Sebastian Girner is a German-born, American-raised comic editor and writer. Beginning his career at Marvel Entertainment, Sebastian went on to edit a number of critically acclaimed creator-owned Image Comics series including Deadly Class, and the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Southern Bastards. In December of 2018, Sebastian helped launch TKO Studios, a new comics publisher and entertainment company, as Editor-in-Chief. As a writer, Sebastian has worked for Marvel, Viz, Heavy Metal, and has launched two creator-owned books at Image Comics, the tall-tale/action satire Shirtless Bear-Fighter! and the all-ages fantasy adventure Scales & Scoundrels. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
Jorge Corona is a Venezuelan sequential artist, winner of the 2015 Russ Manning Award. Writer and Illustrator, his work includes We are… Robin, Nightwing, and The Flash for DC Comics; Big Trouble in Little China, Adventure Time, Jim Henson’s Storyteller, among others for BOOM! Entertainment; as well as co-creator of Goners and Number One With a Bullet (Nominated for the 2018 Eisner Awards for Best Cover Artist) alongside Jacob Semahn for Image Comics, and creator of Feathers, his all ages dark fantasy, for Archaia Entertainment. Currently he is working as the illustrator and co-creator of Image Comic’s Middlewest with writer Skottie Young. Jorge now lives in Denver, CO with his wife and fellow artist Morgan Beem.
Nicole D'Andria is Action Lab Entertainment’s Marketing Director and Submissions Editor. She currently adapts the Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir television show to comics and co-writes DollFace. She previously adapted Peter David’s novel Artful to comics. Nicole edits numerous comic books for Action Lab, from Princeless to Zombie Tramp. Outside of Action Lab, she writes comic book related articles for Comic Frontline (including her Kickstarter showcase series “Kickstart the Week”), works as a freelance editor and is currently writing her own comic book series, Road Trip to Hell.
Liana Kangas is the artist on She Said Destroy (Vault), Black AF: Devil’s Dye (Black Mask), and is a contributor to 2018 Sci-Fi Special as well as Future Shock (2000AD), the Eisner Nominated graphic novel Where We Live (Image), the Ringo Award–Winning graphic novel Mine!, and more. She’s been featured on websites like SYFY Artist Alley, SKTCHD, Paste Magazine, Newsarama, Doom Rocket, Vice, Nerdist, and Comics Alliance. Rumor is, if you summon a record player in the wild and surround it by dogs and a pot of coffee, she may appear.
Matthew Erman is the co-creator of critically-acclaimed horror series, Long Lost (Scout Comics) with Lisa Sterle. His next book is BONDING, a YA Graphic Novel about people in love and being host to an alien parasite.Most recently, he was the co-writer of Care Bears: Unlock the Magic. He lives in beautiful Columbus, Ohio with wife, dog, cat.
Jeremy Radick is a professional film and television actor. Jeremy kicked off his time in comics as a critic and writer for such websites as NerdsUnchained.com and CapelessCrusader.org. He then took over as editor for the Image Comics fantasy series “Rose,” by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara. Since that series’ recent finale, Jeremy is editing several upcoming creator-owned projects, including Finch’s new original graphic novel.
Submissions Open: TBD
Early Bird Deadline: TBD
Standard Deadline: TBD
Late Deadline: TBD
Finalists Announced: TBD
Winners Announced: TBD
10% of every entree will go to the CBLDF
Early Bird Deadline: $20
Standard Deadline: $25
Late Deadline: $35
Comics must be 12-28 pages in length.
All genres are accepted!
You must own the rights to the characters and story.
If you submitted a story in previous years you can submit again (unless you placed as a finalists) but we would preferred if you submitted new work!
If you submitted issue #1 of your series in previous competitions do not submit issue #2.
Open to all teams and individual creators.
All submissions must be uploaded online as PDF files. (make size 150mb)
International comics welcomed, but lettering must be in English.
Must be 13 years or older to submit.
You keep full ownership of your comic.
See our FAQ and FULL RULES