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).

The winner will be awarded £1000 and a contract of representation at Pickled Ink, whose current artists include Hanako Clulow, Hattie Newman, Hannah Bagshaw and many others.

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 info@pickledink.com.

• The deadline for entries is Monday 8th November 2010. Download a PDF of the full brief here on the Pickled Ink web site

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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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