Thursday, April 17, 2008

Emerald City Comicon and Space Goat 2008 Talent Search

Now that the Portland Show is firmly behind me, I want to start putting some focus on the Emerald City Comicon, which is held in Seattle, Washington on May 10 and 11. As some of you may know, my hubby is the fine arts rep for Space Goat Productions, which is called Space Goat Fine Arts. He works with the amazingly talented and busy Shon C. Bury, who is spearheading a talent search at the show.

Here is information:

"Do you have what it takes to make it in comics? Then start prepping your portfolio, because Space Goat Productions and the Emerald City ComiCon are providing you with a chance to earn your place among the comic book elite with the official 2008 ECCC Talent Search!

Space Goat's talented artists frequently work on high-profile Marvel and DC projects, recently having worked on titles such as Incredible Hercules, Hulk: Aftersmash, Midnighter, Nightwing, Warbound, and What If?, as well as many small press titles. Representatives from Space Goat, along with top editors from around the industry, will be reviewing portfolios during both days of the show.

To prepare your portfolio, please follow these guidelines:
-All artists must present only comic-book samples.
-All artists must bring 8 1/2” x 11” copies of their original comic-book work in a manila envelope with their contact information on each page, along with their portfolio. No originals, nothing oversized, and no electronic copies will be accepted by the reviewer.
-Pencilers, please present only sequential comic-book art. No pin-ups or character sketches.
-Inkers and colorists, please provide side-by-side comparisons of your work with the original pieces.
-Letterers, please include a wide range of fonts and sound effects in your samples. If you also design logos, please bring those samples with you.

Space Goat Productions' President Shon C. Bury says, "We are looking for the best of the best to start working immediately on projects all around the industry. We’re so dedicated to this search that we’ll be holding portfolio reviews both days of the two-day show, all day long. We look forward to finding new talent during this two-day portfolio review and talent search, and top talent will be given the opportunity to be represented by the industry’s top talent agency."

For full details, here is a link.

If you are an artist who can be in the Seattle area for the show, I strongly urge you to participate. This is a super opportunity that can't be missed. Shon is a talented businessman, and being able to work with him would be a fantastic entry into the industry. Follow the guidelines and head over to the show. I can't say enough about this.

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