In Week 7 of the digital comics anthology Aces Weekly Volume 41 (just past the title’s seventh birthday), the team are offering you a little party fun! Yes, a competition, like Pin The Tail On The Donkey, except this is Pin Some Words On A Strip! It’s open to all, and there’s a terrific page of art on offer to the winner, the work of Aces Weekly publisher and comics artist David Lloyd.
All you have to do is check out the art from an 11-page silent story of great art from up-and-comer, Alejandro Velasquez, which you can acquire as a PDF by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: COMPETITION.
Then, after you’ve read the instructions for this Comics Competition that come with the PDF, write a clever (funny/or dramatic/or extremely intelligent/or all three) script for the art – and be in with the chance of winning this stunning art by David Lloyd…
But wait! This is just one of the prizes for writing the winning script to go with Alejandro’s 11 pages, the other prize being having that script lettered to the final strip, and published in Aces Weekly Volume 42, Week Six on 2nd December 2019!
Write your script in any legible format: i.e. Page 1; panel 1, Caption: whatever; Runner: whatever, etc… No handwritten scripts, please – and let the Aces Weekly team have it, via emailing email@example.com
“This is all really just a bit of fun,” says David, “but in having that fun you might discover some creative muscles you never thought you had…
“By the way, for any Aces Weekly contributors reading this – you’re barred!”
Aces Weekly, for those who came in late, is a comics art collection of serials and short stories beamed directly to readers through cyberspace. A continuing stream of seven- part volumes – each totalling up to 150 pages with Extras – is yours for just £1 a week, in any currency. All Aces Weekly volumes are instantly accessible to subscribers and are never out-of-print, never unavailable, and are ready to read at any time when connected to the web.
Every volume is packed with strips, and has many pages of Extras, including character sketches, layouts, scripts and background info. New editions appear every Monday of every week of seven weeks, with two-week production breaks between each volume.
Aces Weekly Volume 41 features “Velicity Jones” by Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle; “Reflection” by Jok and Santullo; “The Fixer”by Richard Blandford and Lily Durell; “The Life and Times of Otis P. Mattingly” by Chris Geary; “Mr Custa: Shrinking!” by Philip Whitmore, Bambos Georgiou and Mychailo Kazybrid; “Brown Bread” by John Kaiine; and “Grace’s Imaginary Menagerie” by Ryan Taylor.