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For the second year in a row, Mark Millar is looking to add some new blood to the Millarworld imprint.
After the rousing success of the first talent hunt last year, Millar’s back for round two with a fresh lineup of his creations.
Last year’s talent search featured a collection of Millar’s more recent properties, including Starlight and Chrononauts. For this year, the acclaimed creator delved into his archive. The available properties include Kick-Ass & Hit-Girl, Empress, Nemesis, Huck, Supercrooks, and Superior.
As before, the talent search requires a signed creator agreement. Both writers and artists are expected to submit five pages of work, and teams will be matched up with one another once the selections are made.
The announcement of this year’s winners is set for December 23rd, right before the Christmas holiday. The stories will appear in the 2017 Millarworld annual. The 2016 Millarworld annual played host to the winners of last year’s contest. It released last month to solid sales, selling just north of 14,000 copies at the distributor level. That level of fan support for the contest winners obviously contributed to Millar’s decision to go back to the well. It will be intriguing to see if the second outing sells as well as the first.
Millar’s willingness to pay professional page rates to foundling creators is a step in the right direction for an industry whose biggest publishers rarely give opportunities to unknown commodities. Much like the Top Cow Talent Hunt, Millarworld is an opportunity for the next generation of comic book talent to showcase their skills on a big stage.
For full details, be sure to check THIS link. As of press time, the one on the front page of Millarworld.tv still linked to last year’s contest.
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