Breaking in to Comic Books? Mark Millar Can Help

Posted: September 30, 2015 in Comic Book News
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If there’s one thing aspiring artists and writers know all too well, it’s how difficult it is to get a position in the entertainment industry. However, comic book writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) wants to help. Millar has initiated a contest, where six artists and writers will be selected from a pool of samples to work on short stories based on some of his characters.

“I’ve always been very precious about letting other people do my creations so this is quite unusual,” Millar stated on his website, “Comics has been really good to me and I want to do what I can with my limited time to give budding creators a wee chance too if they’re maybe unsure where to start.”

The lucky twelve selected to work on his characters will also be paid the industry’s standard rate ($90 per page for writers, $200 per page for artists), although any profits made from the short stories will be donated to the Hero Initiative charity. The full list of characters available to work on include:

  • Kick-Ass: Story set between Bks 1-3 (5 pages)
  • Kingsman: Story starring Eggsy (5 pages)
  • Hit-Girl: Solo adventure (4 pages)
  • Starlight: Starring Young Duke McQueen on Tantalus (5 pages)
  • American Jesus: Set during first book (5 pages)
  • Chrononauts: Set in the past, during first book (4 pages)

Want to enter? Just submit a writing or a drawing sample to (once the submission guidelines have been finalized later this week) before the cutoff point of November 30th. The chosen twelve will be contacted on December 23rd. Good luck to all of you who decide to enter!

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