuries, from deep within the heart of the ancient civilizations of Africa. EMTs Michael and Naomi work the violent and unpredictable streets of Spanish Harlem every day, however nothing can prepare the duo for what a routine police shooting reveals; something more powerful and dangerous for Naomi’s future. Something that will bestow upon her a power unlike anything she could ever comprehend.

Aspen Talent Hunt

Here’s how to enter:

  • All work should be on a piece 7″ x 10.5″ and saved at 300dpi.  Any other size or resolution will not be accepted.
  • Attachments MUST be under 10MB. If it is larger, send a link for downloading
  • You can submit as many covers as you would like, but all submissions are due by Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 12 am PT.
  • Submit your covers to Gabe Carrasco (Aspen Assistant Editor) at gabe@aspencomics.com
    • Email subject line MUST read “Santeria Talent Hunt”
    • Email MUST contain a JPEG or TIFF (7″ x 10.5″ at 300dpi) of your completed artwork, or a link for download if larger than 10 MB
  • Submissions can be pencils, pencils & inks, or pencils, inks & colors.
  • You can use one, or any combination, of the following four characters
    • Naomi Clarke – The protagonist, Naomi is an EMT from Spanish Harlem who now holds the spirit and power of the Goddess within her
    • Oonaa – The Goddess, a beautiful spirit set out to protect those who follow her
    • Isaac – The villain, a large, imposing figure who has deep connections with the dark side of the supernatural world od Santeria
    • Mike Ortiz – Naomi’s friend and fellow EMT responder
    • *** for character references, pick up a copy of Santeria: The Goddess Kiss #1 at your LCS, on comiXology, of view photos on Facebook
  • Do not redesign any of the characters. You can use any of the aforementioned reference material, or any rendition used in preview solicitations for Santeria: The Goddess Kiss by Aspen MLT, but if the characters are changed beyond recognition, your submission will not be considered
  • Aspen Comics cannot offer you a critique of your work prior to submission. Once sent, it will be considered an entry
  • Explanations will not be sent  as to why your work was not selected
  • No late submissions will be considered and no physically delivered submissions will be considered. Absolutely no exceptions
  • If you are selected, you are NOT an employee of Aspen MLT. You will be provided a Work For Hire form to complete, and paid a reasonable non-negotiable fee determined solely by Aspen MLT. This is not the same as employment as is solely work for hire.
  • You must be 18 years or older to enter

That’s it! Remember, if your piece is selected, it will appear on comic walls everywhere Aspen Comics is sold! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Gabe (gabe@aspencomics.com) and he will respond as soon as possible. Good luck and have fun!

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Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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