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Saturday, 7th October 2017
The downthetubes news blog was assimilated into our main site back in 2013, but we're glad you're here, because that's currently undergoing some under the bonnet refurb! So we've brought this blog back from the dead to tide us over.
We expect to be back up and running next week, just before the 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival - see you there?
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Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Last Call for Pickled Award entries
There's just six days to go before The Pickled Award deadline (Monday 8th November).
Art illustration agency Pickled Ink launched the new award back in September in a bid to find an artist to draw a new graphic novel by Super Gran creator and writer Jenny McDade (see news story).
In brief, they're asking for: character design of two lead characters; and a 20 frame sample sequence and a front cover design. The winning artist must be an existing or recent graduate, able to draw modern fashion, facial expression, great storytelling, and be generally '2011'.
This competition is not limited to students in the UK, so if you’re studying in China, Brazil, Israel, Greenland, where ever... you can enter too.
2000AD co-creator and girls comic writer Pat Mills will be helping Pickled judge the award on 15th November and the winner will be announced soon after that. It’s a great opportunity to get your work seen by the ‘Godfather of British Comics' and to enter the world of commercial illustration with Pickled ink! To download the brief please click here and if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Pickled at firstname.lastname@example.org.