Oni Press has announced that it will be holding its talent search at the San Diego Comic Con on July 22nd – 27th, as well as through the mail until August 15th!
In lieu of portfolio reviews, Oni has instructed prospective artists to illustrate at least one of the following five-page scripts (links to the scripts embedded below):
- A supernatural comedy titled Our Hero by Philip Gelatt, writer of Labor Days, and Indiana Jones Adventures.
- An espionage thriller titled Cold City by Antony Johnson, writer of Wasteland and the Dead Space video game series.
- A western drama titled Medicine Show by Frank Beaton, writer of various short stories appearing in This is a Souvenir, Outlaw Territory, 24/Seven and others.
Prospective artists should schedule an appointment with an Oni editor to ensure they will be reviewed, and should also bring 8.5″ x 11″ photocopies of both the penciled and inked art for Oni to keep as reference. And for heaven’s sake, make sure you have your name, e-mail, and phone number on not just your manila envelope, but on every single page as well!
Also, if you’re not able to attend the convention, you should send all the stuff mentioned above to:
ONI PRESS TALENT SEARCH 2009
1305 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
If you have any questions, you should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If not, you should hear from an editor in three to six months on your work!