Cartoon Museum launches 2024 Alison Brown Comics Maestro Award competition

The Cartoon Museum in London has just launched this year’s Alison Brown Comics Maestro Award competition to find the next big comic artist aged 18 or under.

Alison Brown Comics Maestro Award

The Comics Maestro Award, aimed at artists aged 18 or under, celebrates Cartoon Museum staff member Alison Brown, who passed away from Covid in 2021 at the age of just 39. Alison loved comics and championed young comic artists.

Aspiring comic artists are being challenged to create three-page comic strip, and see your work get in front of judges from BEANO, The Phoenix comic, and The Cartoon Museum

There will be one overall winner and two runners-up. The winner will receive a £200 prize and the runners-up will each receive £50 prizes.

The deadline for entries is Sunday 30th June 2024. The winners will be announced in July. Entrants must be aged 18 or under.

To enter, send a three-page comic strip to either The Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street, London, W1A 3AE or Make sure you include your name, age, and contact details. If you are under 18 and sending your entry via email, please make sure a parent or guardian sends in your cartoon. Entrants must be aged 18 or under.

There’s more information about the competition at

For some inspiration, you can download free drawing resources from the Cartoon Museum website to help your lay out your comic and learn to draw cartoon faces – or you can have a look at the 2023 winners.

Comic strips must be no more than three A4 pages long. The Museum is accepting hand drawn comics on paper, and digital art. Regrettably, they caution they will not be able to return any physical entries that are sent in.

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