Over on the Thought Bubble Website they’ve announced a portfolio competition to be held at this years Con, the first prize of which is a paid 2000AD art gig.
For full info, including the spec script you’ll need to illustrate to get into the live final, go check out their website HERE
And purely as I picked the banner above out of the selection they have on the website, are you reading Hawkeye? It’s really good. Well worth picking up.
You might remember I posted up the template for a cutout Dredd a while back
Well someone MADE IT! Kinda chuffed actually, didn’t think anyone would bother.
Anyway, thanks to Comics Matt(er) who sent this pic in on twitter. Tempted to put together another one now. Has to be Stront really, right?
Hey, I never said a good quality one!
Anyway, had an hour to kill so came up with this. Template to cut out and make at the bottom. Click the image to get full size
Gotta admit, the whole wargaming and roleplaying game thing has always interested me ever since I saw the gang of kids playing D&D in E.T. I did actually have Dungeons and Dragons as a result but due to the fact my mates were all a lot like me we could never take it too seriously and within 5 minutes someone would decide to rename themselves “Eric the Cleric” and it’d go Carry On Questing.
So, the fact the guys from the Dissecting Worlds podcast are gamers of this sort has always been kinda cool and I’ve enjoyed hearing their game talk in with the other stuff. Yeah, you can call me a nerd but you’re reading a comic website.
Anyway, over on his site Keehar of the podcast has put together a set of wargame rules based on the Volgan Invasion. Well worth a look if only for the amount of thought that’s gone into it.
Check it out HERE
New short story comp over on the 2000AD boards, details of which you can find HERE
Below are the basics though. Head on over and enter or just check out the existing entries, including what will doubtless be the winning one… by me. Yes I am awesome, thank you for noticing.
Here’s the comp guidelines all as set up by the queen of story telling, Lady Festina :
Welcome to the 29th Forum Short Story Competition! Our theme this time comes from our last winner - strontium_dog_90 – and is as follows:
What I’ve always loved most about 2000ad is the satire – not the political stuff, though there’s plenty of that, but the stuff on the worst parts of our culture, especially movies and TV. So that’s what I’d like to see for the next competition. Whether it’s Slaine cutting his way through the contestants – and judging panel – of The X Factor or Dredd arresting Plan B for crimes against music and acting, give me your best satirical story featuring one of The Galaxy’s Greatest roster of stars. (Extra kudos to the person who does the most fictional damage to the cast of that awful Essex show!)
So get your bitchin’ shoes on and send us no more than 500 words by 23:59 on Tuesday 2 April.
And lo, this time, there be prizes, from Tharg himself……