One of the staples of any good comic book convention is the portfolio review that many publishers undertake to look for new talent. Since there is no SDCC this year, Valiant Entertainment is taking its portfolio reviews virtual.
Here is the rundown of events from Valiant Entertainment for those of you who are looking to break in to the industry.
In lieu of open-call portfolio review sessions at conventions, the award-winning publisher will offer digital one-on-one portfolio reviews for aspiring interior artists, cover artists, colorists, and letterers.
These virtual one-on-one sessions will take place with senior editors Heather Antos (QUANTUM & WOODY, X-O MANOWAR) or Lysa Hawkins (RAI, BLOODSHOT) and will run for approximately ten minutes. Please read the below information very carefully for submission details, deadlines, and suggestions.
Dates of Digital Portfolio Reviews
Thursday, July 9th from 12pm-2pm EST
Friday, July 10th from 12pm-2pm EST
How to Submit
Email your submission to PortfolioReview@valiantentertainment.com
Subject line: Name, Discipline, Available Date
Subject line example: Ray Garrison, Cover Artist, July 9th & 10th
Please note: Submissions should be a single PDF document with an information page in the back that includes your name, a link to your online portfolio, and your contact information.
For July 9th Session: Wednesday, July 8th at 12pm EST
For July 10th Session: Thursday, July 9th at 12pm EST
Those selected will be notified by Wednesday, July 8th, and Thursday, July 9th, no later than 10pm EST.
Interior artists: Feature action beats and talking heads.
Letterers: Include a variety of genres and SFX.
Colorists: Present covers and interiors.
All submitters: Include no more than 15 pages of materials.
“With convention season on pause due to the pandemic, it’s been important to us at Valiant to continue the outreach with both fans and creators alike that we would normally be able to do in person – and that includes one-on-one portfolio reviews with up-and-coming talent,” stated Heather Antos in a press release from Valiant Entertainment. “Furthermore, we recognize that not every creator out there has the means or ability to travel to conventions, and it’s important to us to be as accessible as possible to those creators looking to get their feet in the door.”
Good luck to everyone who submits!