Self-styled comic book creators may get a chance for their big break from an unlikely source. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced a contest today looking for a new comic book series, featuring a hero and a villain, set in the city of Los Angeles. This is no random contest, rather it is tied to a very interesting exhibit set to open at the museum this fall.
Titled "Heroes and Villains: The Battle for Good in India's Comics", the exhibit will feature over sixty works of art that represent and depict historic paintings of Indian gods and goddesses, while being featured beside classic comic books. Curator for the show, Julie Romain, felt that the contest added greatly to the upcoming show, saying that it would, "Engage the large community of illustrators and designers who are attached to the comic book industry in L.A. and to provide students from the local art schools with a dialogue with the museum."
The contest winner will have their work featured on the LACMA website, but other rewards and accolades may be added to the winner's prize. The contest deadline is September 15th, with the show opening on October 17th. Click here for more details and submission requirements!