I got this press release from Platinum Studios in the inbox over a week ago but by now all you faith readers probably know just how slow I am getting the news out sometimes. I usually like to do some research so that I’m not just reposting the same thing you see everywhere else. Keeping that in mind I’ve been talking back and forth with Platinum Studios to figure out exactly what is going on and they even graced me with a full interview which I managed to completely screw up. Don’t worry though as I’m working on fixing that issue and you can expect an interview sometime tomorrow hopefully. Here’s the press release about the Comic Book Challenge:
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 19, 2006 – Aspiring writers and artists nationwide are invited to submit their work to Platinum Studios, an entertainment company that controls the world’s largest independent library of comic book characters, and NBC 7/39, San Diego’s only network owned and operated television station as they search for the hottest comic book concept the Comic Book Challenge. The winner’s comic concept will be developed for print, online, film and TV. New and unpublished comic book creators can submit their ideas online through July 5, 2006. On July 20 the top 50 semi-finalists will pitch their concepts live to a panel of industry insiders. The judges on the panel include Gale Anne Hurd, Marc Silvestri, and Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.
“?If you think you’ve got the best new idea for a comic book character or story, we urge you to submit your idea to the Comic Book Challenge” said Rosenberg. “It is very hard to break through into comics and get noticed by industry luminaries. The Comic Book Challenge allows creators and aspiring fans a new opportunity to get their concepts reviewed and turned into an entertainment property.”
The top three finalists will appear on NBC 7/39 on July 21st to pitch their comic vision. Fans will be invited, starting midnight on Thursday July 20th, to vote on their favorite of the three finalists. Voting will be open from Thursday night until midnight on Sunday July 24. The winner’s comic book concept will be published by Platinum Studios and premiere in print in March of 2007. In addition, Platinum Studios will work with the creator to develop the property for film and television.