This week our time machine has dropped us off in…
What myths, monsters, or gods might you encounter here?
Will we get turned into statues by the lovely Medusa?!
Make a comic about this time period!
Our first stop on our time travel adventure is…
Dinosaurs are everywhere, and they are HUGE!
Will they take notice of you and your time machine?
Make a comic about your experience in this time period!
Pack your snacks, we’re going time travelling! We’re going to be working on a comic series over the next few weeks’ prompts, so for our first instalment…
Make a comic where your character builds a time machine!
Ours is a trusty armchair, because we like to be comfortable when we travel through time!
It’s time to do the MONSTER MASH!
Your character is hosting the ultimate Halloween party!
Who will they invite?
Make a comic about this graveyard smash!
It’s spooky season!
Make a comic about these costumed characters!
Someone has stolen your body, and you are now a ghost!
Make a comic about your new incorporeal form!
Digital Comics Club will be on holiday next week, but will return the following week! As ever, you can find all of our activities here. Have a good October holiday!
You’ve discovered that you have an EVIL TWIN!*
*Or maybe a good twin?
Make a comic about your differences!
The theme of the 2020 Dundee Comics Prize is ‘New Worlds’. We encourage submissions that explore this theme through the medium of comics. Suggested themes include, but are not limited to, discovery, innovation, space exploration, and fantastic or imagined worlds. Any genre or approach will be considered. There will be a series of events in November 2020 as part of the Being Human Festival. The launch of the comic, New Worlds, will be on Friday 20th November 2020. We will also launch Pandemic Tales, a comic that showcases responses to the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, reflecting on the ways we have all had to adjust to this strange new world over the last year. Under current restrictions we are sorry to say that we cannot host an event in Dundee Comics Creative Space as we have every year since 2015, so we are planning an online launch and a virtual meeting. Details of this will be posted on the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies website soon.
Entries to the competition should take the form of a minimum 5 pages of completed comic art. The prize is £500, plus publication of the story. Stories by runners-up may also be published if suitable. The deadline for submissions is Monday 9th November 2020. The announcement will be made on Friday 20th November 2020.
The aim of the competition is to nurture comics talent. Anyone can enter and the submission can be in any style, in black and white or colour, but the work must be finished to a high standard (lettered, inked, etc), and must be a complete story, suitable for publication at A4 size. The work must be original, and it must not have been already published already elsewhere. High resolution quality electronic files are requested (do not send us original artwork). The prize is awarded to the creator or team who produce the work. If the comic is collaborative the members of the team share the prize money equally. All winners (including runners-up) will be asked to provide a short account of how the comic was created, along with any relevant photos and sketches that can be used on a website or in the publication. The decision of the judging panel is final.
All queries and submissions should be sent to Professor Christopher Murray at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send large files via wetransfer.
More information is available here.
Information about Being Human is available here.