Last year, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in conjunction with Titan Comics, ran a competition to find undiscovered talent with a “Lost in Space” theme – and the winners were announced today at Lancaster Comics Day by the digital project’s editor, John Freeman.
The competition was to create an original comic of four to six pages in length, with the winners seeing their strips published in a digital anthology by Titan Comics on behalf of the Festival.
“Our judges were amazed at the number and high quality of the entries, but after a considerable period of judging the finalists were selected,” says Katie White, who co-ordinated assembling of all the entries with Phil Welch and others. “These were then sent to Titan Comics for the final round of judging, and selection of the six winning entries.”
“I’m obviously biased, but I have to say that the Lakes Festival team worked hard on this project,” commented John Freeman, “sifting through the many entries and pulling the best into a shortlist for a final decision from the Titan Comics editorial team.
“The talented winners offer an entertaining mix of adventure, humorous and quirky takes on the anthology theme of ‘Lost in Space’, and most of those who entered delivered some fine stories, too.
“As the book’s nominal editor for the Festival, I’d like to thank Katie White and Phil Welch for their hard work on this, and Owen Michael Johnson at Titan Comics for putting the digital edition together. And of course, thank all those who entered the challenge.”
The anthology is available now, free on Comixology and the winning entries are as follows:
By Norm Chung
Lost in Space
By Alan Brown