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Contest Winners!!

Now for the moment you've all been waiting for. We have the results of our first annual Comic Creator Contest...

With the help of our celebrity judges we've settled on 3 top finishers with an additional 1 international finisher.

Here are the finishers and their prizes:

Top International Finisher - SAN JORGE MATADOR by Xavier Tárrega

  • $1,000 Contract Opportunity for 3 issue series run

  • 12 month series feature on Pulsar-Entertainment.com

  • Video interview posted to Pulsar-Entertainment.com

US & Canada...

3rd Place - The Food Police: It's Just One of Those Hollandais by Christina R.

  • 3 month series feature on Pulsar-Entertainment.com

  • Signed Comic by Celebrity Judge TBD

2nd Place - The Protagonist in: "If This Be Thy Laser--!" by Brendan Tobin

1st Place - The Tommy Gun Dolls by Daniel Cooney

  • $5,000 Cash Prize

  • 1 on 1 coaching session with John Bogdonove

  • 12 month series feature on Pulsar-Entertainment.com

  • Signed Comic by Celebrity Judge TBD

"Dolls is the only entrant that left me literally craving to read more. It is well-researched and smartly dialogued with almost no anachronisms to bounce me out of the story. The narrative is ambitious and mature. It feels like the work of a professional, experienced writer at the peak of his powers-- someone who is already established and has been around. It is totally pro work.  The same thing goes for the artwork-- clear, solid expositional skills, sophisticated visual storytelling that's clever and effective without ever becoming smart-ass or obscure. The period work is nearly perfect-- very authentic and well-researched. Daniel Cooney is clearly a student of history and not afraid to use reference." - Jon Bogdonove, Celebrity Judge

Our winning finalists should be receiving an email over the next week detailing the next steps in receiving their prizes. 

Congratulations and thanks to all who participated!

CONTEST RULES:

All entries must be submitted in English. Must be 18yrs or older to submit normally. Teens between the ages of 17 & 13 who submit will not be entertained without parental approval. Parents must send approval via email to info@pulsar-entertainment.com. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to enter. Pornographic material displayed in entries (graphic nudity, sexual acts etc.) will not be approved for the contest.

*UPDATE: 5/31/17: Due to several requests for more time to work on contest submissions we have decided to extend our deadlines and update the rules. Please see the following...
  1. Contest Submission Deadlines for the Entry Round, originally June 16th 2017 will be pushed to July 15th 2017, with Semifinalists announced July 16th 2017, Finalists announced July 24th 2017, and Contest winners announced August 6th 2017.
  2. Rather than the original 200 supporter goal, due to the limited time available, your comic will only need to reach 25 supporters to make it to the semifinals (round 2). Please remember to promote your comic to friends, family, and fans.
  3. Everyone who places an entry for the contest by 11:59 pm EST on June 1st automatically makes it to semifinals. That means everyone who already submitted prior to this update being posted are already qualified for the semifinals.
  4. All contest submissions can now be any length, this means current submissions can be edited and have pages added.
  5. However, judges in the semifinal and final rounds will only judge on the first 8 pages of comics submitted to the competition, inclusive of any cover.
*UPDATE: 5/10/17: Comics submitted from contestants outside of the Unites States and Canada will be judged separately from the USA & Canada entries. All entries from outside of the USA or Canada must be from sovereign states non-embargoed by the United States of America and individuals must not be on the USA OFAC list. Read more on embargoed states here. Read more on the OFAC list here.

Comics from these global locations will be held to the same entry rules and round by round guidelines as the USA & Canada entries. However, the prizes will be the following Top International Finisher: Contract Opportunity for 3 issue series run worth up to $1,000 USD (To be negotiated at close of competition). 12 month series feature on Pulsar-Entertainment.com homepage, Video interview posted posted to Pulsar-Entertainment.com.

ENTRY ROUND
  • Go to www.Pulsar-Entertainment.com and create a user profile.

  • Follow the directions on this landing page to begin the contest submission process.

  • Submit a comic (no page limitation, but judges in semifinals and finals will only judge based on first 8 pages inclusive of any cover or credits pages) in JPG format by July 16th 2017.

  • If your comic reaches 25 supporters (from Pulsar Users) prior to July 16th 2017 you automatically qualify for the semifinals. Please promote your own comic to your network!

SEMIFINALS

  • Semifinalists are announced July 16th 2017.

  • Semifinalists will be judged on the following by the Pulsar Entertainment team on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) with the following percentages per category...

    • 25% Written Story
    • 25% Illustration/Color
    • 10% Binge-ability (Ability to be made into an ongoing series)
    • 40% Enjoyment
      • Tiebreaker (Total Votes)

Ie. If you score a 10 on Written Story you maintain 25% of your potential score of 100%. But, if you score a 5 on Binge-ability you only receive a 5% (or half) of your possible percentage points for that category.

  • Top 20 submissions make it to the Finals.

FINALS

  • 20 Finalists to be announced July 23rd 2017

  • Finalists will be judged on the following by the celebrity judges

On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) with the following percentages per category...

  • 25% Written Story
  • 25% Illustration/Color
  • 10% Binge-ability (Ability to be made into an ongoing series)
  • 40% Enjoyment
    • Tiebreaker (Total Votes)

All judges, no matter their industry role, will grade the entries as a whole in all four categories.

  • The winning creators are to be announced August 6th 2017.



For more details see Contest Rules.