Monday, 3 August 2009

Ctrl.Alt.Shift Comic Design Competition

Corruption is both a cause of poverty, and a barrier to overcoming it. It is one of the most serious obstacles to eradicating poverty.

Ctrl.Alt.Shift is unmasking corruption with their new competition.

Win the chance to create a unique comic style story in collaboration with acclaimed musician and writer Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion.

After the first round of judging at the end of September, shortlisted entrants will be given Lightspeed Champion's comic script as inspiration and asked to create a visual adaptation of the story.

The winning commission will also be published in a comic and form part of an exhibition around the theme of corruption for Ctrl.Alt.Shift, the experimental initiative politicising a new generation of activists for social justice and global change. This will coincide with annual comics festival Comica which takes place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) this November.

To enter the competition, please send relevant examples of your visual work, along with your contact details, to by Friday 25th September.

Five shortlisted artists will then be given a comic brief to respond to and a winner chosen by a panel or judges including:

Marjane Satrapi (Writer and Director of Academy Award Nominated Animated Film and graphic novel Persepolis)
Paul Gravett (Comica Festival)
V V Brown and David Allain (Musican and Comic Book Wrtier / Artist)
Lightspeed Champion and Ctrl.Alt.Shift

The competition is restricted to UK Residents only.

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