Comic Art Competition

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The 5th Thought Bubble Comic Art Competition, a prize open to artists and writers in the UK, will take place      as part of the 8th Thought Bubble Sequential Arts Festival – and in association with Travelling Man, Image Comics, 2000AD, Marvel Comics, and Diamond Comics.

Split into two age groups with a category for young people aged 12 -17 and a second category for adults aged 18 and over, the competition seeks to discover new creative talent as well as new work from established writers and artists.


This year’s competition closes 5pm on Friday 17th October 2014, and we’re looking for A3, portrait aspect pages, telling a single story using a minimum of 6 panels.

Stories can be told in any style, and pages can be created digitally or analogue – we really want to see you stretching your storytelling muscles, so go wild! We’re happy for people to enter as artist/writer teams, but both/all creators must be credited on the final submission.

All entries to the competition will be featured in a digital exhibition at Leeds Central Library during the month of the festival. Three winning entries from each category will be published in 2015′s Thought Bubble Anthology, published worldwide by Image Comics, and each category’s overall winner will receive £200 worth of comics and graphic novels from Travelling Man and Diamond Comics.


Each entry must be accompanied by an application form, which can be found here.

Full competition Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Full competition guidelines and entry requirements can be found here.