The team behind the Scottish superhero story Saltire are running a Fan Art Competition – and the winners will see their artwork in print.
Saltire , published by Diamond Steel Comics, is a series centring around a Scottish comic book superhero, the dark and gritty world of the main character a pseudo-history of the country and its mythology. Set entirely in the landscape of Scotland during pivotal moments from the past the novel will be familiar to those who enjoy the rich legends and traditions of Scotland.
Creator John Ferguson says “Saltire is an immortal being created thousands of years ago to protect Scotland and its people. He’s big, he’s blue and he’s ginger.
“He has Scottish values but he’s a traditional comic book superhero with a variety of super villains to contend with as the story progresses, a Scottish competitor to Batman and Spiderman if you like.”
Submit your Saltire themed fanart to Diamond Steel by 24th June 2015 and you could feature in the upcoming Saltire graphic novel.
The best fanart will be included in the next book. There will also be prizes for the top six artwork.
First Prize: Signed Saltire Trilogy and exclusive framed print.
5 runners up: Signed Saltire print.
• All entries should be submitted to email@example.com or posted to Diamondsteel Comics, 61 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QR. All ages and available to international entries. The closing date is 24th June 2015. Full details: diamondsteelcomics.com/competitions
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.