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Come up with short stories inspired by comic book writing

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1 Hrs
21 Mins


Comic art is popular everywhere, from Anime to superheroes! It's the perfect way to show a narrative or story in a clever, fun way. A sequence of static comic images can be made explosive and dynamic with the help of bold narrative, it’s not all about the illustrations! So grab your pens and get writing!


Calling all Copywriters and/or Comic enthusiasts. Using our Script Breakdown Template We want you to come up with an original synopsis for a short, 10-panel comic, and develop it with a script and art direction. This is your opportunity to show off your skills and use your passion for storytelling through the power of comic books!


Talenthouse will select 5 stand out pieces, see incentives below.

DO'S
  • Create an original synopsis for a short comic, and develop it with a script and art direction.

  • Please use our Script Breakdown Template.

  • We want to see themes such as culture, travel, cuisine, experiences, family & friends, relationships, and hobbies.

    • Therefore feel free to be inspired by your own cultures when writing your stories.

  • Try to keep things light and fun and stay away from sensitive themes.

  • Please explore different genres! From Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Romance etc. However, keep in mind we would like them to be funny and lighthearted.

  • Please feel free to include imagery or sketches to support your narrative.

  • Please keep the narrative to be at a maximum of 10 comic panels in length.

  • To keep it simple create stories centred around two (2) characters or people.

  • When submitting upload the Script Breakdown as a PDF along with sketches if you wish to include them.

DON'TS
  • Do not use likeness to real people and do not include any people who are, or look under the age of 18.
  • Do not include immoral, offensive, or adult content – keep it PG, please!
  • Do not include any real people, landmarks, brands or places that will infringe copyright or intellectual property rights.
  • Please do not include any hint of sexuality, racial and cult stereotypes of any nation in an offensive way.
ABOUT FLASH BRIEFS

Flash Creative Briefs are open briefs hosted by Talenthouse and inspired by cultural trends we love. All creators are welcome to participate. We work with numerous clients on a vast number of Briefs throughout the year. We’re constantly looking for specialized Creatives to engage with directly.


All clients will have different objectives and are looking for different skills in creators, therefore this is why it is so important to showcase your personal work on your personal profile and social media accounts. Very simply put, we look for creators who meet the Client's objectives and have a unique view of a given brief.


Each brief focuses on a key theme or event. Creators are free to submit new and existing artwork, as long as it's relevant. This special type of Creative Brief is only live for a couple of weeks – so don't hang around!


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THE INCENTIVES

5 Selected Creators will:

  • Have their work posted on either Talenthouse social media channels to an audience of 3 million creators and art lovers

  • Be a Featured Creator on the Talenthouse homepage for 1 week

  • Have work potentially featured in a Talenthouse Magazine article

  • Potentially have their work seen by brands and publishers in the industry

  • Potentially be commissioned for future projects!
CREATIVE BRIEF GUIDELINES
  • Who is eligible: This opportunity is open globally and you need to be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of primary residence at the time of submission. Employees and their immediate family and household members of Talenthouse are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.
  • A maximum of fifteen (15) submissions per creator or team.

  • All submissions must be original (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials).

  • Creators must own the rights to use any work submitted.

  • How to submit: Click on the ‘Participate’ tab and follow the instructions. Your work must be submitted in PDF format, max. size 10 MB.

  • Please read the 'Do's/Don'ts' carefully.

  • All creators retain ownership of their work. However, by submitting you hereby grant Talenthouse and partners a limited, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to use your submissions across Talenthouse and partner digital and social channels. All creators, including Selected Creators, will be credited where their work is used.

  • Participants may be approached by Talenthouse regarding the opportunity to license their work in the future.

  • Please provide an active email address when registering with Talenthouse to ensure you can be contacted should you be selected.

  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, these guidelines or Official Rules (see below).

  • During the selection period, Talenthouse will reach out to those being shortlisted. You must respond to Talenthouse within forty-eight (48) hours or else you will forfeit all incentives. For the verification, you may be asked to provide the original files of your work and a scan of your ID and required to sign our Awardee Agreement.

  • No purchase is necessary to enter or be selected.

HOW TALENTHOUSE WILL CHOOSE

Talenthouse will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

The judging criteria are based on Creativity (35%), Originality (30%) and Overall understanding of the theme (35%).

KEY DATES

Launch: Friday 29th April 2022

Submission Deadline: Sunday 29th May 2022

Creators Selected: Friday 10th June 2022


All times are in London Local Time.

NEXT STEPS
To participate, review the guidelines and submit your work.
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