Talent Search 2022

This year marks Mad Cave’s 5th anniversary of our anticipated annual talent search. With submissions open to creators all across the globe, we are always blown away by the breadth of talent submitting. By running this talent search our goal is to give aspiring creators the opportunity that many people can only dream of: having their work published!

This year will be slightly different from past years, as we are now opening submissions for colorists as well as letterers for the first time.

Mad Cave is searching for two writers, two illustrators, two colorists, and two letterers to work on an upcoming project. This search is specifically for diverse, underrepresented talent with a unique voice that has never worked with or been distributed by a major publisher.

Each submission should be based on one of Mad Cave Studios’ titles: Nottingham, Battlecats, Stargazer, etc.

Each creator can send one submission, but keep in mind that the project you could potentially be working on may or may not be set in the same universe as your submission.

*Note: To any artist who chooses to submit an entry for only Battlecats; any series that you may potentially be working on may or may not feature anthropomorphic creatures.

The contest begins on May 1st, 2022, and runs through July 1st, 2022. Each entry will be considered by every member of our editorial team at Mad Cave Studios. The eight winners (two writers, two artists, two colorists, and two letterers) will be announced July 21st! If you are not selected this year, don’t worry, we will be running this talent search again next year. So put your nose to the grindstone and hone your craft!

Please follow the submission guidelines below. Only submissions that follow these guidelines, and are submitted through Mad Cave Studios’ 2022 Talent Search: Submission Form will be reviewed.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1) Each creator may submit one entry.

2)
You must submit through Mad Cave Studios’ 2022 Talent Search: Submission Form.

3)
Must be 18 years or older to enter.

4)
Submissions are only open from May 1st, 2022 through July 1st, 2022. Any submission received before or after will be disregarded.

5) Eight winners (two writers, two illustrators, two colorists, and two letterers) will be announced July 21st 2022.

WRITER Submissions Guidelines

Format:
Link a Microsoft Word Document or PDF.

Content:
At least five comic script pages set in any Mad Cave universe. (e.g., Battlecats, Honor and Curse, Nottingham, Stargazer, etc…)

Submission:

Send your submission through the Mad Cave Studios’ 2022 Talent Search: Submission Form

ARTIST Submissions Guidelines

Format:
Link JPG or PDF of pages.

Content:
At least three pages of sequential art set in any Mad Cave universe. (e.g., Battlecats, Honor and Curse, Nottingham, Stargazer, etc…)

Submission:
Send your submission through the Mad Cave Studios’ 2022 Talent Search: Submission Form

COLORIST Submissions Guidelines

Format:
Link JPG or PDF of pages.

Content:
For Colorists (3 pages of inks)

Submission:
Send your submission through the Mad Cave Studios’ 2022 Talent Search: Submission Form

LETTERER Submissions Guidelines

Format:
Link JPG or PDF of pages.

Content:
For Letterers (3 Pages of Colors & The Script)

Submission:
Send your submission through the Mad Cave Studios’ 2022 Talent Search: Submission Form

MAD CAVE STUDIOS’ 2022
TALENT SEARCH: SUBMISSION FORM

*By submitting this form to Mad Cave Studios, you acknowledge & accept the terms & conditions of Mad Cave Studio’s Submission Agreement.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!
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MAD CAVE'S TALENT SEARCH WINNERS

General Guidelines

1) Each creator may submit one entry.

2)
Email subject line should read as follows: Mad Cave Studios Talent Search – “Your name”. EX: Mad Cave Studios Talent Search – Bruce Wayne.

3) Must be 18 years or older to enter.

4)
Submissions are only open from June 1st, 2020 through September 1st, 2020. Any submission received before or after will be disregarded.

5) Six winners (three writers and three artists) will be announced on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2020, on PREVIEWSworld and PREVIEWSworld Weekly.

WRITER Submissions Guidelines

Format:
Microsoft Word document or PDF.

Content:
At least five comic script pages set in any Mad Cave universe. (e.g., Battlecats, Honor and Curse, Knights of the Golden Sun, Show’s End, etc…)

Submission:
Send your submission to talentsearch@madcavestudios.com along with a signed copy of the submission agreement.

ARTIST Submissions Guidelines

Format:
JPG or PDF.

Content:
At least three pages of sequential art set in any Mad Cave universe. (e.g., Battlecats, Honor and Curse, Knights of the Golden Sun, Show’s End, etc…)
(*Note: Sample scripts will NOT be provided.)

Submission:
Send your submission to talentsearch@madcavestudios.com along with a signed copy of the submission agreement.

Thank you for submitting your work!

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