Hisashi Sasaki, Shueisha's Deputy Director of Shonen Manga Group and former Editor in Chief of Weekly Shonen Jump (the best-selling shonen manga magazine in the world) is coming to San Diego Comic-Con 2011. He's going to be holding a very special panel on Friday, July 22 from 3 - 4 pm in Room 9, where he'll be giving tips and tricks on how to create great shonen manga. As part of this panel, he'll be looking at storyboards created by aspiring comics creators -- and that's where you come in!
The Shonen Jump Storyboard contest is a challenge to you, to create a quick 4-page storyboard sketch on this theme:
"The summer adventures of a thirteen-year-old teenager who dreams of becoming a movie star in New York."
To enter, draw four (4) pages of storyboard with the following requirements:
- On plain letter-sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches, no lined paper please!)
- Right-to-left reading direction (Japanese-style)
- Execute a complete story in four pages
- Draw panels in rough sketch form with dark pencil lines (so it can be scanned for printing)
- Use legible handwriting for the speech bubbles
- Must be original work-- no parodies and no tracing
- If you're emailing your work, your scanned artwork must be at least 7.5" x 10.5" at 300 dpi resolution.
You'll also need to print and sign the consent form (PDF) and send it with your entry, either by postal mail or email by August 15, 2011. If you want to get your storyboard considered for discussion at the Comic-Con panel, your storyboard needs to arrive before July 15, 2011.
This contest is open to all comics creators, age 13 and older, and residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec). Be sure to read the rules before entering!
So what are you waiting for? Get sketching, and maybe you'll be seeing your comics in the pages of Shonen Jump magazine!
Image credit: BAKUMAN. © 2008 by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata / SHUEISHA Inc., © 2002 Masashi Kishimoto