Comic Book Challenge is On

Platinum Studios is now accepting submissions for the 2007 Comic Book Challenge, an annual, worldwide search for the best up-and-coming comic book writers and artists. Between now and May 31, aspiring graphic storytellers can submit their entries online at www.ComicBookChallenge.com.

The top 50 entrants will be invited to pitch their concepts live to a celebrity panel of comic industry and Hollywood insiders at a secret location near the site of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con Int’l in July. Platinum Studios will sign the winner to a publishing deal, which will encompass print, online and mobile, as well as a licensing and merchandising program. In addition, the company will help develop the property for film and television.

‘This contest is an opportunity for aspiring comic creators to have their ideas reviewed by industry insiders, and has the potential to sky rocket them to fame within the comic world and beyond,’ says Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, chairman of Platinum Studios and founder of Malibu Comics, where he discovered and developed Men In Black. ‘We look forward to finding and introducing new talented creators, characters and stories through this talent competition.’

Last year’s winner was DJ Coffman, who pitched Hero By Night and is now a full-time comic book creator. The First issue of Hero By Night went on sale in March of this year. Hero By Night Diaries, the prequel to the book release, is available online at www.drunkduck.com/Hero_By_Night_Diaries.

Comic book fans will be able to vote for one of the top three finalists in this year’s competition by logging on to www.comicbookchallenge.com or www.drunkduck.com/comicbookchallenge. All contest dates will be announced shortly.