The New York Times reports that DC Comics is launching its long-rumored online initiative in the form of Zudacomics.com —
the site isn’t live yet it’s mostly live now — an imprint that will allow aspiring artists to submit an eight-panel sample of their work for consideration by the publisher’s editors.
Each month, beginning in October, editors will select 10 submissions and post them for public viewing and vote. (Editors also can declare as many as six “instant winners” each year.) The winners will be awarded one-year contracts to produce their comics online.
“We’ve always found interesting stuff in submissions,” DC Comics President and Publisher Paul Levitz tells The Times. “One of the problems that comics have today, I think, is that open door is much more closed. This creates a more open door.”