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JUDGEs

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Sebastian Girner

is a German-born, American-raised comic editor and writer. Beginning his career at Marvel Entertainment, Sebastian went on to edit a number of critically acclaimed creator-owned Image Comics series including Deadly Class, and the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Southern Bastards.  In December of 2018, Sebastian helped launch TKO Studios, a new comics publisher and entertainment company, as Editor-in-Chief. As a writer, Sebastian has worked for Marvel, Viz, Heavy Metal, and has launched two creator-owned books at Image Comics, the tall-tale/action satire Shirtless Bear-Fighter! and the all-ages fantasy adventure Scales & Scoundrels. He lives and works in Brooklyn.


‪@SGirner /‬ Comic Credits

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Natasha Alterici

is a writer and artist living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, best known for the hit queer Viking fantasy comic Heathen. When not working on comics, she enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time with her wife and their two cats, Cheshire and Louise. 

@alterici / Comic Credits


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Jorge Corona

 is a Venezuelan sequential artist, winner of the 2015 Russ Manning Award. Writer and Illustrator, his work includes We are… Robin, Nightwing, and The Flash for DC Comics; Big Trouble in Little China, Adventure Time, Jim Henson’s Storyteller, among others for BOOM! Entertainment; as well as co-creator of Goners and Number One With a Bullet (Nominated for the 2018 Eisner Awards for Best Cover Artist) alongside Jacob Semahn for Image Comics, and creator of Feathers, his all ages dark fantasy, for Archaia Entertainment. Currently he is working as the illustrator and co-creator of Image Comic’s Middlewest with writer Skottie Young. Jorge now lives in Denver, CO with his wife and fellow artist Morgan Beem.

@jecorona / Comic Credits

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Nicole D'Andria

is Action Lab Entertainment’s Marketing Director and Submissions Editor. She currently adapts the Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir television show to comics and co-writes DollFace. She previously adapted Peter David’s novel Artful to comics. Nicole edits numerous comic books for Action Lab, from Princeless to Zombie Tramp. Outside of Action Lab, she writes comic book related articles for Comic Frontline (including her Kickstarter showcase series “Kickstart the Week”), works as a freelance editor and is currently writing her own comic book series, Road Trip to Hell.

@comic_maven / comicmaven.com

 
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Sam Beck

is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Toronto. She likes to explore themes of identity and relationships through the lens of fantasy. She has done work for Vault Comics, BOOM! Studios, and 2000AD. She is also currently working on her ongoing webcomic Verse.

@_twothirty / Comic Credits

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Liana Kangas

She’s been featured on websites like SYFY Artist Alley, SKTCHD, Paste Magazine, Newsarama, Doom Rocket, Vice, Nerdist, and Comics Alliance. 

Rumor is, if you summon a record player in the wild and surround it by dogs and a pot of coffee, she may appear. 

‪@lianakangas‬ + Comic Credits

 
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Jeremy Radick

is a professional film and television actor. Jeremy kicked off his time in comics as a critic and writer for such websites as NerdsUnchained.com and CapelessCrusader.org. He then took over as editor for the Image Comics fantasy series “Rose,” by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara. Since that series’ recent finale, Jeremy is editing several upcoming creator-owned projects, including Finch’s new original graphic novel. 

@JeremyRadick / Comic Credits

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Matthew Erman

is the co-creator of critically-acclaimed horror series, Long Lost (Scout Comics) with Lisa Sterle. His next book is BONDING, a YA Graphic Novel about people in love and being host to an alien parasite.Most recently, he was the co-writer of Care Bears: Unlock the Magic.  He lives in beautiful Columbus, Ohio with wife, dog, cat.

@MatthewErman / Comic Credits


 

First Round Judges

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Genevieve
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(Comic Reviewer) 

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Chas! Pangburn

(Editor and Writer)

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SPONSORS

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Rules

  • Comics must be 10-32 pages in length. 

  • All genres welcomed.

  • You must own the rights to the characters and story. 

  • If you submitted a story in previous years you can submit again (unless you placed as a finalists) but we would preferred if you submitted new work!

  • If you submitted issue #1of your series in previous competitions do not submit issue #2. 

  • Open to all teams and individual creators. 

  • All submissions must be uploaded online as PDF files. (make size 100mb)

  • International comics welcomed, but lettering must be in English.

  • Must be 13 years or older to submit.  

  • You keep full ownership of your comic. 

  • See our FAQ and FULL RULES

Deadlines

  • Submissions Open: TBD

  • Early Bird Deadline: TBD

  • Standard Deadline: TBD

  • Late Deadline: TBD

  • Finalists Announced: TBD

  • Winners Announced: TBD

Submission Fees

  • 10% of every entree will go to the CBLDF

  • Early Bird Deadline: $20

  • Standard Deadline: $25

  • Late Deadline: $35

 

Prizes

WINNER

  • $600

  • Phone Call or Skype mentor session with Sebastian Girner, Editor in Chief of TKO Studios

  • Art review by Natasha Alterici 

  • TKO Studios Comic Book Prize Pack

  • Online Review from A Place 2 Hang Your Cape

  • Podcast Interview from PodCapers 

RUNNER UP

  • $200

  • TKO Studios Comic Book Prize Pack

  • Online Review from A Place 2 Hang Your Cape

  • Podcast Interview from PodCapers

FINALISTS

Inclusion in the Ghost City Comics Single Issue 2019 Competition Anthology 

ALL CONTESTANTS

7% overrun when printing with Print Ninja!