Not much happening this week except work, work, work, work, workin’ on my shit.
I am almost finished with my Top Cow Talent Hunt 22 pages script and having a blast. Research involved watching Spartacus and Gladiators on Netflix, playing God of War video games, learning about the different types of gladiators and the Colosseum. It could be a lot worse.
I am also waiting to hear the results from the MillarWorld Talent Hunt. The winners should be announced next week, on the 23rd to be precise. Exciting stuff. Hopefully, it turns into a Happy Holiday surprise,
I am also waiting to hear back from 2000 AD about my FutureShock submission. I just want to get a rejection letter so that I can send in the next script, you know? Is that too much to ask?
I am also working on a new project involving Japanese Female Wrestling which I intent to submit to Iron Circus. Go figure.
I will be out for the next couple weeks so no more posts from me until the New Year. I wish you a super 2016, may it be full of dream-fulfilling activities.
2000 AD is a weekly British Sci-Fi comic book Anthology published by rebellion. Judge Dredd was born in the pages of this illustrious publication in the late seventies. 2000 AD publishes on-going serials along with one-off stories called Future-Shocks.
Starting on Monday, 2000 AD will be accepting writers and artists submissions. Writers must submit Future-Shocks stories which must be 4 pages long and with a crazy, unexpected, unforeseeable twist ending.
In preparation for the open submission and because I have never read 2000 AD in my life (I did read some Judge Dredd stories mind you) , I purchased “The Best of Thar’s Future Shocks“. And I am obsessed with Future Shocks now. Some of those stories are really messed up but in a very cool way. It reminds me of Tales from the Crypt but in a Sci-Fi, futuristic setting.
I am still reading through that 160 pages digital behemoth and I already have enjoyed many of Peter Milligan‘s expertly crafted stories. From 6 pages long to only one (1!!!), Mulligan has crafted little comic book gems. They’ll teach you about conserving space, pacing, and the use of the page turn; all necessary features of any good Future Shocks.
I have started writing my own Future Shocks to submit later this week and I hope you too will consider taking advantage of this opportunity. Whether you are a writer or artist, it should not be missed.