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Do you have a great idea for a comic book series? Are you just waiting for your big break? Enter Platinum Studios’ Comic Book Challenge and your dreams of becoming a comic book professional just might come true!
To help spread the word, Platinum Studios creators DJ Coffman (2006 Comic Book Challenge winner, Hero By Night) and Jorge Vega (2007 Comic Book Challenge winner, Gunplay) recently paid a visit to Platinum’s Los Angeles headquarters.

On the way to the office they were presented with some, well, interesting comic book pitches…

An internal Platinum Studios committee will select the Top 50 entrants, who then will move on to pitch their ideas to a panel of celebrity and entertainment industry judges on July 24th during the 2008 Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA. The finalists chosen by the judging panel will then have their work voted on by fans across the globe, with the winner receiving a multitude of prizes including the coveted publishing deal.

For information about the Platinum Studios Comic Book Challenge, go to:

“We’re upping the ante a little bit this year with our three-page requirement because comics are about effective storytelling in a visual medium and not about key art or character designs,” said VP of Content Development, Dan Forcey. “We really want to see what your vision for the piece is and that you can really shine in the medium of sequential art.”

“We have seen The Comic Book Challenge grow significantly in just a few short years,”
said Platinum Studios Chairman & CEO, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. “With last year’s entrants representing nearly two dozen countries -- triple the number of countries from our inaugural contest -- we look forward to continuing to build on the success of The Comic Book Challenge.”

The Comic Book Challenge 2008 winner will receive a publishing deal with Platinum Studios, which will include print, online, and mobile distribution. In addition, the company will help develop the property for film and television. The Comic Book Challenge past winners include DJ Coffman’s Hero By Night, which sold out through Diamond Comics Distributors during its first print and is now an ongoing series in its second volume, and Jorge Vega’s 2007 winning entry, Gunplay, which debuted at Wizard World LA March 2008.


Platinum Studios is an entertainment company that controls an international library of comic book characters from all over the world, which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media including print, film, online, mobile / wireless, gaming, and merchandising. Platinum Studios’ library contains more than 3,800 characters spanning a full range of genres and styles, and also includes properties such as, the industry’s preeminent webcomics community. Working with leading companies in the entertainment and new media sectors, Platinum believes it is well positioned to emerge as one of the front-runners in the creation of new content across all media platforms. Platinum Studios - Comics Fueling Media EVERYWHERE!

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