- Posted by Johanna on August 3, 2007 at 7:35 am
- Category: Archie Comics
Archie Comics sent out this press release:
Have you ever wanted to be a comic book writer? Have you ever dreamed of braking in to comics? Here is your chance to become a published comic book writer. Many legendary creators like Mark Waid, Neal Adams, and Tom DeFalco got their start at Archie Comics. You could get your first brake at Archie too…
Which makes me cringe. “Brake in to” comics? Are they going to stop your career before it even starts? Poor proofreading aside, they’re right. People have started at Archie, gaining skill at creating short stories with known characters.
They’re holding weekly story contests (link no longer available), in which winners will have their stories posted online and receive a free year subscription to an Archie title. Each quarter, one of the weekly winners will be selected to have their story included in a digest “with special illustrations by Archie Comic artists!” So, not necessarily fully turned into a comic, but it’s a start. Plus, they’re giving writers story ideas to start with.
Looking at more of the rules and supporting material, the press release makes me wonder, since the PR seems aimed at the older direct market crowd, but the contest itself makes more sense for kids.