WebFind by Paul Eldridge: OK, we'd all thought of it, but look at the effort this Comic Con attendee went to!
• more daft costumes, including this one, here on this French web site
The two artists will judge a competition along with Comica Director Paul Gravett, Musician and Writer/Artist duo V V Brown and David Allain to give people the chance to create a unique comic style story in collaboration with Dev Hynes.
After the first round of judging at the end of September, five shortlisted entrants will be given Lightspeed Champion’s comic script as inspiration and asked to create a visual adaptation of the story. The winning commission will be published in a comic and form part of an exhibition around the theme of corruption at Lazarides Gallery in London's Soho, coinciding with Comica this November at The Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London.
“We’re looking for someone who can really communicate through their drawing," explains Paul Gravett. "There’s no set medium - manga, traditional or mainstream [are all acceptable]. Comics are a complex language. Beyond the drawing, they need to think about symbols, layout choices, sound effects and how to construct sophisticated meanings.”
“For the story I’m writing, I’m trying to create something with a universal message which can be adapted in many ways," adds Dev. "But part of what is truly wonderful about comics is that it’s not TV, it’s not film and there’s no budget. Your imagination can run wild - so let it, and have fun."
• To enter the competition please send relevant examples of your visual work along with your contact details to Ctrl.Alt.Shift by Friday 25th September by visiting www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk, or email your examples to firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Forbidden Planet International and others:: Scottish publishing empire DC Thomson, home to long-loved titles like the Beano, Sunday Post and the Dandy among many other publications, has bought the Friends Reunited website through its subsidiary Brightsolid Limited.
• Pat will be signing at Forbidden Planet's London Megaztore (179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London) on Saturday 19 September between 13:00 - 14:00 GMT. More info on the Forbidden Planet web site