The hunt is on for the next breakout comic strip talent, and it's up to Amazon customers to help pick who will be the grand-prize winner.
In late August, Andrews McMeel Publishing, the publisher of contemporary comics classics like Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, Zits, Foxtrot, and more, unveiled their plan to bring fresh ink to the newspaper funnies, and Comic Strip Superstar was born. The floodgates opened, and budding talent answered the call. A panel of celebrity judges and industry experts then narrowed the list down to 10 Finalists, and now it's your turn!
Help us decide who will win the grand prize: a publishing contract and the opportunity for comic strip syndication with Universal Press Syndicate. Amazon customers can visit the contest page, log in, and vote for the winner. Here's a quick run-down of the 10 Finalists with links to samples of their respective strips:
- Belle Plaineby Eric Gapstur
- BÃ¼ni by Ryan Pagelow
- CounterCulture by Kory Merritt
- Evil Twin by Alexander Matthews
- Girl by Dana Simpson
- Hemlock Heights by Todd Machen
- Joe 6-Pack by Mike Floyd
- Lil Witby Andrew Paavola
- Nutz n' Doltz by Michael Underhill
- Thatababy by Paul Trap
Important Note: The deadline for voting is Friday, November 6. For synopses of all finalists, creator bios, contest details and rules, plus videos from our judges, head on over to the contest page. Place your vote and let us know which strip should be the next big thing in comics!