What has the recession meant to you? LifeSupport: Change through art, a project of online guide to life, is challenging comic creators to express their view on the Globalization Crisis.
Creators are being encouraged to create a photograph, film or comic that represents what the recession means to you and you could win £1000* and have your work judged by the Managing Director of Saatchi Design, Ashley Goodall, Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare and comic artist Jamie McKelvie.
There is less than a three weeks left of the competition, so if you want to enter make sure you get your entry by no later than midnight on 30th April 2010.
Shortlisted and winning artwork will appear on the online guide to life for 16-25s, TheSite.org, and be displayed at an awards event in London.
“Young people are one of the groups hardest hit by the recession, so it’s vital that they’re given an outlet to get their voices heard,” says Fiona Dawe, Chief Executive of YouthNet. “This competition provides young people with an opportunity to express how the economic crisis has impacted their lives so that they feel empowered in an area that can often feel crowded by the opinions of the older generations.”
*The winner will receive any prize of their choice; as long as it’s related to their field of art; to the value of £1000 and three runners up win prizes of their choice to the value of £300. Be it a course or equipment, competition sponsor Egg and the Citi Foundation will purchase the prize on your behalf if you successfully impress our judges!
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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