PILOT Manga TEST FLIGHT V.2 (2016)

MILES O'BRIEN, KEIARA REDDY, JAIME MOLINA and ZABRINE BONOAN were the chief winners of our LAST TEST FLIGHT!

They dropped some of the most imaginative concepts and some of the most efficient new art that we've seen in a very long time!!

We're working to develop their series PILOT chapters and we hope to unveil those soon!

But like all things, they need to GET THE HELL OUT OF YOUR WAY == because it's time for our NEXT ROUND!!

TEST FLIGHT V.2 (2016) is here!!

 

FOR THIS CHALLENGE, WE WILL BE LOOKING SPECIFICALLY AT GENRES INVOLVING SPORTS AND HOBBIES.

Art by Andrea Otilia Voros, creator of SAIGAMI

Art by Andrea Otilia Voros, creator of SAIGAMI


 
EVERYBODY HAS A HOBBY OR TWO.
FOR MOST OF US IT’S A WAY TO KILL TIME OR CHILL WITH FRIENDS, BUT FOR SOME IT’S A WAY OF LIFE. IT CONSUMES THEM AND COMPELS THEM TO NOT JUST BE GOOD BUT GREAT. REASONS FOR THIS VARY; SOMETIMES IT’S FOR FUN, SOMETIMES IT’S TO FULFILL A DESIRE THEIR ORDINARY LIFE CAN’T… BUT ALMOST ALWAYS IT REQUIRES SOME SACRIFICE ON THE CHARACTER’S BEHALF.

 
YOUR MISSION:

 

PRODUCE A MINIMUM OF FOUR PAGES TO A MAXIMUM OF TEN PAGES FEATURING YOUR CHARACTER ENJOYING THEIR HOBBY OR SPORT IN TWO DIFFERENT SCENARIOS.
 
ONE SCENARIO SHOULD FEATURE YOUR CHARACTER PRACTICING THEIR SKILLS EITHER ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS/TEAMMATES.
 
THE OTHER SCENARIO SHOULD SHOW WHAT IT IS YOUR CHARACTER SACRIFICES FOR THEIR HOBBY OR SPORT, WHETHER THAT BE THEIR FAMILY LIFE, SOCIAL LIFE, OR EVEN JUST PERSONAL COMFORT.
 
EVEN THOUGH MANY PEOPLE MAY DISMISS HOBBIES AND SPORTS AS BEING “JUST A BIT OF FUN,” the question that we want you to be able to answer with your submission is, "WHAT IS IT THAT THE MAKES IT (aka the 'sacrifice') SO IMPORTANT TO YOUR CHARACTER?"
 

Don't forget to VOTE for our FINALISTS in the LIVE MARCH ART MADNESS contest www.saturday-am.com/marchmadness

Don't forget to VOTE for our FINALISTS in the LIVE MARCH ART MADNESS contest www.saturday-am.com/marchmadness

  • GENRE: FREE BUT WE WILL GIVE EXTRA POINTS TO CONCEPTS THAT FEATURE A SPORT OR HOBBY OF ANY SORT.

  • SEQUENCE PRACTICING THE SPORT OR HOBBY: 2 MINIMUM / 5 MAXIMUM PAGES SHOWING YOUR CHARACTER AS THEY PRACTICE AND REFINE THEIR SKILLS. IN CASE YOUR STORY IS A DIFFERENT GENRE WE WOULD LIKE A SEQUENCE WHERE YOUR CHARACTER SHOWS THEIR MAIN CHARACTERISTIC.

  • SACRIFICE SEQUENCE: 2 MINIMUM / 5 MAXIMUM PAGES SHOWING WHAT IT IS YOUR CHARACTER IS WILLING TO GIVE UP TO BECOME GREAT. IN CASE OF ANOTHER GENRE WE WOULD LIKE A SEQUENCE WHERE YOUR CHARACTER IS FACING A PROBLEM.

  • ILLUSTRATIONS: THREE PIECES OF ORIGINAL ART: 

    • COVER FOR YOUR STORY

    • TURNAROUND FEATURING YOUR HERO OR VILLAIN (WHICHEVER IS THE BEST DESIGN)

    • FINALLY, AN AD (728X90) THAT WOULD BE USED TO PROMOTE YOUR COMIC.

  • ONE PAGE (ONLY) TO EXPLAIN THE MAIN PLOT OF YOUR SERIES.

    • WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SERIES?

    • THE SYNOPSIS OF THE FIRST CHAPTER. 

    • PROVIDE A PITCH:  EXPLAIN YOUR STORY'S CONCEPT IN THE FORMAT “X MEETS Y” FOR EXAMPLE “DRAGON BALL MEETS TERMINATOR”

  • OTE: You CAN enter other genres -- but we have limited slots for winners and will be targeting specifically sports/ hobbies.


 
SUBMISSION DETAIL


PLEASE SEND YOUR MATERIAL IN AS .DOC AND/OR JPGS (no PDF'S or .txt)
MAXIMUM IMAGE FILE SIZE 2MB
PLACE ALL FILES INTO ONE FOLDER LABELED: “TEST FLIGHT Q2 2016 (YOUR NAME)”. NOTE:THIS IS CRITICAL AND WE WILL ELIMINATE ENTRIES THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THIS METHOD.
PLEASE SEND YOUR MATERIAL INTO US AT INFO@SATURDAY-AM.COM VIA DROPBOX.
PLEASE SEND YOUR MATERIAL INTO US BY 11:59PM EST ON JUNE 1st, 2016.


PRIZES


 
EVERYONE WHO ENTERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE (BASIC) SUBSCRIPTION.

WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE ASSIGNED A SATURDAY AM EDITOR AND WORK TOWARDS COMPLETING THE PILOT CHAPTER FOR PUBLICATION IN SATURDAY PLUS.