Create a comic book proposal from my non-fiction story idea.

Contest Brief

What I want the winner(s) of this contest to do is create a visually compelling proposal for a comic book based on the attached story. Your contest entry MUST include a sketch of a scene from the story that has multiple panels (not just a book cover).

What I would like to see from you now as a contest entry is
1- some sample graphics based on the attached story,
2- a sense of how you might improve on the work (plot, characters, structure, title, etc.) and
3- an estimated timeline for you to complete a draft of the comic book art. Finally, the timeline should include a list of the key milestone deliveries for the project that will be used to ensure that we are managing from the same set of expectations.

I am on a mission to communicate how science can help schools achieve equity. Inspired by a simple graphic meme that infamously makes a visual distinction between equity and equality, I realized that while the meme had visual power it lacked a crucial element for becoming a useful tool. I first wrote a script as if I would do a talking head video. Next I created primitive storyboards to illustrate the ideas. Finally, I recognized that it lacked character and emotion so I wrote the first half again as a story. The attached document includes both the new story and the storyboard. I expect contest submissions to draw their subject matter from the attached documents.

I am going to fund the creation of the proposal directly through this contest and am considering either grant funding and/or crowdfunding the completion of the book. My goal is to have a physical prototype of a comic book in hand by the beginning of August in time for a conference where I will be meeting with potential funders. (If a full prototype by August is unrealistic let me know because I have no idea what’s realistic.)

#1 Contest Entry: Sample Scene Sketches, Your Ideas, plus Estimated Cost & Timeline to complete a full proposal. $500 prize (up to 3 winners)

#2 Proposal: Comic Book prototype to be completed by August 2021 (Compensation to be determined)

#3 Prototype: To be used for fundraising to complete the book (Compensation to be determined)

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  • donberg
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Sorry for the confusion, but this contest has effectively ended. Customer Support reopened it without warning me in order to deal with an issue I brought up in spite of my request for a different kind of solution.

    • 1 month ago
  • Rehabkamal251
    Rehabkamal251
    • 1 month ago

    Is there an opportunity to start working ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. donberg
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Sorry for the confusion, but this contest has ended. Customer Support reopened it without warning me in order to deal with an issue I brought up.

      • 1 month ago
  • donberg
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Thanks to all who submitted entries!

    • 1 month ago
  • enriqueMatos
    enriqueMatos
    • 1 month ago

    Please let me know if my sketch drawing fits your interest, so I can upload more, thanks !

    • 1 month ago
    1. donberg
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Thank you for your efforts.

      • 1 month ago
  • enriqueMatos
    enriqueMatos
    • 1 month ago

    Please check the content here, https://www.dropbox.com/sh/20qj69ei386po5j/AABkwl1KropqqhCMwD4LfGUYa?dl=0

    • 1 month ago
  • enriqueMatos
    enriqueMatos
    • 1 month ago

    I did but was not possible to submit ( poor internet signal here), so I uploaded a quick brief to:

    • 1 month ago
  • enriqueMatos
    enriqueMatos
    • 1 month ago

    Dear CH, please #extended, I am drawing the panels

    • 1 month ago
    1. donberg
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      No, I will not extend the contest. However, I encourage you to submit whatever you can accomplish before the end.

      • 1 month ago
  • donberg
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    The full $500 prize will be awarded to each winner. No split.

    • 1 month ago
  • enriqueMatos
    enriqueMatos
    • 1 month ago

    Dear CH: question #1.- 1 page with 3 or 4 panels (each panel a complete scene or close up detail) like any comic would be fine? #2. That page in quick pencil sketch mode would be accepted as first entry? then refined to a more finished look depending on your feedback / rate in subsequent entry? #3. The $500 prize could be split in up to 3 winners? thanks :)

    • 1 month ago
    1. donberg
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      I apologize for not responding sooner. #1 yes a page is fine. #2 The first entry should include all three components, sample art, a suggestion or two, and a timeline. #3 Each winer will receive a $500 prize.

      • 1 month ago
  • donberg
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    I will not pick a winner until after the end time.

    • 1 month ago
  • miqeq
    miqeq
    • 1 month ago

    Hi there! please don't pick a winner yet, I'm working on a proposal, thanks!

    • 1 month ago
  • donberg
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    I have updated the contest details to clarify the three components of an entry. If you do not include all three items then your submission will be rejected.

    • 1 month ago
    1. EstebanSanchezMo
      EstebanSanchezMo
      • 1 month ago

      Could you write me to the chat please I would like to show you a project that I do for an illustrated book, with schedules, and budgets

      • 1 month ago
    2. donberg
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      EstebanSanchezMo, I upgraded to a locked contest so that submissions are private. Plus, I could not figure out how to write you with chat.

      • 1 month ago
  • donberg
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Your contest entry MUST include a sketch of a scene from the story that has multiple panels (not just a book cover).

    • 1 month ago
  • shubhambakre
    shubhambakre
    • 1 month ago

    #sealed please

    • 1 month ago
  • graphicshomepk
    graphicshomepk
    • 1 month ago

    Hi Dear, greetings, there perhaps some communication will get you close to what you want. Please sealed your contest so I can submit my other entries. or inbox me for more designs. Thanks

    • 1 month ago
  • RaaziaSandhu
    RaaziaSandhu
    • 1 month ago

    Dear contest holder , I request you lock contest so i can give you my entries. So that couldn't copy design others.

    • 1 month ago
  • RaaziaSandhu
    RaaziaSandhu
    • 1 month ago

    Please lock all entries .

    • 1 month ago

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