Comics Workbook Composition Competition 2014 Winners
Congratulations to all who created and submitted work for this contest. We really enjoyed reading each and every work.
FIRST PLACE - $500 cash prize
White Hot by Gloria Rivera
SECOND PLACE - $250 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics
Semi-Vivi by GG
THIRD PLACE - $100 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics
Moon by Ward Zwart
HONORABLE MENTIONS - $50 gift (each) at Big Planet Comics
73 Objects by E Taylor
Weeping Veins by Will Tempest
Afterlife by Louise Marie Elsa
Come With Me by Karolina Chyzewska
SPECIAL MENTION - $25 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics
Spectrum Jogger by Rowan Tedge
It is our hope that all of the makers who participated in this contest have been TRANSFORMED in some way – artistically, personally, spiritually, and/or physically (improved eye-hand coordination? yes!) – by the time and energy dedicated to the creation of their submissions.
The restrictions placed upon the contest entries were derived from The Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers. It is my firmly held belief that restrictions such as the grid are ultimately freeing. I also believe that timing is the essential ingredient to making great comics. How do you study and practice timing in comics? You use the grid.
The judging panel consisted of three men and three women from diverse backgrounds. Some were comics makers, some were comics readers and one was a “non-comics reader” - meaning this particular judge was not a comics initiate.
I will be writing more of my thoughts about this contest soon at The Comics Journal. I will also archiving all of the entries on a new tumblr in the near future. Stay tuned.
Please see this post for information regarding this fall’s correspondence course. Thanks. - Frank Santoro
P.S. Please reblog. Thank you.
Thank you to Copacetic Comics, Big Planet Comics and the judges for contributing their efforts and financial support to make this contest possible.
(extra special thanks to Derik Badman, Bill Boichel and RM Rhodes)
And of course THANK YOU to everyone who participated. Please check out all of the entries below.
COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES to the 2014 COMPETITION