Monday, June 19, 2006
Platinum Seeks Comic Ideas
Platinum Seeks Comic IdeasPlatinum Studios is inviting aspiring writers and artists to submit their work in the Comic Book Challenge, co-sponsored by San Diego's NBC-TV 7/39. The winner's comic concept will be developed for print, online, film and television projects. New and unpublished comic book creators can submit their ideas online through July 5. The top 50 semifinalists will pitch their concepts live at a secret location near NBC studios in San Diego on July 20, the first day of Comic-Con International in that city, to a panel of industry professionals. The panel will include Marc Silvestri, founder and chief executive officer of Top Cow Comics; film producer Gale Anne Hurd; and Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, chairman of Platinum Studios and founder of Malibu Comics. The top three finalists will appear on NBC-TV 7/39's Streetside San Diego on July 21 to pitch their comic vision to local audiences. Comic fans will vote for the winner at ComicBookChallenge.com through July 24. The winner's comic-book concept will be published by Platinum Studios and premiere in print in March 2007.