Top Cow is keeping its long-standing tradition of discovering new emerging creatives alive by reintroducing the annual talent hunt, but with a twist.
We are looking to hire one writer and one artist from anywhere in the world to do paid work for the company in 2018/2019. The goal of the Talent Hunt is to find one previously UNPUBLISHED writer and one previously UNPUBLISHED artist and give them a chance to expose their work to the comic industry in the printed and digital formats.
“The comics industry is an awesome one to work in,” President and Chief Officer Matt Hawkins said. “Both Marc Silvestri and I thought about this and realized that at some point someone gave us a chance. We’re looking to do the same for a few people. Two people may not seem like a lot but we don’t actually publish that many books, so it is a LOT for us.”
This round your submission must be set in the Edensverse inclusive of any characters featured in Postal, Think Tank and The Tithe. If your story conflicts with published continuity it will be automatically rejected.
Precipitants must write and draw stories based ONLY on these characters.
The contest will be in two phases. Phase 1 runs from June 1st to August 15th at which point all (both art and writing) submitted entries will receive one paragraph of written feedback by October 15, 2017. Those entrants will then have until December 15, 2017 to revise their entry.
Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of this, but you don’t have to and can simply turn in your entry by the final deadline of December 15, 2017.
Notable winners from most recent talent hunts:
Postal, art by Isaac Goodhart
Cyberforce: Artifacts #0, by Camilla Zhang, Kelly Bender, Paul Penna, Francesca Aureli, Jim Towe
Magdalena, co-written by Tini Howard
The Tithe Volume 2: Islamaphobia, art by Phillip Sevy
Here are the downloadable rules, submission agreement, and POSTAL script.
Top Cow Productions, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based entertainment company founded in December 1992 by Marc Silvestri. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries.
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