Saumin Patel, “Devi Vanquishes Bala," India, 2006
LACMA is getting into the comic book business … sort of.
Today, the museum launched an online contest inviting fanboys and fangirls everywhere to submit their ideas for an L.A.-set comic book storyline featuring an original superhero or a villain. Contestants must send in three to five images of character designs and/or storyboards, plus a one-page synopsis of the plot.
According to the rules, the images must be in JPEG format, with dimensions up to 800 x 1000 pixels. (Each image file must not exceed 1 megabyte in size.) The deadline for the contest is Sept. 15.
LACMA is holding the contest in conjunction with its fall exhibition “Heroes and Villains: The Battle for Good in India’s Comics,” which is tentatively set to open Oct. 17. The museum says the exhibition “will draw connections between ancient Indian epics and contemporary India’s booming comic book industry.” via…
Alright doodlers, get to it. Submissions and storyboards can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org