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November 29 2010

Baz Renshaw has an update on the Eagles Initiative:

Just a quick note for those wanting to break into comics as a creator, that the Eagles Initiative website is open for submissions to its worldwide talent search.

With Stan Lee as its patron and a host of top name creators on board as judges, the Initiative – an offshoot of the long-established Eagle Awards – is offering untried talent a chance to demonstrate their abilities before a global audience.

Launched in May 2010, the Initiative provides a unique platform from which the next generation of writers and artists can promote their storytelling ability in an increasingly competitive market.

Entrants can be a single writer/artist, a writer and artist, or a writer, penciller and inker team. They should submit a clearly told, self contained story of between 4 and 10 pages to www.eaglesinitiative.com/Submissions where full details can be found.

The thousands of expected entries will be assessed by a hand-picked jury of comics readers, which will present a final dozen to the panel of judges comprising many of the comics industry's top talents. Among those who have already agreed to participate are Tom Brevoort, Mike Carey, Howard Chaykin, Chris Claremont, Mike Deodato Jr, Steve Epting, David Finch, Geoff Johns, Denny O’Neil, Trina Robbins, Bob Shreck, Gail Simone and Roy Thomas.

A cash prize is on offer to the top three entries as voted by the judges:

First: £1,000
Second: £500
Third: £250

In addition, all 12 short listed entries will made available both digitally and in print in the form of an internationally distributed anthology.

The deadline for submissions is midnight (GMT) on Monday 31st January 2011.

For further details on the Initiative, a full list of judges and complete juror and submission guidelines, go to www.eaglesinitiative.com. Any questions don't hesitate to shoot me an email at editor@enginecomics.co.uk

# Posted by Dan Fish1000
November 27 2010

It's tomorrow...
The UK's biggest alternative comics fair...

# Posted by Richard Cowdry
November 16 2010
# Posted by Dan Fish1000
November 15 2010


Five-page comic strip The Receiver, online at the FA site.

# Posted by John Robbins
November 9 2010

FA returns!
"Martin Skidmore edited and published a magazine about comics called FA for some years, over 20 years ago, stopping when he was too busy editing a line of comics called Trident. FA still has a lingering good reputation with old comic fans, so the name was used again here."

Link via Chrissie Harper.

# Posted by John Robbins
November 2 2010

Myebook - Train to Shanghai - click here to open my ebook

Rob Jackson's captivating and distinct Train To Shanghai is now available to read online.

# Posted by John Robbins

The Paddy Lynch-designed poster for Independents Day 2010.

# Posted by John Robbins