'Kick-Ass' Creator Mark Millar Holds Contest to Recruit New Talent for Comics

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By Caitlin Donovan | More Articles
September 05, 2016  03:31 PM

Mark Millar, a creator responsible for comics like Marvel's Civil War and his original project Kick-Ass, is going on an international talent hunt to recruit writers and artists to do work with his comic book properties, CBR reports  This isn't his first rodeo either. He held a "Millarworld Annual 2016" talent hunt last year. Now the 2017 iteration just launched today.

The last "Millarworld" contest had 13 winners. Winners of the contest have the opportunity to work with Millar properties like Kick-Ass and their work will be published in the "Millarworld Annual" comic. Details about the contest can be found at Millar's official website. 

"Ive always been very precious about letting other people do my creations, but the industry always need new blood and last year’s entries were just beyond stellar," Mark Millar said about the contest. “Comics have been really good to me and I want to do what I can with my limited time to help other creators get into print.”

Properties the winners will get to work with include Superior, Nemesis, Huck, Empress, Supercrooks and Kick-Ass & Hit-Girl. The winners will be paid typical industry newbie rates of $90 per page for writers and $200 per page for artists. All proceeds of the annual produced will go the The Heroes foundation, a charity for comic book creators.

The contest deadline is November 30, 2016 and the winners will be announced on December 23 of the same year.

What do you think? Anyone want to enter the contest and try their hand at comic books?

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