Comics Workbook Composition Competition 2014 Winners
Congratulations to all who created and submitted work for this contest. We really enjoyed reading each and every work.
FIRST PLACE - $500 cash prize
SECOND PLACE - $250 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics
THIRD PLACE - $100 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics
HONORABLE MENTIONS - $50 gift (each) at Big Planet Comics
——————————————————It is our hope that all of the makers who participated in this contest have been TRANSFORMED in some way – artistically, personally, spiritually, and/or physically (improved eye-hand coordination? yes!) – by the time and energy dedicated to the creation of their submissions.Everyone who took part in this exercise has completed a hero’s journey. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJwPIiUPfK4———————————————————-———————————————————-
The restrictions placed upon the contest entries were derived from The Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers. It is my firmly held belief that restrictions such as the grid are ultimately freeing. I also believe that timing is the essential ingredient to making great comics. How do you study and practice timing in comics? You use the grid.
The judging panel consisted of three men and three women from diverse backgrounds. Some were comics makers, some were comics readers and one was a “non-comics reader” - meaning this particular judge was not a comics initiate.
I will be writing more of my thoughts about this contest soon at The Comics Journal. I will also archiving all of the entries on a new tumblr in the near future. Stay tuned.
Please see this post for information regarding this fall’s correspondence course. Thanks. - Frank Santoro
P.S. Please reblog. Thank you.
(extra special thanks to Derik Badman, Bill Boichel and RM Rhodes)
And of course THANK YOU to everyone who participated. Please check out all of the entries below.
COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES to the 2014 COMPETITION
73 Objects by E Taylor
Afterlife by Louise Marie Elsa
Ancora Imparo by Jared Cullum
Captain Kaplan by Haan Lee
Come With Me by Karolina Chyzewska
Core by Jordan Witter
Disc Jockey by Alexey Sokolin
Don’t Eat It by Jack Reese
Don’t Leave Me Alone by GG
Dreaming by Labrynia Alamonde
Dreams Have no Script by Mickken
Fool’s Folly by Baerrus
Four Color Poetics by Paul Anidian
Freedom by Guilherme Figueiredo
Goatherded by Charlo M. Frade
Guardians by Lucas Garcia
Jokes on you by Jacqueline Huskisson
Lover’s Suite by Caleb Orecchio
Moon by Ward Zwart
Mosquito Creek by Panic Volkushka
Pennies For Dad by D.Wing
Phil by Cameron Arthur
Random Associations by Edward W Randell Jr
RULES by Kalen Knowles
Semi-Vivi by GG
Spectrum Jogger by Rowan Tedge
Tabor by spencer sturdevant
Take by Sam Bourman-Karns
The Ballad of Bloody Babs by Dave Hotstream and Candy Sue Ellison
The Gooliggoo by Alice Blank
The Real (and Exciting) Life of Will Wilson, New Brunswick’s Greatest Rock Star by Patrick Allaby
The River Guardian by Gabriella Tito
The unfortunate consequences of nature by Alison Crofts
The Waking by BJ DuVall
To Know The Land by Graeme Shorten Adams
Torrents by RM Rhodes
Transmute by Lydia Henderson
Uglyfat by Cathy Hannah
Ultimate Bad Thoughtz by Jillian Fleck
Unfolding by Kimball Anderson
Venezia by RM Rhodes
Weeping Veins by Will Tempest
White Hot by Gloria Rivera
Congratulations to all who submitted a comic for the contest, some really superb entries!
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