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Create artwork that captures your comic book style!

Creators Selected On
December 3, 2021
Hey everyone!

Thank you for all your submissions to this flash comic book brief. The work that has come through has been incredible! Seeing work like this really shows us the extraordinary talent you all have and we hope to see more work from you in your profiles, on socials and in open briefs. We will also keep you in mind for future commissioned projects that come up. Let's give a big congratulations to the Selected Creators!

Best Wishes
Talenthouse Team

It is safe to say 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 explosive and dynamic using bold colours, dialogue, narration, sound effects and much more!

Share your Comic artwork either using the sketches provided or sharing existing work, so long as it is digital illustrations and expresses your unique comic book style, we want to see it.

Talenthouse will select a number of stand out pieces, see incentives below.

  • Create artwork inspired by your own comic art style either using the comic book sketches provided and colourising or sharing your own comic artwork!
  • Your submissions should either be a comic book style illustration (new or existing) or colourising the sketches below (preferred option):
  • Your submission should capture key elements of comic book artwork, potentially including speech bubbles, captions, or onomatopoeia to show dialogue, narration, sound effects etc.
  • Your submission should be full-colour digital illustrations that would stand out on social media
  • You can submit single frames or a full original story
  • Artwork can be different styles, for example, anime, science fiction, superhero, manga etc.
  • Your submission can be new or existing work
  • Before you start, check out our mood board
  • Keep in mind your submissions should be suitable for Talenthouse social channels

  • Include any copyrighted or stock material (e.g. brand logos or characters)
  • Include any people, landmarks, or places that will infringe copyright or intellectual property rights (e.g. real people)
  • Include any people who are, or look under the age of 18
  • Include immoral, offensive, or adult content – keep it PG, please!
  • Include photography in your piece
  • Submit hand-drawn pieces of work e.g. actual drawings on paper


Flash Creative Brief are open briefs hosted by Talenthouse and inspired by cultural trends we love. All creators are welcome to participate.

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!



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!

  • 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 ten (10) submissions per creator or team.
  • All submissions must be original (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials). No stock imagery is allowed to be used.
  • Creators must own the rights to use any work submitted.
  • Submissions can be pre-existing (please have the layered artwork file to hand should you be selected) or created especially for this opportunity.
  • How to submit: Click on the ‘Participate’ tab and follow the instructions. Your work must be submitted in JPEG or PNG format, max. size 10 MB. Please retain your original layered artwork files in the highest quality possible. Please no photography, video or hand-drawn pieces of work.
  • Please read the 'Do / Don't' carefully.

  • All creators retain ownership of their work. However, by submitting you hereby grant Talenthouse and partners (including Ello and Zooppa) 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 (Ello or Zooppa) 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 necessary to enter or be selected.

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:
    October 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline:
    November 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM
  • Creators Selected:
    December 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM
All times are in London Local Time.