The Darby Pop Breaking Into Comics Contest is Back! ~ What'cha Reading?

The Darby Pop Breaking Into Comics Contest is Back!


Once again Darby Pop is accepting submissions for their “Breaking Into Comics” contest. Details below.

Good luck!

Darby PopAssignment: Writers will need to submit a complete 11-page comic book script focusing on one of two crime-fighting partnerships – Atalanta and Frostbite or Flying Fox and Jolt.  And your tale must feature either their first meeting or their first mission together (or both).  Artists will need to submit a pin-up page of either Atalanta and Frostbite or Flying Fox and Jolt along with one full-page example of sequential art.  The two winning artists will then bring the two winning writers’ scripts to life while working with Darby Pop Publishing’s editorial team.  All four characters – and an overall sense of the world, tone, etc. – can be found in the original Side-Kicked trade paperback and/or digital single-issues.

Prizing:  First and foremost, writers and artists will see their work published and publicized as a part of the Side-Kicked Vol. 1 trade paperback reprint AND as a special digital issue of Side-Kicked on ComiXology.  In addition, each of the winning writers will receive $100 and 2 copies of the trade paperback.  Each of the winning artists will receive no less than $200 and 4 copies of the trade paperback.

You can learn more about Atalanta and Frosbite at; and Flying Fox and Jolt at

Find out how to submit your finished script(s) and art at  Deadline is Friday, January 20th, 2017.  The winning artists will be working from the winning writers’ scripts in February ’17.

Check out the Submission Form for writers and artists at  Submissions not including signed release form will NOT be read or looked at.

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Chuck Suffel is the Owner/Editor-in-Chief of He loves comics, movies, tv shows. When it comes to comics his first loves are independents and small publishers. Feel free to drop him a note anytime at

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