Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Komikon 2008 Comic Creation Contest

Comic Creation Contest Guidelines:

  • Contest is open to all comic book artists except for professionals with published works sold in bookstores.
  • Contestants / groups are limited to only one entry.
  • Entries submitted by groups are required to submit the names of the individuals involved in creating the indie. Group entries with professionals on board are automatically disqualified.
  • Entries should adhere to the given theme. Entries deviating from the theme shall be automatically disqualified.

This year’s theme is :
Mga Kahindikhindik na Tagpo
Create a Horror themed comic using this title.

Submit 3 copies of your entry via air mail to:

  1. c/o Patrick Jungco at 2 Ruby Street Southville,Don Antonio Heights, Diliman, Quezon City 1127 (*please send us an email at komikon[@]gmail.com to confirm if we have received your entry)
  2. or drop them off at our designated Store Partners:
  • COMIC ODYSSEY in Robinson's Place, Level 3 Ermita,Manila;
  • COMIC ODYSSEY Robinson's Galleria, Level 3 Expansion Mall, Edsa cor Ortigas;
  • PLANET X Trinoma, North Edsa
  • PLANET X 2nd Floor, Cyber & Fashion Mall, Eastwood City Cyberpark;
  • PLANET X 3rd floor Glorietta 4 Ayala Mall
  • Deadline of submissions will be on October 31, 2008. Entries submitted beyond October 31 shall not be accepted.
  • Winners shall be announced on the event itself on November 22 and shall be notified via e-mail or phone.
  • The judge's decision is final.

Entries should be in the form of a comic book with the following specs:
  • 8.5 X 6.5 (long bond paper, folded, and stapled twice in the middle)
  • Entries should be placed in a short brown envelope with their name, address, phone number, and e-mail written legibly at the upper left hand corner.
  • Stories must be 4 to 12 pages long (excluding cover)
  • Please note that entries are non-returnable. Entries should be reproductions only. (originals will not be returned)
  • Colored and/or black and white entries are accepted.
  • There are no restrictions as to the genre or art style that can be used as long as the comic book follows the given theme.
  • The story should be in the form of a one-shot title. It should be whole in itself, with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Multiple comic stories in a single entry (anthology) will not be allowed.

Criteria for Judging:

  • 40% Visual narrative: Knowledge and application of the visual language of comics.
  • 30% Story: Concept and integration of the given theme in a cohesive and entertaining tale.
  • 20% Presentation: Expertise in comic book production. This includes legibility, quality of reproduction, and overall tech savvy.
  • 10% Overall impact: This refers to how all of the elements unite to form a solid comic book
DEADLINE: October 31, 2008.

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