If you’re a college student with dreams of becoming a comic artist, who doesn’t have a badge to San Diego Comic-Con, then this might just be the answer to your prayers. Marvel Comics and Adobe have teamed up with the online portfolio site, Behance, to “find four talented students who will be hired to work on a limited-edition Marvel Comic debuting at this year’s San Diego Comic Convention”.
The article from Marvel.com promises that the winner will not only receive a ticket to SDCC 2015, transportation, hotel accommodations, and a daily stipend, but they’ll also receive access to the Marvel booth (which was already basically spelled out by Senior Vice Present of Publishing of Marvel Comics Tom Brevoort, but it’s nice to have more official confirmation of a booth presence for Marvel Comics), as well as a one-on-one portfolio review. Plus, there’s the nice perk of having the Avengers comic actually debut at the convention, before being available as both a digital and printed comic.
“The four students we pick will get a full Marvel creative experience. They’ll get pages scripted by a Marvel writer with interaction from the editorial team,” Senior Editor Mark Paniccia said in the Marvel press release. “I’m really excited about the possibilities and the fact that we’ll see student art from all four corners of the globe. I believe this is definitely a place where future comics superstars will be discovered.”
To be considered, head on over to the Behance community between now and April 13 to begin tagging your non-Marvel online portfolio pieces with #madethis #Marvel. According to the description from Marvel.com, sequential art (panel to panel) should be included to highlight your storytelling sills.
You can find more information on the contest over at Marvel.com.