The Thought Bubble Comic Book Festival takes place from the 1st to the 6th of November.
As I’m sure most of you are aware, 2000AD reopened their submissions on the 12th of September 2016.
You can now submit a Future Shock; a four page sci-fi story with a twist ending, to the folk who publish Judge Dredd.
Submissions guidelines can be found here; http://www.2000adonline.com/submissions/
But that isn’t your only chance to work for 2000AD. If you are a resident of the UK, then you’ll want to head to the Thought Bubble Comic Con which is held in Leeds each year. The main Con will take place on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of November this year.
Starting last year, 2000AD have been holding open pitching sessions for writers. You will have two minutes to pitch an idea for a Future Shock to 2000AD‘s top minds.
You can find out more information here; http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/events/2000ad-competitions/
Are you up to the challenge?
Millarworld is the personal imprint of writer; Mark Millar.
For the second year running Mark Millar has opened the gates to newcomers to work on some of his most famous creations.
Yes, the Millarworld Talent Search is back. You too can write such characters as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl.
You can find the rules for writers here; http://forums.millarworld.tv/t/millarworld-annual-2017-writer-submission-thread and artists here; http://forums.millarworld.tv/t/millarworld-annual-2017-artist-submission-thread
The characters which you can use have changed from last year.
This year you can write a…
- KICK-ASS and HIT-GIRL story set during volumes 1 to 3 (5 pages)
- EMPRESS story set on Earth when Dane was acting as her bodyguard (5 pages)
- NEMESIS story set during the first volume (4 pages)
- HUCK simple story set during issue #1 before his gifts were known to the public (5 pages)
- SUPERCROOKS story set any time (4 pages)
- SUPERIOR story which can also be set at any time (5 pages)
Just as last year, you can only make a single entry, so pick wisely.
Submissions should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the relevant paperwork which you can find at the link I have provided.
The deadline is the 30th of November 2016.
The stories will be printed as part of a Millarworld Annual which will be released in 2017.
So, get writing, and good luck.
Youngblood as drawn by Jim Towe
Youngblood was the flagship title of Image Comics and debuted in their own ongoing series in 1992. They were created by Rob Liefeld (best know as the creator of Deadpool) and over the years have been relaunched on a number of occasions.
Well, Youngblood returns next year with a new creative team. Rob Liefeld is working with the excellent writer Chad Bowers, but the artist is a relative newcomer.
Jim Towe was selected as the new artist of Youngblood because of the fan art (featured above) which he posted on Twitter.
I’m sure you’ll agree that Jim Towe is a very talented fellow.
Jim was also one of the Artist Runners-Up in the Top Cow Talent Hunt and I consider myself very lucky to have been paired with him on an eight page short strip featuring one of Top Cow’s recurring characters.
There can be no doubt in the mind of anyone who has seen Jim’s artwork that he is destined for great things. He clearly love the medium, like so many of us, he is a fan, and in the best possible way.
You can find an article about the new Youngblood series here; http://www.newsarama.com/30788-liefeld-revives-youngblood-with-surprise-creative-team.html
I hope all of you will be picking up the new Youngblood series in 2017, and of course my short that I worked on with Jim will be out before the end of the year (you’ll have to excuse the shameless self promotion).
I can say that Jim was truly a pleasure to work with.
You can follow Jim on Twitter here; https://twitter.com/jimtowe