It is rare that publishers of any type accept unsolicited character and story ideas, but Platinum Studios has announced the 2007 Comic Book Challenge is now under way. This is a yearly contest sponsored by the company targeted specifically at aspiring comic book writers and artists.
The top 50 entrants will be invited to pitch their concepts live to a celebrity panel of industry and Hollywood insiders at the San Diego Comic-Con, with the winner getting a publishing deal for print, online, mobile, and licensing of merchandise. The company also claims it will help with the development of the property for film and television.
Lat year’s wnner was DJ Coffman and his Hero By Night, which is actually a pretty good read if you have flipped through it at your local shop.
If you are interested, please read the rules carefully and submit your great concepts by May 31, 2007.