The Top Cow Talent Hunt is running from September the 10th, 2019 to February the 18th, 2020. Yep, that’s the deadline folks, so get to work.
The Top Cow Talent Hunt is a massive opportunity to break into the comic book industry and work for a professional company, so if that’s your goal, this is a competition you simply must enter.
Here is the website where you can find the details; https://topcow.com/talent-hunt/
The focus of this year’s Talent Hunt is the supernatural corner of the Top Cow universe, specifically the character of The Darkness.
There will be one artist winner, one writer winner, one artist runner-up and one writer runner-up.
Artists must complete eight pages of sequential art. Writers are required to write a twenty page script.
The website recommends looking at THE DARKNESS: ORIGINS V1, THE DARKNESS: DARKNESS/ BATMAN & DARKNESS/ SUPERMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION and THE DARKNESS COMPENDIUM V1 as source material.
I am of course, a big believer of the Top Cow Talent Hunt, being one of the Writer Runner-Ups for the 2014-2015 Top Cow Talent Hunt. You can find my eight page short story “Weaponeer” in the Cyber Force Rebirth Volume Three trade paperback.
Continuity is important (although not all important), so do your research and then just write the best story that you can.
Even if you don’t win, it is a great experience, and you can always return next year and have another go. I entered for a few years before I won a Runners-Up spot.
Good luck, folks!