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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

New Comics Talent Competition Reaches Final Pair in Eagle Awards

It’s time to make your voice heard as the two finalists of the Huntsman’s Challenge new comics talent competition go head-to-head to win a prestigious Eagle Award.

Inspired by upcoming Universal Pictures movie Snow White And The Huntsman, the competition challenged comic creators to come up with a fully finished, coloured and lettered five page story with a plot relevant to the film’s dark fantasy setting.

The panel of judges – Titan Publishing senior editor Steve White, bestselling writer Tony Lee and Eisner-winning artist Mark Buckingham – have selected ‘Land of All Sorts’ in the Best Story category and ‘A Life of Death’ for Best Art and Design.

Now you can read both comics on www.eagleawards.co.uk and decide know whether ‘A Life of Death’ or ‘Land of All Sorts’ should win the MCM Expo Award For New Visionaries at next month’s Eagle Awards ceremony at MCM London Comic Con.

“It’s wonderful to see so many talented comic creators taking up the Huntsman's Challenge,” commented MCM co-organiser Paul Miley. “The artwork and writing of the entries has been of an amazingly high standard, so it’s a great achievement for Land of All Sorts and A Life of Death to make the final pair.”

“I'm thrilled by the enthusiasm the participants have shown and the quality of the work submitted,” added Eagle Awards chair Cassandra Conroy.

Both stories will also be printed in the MCM Expo London Comic Con show programme, and the creative teams will be invited to the awards ceremony and after-party on the Friday of the event and receive industry passes and signing slots for the full London Comic Con weekend.

‘HUNTSMAN’S CHALLENGE’ COMPETITION JUDGES’ SHORTLIST

BEST STORY versus BEST ART

1. Land of All Sorts versus        1. A Life of Death
2. Sleeping King versus            2. Land of All Sorts
3. The Edge Of The Village   =3. Time of Reflection
=4. A Life of Death                =3. Long Live The Emperor
=4. Time of Reflection              5. Flint Tinder

• To buy tickets for the MCM London Comic Con at Excel London on 25-27 May visit: https://www.mcmexpostore.com/store/


• Follow the MCM Expo on www.twitter.com/mcmexpo and www.facebook.com/mcmexpo or visit their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/mcmexpo

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