With more than 2,000 views and counting, our call for storylines and illustrations for a superhero comic based in Los Angeles has become Unframed’s second-most popular post of all time. The contest (for those who have not read the post) is in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition, Heroes and Villains: The Battle for Good in India’s Comics. Along with tons of views and links, the post has also drawn a number of questions, such as:
What format should I follow?
Please submit a word file or PDF for synopsis of storyline, which should be no more than one page (about 250 words). Use JPEG images with dimensions up to 800 x 1000 pixels. Individual JPEG files should be no larger than 1mb. Please keep your entries between 3 and 5 images total. Submissions will be accepted in any stage of the process—including storyboards, individual character explorations, or comic book pages—as long as a narrative description is included.
Who can participate in the contest?
Our call for comics is global, and is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.
What will I win?
Each entry will be reviewed, with the best comics being featured on the Unframed blog.
Can I submit work that has been previously published?
We will only accept previously unpublished work.
What are the specifications for the storyline?
We seek original storylines for a superhero comic set in Los Angeles. Other than that, the sky’s the limit!
Details after the jump . . .