Adventures in Comics Challenge

After the huge success of Adventures in Comics 2011 organised by Marine Studios in Margate, the gallery will launch Adventures in Comics 2 on 3rd February 2012.

The gallery hopes to bring comic lovers an amazing exhibition and a host of events, discussions and comics related goings on.

To kick things off they are again inviting comic creators to respond to their two-page-comic-challenge.

The task is simple: create a two-page-comic under this year’s theme: ‘LIFE BOAT’. All ideas are welcome to inspire, amuse, terrify and entertain. There are no limits other than sticking to the 2 page rule (200 x 280 mm each page, in either portrait or landscape), and of course, don’t forget the ‘Life Boat‘.

This year’s entries will be judged by comic expert Paul Gravett and the gallery say their will be a prize or two for the top entries.

“We’ll be keeping you updated with news of talks, workshops and events that will take place over February 2012,” say Kam and Rick, “and previewing Life Boat entries so keep glued to the AIC2 blog.”

• Send your entries as electronic files (jpeg, pdf, tif or eps format) with the subject ‘LIFE BOAT’ to:  or Deadline for entries: 20th January 2012

• You can check out the superb quality of work we received for our 2011 ‘Mechanical Elephant‘ challenge on our blog:

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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