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Monday, 27 September 2010
Last few days for 2010 Northern Sequential Art Competition
You have a few more days to send in an entry if you want to take part in the new Northern Sequential Art Competition hosted by the Travelling Man comic retailer and the Thought Bubble Convention. The deadline of 8th October 2010 is approaching fast, so don't miss out.
The theme of this year's competition is 'November in the North of England'. Your story can be told with text and illustrations or by imagery alone. It must be a new, complete story with six panels or more and the page must contain the story's title.
Your page can be as wacky and creative as you wish - you can make the theme very prominent or just have a slogan on a t-shirt.
Your story should be A3 and 300dpi in origin (if you win the competition organisers will need your story to be good enough quality to print). However to make it easier to upload your image on Flickr it can be much smaller. One entry per person.
All entries will be showcased in a digital exhibition at venues in Leeds and the surrounding area for a period of two weeks prior to Thought Bubble taking place 18th - 21st November in Leeds.
The panel of judges (including 2000AD Editor Matt Smith, Imagine FX Editor Claire Howlett and Marvel Spider-Man Editor Steve Wacker) will select two runners up and a winning entry from each age group, the overall winner in each category will receive £200 of graphic novels and a private tutorial with a leading writer or artist based in the North of England.
All six winning entrants will see their work published in a special Thought Bubble Free Comic Book Issue alongside incredible talent such as Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies), Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy), Andy Diggle (The Losers), Antony Johnston (Daredevil), Kieron Gillen (Thor), Mike Carey (Lucifer) and Marc Ellerby plus many more.
The winning story will also be published in Imagine FX.
The Free Comic Book Day comic book will be distributed around the world in May 2011 as part of Free Comic Book Day, a worldwide initiative to promote sequential art.
• Entries need to be loaded on to flickr for the 18th October 2010. Age groups for the competition are: 12 to 17 and 18+. If you have any questions just email Lisa at thoughtbubblefestivalATgooglemail.com