Saturday, December 03, 2005

Neil Gaiman and Fully Booked Comic Book Contest

Neil Gaiman and Fully Booked Comic Book Contest

*Deadline extended to February 28, 2006!*

At last it's finally announced! I've been aching to talk about this contest for just the longest time because I want a lot of our artists to know about it as early as they can so they can come up with something really good and join.

Check out the Contest Guidelines here:

Now for some reason you need to register first before you read the guidelines. I'm not fully sure why, but in respect to that, I'll just give out some of the important points of the contest here.

The contest is open to all Filipino citizens be they here or abroad. Professionals as well as amateurs can join, but there is a separate 16 year old and below category. Each person is allowed only one entry.

Grand prize is 100,000 pesos! With lesser prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.

12 pages maximum, black and white, and in English. Deadline is extended to February 28, 2006.

Winners will have their work compiled and published by Fully Booked.

Isn't that just fantastic? I think this is what Neil Gaiman has said in his blog about giving a "gift" for Filipinos and oh man, what a gift. Thanks very much Neil, and to Fully Booked as well!

For full details go register at their site.

Sali kayo! Pakita nating astig ang Pinoy sa KOMIKS!

The Alex Niño Award

Neil Gaiman and Fully Booked are also proud to announce the first Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards, seeking to recognize Filipino talent in emerging literature. The contest will award prizes for comics: The Alex Niño Award, and genre fiction: The Gregorio C. Brilliantes Award. Mr. Gaiman has said, "There is a strong tradition of Filipino realism in literature; I want to encourage Filipino unrealism."